Lloyd M. Dickie (see photo) and Paul Boudreau are the co-authors of Awakening Higher Consciousness: Guidance from Ancient Egypt and Sumer. Their website is www.awhico.com. The topics are investigation of the sense of awe and mystery, ancient cultures, the Gurdjieff work, self-realization, world travel, archeology.
Description of Tracks:
00:00 – 02:45 – Opening music by Prosad. Introductions.
02:45 – 07:30 The topic of higher consciousness. Their book isn’t really about mythology, it’s about “us.” “When did you realize that mythology is about you?” Lloyd talks about a turning point that happened in Nepal. Lloyd feeling emotionally what was going on him and relating it to what he was seeing.
07:30 – 10:44 Lloyd’s experience of his profound emotions. Their travels were a search for who they really are. The real search is find what’s real for me and what’s not.
10:44 – 12:37 Lloyd’s curiosity of things starting in childhood. Sharing his experience of the mystic emotion with others. Hypostyle Hall as a source of mystical emotion and some special teaching.
12:37 – 14:16 Experience at the Sphinx being one of a vast universe. Finding a language in the myths to describe the experience of mystical emotion.
14:16 – 19:03 Gobekli Tepe. Evidence that the people of 10,000 years ago were spiritually-based and very much like us in that regard.
19:03 – 21:47 Investigating initial literature of man in the pyramid texts talks about spiritual development, the highest aspirations, not practical things. Opening yourself to the scale and structure of pyramids give a mystical sense and experience beyond the ordinary. Higher consciousness as posing a big question and the pursuit of what that question is.
21:47 – 23:59 Is our society set up to keep us from higher consciousness? What’s happened in ten thousand years? Each person has to find their own touch point with the infinite.
23:59 – 28:47 The mystery of the pyramids. Staying in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid overnight. The quality of the space. Value of silence.
28:47 – 31:08 Transcending the chaos of life and experiencing something you’re not responsible for, beyond the ordinary you. The basis of eveything we tried was an attempt to find something material rather than strictly ephemeral: what is it, where does it come from, why is it difficult to understand? There’s no answer to why. There just Is. We were led by travel to try to explore these questions.
31:08 – 36:26 Lloyds’ experience with The Gurdjieff Work. Paul talks about the multiple I’s the Work talks about. Resonating with certain personalities such that there is a contribution to your understanding. The attempt to express the experience of one’s personal investigation of who they are.
36:26 – 40:29 Being beyond anything he could describe, Lloyd refers to. Where does it come from? No concrete answer. Is the not knowing sufficient? Resolution of Lloyd’s sense of being beyond.
40:29 – 46:25 The motivation to keep being more conscious and being inspired by Gobekli Tepe. Gurdjieff Work discussed again. “There’s something I don’t know.” Discipline of the Work. The big question is, Who am I? Each person has to find their own path and people with whom they resonate.
46:25 – 49:08 The drive to continue exploring one’s senses and emotions carries on and can be done here and now. It is choiceless and requires a partner to help us make sure we’re discerning properly. The spiritual game.
49:08 – 55: More on Gobekli Tepe. At first scientists did not think it was worth studying. Summarizing the conversation. Conclusion. Closing music by Prosad.
Awakening Higher Consciousness: Guidance from Ancient Egypt and Sumer, by Lloyd M. Dickie and Paul R. Boudreau. Information at www.awhico.com.