by Nanci Trivellato
On October 1995, an article was published in the American Time Magazine which discussed, for one of the first times, studies related to the methods of measuring emotional intelligence (note: today we can acquire books on the topic). Surely, you have heard of the concept called I.Q. or intelligence coefficient, which evaluates the level or intellectual capacity of the person according to a determined type of reasoning.
The investigations of the International Academy of Consciousness have the purpose of establishing means of evaluating the abilities of persons in a more general level, in other words, that which is beyond the intellectual capacity, considering all of the individual’s manifestations, capacities, and developments, in an extensive manner, even considering other existences, arriving at a more correct evaluation for the level of global evolution of an individual. Recently published, the first edition of this examination of integral capacities is available, titled Conscientiogram.
Interestingly, in the Time Magazine article, one can observe how scientists, even the more conventional ones, come to the conclusion that more criteria are needed to evaluate the consciousness and that there are other levels of manifestations – getting closer to the scientific paradigms proposed by Projectiology. These scientists say that the I.Q. test is not sufficient to evaluate a consciousness, but only to evaluate one aspect of the consciousness. They are starting to realize that the sane manifestation of a consciousness does not depend solely on intelligence. As we know, there are very intelligent persons who are criminal masterminds, not having any type of ethics, making use of their intelligence for negative ends.
According to Dr. Goleman from Harvard University, the concept of intelligence is beginning to be reevaluated. With this, various concepts that we have been studying are starting to be more researched and valued in studies in a more general manner all over the world, anticipating positive changes in the analyses of the consciousness. Dr. Goleman says, in his own words, that “self-awareness and lucidity are possibly the abilities most important in a person, since they permit the exercise of self-control.” We can see the emphasis in lucidity being applied more by researchers of Psychology.
This group of scientists from various universities, such as New York, New Hampshire, and John Hopkins University, now speak of the E.Q., which is the test of the individual’s emotional coefficient.
Many experiments were performed in order to achieve these results. For example, one of these was to observe the reactions of children faced with an emotional dilemma. The experimenter invites children, one by one, into an empty room and begins to tell them that they can eat the only marshmallow that is there at the moment. He then explains that if they wait while he goes out to perform a task, the children will receive two marshmallows.
The result is that some children take the only marshmallow as soon as the experimenter leaves the room. Others take it minutes after, because they get tired of waiting. Yet others wait the whole time. The studies were performed years after this initial experiment, and the experimenters waited for the children to grow up in order to see how they developed throughout life. Then, they reached the conclusion that those children who were able to wait the whole time had the tendency to succeed in their objectives and relations. Those who gave up easily had a greater tendency to feel frustrated in life, with worst results in school and with little strength to realize their objectives.
Now the group of scientists has initiated studies beyond those of emotional control, and they begin to talk about things like the sensibility of persons who perceive others’ emotional states, without seeing the obvious clues or facial expressions of individuals. With this, they develop techniques for reading one’s body posture (beyond facial expressions) in detail, examining their intimate emotional state. We know that these studies represent a positive progress, given that they are a departure from conventional science. But when are they going to begin studies on the perceptions we have about someone despite the fact that they are far away and we are not able to see them? When are they going to start studying the control over energies that directly influences one’s emotions and that sometimes causes the person to deviate from his normal emotional state without reason?
It is difficult for science to study deeper topics of consciousness as a result of its paradigm. The leading theory followed today by conventional sciences is a materialistic model. This paradigm is known as the Physicalist-Newtonian-Cartesian, because it is based on the physical matter as its central point of focus.
The more ample and profound investigations of Projectiology are possible by the open and actual model that is used, called the Consciential Paradigm. The Consciential Paradigm is based on the consciousness and its manifestations as the central point of scientific focus.
With the deepest knowledge of the consciousness, along with the practical experimentation of certain phenomena, such as the conscious projection outside the body (astral projection, astral travel), the person can be able to amplify its self-knowledge, lucidity, and self-control. The consequences of this knowledge are positive ones and can be used in one’s development.