My name is Anton Grosz. Thirty-seven years ago a white light exploded in my head and I suddenly knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that what I had accepted as reality for the first years of my life was not all that existed. There was another whole dimension of reality out there, one that I had put down and made fun of because it smacked of religion and fairy tales and gobbledygook. Now poof!, here I was, right in the middle of it, and much to my amazement, it was for real.
“Why?” I asked, “did I have to go so long without knowing the Truth?” And the little voice inside my head answered, “You have now stood on both sides of the river. If you had this knowledge from the beginning, how could you have shared it with anybody who didn’t already know?” Fortunately, reason and logic told me very early on that I was not that special nor unique, and that any truth I might have been exposed to, however fantastic it might seem, must have been given to others as well. And so, rather than running out to preach what I’d gotten through my personal epiphany, I began studying.
I read the Holy Books of the world’s religions and practiced their teachings, sat at the feet of enlightened masters of various faiths and received their initiations, meditated with indigenous people from around the world and embraced their totems, basked in hot tubs with mystics and psychics and opened myself to their auras. I even listened to the door-to-door proselytizers with their canned spiels. In short, I opened myself up to everyone, modern and ancient, who taught of a higher reality and compared what they had to say. Patterns began to emerge.
Equally importantly, as a long time practicing atheist, I examined the tenets and teachings of modern science. I studied cognitive science, quantum physics, and chaos theory, along with anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, and phenomenology. And to further broaden what I had gotten on my own, I moved to San Francisco and enrolled in the California Institute of Integral Studies, learning from and interacting with some of the major thinkers of our day, receiving a PhD in Philosophy and the Evolution of Consciousness along the way. And now, over three decades after my odyssey began, I am ready to share a most amazing fact.
Even though science and religion seem to be on opposite ends of a methodological spectrum, even though each discipline uses their own buzz words to reflect their specific beliefs and world views, they are really saying the same thing. Call it God, call it Universal Consciousness, call it The One, The Self, The Void, All That Is, The Tao, Satchitananda, Allah, Jahweh, The Big Kahuna, The Cosmic Muffin, or The Grand Unification Theory. What name you give it really doesn’t matter, other than it tends to separate you from people who call it something else. It is what it is… a singular reality pervading the universe that forms the basis of human consciousness as well as the foundation of both science and religion.
Helping you experience that Oneness for yourself is the challenge I hope to fulfill with The Higher Consciousness Blog, and The Games of Consciousness and Roving ‘I’ websites.
Remember, there is nothing to be afraid of in exploring the vast infinite reaches within your own consciousness and deciding what is valid and true for you. It is only the teacher who says their way is the only way that you have to fear.
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