Whose Theory of Consciousness is More Correct - the Mayans' or the Incans'?Submitted by Chris Gopackgoski on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 21:20
So I'm just working out the final kinks in my universal theory of consciousness, and I thought maybe I'd do some research and see if anyone else before me had figured it out, and so far no. However, it appears that both the Mayan and Inca cultures worked out what they thought was the right answer.
Please click through to wikipedia to see the 9 Mayan levels of consciousness:
"The pyramid of consciousness has defined Mayan thought since the dawn of its civilization around 2000 BCE. Shamans and priests defined consciousness as an awareness of being aware, commonly referred to as a branch of metacognition. Because consciousness incorporates stimuli from the environment as well as internally, the Mayans believed it to be the most basic form of existence.
This existence, which they referred to as a loose translation of Cosmos, was made up of nine underworlds, depicted concretely through the nine-storied Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent in Chichen Itza, the Temple of the Jaguar in Tikal, and the Temple of the Inscriptions in Palenque. Within these nine underworlds are a specified "day" and "night", symbolizing periods of enlightenment, increased consciousness, and a heightened ability to interact with the universe."
Click here for the Incas 7 levels of consciousness:
"Whereas the Ancient Mayans defined consciousness in almost evolutionary terms, the Inca civilization considered it a progression of awareness and concern for others, similar to the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama."