Higher Wisdom and Conventional Wisdom A Tract Book Essay By Anthony J. Fejfar © Copyright 2006 by Anthony J.

Fejfar

I have argued previously that stages or level of human consciousness exist. I argue that there are two different levels of Wisdom that operate. Let us consider the following chart:

Level 1.

Stage experience

Description sense experience basic emotions body mind

2.

understanding

analytic understanding analytic mind-soul

3.

judgment/reflection

conventional wisdom intellect Spirit will

conventional intuition

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4.

Being-Love

formal operations abstract planning, mathematics, logic

5.

Creativity

artistic creativity meaning hermeneutics

6.

Intuition

big picture intuition universalism transpersonal insight and knowing

7.

Higher Love

Love of higher values Love of Mind Love of Spirituality Compassion Love of Earth and/or Humanity

8.

Logos

Higher Reason Curvelinear Reason Understands Fractals and Probability

9. 10. 11.

Abba Love Being Higher Wisdom

Mom and Dad Love Unrestricted Act of Understanding Transformative Wisdom

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I would like to argue, then, that Level 3 wisdom while a good thing, is not Level 11 wisdom. Level 3 wisdom is geared toward accepting society and conventional rules as they are, and then adapting to the situation. This is consistent with Piaget and Kohlberg’s idea of Level 3 conventional consciousness. Level 11 wisdom, on the other hand is transformative. Level 11 wisdom integrates all of the higher levels of consciousness such as Intuition and Higher Love, to argue for a more utopian society based upon higher values.

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