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Higher Brain Living: May Precipitate Humanity’s Sixth Epoch

Feb 24, 2012 ● By Michael Cotton

The world needs authentic agents of change right now, and we are the ones we have been waiting for. Over the last 100,000 years, there have been five major epochs of human civilization, spiraling upward from archaic, to magic, to mythic, to rational and to pluralistic worldviews. We are currently poised for the emergence of a sixth epoch, which promises to illuminate a new way to see the world and a new way to live.

The question many are asking is whether this new emergence, this next culture, will show up in time to save humanity. Evolution meanders; sometimes it erases its mistakes and starts over; there are no guarantees. The complexity we have created in our individual lives and collectively in the world has exceeded the capacity of our brains to process it all and to create new solutions for our current challenges. Our collective cognitive overload is simply too much for our minds to deal with.

One way to circumvent this dilemma may be to fully energize the newly evolved, untapped Higher Brain and then provide a roadmap for a new culture to emerge. This new culture promotes growth and evolution and seeks wholeness and integration, honoring the entire spiral of human development. It can adopt new perspectives and act from them in creating a new world.

The world’s present population comprises the leading edge of millions of years of evolution and as such, has been charged with the responsibility for creating the conditions for a future that transcends all that has come before, giving rise to all that has never yet been. We must grow and evolve until we have enveloped the entire cosmos into our very being. Only then can we create a space for all beings to move forward.

We must commit, as spirits in action, to this authenticity in our daily lives and become an example of what we want the world to be. Evolution is manifesting itself through us, because we are the future.

Dr. Michael Cotton is the director of Higher Brain Living™, which offers training and certification in this standalone discipline that can also be coupled with yoga, bodywork and life coaching to create profound shifts in energy from the lower to higher brain. He will appear Mar. 24, in Lisle and Apr. 26, in Chicago. For more information visit