Technologies are products of consciousness, projections of natural abilities.
An integral part of our environment, technology is a means to channel potential into practical use. No matter if technology consists of an ancient plow or a space shuttle, it represents a creative force that touches practically every aspect of our lives.
Technology is applied science, taking what is known and targeting this toward a specific application or purpose. Well practiced, science grants adventures into the unknown and technology turns those endeavors into practical gains. From tires to windows to engines and the means to make them, to the thinking behind them, automobiles alone reflect how deeply technology pervades our lives.
Technologies are products of consciousness, projections of natural abilities. Capacities of perception that are inside oneself find themselves expressed as physical manifestations. X-ray and CAT scan technologies, for example, are high-tech versions of the personal seeing of energy. On a larger scale, a metaphysical system offers techniques for not only implementing but intricately developing the worldview it espouses, where the emphasis is on the ability to enhance awareness.52 This can be seen in shamanic teachings, which render a energetic view of human anatomy and physiology, as well as a means to manage these resources; they embody more than philosophy as they form a technology that places metaphysical theory into practice and experience.
In addition to the material and mechanical varieties, technology therefore includes cognitive forms. Awareness precedes material form. A working technology grows from a concept that is pulled out of the unknown and gains conscious footing; technology emerges from the human unconscious and the possibilities held within. Agreements formed in collective consciousness anchor it to reality. Ancient mysticisms represent cognitive technologies, especially when they are applied for a specific purpose.
Technologies come in large and small sizes, have technologies within technologies, and build upon themselves. Technologies result from mental constructions—models—and then intending this mental force to take usable form, and this end result can be material or cognitive. You can have all the material artifacts of transportation technologies, for instance, or you can have well-formed mysticisms that are based on mind rather than on physical products. The path for any technology is from reducing the abstract to the practical, from translating the unknown to the known, from using imagination to augment learning.
While all technologies derive from cognition, from awareness and knowing, the purpose of technology determines the principles behind it, its application, and its limitations. Bioenergetic technologies pertain to those applications based on bioenergy with a target of influencing energetic structures. Acupuncture, laying on of hands, and magnetic resonance are all of this class. Biocognitive refers to technologies that utilize the entirety of human energetic resources, are most often implemented and controlled by awareness itself, and also have an effect on consciousness. In short, a cognitive technology targets mind whereas a biocognitive technology bridges body (biological) and mind (cognitive). Both promote awareness and knowing.
First Section: Bioenergetic Technology