Structures of Consciousness film series
This film series is dedicated to the work of philosopher, linguist and poet, Jean Gebser. His treatise, The Ever-Present Origin, is a masterpiece that identifies and details various states of consciousness. Gebser believed that there is a time when each state of consciousness (archaic, magical, mythical, and mental) becomes deficient and is no longer sustainable. This is often experienced as a chaotic and untenable time (i.e., now!). This 'deficiency' eventually forces a 'mutational leap' to occur whereby a 'new' consciousness emerges, like a phoenix rising out of the ashes of the old. He believed that integral consciousness, a hologram of all the consciousness states that preceded it, would arise out of our current and dominant state, deficient mental consciousness. My films are intended as a resource to help access these earlier states of consciousness, and subsequently, to help manifest the diaphanous transparency of the integral.
Archaic Consciousness (Film 1)
Magical Consciousness (Film 2)
Mythical Consciousness, Part I (Film 3)
Mental consciousness, (Film 4)
Integral Consciousness, (film 5)
Cover art mandala: Jeffrey Smith
I Ching Music Video
This film provides a visual backdrop to music composed and inspired by I Ching hexagrams 18 and 59. The film and music were part of a presentation, The I Ching: An Ancient Conduit to Integral Consciousness, that was given at the 2018 Gebser Conference held at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. The composition is an example of how the I Ching, one of the world's most ancient texts and numeric codexes, is an alchemical conduit to integral consciousness. The full presentation, The I Ching: An Ancient Conduit to Integral Consciousness, can be found under the 'Books' tab of the Store.