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Month: January 2013

Is Consciousness The Same As Soul?

Is Consciousness The Same As Soul?

Plate from The Song of Los, by William Blake Is Soul the same as consciousness? No. What is consciousness? It is the state of being aware. Soul encompasses both unconsciousness and consciousness. What is the origin of consciousness? How do we become aware of unconscious things? First of all, we must not reify consciousness. It is a state, not a Being in and of itself. It is a quality of Being. Many times, we tend to talk about “the unconscious”…

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The Underground River

The Underground River

    Our little terranean Egos are perched high above an immense underground river. Few realize the mighty current that flows beneath us. Most of us in the West have lost our Souls because we have forgotten this river. The river of which I write feeds into the ancient ocean of unconsciousness, bearing along all possible images of creation. Images are the irreducible elements of human being. It is not subatomic particles, as scientists believe, but images that drive life…

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