Limit, Boundary, Barrier, Narrow, etc.
All boundaries in the universe are ultimately illusory, arbitrary and can therefore be
Consciousness is infinite, rather than finite, stretching beyond the limits of time and
Events can divide and merge according to the changing fashions of historical description.
The boundaries or events are conventional rather than natural.
Experiential identification with the inorganic world is not limited to the secular aspects,
but has often distinct numinous or spiritual qualities.
Grof describes transpersonal experiences as those in which ego boundaries are dissolved
and awareness is extended beyond the ordinary confines of time and space.
Humans can function as infinite fields of consciousness, transcending the limitations of
time, space and linear causality.
I entertain the hope that as the path proves fruitful for more and more people, increasing
numbers will explore these realms and revise their narrow paradigm of realities.
In non-ordinary states, the boundary we ordinarily see between myths and the material
world tends to dissolve.
In the Eternal Now, we shall find that strait and narrow gate, that needle’s eye, through
which we are taken into the infinite life of God.
Inhibition and anxiety narrow perception, reduce the breadth of conscious-unconscious
It becomes suddenly clear that things are joined together by the boundaries we ordinarily
take to separate them.
It is as if we have been stripped of the filters and distorting lenses that ordinarily limit our
perception of ourselves and the world.
Leary saw the potential for change and we forget how constipated and self-limiting
American society was in the early sixties.
LSD breaks down those barriers that have made it possible for words to hide truths from
LSD strips off the protective barriers of the ego and all sensitivity and perceptivity is
Man as ego does not see nature at all. For man as ego is man identifying himself or his
mind, his total awareness, with the narrowed and exclusive style of attention.
Most people go through life barricaded against every idea, every fresh and
Most truly great minds prefer nature to human society. The latter limits. The former
Narrowed, serial consciousness, the memory-stored stream of impressions is the means
by which we have the sense of ego.
One realizes that the form of man extends far, far beyond the limits of the skin and very
much deeper than the conscious ego.
Our ordinary egocentric consciousness is a limited and impoverished consciousness
without foundation in reality.
Perception is not limited to what is biologically or socially useful. (That is the limit of the
Primitive and “modern” man alike experience the same thing once the barriers of
attachments and shams are stripped away. (The inner being of all people is universal.)
The death-rebirth experience can seem to have transcended all boundaries and become a
drama involving all of mankind.
The door is opened. The door is the rigid barrier which man erects between himself and
The divine process operates in time dimensions which are far beyond our routine secular
The God externalized in Christ exists within the center rather than beyond the outer
boundary of our consciousness. (There is no outer boundary to our consciousness.)
The individual feels that his memory has transcended its usual limits and that he is in
touch with information related to the life of his biological ancestors.
The intensity of these experiences transcends anything usually considered to be the
experiential limit of the individual.
The personality is touched to its core and is led into provinces of psychic life otherwise
unexplored. Light is shed on boundaries otherwise dark and unrevealed.
The physical boundaries we perceive between ourselves and the rest of the universe may
best be understood as more illusory than real, as products of our minds.
The universe and the human psyche have no boundaries or limits. Each of us is connected
with and is an expression of all of existence.
The usual boundaries between consciousness and the unconscious have been breached
and finally in large measure are dissolved.
This Other World could be experienced as the moment when one emerges from the
prison of “limited mind” and becomes identified with the “limitless mind.”
Time and space cease to be limits. One can experience historically and geographically
remote events as vividly as if they were happening here and now. (eyes closed)
To identify with the ego is to confuse the organism with its history, to make its guiding
principle a narrowly selected and incomplete record of what it has been and done.
Transpersonal experiences that involve transcendence of spatial barriers suggest that
boundaries between the individual and the rest of the universe are not fixed and absolute.
Under the weight of mental knapsacks, receptivity to the voice of mystical or magical
thinking is limited.
Until you have experienced the effects of the drug, you cannot know how narrow your
previous ideas about the world were.
We are so absorbed in conscious attention, so convinced that this narrowed kind of
perception is the only real way of seeing the world.
When we enter the realm of transpersonal experiences, we burst through barriers that we
take completely for granted in our everyday lives.
Who controls your cortex? Who decides the range and limit of your awareness? (internal
Wisdom becomes available when we see things as they are. Our task is to remove the
obstacles to awareness that limit and distort perception.
Within the psyche, there are no boundaries; all its contents form one continuum with
many levels and many dimensions.
Alcohol is a “down” experience. It narrows consciousness and makes you a rather sloppy,
a rather messy person in thought and action. The psychedelic drugs take you in the
Common sense is not based on total awareness; it is a product of convention, or
organized memories of other people’s words, of personal experiences limited by passion
and value judgments, of hallowed notions and naked self-interest.
Dependence on a narrow conceptual framework can prevent scientists from discovering,
recognizing or even imagining undreamed-of possibilities in the realm of natural
In experiences that have transpersonal dimensions, the individual has the sense of having
transcended his or her own identity and ego boundaries as they are defined in the
ordinary state of consciousness.
In modern physics, matter becomes interchangeable with energy. Within this new
worldview, consciousness is seen as an integral part of the universal fabric, certainly not
limited to the activities contained inside our skulls.
In the paradisal vision, the individual has a different sense of identity. It is not merely
itself, bounded rigidly by its own skin. Its identity is also its whole field, which, in
mystical terms, is to say that it is one with the universe.
Individuals who transcend the boundaries of ordinary reality and embark on the spiritual
journey, typically experience a dramatic change in their concepts of the dimensions of
It is an ecstatic state, characterized by the loss of boundaries between the subject and the
objective world, with ensuing feelings of unity with other people, nature, the entire
Universe, and God.
Liberation is the nervous system devoid of mental-conceptual activity. The mind in its
conditioned state, that is to say, when limited to words and ego games, is continually in
Limiting structures fall away, the infinite process becomes conscious of itself, the illusion
of separateness dissolves, and the original wholeness is restored, the forgotten source
Need the cortex be limited to the tribal-verbal? Must we use only a fraction of our
neurological heritage? Must our minds remain flimsy toys compared to the wisdom
within the neural network?
Observations indicating an urgent need to transcend the limitations of mechanistic
science come not only from modern consciousness research and new experiential
techniques of psychotherapy, but also from quantum-relativistic physics.
Profound transpersonal experiences move the individual out of the narrow framework of
identification with the body-ego and lend to feeling and thinking in terms of a cosmic
identity and unity with all creation.
Promoting their methodological ineptitude to the rank of a criterion of truth, dogmatic
scientists have often branded everything beyond the pale of their limited competence as
unreal or even impossible.
Sexual union that occurs in the context of a powerful emotional bond can take the form of
a profound mystical experience. All individual boundaries seem to dissolve and the
partners feel reconnected to their divine source.
The common denominator of this rich and ramified group of transpersonal phenomena is
a feeling that consciousness has expanded beyond the usual ego boundaries and has
transcended the limitations of time and space.
The “emptiness” of the universe signifies the fact that the outlines, forms and boundaries
to which we attach all terms are in constant change and in this sense, its reality cannot be
fixed or limited. It is called empty because it cannot be grasped.
The experience of the phenomenal world and what we call usual states of consciousness
appear to be only very limited idiosyncratic and partial aspects of the over-all
consciousness of the Universal Mind.
The magnification of inherent colors and essences can become so intense that common
boundaries are dissolved, as adjacent forms bleed into one another, revealing the delicate
underlying web that links all forms.
The overcoming of the usual barriers between the individual and the Absolute is the great
mystic achievement. In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute and we
become aware of our oneness. This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition.
The possibility of transcending the limitations of matter, time, space and linear causality
is experienced so many times and in so many ways that it has to be integrated into a new
The reach of consciousness is not limited to the material world and to spacetime. It can
extend beyond the boundaries of the Newtonian reality altogether and access nonordinary
dimensions of existence.
The term psychotic means a flight from reality and the reality is based upon what we all
define it to be. If we took those limitations away, a psychotic would just be someone on
The world of separate individuals and objects is replaced by an undifferentiated pool of
energy patterns or consciousness in which various kinds and levels of boundaries are
playful and arbitrary.
There flows something more than and above all something different from the carefully
selected utilitarian material which our narrowed, individual minds regard as a complete
or at least sufficient picture of reality.
Those who uphold the impoverished sense of reality sanctioned by official psychiatry
describe this type of awareness as “depersonalization,” “loss of ego-boundary” or
“regression to the oceanic feeling,” all of which are derogatory terms.
Transpersonal experiences can be defined as “experiences involving an expansion or
extension of consciousness beyond the usual ego boundaries and beyond the limitations
of time and/or space”.
Various aspects of the universe from which we would expect to be separated by an
impenetrable spatial barrier can suddenly become easily experientially available and in a
sense appear to be parts or extensions of ourselves.
We have been taught to narrow our awareness to a fantasy world of symbol solids. But
that’s not how it really is. All matter is energy—everything is whirling change, even you!
Look at your baby pictures. Look in the mirror. You are a dramatically changing process.
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”—a part limited in time and
space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the
rest—a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. (That’s Albert Einstein. The delusion is
thinking we are limited and separate.)
All of creation—people, animals, plants and inanimate objects—seems to be permeated
by the same cosmic essence and divine light. A person in this state suddenly sees that
everything in the universe is a manifestation and expression of the same creative cosmic
energy and that separation and boundaries are illusory.
As Suzuki put it “Satori may be defined as intuitive looking-into, in contradiction to
intellectual and logical understanding.”. It is not interested in concepts, abstractions and
a limited perception; “it does not care so much for the elaboration of particulars as for a
comprehensive grasp of the whole, and this intuitively”.
Consciousness after the ingestion of LSD manifests a characteristic qualitative
transformation of a dreamlike nature. It can transcend its usual limits and encourage
phenomena from the deep unconscious not accessible under normal circumstances. This
is frequently referred to as expansion of consciousness.
Death is the point at which man escapes the time barrier of the conscious mind. Life does
not begin and does not end. We speak of it in this way because the conscious mind can
only express itself in terms of time and space. But this end, this event called death, is not
all. And if there is something after death then there had to be something before birth.
Evolutionary memories have specific experiential characteristics; they are distinctly
different from human experiences and often seem to transcend the scope and limits of
human fantasy and imagination. The individual can have, for example, an illuminating
insight into what it feels like when a snake is hungry, when a turtle is sexually excited.
In a great many ways a variety of objects may be used to help the subject break through
the barriers he has erected around persons and ideas and feelings; barriers which,
moreover, may block him from moving on to deeper drug-state levels, where the
inhibitions and values structure may be confronted and re-examined.
LSD subjects often arrive at the conclusion that no real boundaries exist between
themselves and the rest of the universe. Everything appears to be part of a unified field
of cosmic energy, and the boundaries of the individual are identical with the boundaries
or existence itself.
Metanoia is that profound state of consciousness which mystical experience aims at—the
state in which we transcend or dissolve all the barriers of ego and selfishness that
separate us from God. It is the state of direct knowing, immediate perception of our total
unity with God.
Most of the awe and reverent wonder stems from this confrontation with an unsuspected
range of consciousness, the tremendous acceleration of images, the shattering insight into
the narrowness of the learned as opposed to the potentiality of awareness, the humbling
sense of where one’s ego is in relationship to the total energy field.
One can transcend the limits of the specifically human experience and identify with the
consciousness of animals, plants or even inanimate objects and processes. In the
extremes, it is possible to experience the consciousness of the entire biosphere, of our
planet, or even the entire material universe.
Our true nature is an aspect of a universal consciousness, Self, Being, Mind, or God. The
awakening to this true nature is the direct awareness that you are more than this puny
body or limited mind. It is the realization that the universe is not external to you. It is
experiencing the universe as yourself.
Repeated experiences of the transpersonal domain can have a profound impact on the
individual involved. They tend to dissolve the narrow and limited perspective
characterizing the average Westerner and make one see the problems of everyday life
from a cosmic perspective.
Some candidates, resisting the effects of the drug out of fear that their personalities or
their “selves” are being destroyed, are inclined to put up defensive barriers to nullify the
drug’s action. The subject should be aware that what is being destroyed is not his true
“self,” but the abstract formulation of values and concepts society has imposed upon him.
The discoveries of the last few decades strongly suggest that the psyche is not limited to
the Freudian individual unconscious and confirm the perennial truth, found in many
mystical traditions, that human beings might be commensurate with all there is.
Transpersonal experiences and their extraordinary potential certainly attest to this fact.
The human mind is not limited to biographically determined elements in the Freudian
unconscious; it has no boundaries or limits and its dimensions are commensurate with
those of the entire universe. From this point of view, it is more correct to see human
nature as divine than as bestial.
The most direct challenge to the principles of mechanistic science are phenomena from
transpersonal experiences, such as “the relativity and arbitrary nature of physical
boundaries, nonlocal connections in the universe, memory without a material substance,
nonlinearity of time, and consciousness associated with inorganic matter.”
The new data support quite unambiguously the view that has been held by the mystical
traditions of all ages: under certain circumstances, human beings can also function as vast
fields of consciousness, transcending the limitations of the physical body, of Newtonian
time and space and of linear causality.
The whole world has been completely misunderstood: for it has been looked at with a
spotlight called consciousness so narrow in scope that it was all but impossible to see
how things are actually related. But only in that relationship do things have their meaning
and their beauty, as well as their existence.
There are gaps between the fingers; there are gaps between the senses. In these gaps is
the darkness which hides the connection between things…This darkness is the home of
the Gods. They alone see the connections, the total relevance of everything that happens;
that which comes to us in bits and pieces in our limited perceptions.
Transpersonal experiences which involve transcendence of spatial barriers suggest that
the boundaries between the individual and the rest of the universe are not fixed and
absolute. Under special circumstances, it is possible to identify experientially with
anything in the universe, including the entire cosmos itself.
We are dealing with an issue that is not new, an issue that has been considered for
centuries by mystics, by philosophers of the religious experience, by those rare and truly
great scientists who have been able to move in and then out beyond the limits of the
What we once perceived as the boundaries between objects and the distinctions between
matter and empty space are now replaced by something new. Instead of there being
discrete objects and empty spaces between them, the entire universe is seen as one
continuous field of varying density.
You have to pass beyond everything you have learned in order to become acquainted
with the new areas of consciousness. Ignorance of this fact is the veil which shuts man
within the narrow confines of his acquired, artificial concepts of “reality”, and prevents
him from coming to know his own true nature.
All the learned games of life can be seen as programs that select, censor and thus
dramatically limit the available cortical response. Consciousness-expanding drugs unplug
these narrow programs, the social ego, the game-machinery. And with the ego and mind
unplugged, what is left? What is left is something that Western culture knows little about:
the uncensored cortex, activated, alert and open to new realities.
In the LSD state, the old conceptual frameworks break down, cultural cognitive barriers
dissolve and the material can be seen and synthesized in a totally new way that was not
possible within the old systems of thinking, This mechanism can produce not only
striking new solutions to various specific problems, but new paradigms that revolutionize
whole scientific disciplines.
In the transpersonal realm, we experience an extension of our consciousness far beyond
the usual boundaries of both our bodies and our egos, as well as beyond the physical
limits of our everyday lives. The more I have explored this realm in my own research, the
more I am convinced that these experiences in transpersonal consciousness can include
the entire spectrum of existence itself.
Most of our colleagues in the psychology department still couldn’t take the brain-change
work seriously. They couldn’t admit that our new subject matter even existed. Altered
states of consciousness simply didn’t exist as a category in the psychology of that time. It
was the familiar tunnel vision that has always narrowed the academic mind. (That was
Timothy Leary at Harvard.)
One may enter one’s visions and seem to be walking through gardens, art museums,
medieval castles, futuristic cities, etc. Archetypal imagery may appear, and one thus finds
oneself encountering mythological characters such as angels, demons, dragons, and
Grecian gods. On the boundary of mystical consciousness, it is not uncommon for
Christians to encounter an image intuitively identified as the Christ.
Our capacity to think, except in the service of what we are dangerously deluded in
supposing is our self-interest and in conformity with common sense, is pitifully limited:
our capacity to even see, hear, touch, taste and smell is so shrouded in veils of
mystification that an intensive discipline of unlearning is necessary for anyone before one
can begin to experience the world afresh, with innocence, truth and love.
Our personal boundaries may appear to melt and we can become identified with other
people, groups of people, or all of humanity. We can actually feel that we have become
things that we ordinarily perceive as objects outside of ourselves, such as other people,
animals, or trees. Very accurate and realistic experiences of identification with various
forms of life and even inorganic processes can occur in transpersonal states.
Rather than being from two distinctly different realms with discrete boundaries,
consciousness and matter are engaged in a constant dance, their interplay forming the
entire fabric of existence. This is a notion that is being confirmed by research in modern
physics, biology, thermodynamics, information and systems theory, and other branches of
The image of human nature on which this approach is based is closer to Hindu
philosophy than to Freudian psychoanalysis. Behind the barrier of negative instinctual
forces associated with early biographical traumas, there exist vast transpersonal realms of
the super-conscious mind and a system of positive universal values not dissimilar to
Abraham Maslow’s metavalues.
The reduction of ideational barriers by LSD permits certain kinds of creative activity. A
direct connection exists between the ability to experience prelogical, primitive-archaic
thinking and artistic creativity. (This writer, Sidney Cohen, was wrong to use the term
“primitive-archaic thinking”. The thinking of the ego is what’s primitive and archaic, not
what’s beyond the ego.)
To be able to face all of the challenges of psychedelic therapy, the therapist has to have
special training that involves personal experiences with the drug. Because of the
extraordinary nature of the LSD states and the limitations of our language in describing
them, it is impossible for the future LSD therapist to acquire deeper understanding of the
process without first-hand exposure.
Under the influence of Freudian psychoanalysis, the concept of the ego is associated with
one’s ability to test reality and to function adequately in everyday life. Individuals who
share this limited point of view see the perspective of the ego death with horror.
However, what actually dies in this process is a basically paranoid attitude toward the
We were not to be limited by the pathological point of view. We were not to interpret
ecstasy as mania, or calm serenity as catatonia; we were not to diagnose Buddha as a
detached schizoid; nor Christ as a exhibitionist masochist; nor the mystic experience as a
symptom; nor the visionary state as a model psychosis. (That was Timothy Leary and
Aldous Huxley agreeing.)
With the advent of modern science, the notion of acceptable reality was narrowed to
include only those aspects of existence that are material, tangible, and measurable.
Spirituality in any form was exiled from the modern scientific worldview. Western
cultures adopted a restricted and rigid interpretation of what is “normal” in human
experience and behavior and rarely accepted those who sought to go beyond those limits.
You have to go out of your mind to use your head. You have to pass beyond everything
you have learned in order to become acquainted with the new areas of consciousness.
Ignorance of this fact is the veil which shuts man within the narrow confines of his
acquired, artificial concepts of “reality” and prevents him from coming to know his own
You have to take it with your patient or at least have taken it yourself in order to
empathize with and follow him as he goes from one level to another. If the therapist has
never taken it, he’s sitting there with his sticky molasses Freudian psychiatric chessboard
attempting to explain experiences that are far beyond the narrow limits of that particular
Systematic study of non-ordinary states has shown me, beyond any doubt, that the
traditional understanding of the human personality, limited to postnatal biography and to
the Freudian individual unconscious, is painfully narrow and superficial. To account for
all the extraordinary new observations, it became necessary to create a radically
expanded model of the human psyche and a new way of thinking about mental health and
A person moves from a relatively limited way of being to a new, expanded condition.
A subject experiences various degrees of loosening and losing of his ego boundaries.
A timeless pulsation seems to take us across all barriers.
Any language limits thinking to the bounds of what is expressible in the language.
Bursting through the barricades redefined you as a new person.
Clear perception of the limitations of the ego will awaken you to the Self.
Colors become impressive, lose their boundaries, and seem to flow.
Concepts we use in our rational description of reality are relative, limited and illusory.
Conceptual thinking is a barrier.
Conscious attention is narrowed perception, ignore-ance.
Consciousness is not narrowed, but enormously enlarged.
Cultural conditioning is a process of gradually narrowing your tunnel-reality.
Expanded awareness extends beyond the limits of the verbal and conceptual.
Experiences of this kind are not bound by the usual spacial or temporal limitations.
It dissolves internal barriers to feeling and insight.
Man’s skin is more like a thoroughfare than a boundary.
Only in measured reality are we limited by the laws of physics.
Orgasm is boundary dissolving.
Our spotlight, narrowed attention must be opened to the full vision.
Peculiar boundary shifts enter into men’s awareness.
The boundary between self and universe is not necessarily fixed.
The boundary which was at once our fortress is removed.
The human unconscious is not limited to contents derived from individual history.
The limits we perceive are in our minds.
The mystical effects of LSD transcending ego barriers may lead to creativity.
The nature of the infinite is not to annihilate imitations but to love them.
The psyche is without boundaries and has seemingly infinite resources and creativity.
The skin is as much a bridge as a barrier.
The usual boundaries which structure thought and perception become fluid.
To go beyond the limits of the insulated ego is such a liberation.
When the body is removed, the barrier to the Past goes also.
The new world in which I find myself has an extraordinary transparency or freedom from
barriers making it seem that I have somehow become the energy space in which
everything is happening.
He stands outside of and apart from his familiar ego, all its protective barriers having
been shed; and this can lead in some to transcendent experience, while in others to a deep
panic. To those for whom the ego is their only possible self, the only possible mode of
consciousness, its disappearance is a kind of death.
The borders of the universe I live in seem to have expanded.
The person has lost his own ego boundaries and has flowed into the world outside.
He had broken through the boundaries of his everyday consciousness to enter a world that
he had previously not even imagined could exist.
I lost the boundaries of my physical body. I felt that I was standing in the center of the
cosmos. I had never known this world. I was never created. I was the cosmos.
I lost the limitations of my normal consciousness. I felt free, without the faintest trace of
conflict anywhere at all.
It removed the limitations of my conscious mind, thus permitting me to know the
unlimited force of my underconsciousness.
My energetic field was now extended far beyond the boundaries of my physical body,
drawing emotional nourishment from this energy.
The drugs produced sudden insight that one has been living in a narrow space-time-self
The hill, half a mile from me, soon came to be perceived as the boundary of the continent
As barriers dissolved, it became apparent that we are and always have been part of an
infinite family in an interdependent universal order—a complex web of interconnected
and interpenetrating relationships.
The possibility of transcending boundaries between self and other, the illusory nature of
ego, the interdependence of opposites, the relative nature of dualism and the resolution of
paradox in transcendence became clear.
I learned that I am more—so much more than this body that walks the earth. I learned
that I’m still me, even without a name, a family, an identity, or a body. I almost think that
the body is a prison that holds my consciousness inside narrow limits, to make it possible
to function on earth. Once I was out of it, the limitless was my home.
I was amazed and intrigued. I’d learned first-hand how limited our everyday notions of
consciousness are. I knew that the experience had touched something very deep in me. I
recognized a level of reality in the experience that could not be ignored. I wanted to know
more and was willing to take the risk.
Slowly, I felt the physical and energetic resistance between us give way. There was still a
solid form, but it was now somewhat fluid, like mercury. Then I felt the boundary
between what was me and what was him dissipate, and I merged totally into him. I felt a
complete oneness with him and his spirit, as though I’d gone right into his body.
She lay down on the grass in a field beneath a bright sun and soon was living out an epic
of creation in which she identified with “the Great Goddess-Mother Earth.” Her
experience of this identification began when she first became aware that “for some time”
her body had “no longer existed in its usual limited form” and that now she was “one
with the earth.”
The psychedelic experience seemed to have opened new realms of mystical and cosmic
feelings within her. The religious elements that she experienced in her session
transcended the narrow boundaries of the traditional Catholic religion she had been
brought up with. She was now precipitating toward the more universal approaches found
within Hinduism and Buddhism.
All patients, said Grof, apparently moved through similar levels during their sessions.
They passed first through aspects of their own life experiences—birth, childhood,
adulthood—and then into experiential realms described in mystical traditions,
experiences of ego-death and rebirth followed by “satori”—the dissolution of ego-
boundaries and the loss of duality, an unfolding awareness of cosmic unity, a sense of
Barriers had dissolved.
It seemed that I had no boundaries and was reaching into infinity.
It taxed my spirit to the limit.
Mr. C. was a Leyden-jar of laughter, charged to the limit.
The boundaries of my mind opened.
a trip to what the spiritualists had called the Other World, which lay beyond the deceptive
boundary of everyday consciousness
awakening this level of consciousness that dissolves boundaries and offers transcendent
beyond the narrow boundaries of his or her perishable physical shrine and the limitations
of the individual life span
beyond the narrow boundaries of the physical organism and limitations of their own life
ego fighting to maintain or regain its hold over an outpouring of feeling over a
dissolution of emotional boundaries
everyday experience, that narrow, utilitarian world that our self-centered consciousness
selects from out of the infinite wealth of cosmic potentialities
how to break out of personality into new realms of consciousness and how to avoid the
involuntary limiting process of the ego
limits of mechanical emotions and robot mentation that are inescapable as long as one
remains within one dogmatic model or one imprinted reality-tunnel
nondefinable aspects of reality far beyond accepted limits of science (Science has limits.
Reality has no limits.)
our technology which has done so much to narrow our consciousness and to produce this
pushing human consciousness beyond the present limitations and on towards capacities
not yet realized and perhaps undreamed of
seeks to attain in his most valued moments escape from the boundaries imposed on him
by his 5 senses, to break through into another order of experience
states of consciousness that transcend ordinary space/time limitations and operate in a
reality that is more aptly described in the language of subatomic physics
stretch his imagination to the furthest limits of time and space and to explore the inward
mystery of his own consciousness
the characteristic property of hallucinogens, to suspend the boundaries between the
experiencing self and the outer world in an ecstatic, emotional experience
the error of understanding eternity as an interval of clock time rather than an experience
of timelessness, that is, of having escaped the boundaries of time entirely
the potentialities of the human cortex to create images and experiences far beyond the
narrow limits of words and concepts
the rich mental experiences that are normally ruled out of bounds by the rational nine-to-
the “straight” society of limited experience, to whom the expanded consciousness spells
anathema and fear
the subject’s feeling that his or her consciousness has expanded beyond the usual ego
boundaries and has transcended the limitations of time and space
to break down our conditioned expectations about the boundary between the possible and
whether our physical models describe the universe objectively or just define the limits of
our own knowledge
an inward liberation from the bounds of conventional patterns of thought and conduct,
understanding life directly, instead of in the abstract, linear terms of representational
breaking through the barrier surrounding our ordinary day-to-day, biologically utilitarian
world of consciousness and breaking through into another mode of consciousness, the
reports he’s seeing this fresh new world with the eyes of a child—everything looks new
and fresh, unblinkered by convention, his vision not yet limited and distorted by
the state in which we transcend or dissolve all the barriers of ego and selfishness that
separate us from God, the state of direct knowing, immediate perception of our total unity
the Primordial Tradition: an age-old wisdom of humanity, neglected only where modern
science and secularism rule, its truths revealed to the interior eye in altered states of
consciousness and now, finally, in natural science itself as it reaches its limits and begins
to glimpse something beyond
a means of breaking through a barrier
a self far beyond the image of the ego or of the human body as limited by the skin
a timeless world with no boundaries
a transpersonal state that transcends ordinary limits of human experience
an acute loss of time perception or time-boundaries
beyond the limits of ordinary human thought
beyond the ultimate limits
breaking through the normal boundaries separating persons
constant motion of boundary lines and surfaces
broadened and deepened beyond all imaginable limits
discovered how to free the mind of humanity from culturally conditioned limitations
dissolved all normal barriers of consciousness and flowed off into the well of infinity
extending our sensory boundaries
expanding consciousness beyond the game limits
far beyond the limits of ordinary human experience
far transcending the narrow confines of psychiatry, psychology and psychotherapy
freed from limitations
letting go of limited self-identifications
like a glimpse beyond the boundary of human experience
limited ego-oriented consciousness mistaking itself for the whole
moving across both physical and temporal boundaries in their consciousness
mystical union, liberation from ego and space-time limits
overcomes his ego-limitations and reaches spiritual maturity
push out beyond the unexpanded boundaries of our minds, beyond words
pushing the boundaries of my mind
relativity of boundaries
release from the limitations of the ego
the dissolution of ego boundaries, prized by mystics as a step toward unitive perception
the ego a limited, finite center of consciousness
the ego’s limited world
the limitations of ego-consciousness
the limitations of established churches
the limitations of “Western rationality”
the limited vision of reality prevailing in modern society
the transcendence of normal spatial limitations
the very limited center of conscious attention which we call the ego
this unknitting and dissolving of boundaries—self-transcendence
to break down barriers within the self
to expand limited perceptions and awaken vision
to experience his sense modalities to their fullest possible limits
to extend the boundaries of self
to free the subject from the limitations of his old ways of perceiving, thinking and feeling
to free Western man from the limitations of consciousness as we know it
to transcend space/time boundaries
transcend the bounds of logic
Western scientists with their limited model of the human psyche