I am happy to announce that I’m not the only one who thinks a lot of things are more important than we think. In fact, I think you might be one of the many people who thinks that. That’s why I’m launching a new book called “The Three Levels of Self-Awareness.” The idea is simple, but the concepts are complicated.
Im a former music teacher, so I think this is the title of the book. And its simple, but difficult to explain. You may have heard of the “Levels of Awareness.” These levels are levels of awareness you can have while being awake, asleep, or dreaming. People who are in the lowest level of awareness (like me) are unaware of their minds, and therefore can be manipulated by others.
I’ve been studying the Levels of Awareness to determine what it really means to be aware of your surroundings. To understand what it means to be “fully awake” you need to understand the first layer—the level of awareness you have while you are asleep. These levels are the levels of awareness you have while you are asleep while you are awake.
The first level of awareness is sleep. At this level we can be aware of anything around us without actually being aware of it. The next level is wakefulness. The last level is dream awareness. You are fully aware of everything around you while you are asleep.
A large part of the first level of awareness is simply remembering what you are aware of. But what happens when you forget something? What happens when you become aware of something but you don’t remember what you were aware of? In sleep we lose it’s ability to remember details. We are unable to remember the order of events, or the fact that we came out of a coma. In wakeful consciousness everything is vividly in your mind and you can remember every detail.
As a result of this you are unable to remember events that you know about. But this is very different from the way things are in reality. We are able to remember events, but we cannot remember the details about them. So even if you can remember the details for hours, you cannot remember the events you know about.
This is a fascinating new concept, and one that I can’t quite wrap my mind around. It’s like being in a coma and experiencing everything as though you were in a dream, yet you know every last detail of what’s happening. I can’t quite make the analogy work, but I’m really interested in it.
The concept is that of re-experience, a concept coined by the Swiss psychologist Hans-Ekkehard Schoebel. The idea is that, when your memory is impaired, you have to re-experience what you’ve experienced before. This means that if you know something you experienced many years ago, but your memory is now impaired, you have to re-experience it.
By re-experiencing his memories, Colt gets to see a new side of Blackreef. At the same time, he’s put in a room (the same room he was in when he visited the Visionaries) and gets to watch how the Visionaries live. It’s a neat concept, and as with most of the videos, the video is pretty creepy. The video is available to watch on YouTube so you can re-experience it in your own time.
This video is interesting since it is only available in English. I think its a nice touch that the developers went to so much pains to bring the story to life in other languages.