Richard G. Petty, MD

Time, Space and Consciousness

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“Your consciousness can travel at the speed of slow trains, it can travel at the speed of Light, and it can travel even faster. Hence, time and space are functions of consciousness. Consciousness is out of the scope of time and space…”   

–Peter Konstantinov Deunov (a.k.a. Master Beinsa Douno, Bulgarian Spiritual Master and Founder of a School of Esoteric Christianity, 1864-1944)     

(Originally published in Youth Esoteric Class, year 1, Lecture 13, Contradictions in Life, 24 May 1922)

“Prophet for Our Times: The Life and Teachings of Peter Deunov” (Peter Duenov)

Levels of Consciousness

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“There is individual consciousness and from there, group consciousness and then we reach universal consciousness. The aim of man is to reach universal consciousness.”

–Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji (a.k.a. Yogi Harbhajan, a.k.a. Yogi Bhajan, Indian-born American Master of Kundalini Yoga and Head of the Sikh Dharma in the Western Hemisphere, 1929-2004)   

Life Needs to Live Ever More


“It is the natural and inherent impulse of life to seek to live more, it is the nature of intelligence to enlarge itself, and of consciousness to seek to extend its boundaries and find fuller expression.”         

–Wallace D. Wattles (American Poet, Writer and Educator, 1888-1950)      

“The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Well, and The Science of Being Great” (Wallace Wattles)

Thoughts From Our Collective Mind


“Each theory may have evolved from a unique angle of analysis, but ultimately our theories form from – and refer to – a sort of unified, collective mind.”

–Todd Siler (American Visual Artist, Educator, Inventor and Author, 1953-)

“Breaking the Mind Barrier” (Todd Siler)   

Where Did We Come From and Where Are We Going?


“There have been…individuals who have stumbled across an evolutionary threshold into what they see as the true evolutionary goal of the species. These pioneers have returned from their expeditions with maps and routes to the natural state of man and have shown where we originally came from, who we are and where we are heading.”          

–Yatri (a.k.a. Malcolm Godwin, English Artist, Spiritual Seeker and Writer, 1936-)   

“Unknown Man: The Mysterious Birth of a New Species” (Yatri)

Striving For Freedom


“The aspiration and the striving of the human soul is towards freedom. That is a great inner impulse of the conscious person, not of ordinary people. It is an inner stimulus in people as, and when, the divine awakens within them.”      

–Peter Konstantinov Deunov (a.k.a. Master Beinsa Douno, Bulgarian Spiritual Master and Founder of a School of Esoteric Christianity, 1864-1944)   

“Prophet for Our Times: The Life and Teachings of Peter Deunov” (Peter Duenov)

Consciousness In The Brain?

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One of the most important of all debates is whether or not consciousness is simply a phenomenon – or perhaps even an illusion – created by the brain:

“The highest activities of consciousness have their origins in physical occurrences of the brain just as the loveliest melodies are not too sublime to be expressed by notes.”

–W. Somerset Maugham

(English Novelist and Playwright, 1874-1965)

For another approach, and one that is much closer to my own view, you might be interested to look at my review of one of the most important books published in recent years:

“Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century” (Edward Kelly, Emily Williams Kelly)


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“Symbols, images, and archetypes…are the key regulators and main ‘switches’ of human consciousness and of one’s inner life.

It is through them that all alterations, focusing, and expansion of human consciousness take place, for they are the regulators, accumulators, and transformers of human consciousness.

They enable a person to connect himself (and his field of consciousness) temporarily and to identify with something greater and larger than he is and, thus, slowly to transcend himself and actualize his latent energies, faculties, and potentialities.”

–Peter Roche de Coppens (American Writer and Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Psychotherapy at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania)

Divine Light and Fire, Experiencing Esoteric Christianity

Energy Consciousness

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“A transcendent energy consciousness informs the whole world and informs you.”

–Joseph Campbell (American Writer, Editor and Mythologist, 1904-1987)   

“The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)” (Joseph Campbell)

Freedom From Attachment


“Consciousness means freedom from attachment. You realize that the only thing you have to do it to keep yourself really straight, and then do whatever you do.”   

–Ram Dass (a.k.a. Richard Alpert, American Spiritual Teacher, Author and Lecturer, 1931-)   

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