States Of Consciousness
levels of consciousness
1. the state of waking consciousness
2. deep sleep
4. transcendental consciousness
5. cosmic consciousness
6. god consciousness
7. unity consciousness
The first three states — waking consciousness, deep sleep and the dreaming state of sleep — are known to every adult human being with a functional nervous system.
The last four levels — transcendental, cosmic, god and unity consciousness — are usually not available right away. These states become accessible only as one engages in regular practice of meditation.