- by Kim McCaul, IAC Australia
The blockbuster movie 2012 showed that there is a wide fascination with the idea of a sudden, dramatic change in the world. Presently, the various interpretations of the Mayan calendar provide a convenient focal point for this fascination (Lachman, 2009). The Mayan calendar accounts for time in a number of interlinking cycles, a major one of which, the baktun, will come to a close in December 2012. For some, this gives rise to the expectation that the year 2012 will bring major physical upheavals, natural disasters, possibly disease and large-scale death and destruction.
A parallel expectation is that 2012 will bring some sort of spiritual transformation, possibly for all of humanity, possibly just for a select few who are ‘ready’ to receive it (e.g. Argüelles, 1987; Stray, 2009). Depending on the school of thought, this transformation may be brought about by cosmic rays brought into alignment with the earth on that date, or by the arrival of some messianic being who will channel transformative energies into the world. Finally, some theories combine the two scenarios. In those accounts, some people will fall victim to dramatic catastrophes while others enter an era of enlightenment (see the documentary 2012: Science or Superstition).
This article explains why both the cataclysmic and transformational scenarios do not sit well with a multidimensional understanding of human life and the evolution of consciousness. I use the term multidimensional here to refer to the fact that we are not just physical beings. I start from the premise that we have non-physical bodies, that our life continues after the physical death, and that there are many dimensions in which people live in-between physical lives. I will expand on all of that below, but it is important to be clear about where I am coming from at the outset. I am not simply dismissing the whole 2012 ideas because of some materialistic prejudice against spiritual ideas. On the contrary, it is multidimensional principles themselves that point against a sudden transformation of this planet.
Many of the ideas discussed in this article are developed further in the IAC’s Consciousness Development Program. The idea of reurbanization is particularly covered in the non-core 5th module of that program.
One of the key tools underpinning conscientiology is the lucid projection of consciousness (astral travel, out-of-body experience) to explore other dimensions and learn about the place of the human life within the multidimensional universe (seeProjections of Consciousness by Waldo Vieira). In this article I want to share some of the insights that we can gain from conscientiology with regard to the multidimensional processes behind the changes occurring on this planet.
Some of the ideas I am about to present may be quite radical or unusual and I would like to urge readers not to believe any of what I say. Consider, reflect and seek to verify or refute by logic and your own experiences. Transforming our approach to the multidimensional (or spiritual) from one of faith and belief to one of experience and logic is a key step in sifting through and weighing up the information that is thrown at us about 2012 and many other aspects of spiritual life. Often this might mean living with ambiguity as we wait for clearer insights before we accept something as accurate. So, don’t believe in anything, experiment and have your own experiences!
Fearful and hopeful interpretations of the Mayan calendar
There are two basic points to make about both the fearful and the hopeful interpretations of the Mayan calendar. They are both essentially materialistic and passive. They set human beings up as victims of circumstances that will either destroy or save them. It might seem a bit odd to describe theories around 2012 as materialistic, yet if we look more closely at the two main interpretations of the Mayan calendar, they are severely restricted by materialistic thought.
The idea that 2012 will bring death and destruction is usually presented without any analysis of what death actually means. I will explore death in more detail shortly, but to put it bluntly: if the earth and all life on it were destroyed, it would be very tragic because this is a beautiful planet, but life and we as individuals would continue, even if temporarily without physical body.
Similarly, the suggestion that 2012 will bring some sort of evolutionary transformation does not usually come with any analysis of what such evolution actually involves. Is spiritual evolution really something that can be ‘bestowed upon us’ and happen over night? Or is it something that occurs as the result of individual effort and unfolds over many life-times?
And what about those who are currently not using a human body, will they be included in this transformative experience that the Mayans supposedly predicted? Here I am referring to those who in conscientiology we call extraphysical consciousnesses. We, you and I, are currently intraphysical consciousnesses; we have a human body in this physical dimension. Once we ‘die’ we will again becomeextraphysical consciousnesses, which is what we were before we were born.
Usually, when people talk about humanity and its spiritual transformation, they seem to be confining themselves to the intraphysical population. Actually, the extraphysical, or para-population of this planet far exceeds the intraphysical: in our assessment by a ratio of nine to one.
In summary, ideas of what is to happen in 2012, both hopeful and fearful, lack proper analysis of how the expected events relate to either the multidimensional nature of life or to the active, free-will and personal-effort based dynamic of evolution. I will now explore both of those issues in turn.
One of the key research tools we use in conscientiology is the projection of consciousness (also known as astral travel and out-of-body experience). The projection allows us to temporarily enter extraphysical dimensions and experience ourselves as multidimensional beings. There are a lot of good books on that experience and it has been reported across history and cultures (e.g. Buhlmann, 1996; Crookall, 1964; Monroe. 1978; Sheils, 1978; Vieira,1997; Vieira,2002), but it remains elusive to many, only experienced consciously by a fraction of the world’s population. The projection of consciousness is the safe way for us to experience what life after death will be like.
Death, or more accurately the deactivation of the physical body, will form the entry point to multidimensionality for all of us. To properly understand this inevitable experience, it is useful to understand the way in which we are constituted, i.e. the relationship between the physical body and our other more subtle bodies. Image 1 depicts the constituent parts of what we call our holosoma. This term is derived from Greek where holo means ‘whole’ or ‘set of’ and soma means ‘body’. The holosoma is our whole set of bodies, constituted of:
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At our essence, we are consciousness. These bodies, even the subtlest, are energetic manifestations like all other ‘things’ in the world. Consciousness is beyond energy and beyond all of its bodies, which it is merely using to manifest itself. But because of its subtle nature we are not in a position to explore and understand consciousness directly. We can only explore it indirectly, by studying the bodies that it (i.e. we) uses to manifest itself temporarily.
Consciousness manifests in three of these bodies: the soma, the psychosoma and the mentalsoma. The energosoma provides the vital energy that animates the physical body and establishes the subtle link between that and the psychosoma.
The most prominent body for most of us right now is the physical one. It completely dominates our perceptions and constrains our awareness of our self and the multidimensional world around us. When we deactivate our physical body, i.e. die, life continues, but we then manifest in the psychosoma.
If we experience a healthy death, we will also shed the energies of the energetic body as part of the process. When that happens we have truly let go of the last intraphysical existence and are ready to lucidly return to our extraphysical origin, debrief from our last existence, catch up with our evolutionary friends, and prepare consciously for the next intraphysical existence.
Tragically, many humans do not release all their energies from the last intraphysical life. Their psychosoma remains dense with a charge from their most recent energosoma, which carries with it strong mnemonic imprints of the last life. These extraphysical consciousnesses often remain closely attached to the physical dimension and represent the ghosts or spirits some people perceive. They may also be drawn together into dense extraphysical dimensions of like-minded consciousnesses.
Such dimensions can take many forms. There are dimensions where everybody shares the same fundamentalist religious ideas, others where people are caught in dynamics of subjugation and repression or orgies of lust and violence, and mundane places where people are still fully convinced that they are physical beings who need to go to work, eat, drink, have sex and sleep even though these are all attributes we should leave behind at the same time as the physical body.
There are billions of extraphysical consciousnesses (Recall the 9:1 ratio. We estimate a para-population of 54 billion) who are conscious of their situation and actively engaged in their personal evolution and that of those around them. But the vast majority is stuck in hostile, noxious, pathological and restrictive patterns of thought and emotion. Such consciousnesses are caught in group-karmic inter-prisons with those with whom they share a history (across life-times) of perpetrator-victim dynamics: be it on the large scale of inter-racial genocide, the smaller scale of organized crime, or the domestic scale of repressive and violent family dynamics. We see it in intraphysical life, but it continues on a much larger scale in the extraphysical dimensions.
A dimension is more accurately described as a state of mind than a place. States of mind, however, do have an energetic reality. You may be aware of the experience of meeting people who ‘didn’t feel quite right’, or ‘had a great vibe’. People who are more sensitive can really struggle with being in busy places, because they are influenced by everybody’s energy. Such energetic interactions also occur across dimensions.
The extraphysical dimensions around Earth could be imagined as energetic pockets that float around the planet. Like radio waves, they do not occupy the same frequency and may be in the same ‘space’, but on different bandwidths. The notion of physical space is only of limited value when seeking to understand extraphysical dimensions; from one perspective all dimensions are present right here and now in the space around you. But from another perspective, the denser extraphysical dimensions are closer to the Earth’s crust, while the more subtle dimensions are located higher up, more detached from the density of physical life.
While we may not be able to consciously perceive the extraphysical dimensions, they nonetheless have a very real impact on physical life. Today, many people are worried about the effect of mobile phone related microwaves on their physical organism – and it may be wise to be cautious about exposure to such influences. But by far the biggest toxic influence on intraphysical society is the toxic energy emanating from the pathological dimensions that surround us. Many mental and physical illnesses, the restrictive mind-sets of fundamentalists and fanatics of any persuasion, and the inter-personal conflicts and abuses in this world are directly and indirectly influenced by intrusions from pathological extraphysical consciousnesses.
To cause transformation in the world then, inevitably means transforming its extraphysical environment. The assessment of conscientiology, based on extraphysical observations and an interpretation of the demographic shifts since the 1950s, is that such transformation is currently occurring on planet Earth. Vieira has coined the expression extraphysical reurbanization to describe it (Vieira, 2003).
In its conventional usage, reurbanization refers to the rehabilitation or reintegration of an area of land that leads to its increased social or cultural usage. For example, it could describe the transformation of a former industrial estate into habitation and recreation spaces. The docklands in London and Melbourne are two very similar cases from opposite ends of the world.
Extraphysical reurbanization refers to the process of rehabilitating an extraphysical ‘space’ or dimension. As explained above, an extraphysical dimension really is an aggregation of like minds. In fact, the intraphysical dimension is quite unique, as it is the only dimension that consciousnesses of significantly different evolutionary levels can occupy together: an Adolf Hitler and a Mahatma Gandhi. This is why this dimension provides such a great learning opportunity. It allows us to experience contrast among consciousnesses in ways not possible extraphysically.
Extraphysical dimensions are characterized by the fact that all the occupants are vibrating at more or less the same frequency. This frequency is determined by an individual’s thosene. A thosene is a unit of thought-sentiment-energy emitted by a person. It is a technical term constructed of the following elements: tho – thought;sen – sentiment; e – energy. The term was created to reflect the fact that we actually never think without some emotion, never experience an emotion without some thought and never do either of those without producing energy. Of course everybody has a multitude of thosenes every day. Some might relate to intellectual ideas and have greater emphasis in the tho aspect, others relate to our fears or concerns and have a greater sen aspect. Everybody’s thosening is coloured by their individual conditioning, values and judgments. For example, everybody will think about sex from time to time, but for some this is enjoyable and for others guilt laden. The accumulation of our habitual thosenes, over-time, defines our holothosene (holo – whole, set of + thosene)
Every person has their very own holothosene; the energetic result of their characteristic pattern of thought and feeling. If you have had the experience of finding the mere presence of another person, either unpleasant or uplifting, what you are reacting to is not some vague vibe, but their holothosene: an energetic reality of their own creation. An extraphysical dimension is occupied by consciousnesses who all share compatible and mutually attracting holothosenes. One observation made by conscious projectors, is that many of the denser extraphysical dimensions are very old. In other words, they are occupied by consciousnesses who have not had an intraphysical life for a very long time. Following their most recent death hundreds, or even thousands, of years ago, these people did not continue on their evolutionary journey. They simply continued ‘life’ as they knew it, extraphysically, stagnating in repetitive patterns of thought, emotion and action.
While intraphysical reurbanization involves the demolishing and construction of physical structures, the structures ‘demolished’ in extraphysical reurbanization are the holothosenes created by extraphysical consciousnesses. The first step to break up these thosenic structures, created over centuries, is to remove the consciousnesses. That way they can no longer maintain the pathological dimension through their thosenes. Subsequently, the ‘area’ can be cleansed energetically.
The results of this process are two-fold. First, the energetic influence of the extraphysical dimension over the intraphysical is removed. This, sooner or later, will be reflected in the intraphysical dimension by way of positive, humanistic and universalistic initiatives and actions – the reduction of crime, improved social cohesion, the healing of deep scars between different racial groups or nations and so on.
On the flip side, the ill extraphysical consciousnesses need to go somewhere once they are removed from their long-term extraphysical home. The most immediate place for them to go is the intraphysical dimension, by way of an enforced re-birth. The consequence of this is the arrival of large numbers of reurbanized consciousnesses among us, with all their fanaticism, insanity, self-centeredness and mental restrictions.
Consciousnesses who are parts of movements such as the Taliban, the Lord’s Resistance Army, neo-Nazis and fundamentalists of all persuasions, and individuals manifesting highly aberrant, destructive and hurtful behaviors are often new arrivals to this dimension, forcibly relocated from their extraphysical ‘homes’.
At first sight it might seem odd to try and improve Earth’s energetic atmosphere by introducing a host of people who carry major pathologies. But the extraphysical precedes the intraphysical, i.e. for change to happen here it must happen ‘on the other side’ first. Only once the extraphysical dimensions around Earth are cleared can a new population of more evolved consciousnesses start to settle around us: a process that will fundamentally alter the energetic environment of this planet and allow a new era of self-awareness.
Some people refer to physical life and this planet as a school, but at present it is more like a hospital than a school. The process of reurbanization will alter the ratio of sick-to-well people and transfer those with major pathologies to other planets so they can continue their journey there, while those of us who are somewhat less sick can take greater advantage of the learning environment on Earth.
As should be apparent, the process as we understand it through conscientiology will not conclude by 2012. In fact, by our estimate the intensity of sick consciousnesses arriving in the intraphysical dimension due to reurbanization will increase continuously throughout much of this century. The two-fold impact – increased pathologies with associated aberrant behaviour on the one side, and increased innovation in humanistic and universalistic thought on the other – will also increase.
But this is not a passive process that will simply happen around us while we watch. We all have a potential role to play in it.
For people with no background of psychic experiences, what I have just outlined may not make a lot of sense. I do not want you to believe in what I am saying, but I do encourage you to maintain an open and discerning mind. Look at what is happening in the world and consider whether what I have described here might provide an explanation.
People who have experienced the presence of extraphysical consciousnesses will know that many of them are not very positive. They may also know that the dynamic between intra- and extraphysical consciousness is energetic. Much of our focus needs to be on protecting ourselves from energetic ‘vampirism’ or ‘attack’, but it is also through energies that we can assist sick extraphysical consciousnesses. Consciential energy is the currency of the multidimensional universe.
Our personal holothosene, is like our evolutionary calling card. It evidences, for those who can discern it, our evolutionary stage and our current level of maturity from a multidimensional perspective. When I speak about evolutionary level here, I am not referring to something vague such as ‘enlightenment’ or ‘ascended masters’.
We are all on a journey of evolution that is taking us from being self-centered, navel gazing individuals stuck in ego-karma; through ever increasing awareness of those around us and growing leadership in assistance among our group-karma; to a life that is ultimately dedicated to the evolutionary assistance to all beings, in all dimensions, or poly-karma. At every moment of our life, our thosenes will be centered on ego-karma, group-karma, or poly-karma. It is our personal responsibility to develop an evolutionary momentum that shifts our thosenic focus (thoughts, emotions, energies) from ego-karma to poly-karma. The key tool at our disposal to induce such shift is to offer assistance to other consciousnesses. If we accept that almost everybody on this planet has ‘issues’ (i.e. some form of pathology), the evolutionary dynamic is that those who are less ill assist those who are more so.
There are of course many ways in which we can be of assistance to one another: assistance can be material, such as providing the essentials of life to those who do not have them; it can consist of emotional support and comfort; or it can be centered on ideas and altering patterns of thought. The focus here is on multidimensional energetic assistance.
In the process of reurbanization, human beings play a pivotal role. There are significant vibrational differences between the refined dimensions, from which the extraphysical helpers come who assist in the evolution on this planet, and the dense dimensions that are being reurbanised. These differences mean that it is very difficult for the helpers to provide direct assistance to dense extraphysical consciousnesses. As described above, healthy consciousnesses no longer carry dense energies of the energetic body, while the pathological ones do.
Human beings, with their dense energetic body, provide an essential energetic bridge through which energetic assistance can be brought into the pathological dimensions. We can, if we so chose, turn ourselves into energetic epicenters of inter-dimensional assistance. Such assistance can literally occur at any time (i.e. while we are seemingly going about our daily business), but here I want to focus on two deliberate acts of assistance: assistential projections and ‘the personal energetic task’ (PENTA).
Each of those could warrant an article, or even a book in their own right so my discussion is necessarily going to be superficial. If you want to go further I suggest you consult Projections of Consciousness and PENTA Manual, both by Waldo Vieira.
Conscientiology asserts that everybody leaves their human body in their psychosoma every night while sleeping. This occurs as a natural result of our physiology, or better our para-physiology. In most cases we leave the physical body in our psychosoma quite unconsciously. We sleep or engage in automatic behavior, acting out the thoughts that have preoccupied us during our waking state: people ‘go to work’, ‘clean the house’, or pursue sexual encounters. And whatever memories we might have of those actions are generally interpreted as dreams.
The most tangible experiences are often those that occur just as we are falling asleep: tingling sensations, vibrations or pulsations, curious sounds in our head, losing the sense of bodily boundaries and feeling expanded. All these sensations result from the fact that, as we fall asleep, our psychosoma starts moving out of the physical body. Once we bring awareness and intention to this process we can start taking conscious control of our nocturnal life. This can include volunteering ourselves for projections that provide assistance to others.
There are many different types of assistential projection, but in the context of reurbanization the focus is on using the dense energies of the energetic body. Consequently, when leaving the body under the guidance of the extraphysical helpers, the intraphysical consciousness will carry a large charge of dense energy from his or her energetic body with the psychosoma.
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The intraphysical consciousness may only have limited awareness of what is occurring and be under the guidance, or voluntary remote control, of extraphysical helpers who steer the projector to the target dimension. There, the projector functions as a conduit for subtle extraphysical energies that increase in density by being channeled through him. He may also function as ‘assistential bait’, where one or more disturbed extraphysical consciousnesses are attached to his energetic field and removed, or extracted for treatment and possibly rebirth, from the pathological dimension in which they had been trapped.
While we may occasionally experience certain energetic repercussions from this activity, providing assistance of this type ensures that we will receive special attention and support from the helpers. Assistential projections allow us to turn sleep into highly productive time and provide one way in which we can assume our place as mini-pieces in the large mechanism of assistance that maintains the balance in the world.
The personal energetic task (PENTA) offers another avenue. PENTA is a personal commitment we make to spend roughly one hour a day donating our consciential energies to consciousnesses, both intra- and extraphysical, in need (Vieira,1996). Like meditation, PENTA involves isolating oneself in a darkened room. But while in most meditation practices the focus is on ones own mind, in PENTA the focus is on exteriorizing therapeutic energy. This energy is exteriorized seemingly into an empty room, but there is a lot of multidimensional action during PENTA, a sense of which is conveyed in this image.
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One or more extraphysical helpers attach themselves to the practitioner and channel energy through him as extraphysical patients are brought into the space for various forms of energetic assistance. PENTA practitioners can also assist intraphysical consciousnesses, who can be ‘put into the PENTA’ no matter where in the world they are. It is a practice that will confront practitioners with their own ‘issues’ and expose them to increased energetic attacks. But it also leads to establish a profound link with the helpers and allows us to grow healthily into multidimensional self-awareness.
Like the assistential projection, the practice of PENTA can lead to deep contentment and satisfaction as a result of the time spent in favor of others. By assuming our role in the multidimensional mechanism of assistance, we are not only making a contribution to the reurbanization of the planet, but also ensuring we complete our existential program or life plan before we return to the extraphysical dimension.
The point of this article was to question the logic of ideas about the ‘end of the world’ or sudden ‘spiritual change’. Both concepts are deeply flawed due their materialistic limitations and the latter is usually extremely vague. I have sought to provide a context through which we can understand what spiritual change on the planetary level actually entails. It is an active process, large and complex, but one in which we can all play a part. We are, or at least can be, in control of our own multidimensional actions. Every day we make choices that determine whether our focus is on multidimensional assistance and awareness or on the desires of our physical body and current personality. Life is very idiosyncratic; nobody can tell us how to live. We need to discern for ourselves how best to advance our evolution and meet our objective in this current intraphysical life, way beyond 2012.
energosoma. – The energetic parabody of the human consciousness. The energosoma forms a junction between the soma and the psychosoma, acting as a point of connection through which consciential energy flows from one to the other.
existential program – The plan of action for the current intraphysical life that an individual devises, prior to birth, supported by his/her evolutiologist, to achieve the greatest evolutionay outcome possible within the lifetime.
extraphysical consciousness – Paracitizen of an extraphysical society; a consciousness which no longer has a soma.
extraphysical reurbanisation – The improvement of sick and degraded extraphysical environments and communities with the aim to heal the holothosene of the intraphysical areas negatively influenced by them.
helper – Extraphysical consciousness who aids one or more intraphysical consciousness; extraphysical benefactor; consciousness who lucidly exercise advanced multidimensional assistance. Archaic equivalent expressions: guardian angel; angel of light; guide; mentor; spirit guide.
holothosene (holo + tho + sen + e) – Aggregated or consolidated thosenes.
intraphysical consciousness – Human personality; citizen of intraphysical society; a consciousness with a soma.
mentalsoma (mental + soma) – Mental body; parabody of discernment of the consciousness.
psychsoma (Greek: psyche, soul; soma, body) – Vehicle of manifestation of the consciousness in the extraphysical dimensions. The emotional parabody of the consciousness; the extraphysical body of the intraphysical consciousness. Outworn expression: astral body.
reurbanised consciousness – An extraphysical consciousness forcedly relocated from the pathological extraphysical dimensions where it had lived for centuries, to a transitory dimension where it will either prepare for resoma on Earth or migration to another planet.
thosene – (tho + sen + e) – The practical unit of manifestation of the consciousness. According to conscientiology thought or idea (tho), sentiment or emotion (sen), and consciential energy (e), are three inseparable elements.
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Kim McCaul is a volunteer instructor with the IAC based in Adelaide, Australia. He has been studying conscientiology since 1997. Kim is an anthropologist who works in the applied area of Australian Aboriginal affairs.