Consciousness Science: a brief introduction

Consciousness science studies the consciousness (intelligent principle, soul, spirit, ego). Is takes into account all of cosnciousness’ attributes, its psychic capacities, its ability to manifest itself outside of the physical body (out-of-body experiences, OBE, astral projection), and the fact consciousness’ sequential lives (reincarnation).

The science of conscientiology was proposed in 1986 by Brazilian consciousness researcher, Waldo Vieira, MD. Vieira officially presented conscientiology to the general public and scientific community as a new science in the treatise Projectiology: a Panorama of the Experiences of the Consciousness outside the Human Body. Later, Vieira published the foundations for the science of conscientiology in a second treatise 700 Experiments of Conscientiology (1994).

Conscientiology differs from conventional sciences in that its scientific foundation is based on a new, more advanced philosophical paradigm. Whereas conventional sciences are based on the Newtonian-Cartesian model, which considers reality to be unidimensional (physical only), conscientiology is based on the consciential paradigm, which considers reality to be multidimensional.

Conventional sciences regards the consciousness as a by-product of the physical brain and conduct research using materialistic methodologies. This approach fails to address one of the fundamental principles of consciousness, however: that its true nature extends far beyond the boundaries of the physical realm.

To conduct scientific investigation in non-physical dimensions, conscientiology relies on the capacity of each and every human being to leave their physical body with lucidity. The out-of-body experience is thus conscientiologists’ main research tool, allowing them to access extraphysical dimensions and derive conclusions about their multidimensional nature.

Based on the research of many conscious projectors, a few fundamental principles have been derived about consciousnes, which constitute the foundation of conscientiology.

1) The consciousness is multidimensional, that is, it is able to manifest itself in several dimensions.

2) The consciousness is multi-vehicular, that is, it has a number of vehicles, each one of them designed to manifest in its specific dimension: the physical body for the physical dimension, the psychosoma (astral body, spirit body) for the extraphysical (non-physical) dimension, and the mentalsoma (mental body) for the mental dimension.

3) The consciousness is multi-existential, meaning that it has existed before physical birth and will continue to exist after physical death. In fact, it alternates in a serial fashion between periods in the physical dimension (lives) and periods in the extraphysical dimension.

4) The consciousness is engaged in an evolutionary process. Conscientiology proposes a fundamental scale of evolution, which encompasses the most basic expressions of conscious life up until the most evolved type of consciousness that still undergoes serial existences. It not only identifies and studies the different levels along this scale, but also provides strategies and techniques so that the motivated consciousness can apply them to evolve more efficiently.

In essence, conscientiology offers logical and practical answers to the basic questions of life – who are we? where do we come from? what are we doing here? where are we going? – in order to shed light on our reality as consciousnesses in evolution and to enable us to advance our evolutionary process with more awareness and efficiency.