Blog – Psychology of Becoming Conscious

“Psychology of Becoming Conscious” is a research project developed by Ovidiu Brazdau.

Psychology of Becoming Conscious I: Inner Growth Journeys
August 25, 2015 5:33 pm

This is a collection of research notes about Growing Up journeys. I use an experience-based terminology to describe the developmental dynamics related to Self-identity, and I try to speak directly to the lived experience, without using complex linguistic frameworks, such as “bottom-up theory” or “phenomenological approach”.

Psychology of Becoming Conscious II: Awakening Journeys
April 7, 2018 6:59 pm

The Awakening Journeys is an in-depth psychological approach to the process of becoming conscious, which incorporates various types of Waking Up experiences into a wider psychological perspective, allowing us to better understand the journeys of transformation.

Psychological explanations of inner growth challenges that are currently labeled as psychiatric conditions
August 26, 2015 7:40 pm

Understanding what really happens inside the experience labeled as “delusion” may provide psychiatrists and psychologists some new perspectives for understanding the real causes of these experiences. Eleven experiences that are currently labeled as delusions are explained, including an 8-step method to get out of delusions.

Entheogenic Insights I: Psychology of DMT experience
February 27, 2019 12:07 pm

During this research, my objective was to compile a bigger picture that does not conflict with any of the ideas I encountered, but rather to include them as local views or subsystems. I have chosen to list the conclusions as a coherent story, in an easy-to-read style.

Entheogenic Insights II: Some methods to access and consciously use “psychedelic visions”, without exogenous psychedelics
July 21, 2018 1:36 pm

This is a manifesto for an active attitude toward psychedelic experiences. The usual “safe” way is to prepare the set and the setting, then to let go, and let the plants do the work. My view is that we can consciously co-participate in the psychedelic experience flow, while we maintain a flexible-fluidic configuration. We can be “the shaman” and “the journeyer”, simultaneously.

Entheogenic Insights III: Depth perception and other visual explorations
February 27, 2019 2:09 pm

These explorations started as a result of entheogenic experiences that showed me new perceptual ways of connecting with reality. I like to think of this research as a tribute to Patanjali and the wisdom of Yoga Sutra.

DMT, microtubules, kundalini and witnessing awareness – research hypotheses
October 29, 2015 2:48 pm

“It may be that the DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamin) is enhancing the resonance-induced conductance in single microtubules, a process that would be inhibited by anesthetic gases”.