Brazil is a country of stunning natural beauty and exhilarating cultural diversity. Some people refer to Brazil as the India of the west in reference to its deep spirituality and diversity of religious traditions. Catholicism is the official and dominant religion. The African inspired religions of Umbanda and Candomble are evidenced by the ubiquitous presence of roadside offerings to diverse deities and spirits, who may be benign or malign depending on the intended result of the faithful. Psychic surgery is practiced in football stadiums before thousands of people. Millions follow Spiritualism, based on the work of Frenchman Allen Kardec, which includes spiritual healing sessions, mediumship and a prolific literature about the role of spirits and personal spirit journeys (projections of consciousness, astral projection).
It is from this background that the 1980s saw the arising of a new approach to understanding the spiritual experience in the shape of projectiology, the study of the projection of consciousness or out-of-body experience, and conscientiology, the study of consciousness. Founded by a previously prominent Spiritualist, the medium and medical doctor Waldo Vieira, projectiology and conscientiology were created to approach the spiritual experience without any religious reference. Their foundation is experimental, i.e. people are urged to pursue projections of consciousness, work with their energetic body and develop and analyze psychic experiences. It is also academic, in the sense of being a technical and research based approach to understanding consciousness and pursuing personal growth. Since the 1980s, projectiology and conscientiology have spread from Waldo Vieira’s living room, where it started through a series of lectures, to most major cities and towns across Brazil.
In Brazil today, there are many different organizations devoted to teaching and further developing this experiential approach to consciousness research and a substantial campus has been developed at a town called Iguassu Falls. At the so-called Center for Higher Studies of Conscientiology people can take a vast array of workshops to develop their psychic awareness, attend regular lectures with Dr Vieira and other experienced instructors, access one of the world’s largest libraries on psychic phenomena and spiritual growth and conduct self-research in the numerous laboratories designed to facilitate psychic development.
Beyond the shores of the spiritual melting pot of Brazil, conscientiology is still in its infancy, but the remarkable success it has enjoyed at home is a direct result of the positive impact it has had on people’s lives. This suggests that it will eventually find its place as a new tool for personal growth and self-understanding in the rest of the world.
You can access educational opportunities in conscientiology in many countries and online from anywhere in the world through the International Academy of Consciousness (IAC). Courses offered through the IAC focus on practical skills, such as mastering your bioenergy and inducing projections of consciousness (OBEs, astral projection), and provide in-depth information on topics such as non-physical dimensions, life before birth and after death, the different bodies in which we manifest and our evolutionary journey across life-times. For more information check out their website http://www.iacworld.org/english/courses/courses-events
On 14 September I gave a talk at the Cosmic Pages Bookstore (Adelaide) about some of the concepts discussed in my new book. The talk touched on projections of consciousness, the impact of pathological karmic relationships and ways of healing them, the benefits of providing assistance and other ideas. While I followed some key themes I also responded to numerous questions and comments so the talk moves across topics a fair bit. The recording does not capture the sound of all of the questions, so below is a brief summary of the main topics discussed and the questions asked. I have noted the times on the recording so you can skip to points of interest.
0 min -1:20 min Opening and definition of multidimensional evolution
@ 1:25 min Question as to whether evolution results in a loss of individual consciousness and an assumption or merging with some form of collective consciousness
@ 2:20min Discussion of the concept of universalism
4:12min - 5:00min Question about how the concept of universalism sits with the need for division of labour
@ 5:00 Thinking about how past lives change our perspective, seeing this moment both as the result of our past and the beginning of our future beyond this life
@ 7:50 Briefly explain a meditation technique and the effects I experienced when first applying it, including profound energetic clearing and perceptions of non-physical beings.
@ 11:55 Question asked whether the experiences I was having were a form of energetic clearing
@ 12:40min Challenge of bringing new energetic sensitivity into everyday life
@ 13:55min -16:40min Introduction of the idea of a "walk-in"
@ 17:40min - 18:55 Account of experiencing intrusion during a projection
@19:00min Realisation that I was experiencing intrusion relating to a previous life and the process of healing
Question at 19:20min whether I thought the intrusion was by a version of myself from a previous life
@21:10min Introducing a Buddhist meditation on death
@24:00min Introducing the concept of karmic groups, ego-karma, group-karma and poly-karma
@26:05min Question about children being part of ones karmic group
@28:50min Question whether I would have suffered the same kind of intrusion of the consciousness in question had forgiven me at the time.
@30:05min Question whether the intruder who I detached from might now latch onto someone else.
@31:20min Comment on the importance of combining inner work and outer work
@32:05min Question as to whether some very successful people who started from humble and difficult beginnings might be walk-ins
@34:30min discuss process by which we recuperate our awareness after re-birth every life
@37.10min discuss how an unhealthy death can turn us into unconscious intruders
@38:10min Question as to whether it is possible for a consciousness to be in several locations at the same time and a follow up question about bilocation
@40:40min Comment made about someone who does distant healing and was seen energetically by a patient in their bedroom. Someone else makes a comment about parateleportation (see my previous blog article on that topic)
@42:20min Question as to why a soul would want to occupy a body that does really bad and cruel things
@43:50min Question about how things done in accordance with a particular cultural norm can be evil (the example was human sacrifices in mesoamerican cultures)
@45:10min Question about my views on self-destructive behaviour and destructive behaviour generally
@49:20min In response to a question about changes happening on planet earth I discuss the concept of multidimensional reurbanization. I mention an article on the topic which you can access here
Kim McCaul is an anthropologist with a long term interest in understanding consciousness and personal transformation.
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