The Pathology of Reason outlines the mind's identity-of-self as an efficient hierarchical framework. Thru the psychological mind's formulation of time - the ultimate teleological tale - an abstraction so powerfully subtle seeds itself within the early formations of our mental, emotional and behavioral constructs. The resultant Mechanisms of Mind (whether derived thru trauma, pattern, habit or conditioning) are inherently limited and flawed as foundations of rationality as they merely mask the inflection of bias from which they are derived as the ego only exists based upon its conception of past and future.
Meanwhile, life hosts an elephant in the room such that we've turned the penultimate spiritual experience - and a resoundingly absolute one at that - into the subtext of the psychological mind's unease and neurosis. The psychological dilemma itself is death. To the mind, both anticipating or avoiding this dilemma can itself become the enantiodromia or catalyst of your release from it.
However, in many instances it lends itself instead to the formation of myriad mental, emotional and behavioral constructs and defense mechanisms - Mechanisms of Mind. These, whether derived thru trauma, pattern, habit or conditioning become inherently imbedded within our foundations of rationality and habituate themselves into the external order determined by our perception (as object of awareness).
That is unless you can remain present and aware of this process being a sort of efficiency of mind. This process values conceptual time over the Now, as the Now is beyond mind-identification. Cognition by mind requires contrast, as you always need time to process life, reflect on life and conceptualize life, but life only occurs within the Now.
Living at this level of awareness is consciousness. It's not an answer, nor is it an acquiring of a thing or state. It is simply living thru direct awareness; the Wholeness Principle.
This book is a call to understanding and expanding the circumference of knowledge that is human consciousness.