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Higher States of Consciousness — Online Course

MVS 552

This course is offered for credit and noncredit

Spring 2018
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Tuition for Noncredit Students: $600 Start date: Jan 15th
Tuition for credit students: $2000 ($500×4 credits) Start & End dates: Jan 15th – Feb 3rd (3 weeks) See Current Schedule

∗ Registration for credit students will end on Jan 15th

Course Overview

Course Goal: The goal of this course is to gain a deeper understanding of higher states of consciousness as described in Maharishi Vedic Science and a more profound appreciation for how they can be cultivated through Maharishi’s Vedic technologies of consciousness.

Course Objective: A primary objective is to accelerate the development of consciousness through an ideal daily routine and through the daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program.

 Faculty: Thomas Egenes

 All Overview of Lesson videos are pre-recorded and includes William Sands

 All Lecture videos are pre-recorded and includes Maharishi

 Required Textbooks


Course Structure

This course consists of 10 lessons

This course consists of 10 lessons, which include videos, lectures by Maharishi, readings from Maharishi and others, discussion forums, and webinars. For those taking the course for credit, there will be additional academic work appropriate for a Master’s program, including essays and a final paper.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the experience of witnessing and explain its physiological basis;
  2. Explain the mechanics of the transition from Cosmic Consciousness to God consciousness;
  3. Relate Maharishi’s distinction between the absolute and personal aspects of God to the experience of God consciousness;
  4. Elucidate the relationship between God, Unity, and Brahm, and describe the mechanics of the transitions between them;
  5. Explain why Maharishi terms Brahm a state of total knowledge

Course lessons

Lesson 1: Overview of Higher States of Consciousness
Lesson 2: Seven States of Consciousness and the Evolution of Human Physiology
Lesson 3: Cosmic Consciousness: The Mechanics of Witnessing
Lesson 4: The Mechanics of Development of Heart and Mind from the State of Ignorance to Unity Consciousness
Lesson 5: Rising to Unity Consciousness: Perceiving Unity within Diversity
Lesson 6: Self Realization: The Basis of God-Realization
Lesson 7: Unity Consciousness: Living Infinite Harmony
Lesson 8: Unity rises to Brahm – That Wholeness of Awareness Which is More than the Collection of Parts
Lesson 9: Maharishi Answers Questions on the Seven States of Consciousness
Lesson 10: Maharishi’s Commentary on an Experience of Higher States of Consciousness: Indication of the Dawn of a Problem-Free World

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