I’ll be speaking at the Science and Nonduality (SAND) conference again this fall. There was strong support to return.
I’m moving more in the direction of the second book I’m working on about the nature of reality. But the constraints of time mean I’ll focus on stages again, the evolution of the observer or subject side of the equation.
There is also the observed or object side and the layers of its construction. The kosha model is one way to look at that, from a more subjective view. A more object-oriented perspective outlines the stages of creation like that touched on in Creation in a Nutshell.
Finally, there is the least understood aspect – the process itself. The laws of nature or Shaktis that are doing the doing and creating the appearance of the world in every moment. The power and grace behind the flow of life.
The talk is called The Faces of Reality. This is the submitted description:
“There is one reality, but it is vast, multi-layered and profoundly comprehensive. Humans don’t have the mechanism to take it all in at once. Rather, we’re like a lens, focusing on this or that aspect of the whole. As we move through the 7 stages of enlightenment, our relationship with the whole changes and with it our perception and understanding of reality.
We could say reality is different in different stages of development. However, our perspective is also strongly influenced by our dominant guna or quality. Do we see the world as concrete and real? As an illusion? Or as a play of the Divine?
How does this impact our relationship with the one reality? What are the common variations in perception? How does this influence the variety of descriptions through the ages? David will explore the two parallel processes of consciousness and refinement in the path of spiritual unfolding.”
We’ll see if this outline holds up over the summer. 🙂
More news to follow.