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4 Stages of Consciousness

One version of the 3 stages of consciousness is: Jagriti Conscious Awareness Swapna Dreaming Sushpti Deep Slumber These are linked with a fourth stage of consciousness: Turiya The Fourth These 3 stages of consciousness are associated with the 3 gunas, and the 3 primaeval goddesses, the three bodies and the three lights. The fourth stage of Consciousness is literally Turiya - the Fourth! and is a transcendent state found only in the ultimate realization of the Goddess.
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