The Nine Planes of Consciousness:

A Journey Through the Layers of Existence

Zen Benefiel
5 min readFeb 18, 2024

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Hakin’s hybrid scale

In the summer of 1989, I had the facilitated experience of moving through nine planes of consciousness, assembling a body in each and having a moment of perception from its perspective. It left me with a lot of questions and further experiences. It was too real to have been imagined, and evidence of having those connections came through…

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Zen Benefiel

Vulnerable and radically curious toward harmony among people and planet. Co-Executive Director of Live and Let Live Global Peace Movement and Foundation.