"Our consciousness is not a permanent fixture. Different levels of human consciousness, with progressive evolution from the lowest to the highest, were envisaged by almost all the great spiritual traditions. Consciousness evolution is from the ego-bound to the transpersonal form. It could produce more empathy among people, and greater sensitivity to animals, plants, and the entire biosphere. It could create subtle contact with other parts of the cosmos. A society hallmarked by transpersonal consciousness is not likely to be materialistic and self-centered."
Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything