Ego

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The word Ego is used to refer to the the integrated combination of self-consciousness (I), perspective (eye) (individual view/understanding of the world) and will (Sharp, SA1) that leads to the emergence/experience of Self/self. Ego is the conscious experience of self (Sharp, SA1). Thus

Ego = Self-consciousness + Perspective + Will
or
Ego = I + Eye + Will

Human beings struggle to integrate two egos, a Spiritual Ego and a Bodily Ego. Spiritual ego emerges as the result of an Intensification of Consciousness. At the point where Consciousness becomes self aware (i.e. aware of it's independent existence and perspective), "speaks" the words I AM, an ego (a.k.a. Monad is born (Sharp, BOLVI). Bodily ego emerges as the result of the operation of what scientists call the Default Mode Network (Sosteric, SA1).

Notes

The primary task of human development is the development of a healthy and strong Bodily Ego that is capable of containing a full measure of spiritual ego.

Toxic Socialization undermines the bodily ego and makes it incapable of containing a full measure of spiritual ego.

When the bodily ego functions to limit consciousness (ref), the bodily ego may be said to be in a unhealthy, defensive, and pathological state. See Ego Pathology

Psychological treatment of an unhealthy bodily ego involves repair of psychological emotional damage and reintegration of spiritual ego with bodily ego.

Most people, Kai Vogeley et al. (1999) is an example, overlook self-efficacy/power/will in their conceptualization of identity/ego. Vogely et al. (1999):

  • the consciousness of one’s own mental states, such as perceptions, attitudes, opinions, and intentions to act.
  • ability to take a self- or first-person perspective (1PP)
  • sense of transtemporal unity (Vogely, Kurthen, Falkai, & Maier, 1999: direct quote).

Ego did not always exist. Before the Fabric of Consciousness intensified into the monadic spark of god, there was no ego, there was simply the blissful, but unaware, Fabric of Consciousness. However, at the point of the intensification, when god is born in The Fabric, so too is the first ego (i.e. I + eye + will) brought into existence. This original monadic spark, and all subsequent intensifications in the Fabric of Consciousness, may be referred to as Spiritual Ego

Current conceptualizations of ego do not distinguish between bodily ego and spiritual ego and are consequently primitive, unserviceable, limiting, and ultimately confusing. In light of increasing global crises (Sharp, RSGME), straightening out our conception of the bodily ego and spiritual ego are critically important.


See Also

Consciousness | ( Structure of Consciousness | Levels of Consciousness)

Further Reading

Sosteric, Mike. (SOA). The Science of Ascension. Unpublished. [1]


References

Sosteric, Mike. (SOA). The Science of Ascension. Unpublished. [2]

Sosteric, Mike (2017). The Rocket Scientists' Guide to Money and the Economy. St. Albert, Alberta: Lightning Path Press. [3]

Vogeley, K., May, M., Ritzl, A., Falkai, P., Zilles, K., & Fink, G. R. (2004). Neural Correlates of First-Person Perspective as One Constituent of Human Self-Consciousness. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16(5), 817-827. doi: 10.1162/089892904970799

Vogeley, K., Kurthen, M., Falkai, P., & Maier, W. (1999). Essential Functions of the Human Self Model Are Implemented in the Prefrontal Cortex. Consciousness and Cognition, 8(3), 343-363. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/ccog.1999.0394