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Moving from knowledge to wisdom, from ordinary consciousness to extraordinary consciousness

Alex Bennet (Mountain Quest Institute, Frost, West Virginia, USA)
David Bennet (Mountain Quest Institute, Frost, West Virginia, USA)

VINE

ISSN: 0305-5728

Article publication date: 11 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationships among knowledge, wisdom, consciousness and extraordinary consciousness.

Design/methodology/approach

After introducing knowledge, this paper provides: a short review of the literature on the concept of wisdom; an introduction to the concepts of ordinary and extraordinary consciousness; and a brief exploration of the relationships among these concepts.

Findings

Tacit knowledge is in relationship to wisdom. Since extraordinary consciousness by definition is heightened sensitivity to, awareness of, and connection with our unconscious mind, extraordinary consciousness is in support of wisdom.

Originality/value

Introduces concept of extraordinary consciousness.

Keywords

Citation

Bennet, A. and Bennet, D. (2008), "Moving from knowledge to wisdom, from ordinary consciousness to extraordinary consciousness", VINE, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 7-15. https://doi.org/10.1108/03055720810870842

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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