MEDITATION & GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION : Chapter-4
4. THE HISTORY OF THE LAST DECADES
The objective of a consciousness revival would be to achieve greater awareness for the individual and enhanced well being for the society. For thirty years, experiments in consciousness expansion took many and sometimes bizarre directions including parapsychology, New Age revivalism or psychotropic substance abuses. Within the scope of rationality, many systems are built on voluntary cognitive functions related to both brain hemispheres and the sympathetic nervous system ( positive thinking, concentration, mindfulness etc…)
All the while, breakthrough discoveries opened valid path of inner enquiry. For instance, the teachings of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, (1923-2011) which inspired the Center for Evolutionary Learning (CEL), revealed the meta mental potential of consciousness and improved the life of a significant numbers of people in many nations. In that approach, the point is not to think out of the box, but to exit the box of the thinking process by entering a state of silent (thoughtless) awareness.