I know that truth is more complicated than labels and stages, but it can be helpful to navigate our way, if we can define common experiences. Like Erikson and Freud defined stages of human development, some, like Jim Marion have defined Spiritual stages of development... 1. Archaic Consciousness of Infants 2. Magical Consciousness of Children 3. Mythic Consciousness - Pre-Adolescence 4. Rational Consciousness 5. Vision-Logic Consciousness 6. Psychic Consciousness 7. Dark Night of the Senses 8. Subtle Consciousness 9. Dark Night of the soul 10. Resurrection from the Dark Night 11. Christ (or however you define God) Consciousness 12. Nondual Consciousness In my experience, we don't necessarily go through these stages like a ladder... but more integrally. Does anybody know much about #7 - #12? Any guidance for this, especially the dark night of the soul... or as Carl Jung explained, confronting you shadow self?