The Cosmic Hologram: Beyond the Brain

Excerpt from The Cosmic Hologram by Jude Currivan PhD

Realizing that everything we call physical reality is the expression of the in-formational intelligence of cosmic mind completely reframes the question of human and indeed all consciousness and cognizance. The view of most neuroscientists has been that our consciousness somehow arises from the brain as a localized phenomenon. Just as a turbine generates energy, so the view goes, our brain generates consciousness—somehow.

That final “somehow” is crucial. While neuroscience has managed to map neural networks in the brain, identifying which areas light up during certain mental processes and progressively noting their holographic nature, there remains no mechanism for the integration of neuronal activities with the immaterial perception of self-awareness.

Based on numerous experimental data on the nonlocality of our consciousness, an alternative has been to view the brain instead as a computer: a receiver and transmitter of nonlocal information. However, with increasing discoveries and the emerging understanding of the cosmic hologram, the computer-brain-mind metaphor is also coming to be seen as too limited in its perspective. Not only does it fail to account for the inter-dimensional communications reported extensively by transpersonal experiencers, but—and even more fundamentally—it still implicitly suggests a duality between the physical world and consciousness.

Instead, the paradigm-shifting view of the cosmic hologram, which recognizes the actual immateriality of the physical realm and the ultimate unity of consciousness, is offering a new view of the brain and its purpose. By identifying the brain as playing an important role in the in-formational organization of the embodied awareness of human beings, it redefines each of us as a unique and microcosmic individuation of the intelligence of the cosmic hologram of our Universe, literally making us co-creators of reality.

Existence, Experience, and Evolution

Following Russian theatre director Constantin Stanislavski’s lead, acting coach Lee Strasberg introduced the idea of method acting to the United States in the 1920s. Such “method” immerses an actor in the personal identification of the role he or she is playing, often remaining “in character” not only when onstage or on a film set, but beyond.

As individuated consciousness, when we incarnate on Earth, most human beings also undertake a process of such acting, where, as spiritual method actors, we immerse ourselves in the drama of our lives. By identifying with the roles we play, and, as we’ve seen, the erroneous perception of materiality, we may marginalize or even forget our innate spiritual consciousness. The egos of our self-awareness instead immerse us in the perception that we’re separate, both from each other and the world around us.

The personas we inhabit during our lives are thus the lenses through which we perceive the Universe—how we relate to it and how it relates to us. So such method acting offers an intensity of presence, which our associated experiences could otherwise appear less “genuine” to us, and in the sense of the cosmic hologram, less creative in its universal manifestation of the nature of physicalized reality.

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By being embodied within the holographic harmony of our Universe we are literally expressions of its creative learning. Through its inherent relativity, reflections, resonances, and ultimate resolutions, we microcosmically express its existence, experience, evolution, and emergence. Such a recognition not only reconciles but integrates the space-time experience of cause and effect with the spontaneous awareness of nonlocal consciousness that transcends physical reality.

Within space-time, the informationally entropic flow of time enables the choices and causes and effects of the life-learning expression of universal consciousness to progressively ensue. While, as an innately integral and non-locally connected entity whose consciousness ultimately transcends space-time, the experiential co-creativity of our Universe in-forms itself and the infinite plenum of cosmic mind. This majestic view of ourselves and our Universe reflecting that of ancient spiritual wisdom, offers us an expanded and newly articulated vision of reality, and our own roles in its unfolding, as being fundamentally purposeful and meaningful.

The Wrong Question

We’ve arrived at a point where, given the ubiquity of consciousness, it seems clear that asking who or what makes our Universe is the wrong question. For progressively, our scientifically based understanding is showing that there’s no “real” separation between maker and what’s made; the appearance of such division is solely the perspective from which individuated aspects of consciousness may view their own holographic imagery.
The eternal intelligence of cosmic mind finds a finite expression through the dynamic co-creativity of our Universe. Its existence, experiences, evolution, and eventual demise is as a unified and non-locally cognizant entity, one of the infinite such expressions of the Oneness of all that is, has ever been, and ever will be.

Thus, each of us is a microcosmic and unique expression playing our own co-creative role in the unfolding self-awareness of the consciousness of our finite Universe and ultimately of the infinite Cosmos. While this has historically been seen solely as a religious, or more correctly, a spiritual perception, this limitation is no longer the case. Instead, the emergent viewpoint of the cosmic hologram that scientific discoveries are increasingly revealing arrives at this same conclusion.

God isn’t “out there,” a creator of the Universe and its creations. Instead, the greatest breakthrough we may make as human beings in the twenty-first century is to recognize that we and everything that we call reality in all dimensions and realms of existence are God, or whatever term we choose for the infinity of cosmic mind, and that we are microcosmic co-creators of its ineffable reality.


The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of Creation by Jude Currivan PhD describes how our understanding of the entire Universe is about to be transformed and crucially at the level of our everyday lives. It shows how the latest scientific discoveries across many fields of study and scales of existence are discovering that the information that upholds our technologies is exactly the same as universal in-formation that is physical reality.

She explains how our entire Universe is in-formed and holographically manifested; how quantum and relativity theories can at last be reconciled by considering energy-matter and space-time as complementary expressions of information and how the cosmic hologram underlies the true origin of species and our own evolution.

Pyramid Art, Synchronicity & Timelessness

Mark Dolamore

Mark Dolamore

By Mark Dolamore

The Pyramid will open your mind to the force of timelessness. It’s the most startling of three images, which is part of a triptych piece of systems art. The visually expressed calculation is a mathematical system employing a simple formula and this Jewel Mandala, designed to reconfigure binary coded data. These codes are expressed in identical form, but one is ancient and the other recent. So far so good… but, something very strange happens in the process. A level of meaning that shouldn’t exist is revealed. In other words, the art uncovers evidence for a timeless intelligence, irrevocably ensconced in our unconscious mindscape. The art came into being by developing my synergy with this force.

The Pyramid is different from any other art because it emerged from the Jungian observational phenomenon implicating feedback with a holistic force of change. You see, at a point in my late 20’s, my consciousness transformed over night to include synchronicity. The Pyramid emerged by assiduously pursuing it as a guide. If you want to make a start down that road yourself, check out my user interface: Papolona.guru.

Pyramid Art has all the characteristics of a language, but it’s not designed for idle chat. My psychological transformation allowed me to view all events holistically, as the expression of nature’s self organised intelligence, seen clearly through intuitive and freaky things, like déjà vu, synchronicity and such like. Albert Einstein said: “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant, but we’ve created a society honouring the servant that forgets the gift”. In my view, the collective amnesia is the result of a generalised conceit that prevents our individual genius from developing. It means in normal circumstances, we act like we’re in the thrall of a parasite, related to the force of mind I spoke of earlier. So, since Pyramid Art represents mathematical evidence we can align ourselves consciously by following synchronicity, to acquire synergy with that force of mind… I suggest it’s the paradigm shift humanity needs to pursue now, for civilisation to survive itself.

Great Art captures something unseen, if only as an impression. Pyramid Art goes one step further because it’s generated by a mathematical system and reveals something of potential use. It also supports the notion of a sublime state, within and beyond this world, an immortal force of mind we can tap into in real time, through what Carl Jung referred to as the Collective Unconscious. Pyramid art was produced by combining information that must have been placed by this force, in an obscure pair of binary code sequences. Conventional logic “knows” the Pyramid should be meaningless, yet it’s consistently meaningful at every level, and because it’s the result of guiding synchronicity and is also systematic and mathematical, it can only originate from the absolute source of beauty beyond our perception, the force of nature we think of as divine… Is God willing to teach us the art of alliance?

The centre of the Pyramid offers the clue. The arrow pointing east, with letter ‘N’, suggests a spiritual compass. The instrument points to an image representing a natural kind of feedback, known as the Butterfly Effect. The image is “drawn” as a signature, in one line, changing direction just four times and describing the beast in flight, with its four wings, body, head and antennae. Furthermore, when the arrow is turned to point north, the Pyramid now points west, symbolising modernity and innovation, while the central image transforms to the messianic symbol of the first and last letters of the alphabet.

The central component of the triptych, this Jewel Mandala or JM, is the crucial part of the formula. A mandala is a schematic arrangement of psychic archetypes, like the alchemists’ elements. Here they’re borrowed from an oriental philosophy. The JM was designed strictly following synchronicity. It’s also the window where the source codes are converted to symbols. These codes come from the I Ching, also known as “The Book of Changes”. The lower code strip of binary coded data contributes to the mathematical system as the most familiar hexagram sequence, named after King Wen. In contrast, the upper code sequence, by Richard Wilhelm, the index arrangement from his twentieth century translation, is unknown in its pictured form. Roughly three thousand years separates them and neither author could have deliberately hidden the Pyramid in his work… by which we can conclude, whether we like it or not, nature’s force of timelessness used or inspired their creative minds and manipulates every one of us, 24/7… so we are not and never can be free. But what if a creative alliance could be acquired? Try using Papolona.guru to tune-in and kick start yours.

Western civilisation, back in Roman times, celebrated feedback with nature in its conception of genius. Yet the modern scientific mindset has failed to formulate a theory connecting us to nature. It has no theory to explain how the mind works. That doesn’t prevent us from being intuitively inspired, though it must, inevitably limit us. In the effort to turn things around in this time of need, I expose my Pyramid as proof of my own alliance with nature’s timeless dimension. My art contains that unexplained kind of “genius”, which emerges via feedback in a way that can be traced back to its source.

The individuals who came up with the source codes for my Pyramid Art must have been influenced by the sublime beauty I speak of. If we trust life is the product of a benign universe, its purpose must be evolution through psychic re-connection, and with that, the prospect of spiritual immortality. However, one or two things are in our way. No matter how we may consider beauty to be a good thing, manipulation by an entity unseen, challenges our notion of justice, freedom and self awareness. It’s where the confusion about God, free will, the devil and our innate fear of the supernatural comes from.

Synchronicity brought me a coherent path of guidance, once I learned to follow it. The process began with difficulty. I was motivated to continue by trusting the timeless dimension as a holistic, creative agency that I felt I needed to align myself with. Since prehistoric times, until a few hundred years ago, when mankind, in his quest for truth and beauty, changed tack through the scientific method, a spiritual relationship to nature and the Gods, or the “Great Spirit” out there and within, was keenly sought by the brightest among us. That’s no longer the case, but maybe we should tack back some, reinvest ourselves spiritually, in light of my Pyramid discovery. After all, the motto inscribed at the spiritual source of Western civilisation, the temple of Apollo at Delphi, was the crux of the quest we must all subscribe to… “know thyself”. The Pyramid clarifies the labyrinthine confusion by knotting together threads of the puzzle; Eastern and Western, ancient and modern.

Nature’s creative force, its self organised intelligence, even in the modern context, can offer direction only when recognised and pursued. Science turns our heads away from such a course. Yet, logically, it’s imperative for the future of mankind we find synergy with nature. How do we intend to become receptive by using our currently undeveloped senses? Clearly, a perceptual upgrade is needed. Any of the Pyramid symbols suggests meaning, firstly through the cartoon-like image produced by the mathematical system, then as a combination of I Ching hexagrams. I have considered these things exhaustively, but feedback was responsible for revealing it all in the first place. Only your own experience of feedback with nature through synchronicity will allow you to appreciate and subscribe to this project. We all possess an unconscious link to timelessness, it’s a question of learning to exploit it.

In the 1980’s, science discovered a timeless force in the Quantum Field (QF), which unconsciously acts on the mind. More than 99% of the volume of our physical reality is QF nothingness within the atom. Our bodies contain zillions. In brain studies, there’s PET scan evidence to confirm something influences us before we even become aware of our own ideas. If the universe is the holistic quantum phenomenon science proclaims, then the mind must work as a function of it, connecting us unconsciously, to something eternal. If we are all aspects of nature’s self organised beauty, then we are not free at all… and what we think of as freedom is a delusion, a mirage constructed by our own excessively favourable opinion of our ability and importance, our conceit. The only true freedom we could attain, ironically, is a partnership with timelessness. I’ve shown, through my discovery of the Pyramid, the creative force of nature holds us in his thrall and awaits our conscious collaboration. That kind of synergy requires one decisive effort: relinquishing our mistaken concept of freedom.

Einstein, the archetypal genius and author of quantum theory said: “Intuition is the only real valuable thing.” He made best use of it to formulate his theories and transform our notion of reality. With first hand experience of synchronicity and a little fine tuning you too can transform yourself through the quantum dimension.

Changing our vision is far from easy, but note how the meaning of the central imagery of the Pyramid also changes when turned 90 degrees to point west. The compass image points north now and resembles the first and last letters of the modern, Roman alphabet, recalling the Alpha & Omega, first and last letters of the ancient Greek alphabet, badge of the Biblical Messiah. The butterfly soars above, having changed direction 180 degrees to fly west… so where did the 90 degrees extra gyration come from? Symbolically it represents transformed perception, acquired by allowing oneself to be lead synergistically.

The prospect of discovering nature’s hidden beauty moved me to embark on my quest. It culminated in the Jewel Mandala (JM), the middle image of the {{triptych}, so called because it looks like a gem. Each of the 28 lines represents two hexagrams. In addition, there are eight circles, representing hexagrams with identical upper and lower trigrams. The JM is the central component for unlocking the binary coded data. The importance of the JM was confirmed by apocalyptic synchronicity around the world, at the beginning and end of my creative time frame, over a long weekend. The first confirming event was the Michael Fish storm, which ravaged my homeland. This was followed, three days later, when the symbolism emerged, by Black Monday.

My artistic process pursued synchronicity to produce the Pyramid. From the beginning I had only faith some method to the madness would carry me through. Oscar Wilde said: “Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” Sir Kenneth Clarke in his 1969 TV series Civilisation said: “All art is in one way or another about the search for God”. Albert Einstein said: “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant, but we’ve created a society honouring the servant that forgets the gift”. I think the Pyramid represents the cure for our collective amnesia.

You’ll be vaguely aware of the effects of timelessness in your dreams, déjà vu, Freudian slips, synchronicity, intuition and more. If channelling these things to a magical goal can work as it did in my case, then considering such effects seriously, as a form of guidance from nature, isn’t the madness it sounds, while the failure to do so is the real reason humanity’s in such a pickle.

I’m sure I’m not the first to experience the mind power of nature. I am however the first to bring forth mathematical evidence for my synergy. I’ve also devised a fun, fascinating and collaborative art work I invite you to join. It will help you tune-in to timelessness. It uses a form of synchronicity on demand, by harnessing fluctuations in the quantum field, via remote physics laboratory. It’s my contention, practising this art will develop your unconscious connection to nature, to surface in ways you currently cannot imagine. Feel free to join in at Papolona.guru. You can come back here any time and re-explore all the explanatory text links on the Pyramid Art button in the top menu.


Mark Dolamore now lives in France. In the mid 80’s, while living in London’s East end art ghetto, he underwent a “road to Damascus experience” that sent him to live in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on to Canada for a time and then back to Brazil before returning to Europe.

Rebirth in an Age of Polarization According to Carl Jung

Art by Ruysen Flores Venancino

by Paul Levy

At the present moment our country—and our world—are insanely polarized. If humanity is seen as a single macro-organism, it is as if there is a primordial dissociation—a split—deep within its very source. Our species is suffering from what the great doctor of the soul C. G. Jung calls a “sickness of dissociation,” which is a state of fragmentation deep within the collective unconscious itself that has seemingly spilled outside of our skulls and has taken the form of collective events playing themselves out en masse on the world stage. Jung writes, “And just as for the individual a time of dissociation is a time for sickness, so it is in the life of nations. We can hardly deny that ours is a time of dissociation and sickness.”[1] And yet, everything in our world has at least two sides, which is to say that our sickness of dissociation is not solely pathological. To quote Jung, “the sickness of dissociation in our world is at the same time a process of recovery, or rather, the climax of a period of pregnancy which heralds the throes of birth.”

A time of dissociation … is simultaneously an age of rebirth.[2]

Reflecting upon this deep process of dissociation that is playing out in our world through a psychological lens can be potentially illuminating. Dissociation, as Jung points out, is related to birth. We can deepen our understanding of dissociation by shedding light on the archetypal process of birth – i.e., The Incarnation. Contemplating the West’s prevailing myth of the birth of God—the Christ event—psychologically, which is to say symbolically (i.e., as if it is a dream of our species) might help us gain some deeper insights into the cure for our sickness of dissociation. Contemplating the Christ event symbolically, Jung writes, “Had he [God] only given an account of his action to himself, he would have seen what a fearful dissociation he had got into through his incarnation.”[3]

In contemplating the Incarnation of God symbolically, Jung points out that the opposites became totally and completely polarized—dissociated—in the figures of Christ and Satan. Speaking about the divine Incarnation, Jung writes that “the opposites in him [God] must fly apart: here good, there evil.”[4] In other words, as soon as Christ—the incarnation of God—shows up on the scene with, in Jung’s words, his “superabundance of light on one side,” it is no accident that Satan enters the scene with “an all the blacker darkness on the other.”[5] Just like shadows belong to light, it is as if these light and dark figures are inseparable, reciprocally co-arising together, inter-related aspects of a greater unity. Something deeper—of a higher order or dimension of our being—is being revealed to us through their interplay.

When the opposites materialize themselves in a totally polarized way in our world—be it during the time of the Christ event over two thousand years ago or as we see in the world today—this could be seen as an emergent phenomena, i.e., the revelation of a radically holistic unity that informs, contains, embraces and transcends both pairs of the opposites. This is to say that the polarization in today’s world can be likened to a shadow on the wall of Plato’s cave being cast by something beyond itself. We should keep our eyes open for this deeper unifying process that is announcing itself through the process of such extreme polarization evident in our world today.

Jung refers to the “transconscious character of the pair of opposites,”[6] by which he means that the opposites don’t belong to the ego, but are supraordinate to it, i.e., are an expression of what he calls the Self, the wholeness of our true nature. When unleashed—like unrestrained wild animals—“the opposites” can become, as Jung describes “the warring elements of primeval chaos.” This can be unconsciously and tragically lived out in a literal way – through endless war, for example. A new realization, however, can potentially be born out of the conflict of these primordial opposites, as Jung points out, “just because they are in conflict,” in which “what looked like death and destruction” is actually the labor pains of something completely novel coming into form. This is to say that lying within conflict is the potential for a new birth.

Christ on the cross can be seen as a living symbol of this very process, for as Jung points out, the crucifixion itself perfectly symbolizes consciously holding the tension of the opposites in such a way that something deeper—the resurrected body—emerges. Symbols, by their very nature synthesize what seem to be contradictory opposites into a higher unity. Seen symbolically, the crucifixion/resurrection (these two processes go together, i.e., are parts of a deeper process) is a revelation that depicts this relation between dissociation and the birth of something new. On the cross, God is seemingly abandoned by—dissociated from—himself, while at the same time, paradoxically, never being more himself. Seen symbolically, God’s state of being dissociated from himself literally becomes the doorway for his birth into, as and through our world.

It is an archetypal idea—found, for example, in the Kabbalah, that some form of conflict, destruction or dis-integration is a prerequisite for individuation, necessary for the birth of the Self. To quote Jung, “the self is made manifest in the opposites and in the conflict between them; it is a coincidentia oppositorum [coincidence of opposites]. Hence the way to the self begins with conflict.”[7] Opposites are intrinsic to the nature of the paradoxical Self, i.e., man’s totality. In Jung’s words, “All opposites are of God [analogous to the Self], therefore man must bend to this burden; and in so doing he finds that God in his ‘oppositeness’ has taken possession of him, incarnated himself in him. He becomes a vessel filled with divine conflict”[8]

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Art by Ruysen Flores Venancino

Though archetypal in nature, the resulting conflict shows up within each of us individually in our own unique way, as our conscious personality is brought face to face with the counter-position of the unconscious. To the extent that this inner conflict is not dealt with consciously in a creative confrontation with the opposites via the process of individuation, it will be unconsciously acted out—via projection—destructively in the external world at large.

Speaking symbolically, Jung writes that the figure of Satan “represents the counterpole of the tremendous tension in the world psyche which Christ’s advent signified.”[9] In other words, Jung is interpreting these theological events as expressions of a process whose source is the collective unconscious of humanity. Similarly, the deep dissociation that is playing out on the world stage today can be seen as a reflection of the polarization that exists in the collective psyche, which is to say it is a collective expression of the polarization within each one of us.

Recognizing this correlation between the inner and outer can be incredibly helpful. Instead of pathologizing ourselves, identifying with and personalizing our inner conflict (which can lead to despair and depression), we can re-contextualize our experience of the conflict, re-cognizing that the inner tension many of us are feeling is a reflection of a deeper, archetypal process that pervades the field. Addressing “the apparently unendurable conflict” that someone was inwardly going through, Jung writes that this is “proof of the rightness of your life.”[10]

This realization: that when we are experiencing inner conflict we might be picking up something in the collective field – can also help us to recognize that instead of being separate from the world at large, we are plugged into it, i.e., deeply interconnected expressions of it. In another letter, Jung writes, “One shouldn’t evade this conflict by escaping into a premature and anticipated state of redemption, otherwise one provokes it in the outside world. And that is of the devil.”[11] Evading this conflict by identifying with one of the opposites and splitting off from, and hence, projecting out the other, we unconsciously “dream up” this inner conflict to get acted out in full-bodied form in the outside world. In channeling and then inwardly metabolizing the underlying conflict that pervades the greater field, however, we become oracles and shamans for the world—in potential—depending upon whether we are able to creatively and constructively express what is moving in and through us.

Jung is not alone in pointing out the cosmic dissociative disorder from which God seems to be suffering. Sci-Fi author Philip K. Dick writes, “the Godhead is ipso facto divided and pitted against itself; it assumes an antithetical interaction with itself…. Hence the Godhead is in infinite crisis…. And this ur-paradox in the macrocosm has mirrored effects in every microform down throughout creation.”[12] In a situation where the macrocosm mirrors the microcosm and vice versa, this dissociation in the Godhead is reflected in every microform (each one of us). The dialectical tensions of the cosmos are mirrored in the psyche of each individual.

Our state of dissociation can be likened to a primordial rupture, which is a form of existential trauma on a cosmic scale that has become the in-forming force behind human history itself, conditioning the experience of each individual, as well as our species as a whole. It is as if the universe itself has been subject to a cosmic “dissociative reaction,” in which the underlying unity of the universe has been fragmented into a multiplicity of seemingly compartmentalized selves. Seen as a whole person, it is as if the undivided wholeness of the universe has split into multiple sub-personalities who are dissociated from and seemingly separate from each other, desperately in need of recognizing their inter-connection so as to come together and reintegrate.

From the Kabbalistic point of view, this cosmic dissociation, a seeming crisis in creation itself, is no accident, but is built into the very design of the universe. It is as if the ground of being had to become estranged from itself in order to become more fully itself so as to arrive at a new degree of self-knowledge and inner coherence. Without a break in its symmetry, the true nature of Being would have no way to encounter and become aware of itself. In other words, there is—potentially—a divine method to the madness that is playing out.

Dick comments, “Thus the rupture in the Godhead was necessary, given its (the Godhead’s) drive to complete itself as kosmos. It was driven inexorably to this schism; hence the one became two, and the dialectic came into existence, as it became increasingly aware.”[13] Dick is pointing out the deeper teleology encoded within the process of God’s dissociation: the very split in the Godhead is the way, through a constantly evolving dialectic, that God is becoming “increasingly aware,” i.e., conscious. And we find ourselves implicated—i.e., playing a key role—in this cosmic process.

Where did this sickness of dissociation come from? To quote Jung, “When man became conscious, the germ of the sickness of dissociation was planted in his soul.”[14] The process of becoming conscious is symbolized in our sacred texts by the eating of the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden that gave us knowledge of the opposites – i.e., good and evil. This awareness shattered the primal state of unconscious identification and fusion with the world. This is the moment when, in Dick’s words, “one became two” and self-consciousness was born – we become aware of ourselves in such a way so as to not be one with ourselves. This process, however, is an integral part of, reflects—and initiates—the evolution of human consciousness. Because the origin of this impersonal, universal and archetypal process is in consciousness itself, the cure for our sickness of dissociation is to be found—and can only ever be found—in the realm of consciousness as well.

Speaking about God (i.e., the Self) and “the birth of a savior,” Jung writes, “Although he is already born in the pleroma [the fullness of the collective unconscious], his birth in time can only be accomplished when it is perceived, recognized and declared by man.”[15] Jung is pointing at that atemporally—from the dimension outside of linear time—the birth of the Self has already happened (and is thus already the case), and now simply needs to be “perceived, recognized and declared” by humanity to make it real in time. Becoming conscious of this deeper process of birth that is revealing itself through the state of extreme polarization in our world is, as if by magic, the very act which—abracadabra—creates the womb for the Self to be born. Once we have this realization, there’s then plenty of work to do in the world, but recognizing this deeper process changes everything, including ourselves.

Assuming our true mission, we then find ourselves—remembering who we arein the process. We discover that we play the crucial role—a role seemingly prepared for us since beginningless time—in what is the most archetypally creative process imaginable – how amazing is that!


A pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence, Paul Levy is a wounded healer in private practice, assisting others who are also awakening to the dreamlike nature of reality. He is the author of Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil (North Atlantic Books, 2013) and The Madness of George W. Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis. An artist, he is deeply steeped in the work of C. G. Jung, and has been a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for over thirty years. Please visit Paul’s website www.awakeninthedream.com. You can contact Paul at paul@awakeninthedream.com; he looks forward to your reflections. Though he reads every email, he regrets that he is not able to personally respond to all of them.