Awakening/illumination may be seen in a candle that is lighted. The properties lie in one another in the candle, and none of them is more manifested than another, till the candle be lighted; and then we find fire, oil, light, air, and water from the air: all the four elements become manifest in it, which lay hidden before in one only ground. Boehme on the 7th or unifying principal.
That there is a common transition point from Terrestrial physicality to a cosmic union seems inherent in many of the minds that have studied/taught human evolution and consciousness through the ages.
Boehme's 7 characteristics fit nicely with the work of Leary...
|Circuit I||infant bio-survival
|Circuit II||"toddler" emotional
|Circuit III||student Mind||hominid languages and
|Circuit V||neurosomatic rapture||free-fall (extraterrestrial migration)|
|Circuit VII||neurogenetic consciousness||immortality|
Gurdjieff vibration numbers and the levels of consciousness, as named by Gurdjieff, fit the table as follows:
|384||Movement center||Circuit I||Invertebrate reality|
|192||False emotional center||Circuit II||Mammalian reality|
|96||False intellectual center||Circuit III||Paleolithic reality|
|48||False personality||Circuit IV||Civilized reality|
|24||Magnetic Center||Circuit V||Hedonic reality|
|12||True Emotional center||Circuit VI||Psionic reality|
|6||True Intellectual center||Circuit VII||Immortal reality|
In the eight fold system "circuit VIII" is cosmic union...clairvoyance :-) History has supplied personalities that excelled in modern consciousness and formed the Cosmic union. Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, Da Vinci, etc etc... If the higher circuits have been appearing (partially and in rare mutants) for a few thousand years this is because the DNA blueprint is gradually modifying us for future evolution.