>>1606>How exactly did you determine the "level of consciousness" for fictional characters that don't possess consciousness?
Anything - fictional or non-fictional - can be rated. As you are ultimately consciousness itself, fictional characters can be rated.
As for how I determined, say Twilight Sparkle's rating, I simply read the guides I linked above and applied my understanding of the theory to her character.
If you like, I can take you step-by-step through this process.
First, let's see if Twilight Sparkle is a good fit for a sub-200 LOC. According to the theory...>While the sub 200 levels would correspond to the yogic term “Tamas” (darkness, imbalance, disorder, chaos, anxiety, impure, destructive, delusion, negative, dull or inactive, apathy, inertia or lethargy, violent, vicious, ignorant, entropy), the levels between LOC 200 and 439 is all about “Rajas” (activity, passion, transition, individualizing, driven, moving, dynamic, ambitious).
As we can see by the description, Twilight Sparkle is certainly not at a sub-200 level. In fact, the sub-200 levels would seem to describe Discord and Nightmare Moon much better.
So we know for sure she's not at a sub-200 level. But is she is a good fit for a 200-439 LOC? By reading the description... does Twilight Sparkle show a lot of activity? YES. Does she show a lot of transition? She likes to learn about friendship in every episode, so YES. Does she have a strong sense of self? Individualized characters are why Bronies like the show. Is she driven? Absolutely. Moving, dynamic, ambitious? Check, check, and check.
But perhaps she is even higher. Let's check if she fits the higher-level descriptions.>LOC 500s is when the mind drops into the Heart and Inner Love opens it’s [sic] doors to the Heavenly realms. It is the most beautiful spiritual honeymoon period where there is no more fear and Love is the Answer.
OK - this doesn't sound much like Twilight Sparkle. She has a LOT of problems in the first two seasons, making big deals about minor problems. She's frequently not well-composed, either and likes to study books a lot, frequently thinking they have all the answers... Nope - not Twilight Sparkle, but it does sound A LOT like Fluttershy at least when she's around her animal friends or works up the courage to openly express what she's feeling.
But let's go higher just in case...>LOC 600s is considered as a spiritual adulthood. It is called the Cosmic consciousness due to the exponential expansion of consciousness from the individual Higher Self to the Cosmic Galactic Christed Self. It is the mighty “I AM Presence”
...doesn't sound like Twilight Sparkle due to her neurotic tendencies, but it sounds like a bit like Pinkie Pie... Hm...
I calibrated her at LOC 700, however, due to the last line in the LOC 700 description:>An enlightened person is now able to change their Perceptions ( Emotions –> Thoughts –> Cognitions –> Perceptions ) and see what IS to a larger degree of en-lightened Clarity.
Since Pinkie Pie indeed seems to be able to change her genuine perceptions of reality at will.
So back to Twilight Sparkle - We know she is somewhere between 200 and 439.
The website offers further instruction:>When you change your level of consciousness you are literally changing the “TV channel” that is playing out your life. If you like horror then stay below 200, if you prefer drama the 200’s and 300’s are good for that, but if you prefer light comedy I recommend the higher 400’s and the 500’s.
Already I'm thinking Twilight Sparkle is going to at least be 300, since the show is a little girl's show, afterall... with drama and light comedy.>Restlessness and excess of unbalanced energy is common. Longing for peace and harmony, the words and concepts in spiritual teachings really starts to resonate at the medium/higher end of LOC 300 – 439
Twilight Sparkle definitely wants peace and harmony, so that would put her in the upper 300s but below 500.
But since rationality is 399, and 400 marks the opening of the Heart Chakra, which Twilight Sparkle did in the first episode of Season 1, that would put her at at leas 400. In fact, all the ponies' heart chakras seem to be quite open - each having their own "Element of Harmony." This is also strong evidence for the ponies being at at least Level 400. Level 400 ranges from Inner Light - the release of negative emotions, Inner Wisdom - knowing yourself, and Inner Love - loving yourself. So how much do I think Twilight Sparkle loves herself vs. has just cleared out negative emotions? I put her at 440 sine she is a smart and wise horse.
At any rate, the precise number isn't super important. I think most would agree she falls in the New Humanity Consciousness range. Otherwise, why would so many bronies want to portal to Equestria?
===>I have to be honest, all of this doesn't seem like it's actually based in science.
It's not based on the hard science, but it can follow the scientific method... it is a mental model of reality, to be used to improve your understanding of yourself.>It sounds like a bunch of "woo-woo" used to sell to crystals to housewives
Oh no - you're thinking of the 300-439 realms:>>The whole “spiritual/alternative scene”, with all its circus like ways and requisita, plays out mostly within the medium/upper end of 300 – 439.>Can we discuss what this actually IS and if it's valid before we start assigning arbitrary numbers and chart readings to things?
Certainly. How would you like to start?