Conscious Levels of Reality and Illusion“It is clear that no one can know the nature of the highest certainty, unless he possesses an adequate idea, or the subjective essence of a thing: for certainty is identical with such subjective essence” — Elwes’ translation, Philosophy of Benedict de Spinoza, p. 11Series 2 – Lecture 3 | Pamphlet. 36pp ……. Lecture Series Two of the Basic Ideas of Man is devoted to the study of consciousness itself, of man as a conscious being, and the orientation of human consciousness in its relation to the experiences of knowledge and knowing. The reader is introduced to the essential Buddhist doctrines of India, China and Tibet. The mystical teachings of the Platonists and Neoplatonists lead naturally to the consideration of the early Christian mystics.