Consciousness as Embodied, Embedded, Enmeshed


Consciousness is all too often understood purely in subjective terms. An Integral approach recognizes that subjectivity is only one of four dimensions to consciousness. This article proposes that consciousness (subjectivity) cannot be understood independent of its co-arising with bodies (objectivity), cultures (intersubjectivity), and systems (interobjectivity).


Yeah, I think the modern view of consciousness is kind of equivalent to “thinking ability”, but I often explore the idea of consciousness as something that has existed for billions of years and we can choose to “join”, or the idea of consciousness as resembling a fractal where there is consciousness at the locality but this locality is represented by and represents the totality.
I’m not sure how that maps to the article’s dimensions.