Each orientation of being/consciousness has its own way of operating, of experiencing truth, of searching out truth,
Man is in dreamless sleep…
No method, none needed. no differentiation between life and Life, no thought, no mind, no time, no death.
Man exists in a dream…..
Man begins to wonder…
Stories, myths served the purpose of:
explaining the mysteries and allow individual to experience that mystery in their own lives
aligning the individual with the society, themselves, and with the universe/spirit
Guide the individual through stages of life to death
Man has become self-conscious, dis-comfortingly so….
The Scientific Method – the approach, the modus operandi of the rational structure
– “a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge”
-“a method or procedure that has characterized natural science since the 17th century, consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses.”
Use of logic, deduction,
- Propose Hypothesis
- Design Experiment to test hypothesis
- Reject Hypothesis-revise it or Hypothesis proven-draw conclusions
” In the transition from Mythical to Mental, however, a rejection of previous method arose, particularly in our now deficient, Rational structure. This was part of a natural process, I believe, for the rational cannot tolerate anything other than itself. This in no way negates the value of the mental approach for the scientific method has proven to be a very useful, albeit limited, way to garner knowledge. But, just as the scientific method became the predominant means of acquiring and evaluating knowledge in the Mental structure of consciousness, a new structure demands a new method”
–scientific method is all well and good for forms, observables, for physical science and the relative world
but it does not help in that which is subjective, mental, spiritual, consciousness, unseen, intangible,
Through Man Consciousness becomes self-aware….
Method for new consciousness is one of backing away from untruth