‘Higher consciousness’ sounds mystical and possibly irritating. It shouldn’t. It just captures how we see things when we go beyond our own egos.

Brought to you by The School of Life in collaboration with Mad Adam Films, this fascinating animation takes an analytical look at states of “higher consciousness” as described by mystics and spiritual beings throughout history. By comparing the overwhelmingly common characteristics of these altered forms of consciousness with modern neurological science, the developers of this short have formulated a rationalized, secular method for explaining these states without any of the vague, wishy-washy ambiguity so often used.

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