Beyond the Mind
"Beyond the Mind" introduces the study of evolutionary psychology. Bernard de Montr al explores the implications of the "supramental," as they bear on the inexorable awakening of "mental consciousness" and on its displacement of the primacy of the intellect and of its historical function as principal source of intelligence and knowledge. This important work examines the effects of "thought pollution" on the mind and the perils of the "psychic seduction" exerted by "sectarian ideology" and occultism. His novel definition of the mind bridges the psychic gap between "involution" and "evolution," from intellect and "unconscious free-will" to real creative thought, naive spirituality and belief to "mental consciousness" and from soul to spirit.
" "We have moved from superstition to empirical science in the study of matter but have failed to move from superstition to science in the study of thought, a prerequisite for the understanding of the mysteries."
"The passage from mental or psychological to supramental or psychic evolution will transform the self 's view of life, death and the mysteries. It will be a difficult experience for civilization as its influence on the mind will be brought to question as the self witnesses the legacy of astral illusions that have kept humanity in the dark for thousands of years. The self stands at the crossroads of the past and future of civilization.""