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1000 is now avaBookFrontCoverOnlyilable on in Kindle and print formats. 1000 is a complete guide to LOCs (Levels of Consciousness) and the new Map of Awakening.

Ramaji gives an overview of the lower levels of consciousness (LOC 30 to LOC 499). He explains the emergence of spirituality (LOC 500 to 559). He then describes the advanced seeker stages (LOC 560 to LOC 589) getting ready to leap into non-duality.

Ramaji covers the four non-dual stages in considerable depth. Entries from his private spiritual journal illuminate this ultimate journey.

The new non-dual sage goes from local space spontaneity (LOC 600s) to cosmic or universal consciousness (LOC 700s) to divine unknowing (LOC 800s) to, for a few, the hesitant hermit (LOC 900s). He arrives at and stabilizes in the Absolute (LOC 1000).

In order to assist the advanced seekers and spiritual teachers around the world, Ramaji offers case studies and other in-depth practical explanations in order to show how each major non-dual stage is different from the others. He also does all he can to describe the nature and experience of the Absolute. He calls upon Ramana and Nisargdatta frequently in his efforts to explain the Absolute which is by Its very nature ineffable and utterly beyond words. There has never been a book like 1000 before. If you are on the spiritual path in any way, this is a book that you simply cannot do without.

The complete Map of Awakening with Levels of Consciousness and a condensed Map are included. Complementing the Map of Awakening are deep studies of 7 different traditional spiritual maps of non-dual awakening: the Seven Valleys of Sufism, the Five Ranks of Tozan, the 10 Zen Oxherding Pictures, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Stages of Advaita Vedanta, Major Arcana of the Tarot and the Hero’s Journey.

One of Ramaji’s students jokingly referred to 1000 as the “Bible 2.0.” You may not agree, but one thing is for sure. You cannot afford to be without YOUR copy of 1000 by Ramaji!

Below is the Table of Contents. The Introduction by Koort is also included. It gives an excellent overview of 1000, who it is for and what it is about. The free “Map of Awakening” (Condensed and Complete versions) available on this site and at are based on the 1000 book.


The Levels of Consciousness and a Map of the Stages of Awakening for Spiritual Seekers and Teachers

Table of Contents

Introduction By Koort

The Levels of Consciousness and the Complete Map of Awakening

What Is Level of Consciousness?

How to Evaluate a Person’s LOC Using Whole Body Intuitive Resonance

Notes On Assessing Non-Dual Teachers

LOCs of 200 Contemporary Western Teachers of Non-Duality and Advaita

100 Spiritual Giants

The River of Life: LOC 30 to 499

Bonfires of Sacrifice: LOC 500 to 559

Stepping into the Blaze: LOC 560 to 569

The Mystic On Fire: LOC 570 to 579

A Sage Is Waiting: LOC 580 to 589

No Man’s Land: LOC 590 to 599

Seven Maps of Non-Dual Awakening

Spiritual Map One: Seven Valleys of Sufism

Spiritual Map Two: Five Ranks of Tozan

Spiritual Map Three: 10 Zen Oxherding Pictures

Spiritual Map Four: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Spiritual Map Five: Stages of Advaita Vedanta

Spiritual Map Six: Major Arcana of the Tarot

Spiritual Map Seven: The Hero’s Journey

Quest for the Absolute: An Overview of the Journey From No Self (600s) to Supreme Self (1000)

The Far Frontier: LOC 600 to 699

My Spiritual Journal: From No Self to Cosmic Self (LOC 683 to LOC 776)

The Cosmic Vision: LOC 700 to 799

My Spiritual Journal: Ascent into Darkness (LOC 776 to LOC 845)

The Unthinkable Surrender: LOC 800 to 899

My Spiritual Journal: Amrita Nadi and the Consummation of the Crown (LOC 845 to LOC 932)

The Hesitant Hermit: LOC 900

My Spiritual Journal: Starving the I-Thought to Death (LOC 932 to LOC 1000)

Lost in the Absolute: LOC 1000

The RASA Opportunity

If You Have Suggestions or Feedback

Appendix One: Music of Ramaji Unity

Appendix Two: Planetary Awakening

Appendix Three: Journey to the Heart of Truth



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Introduction to 1000 By Koort

1000 is the ultimate level of consciousness, or LOC, the numerical assessment of a person’s state of awareness, on the way to Self-Realization or Freedom in this lifetime.

Even though 1000 is the only thing that is real, it is realized by taking the imaginary journey through the lower levels of consciousness. In 1000 Ramaji quantifies, qualifies, and maps out this journey just as it is, level by level, step by step.

Although everyone’s experience and time spent at each LOC will be unique, Ramaji shows you how to recognize each level, alerts you to the pitfalls as you move through them, and encourages you to complete the journey.

He opens up about his personal journey to LOC 1000. He lists the LOCs of numerous contemporary spiritual teachers, gurus, authors and historical figures. He also explains the benefits of Ramaji Advaita Shaktipat Attunement, or RASA.

It was my great pleasure to have Ramaji’s extraordinary tutelage for over a year on my personal journey to LOC 1000. I made his acquaintance for the first time in July, 2012 in San Diego. I immediately began meeting with him for up to six hours a week to confront my questions, eliminate my doubts, and receive RASA.

The LOC 30s through the LOC 400s are experiencing the early stages of awareness. They progress and move through life operating from base, animalistic impulses, great passions and emotions, and the power of intelligence.

Ramaji explains that most likely anyone reading this book has already progressed through these lower LOCs. The low LOCs make the Map of Awakening complete for the reader.

The LOC 500s have awakened to spirituality. They expect a reward for their good service to God and mankind either in this life, the next life, or in the hereafter. Early in my teens I turned to a higher power hoping to earn a problem-free life, loving relationships, and recognition from my peers.

I had lots of fantasies about enlightenment, such as an enlightened person will be saintly, be able to perform miracles, have lots of money and be very charitable. At other times, I imagined they would be very poor and serve humanity, never eat red meat, not wear glasses, never have health problems, and never get cancer.

I became a web surfer and spiritual globe trotter moving from one teacher to the next. For close to forty years I read many different books, tried all forms of spirituality such as abstinence, affirmation, mantra, meditation, yantra, yoga, new age, old school, you name it. I had several mini-awakenings and peak experiences via Kundalini, psychedelic drugs, and dreams.

Yet for whatever amount of love that I felt, I had an equal amount of fear in the form of shame, guilt, anger, rage, loneliness, or some type of demon or shadow that I avoided.

Eventually my mental anxieties, depression, suffering, and suicidal thoughts overwhelmed me, but I gave up trying to fix myself. I faced the fact that all the spirituality, psychology, sex, drugs, or whatever I tried offered no permanent solution to my suffering. For several months, I was barely able to leave my bed.

As difficult as life was for me in the LOC 500s, I realize now that if I had not let go of resisting my fears and pain, I would have continued suffering the extreme emotional highs and lows that I had become accustomed to and risked remaining a seeker in the LOC 500s for the rest of my life.

The LOC 500s have not yet faced their greatest fears, but the LOC 600s have. At this time, I passed through the first void passage and had my first ego death. I felt like I experienced a second birth. I was more completely in my body than ever before.

I started living in the first stage of non-duality and sought out Ramaji’s guidance. I existed in the world as the no-self and as the non-doer. Compared to life in the LOC 500s this was a vast improvement. I basked in the glow of my new life in the LOC 600s. However, Ramaji told me that even though this was enlightenment, it was far from Self-Realization. As good as it felt, it was really no big deal. The journey was far from over.

Ramaji explained that I risked crystallizing myself in the LOC 600s for the rest of my life if I continued to hold up my new found awareness as something special. He told me that there would be more darkness to face, but the good news was that it would be much easier for me to transcend, and that I would move ahead more quickly. He was right.

Although the LOC 600s are considered enlightened, they have more subconscious fears to face. In contrast, the LOC 700s confronted the reemergence of their fears after the bliss and excitement of their rebirth wore off.

Like me, they buckled down and got back to real Self-Inquiry. I experienced a second void passage. The concepts of no-self and non-doership dropped away, and I started living in the second stage of non-duality called cosmic consciousness.

It felt as if the whole world was moving through me, while I remained perfectly still. I now existed as King of the Universe, abiding mostly in peace and joy. Everything was in me, and I was the world.

During this stage Ramaji let me know that the world and knowledge of myself as cosmic consciousness was just another concept or state, and that it had absolutely no value. If I did not toss it out and continue the journey, I would remain in the LOC 700s as the King of Crap for the rest of my life.

The LOC 700s still identify with the familiar concepts of the world and cosmic consciousness, but the LOC 800s have thrown these concepts out. Like me, they passed through the third and final void passage and started living in the third state of non-duality, the pure “I AM.”

Although this was a short-lived level for me, I enjoyed a personal, mystical relationship with Kali, Ramana, and Jesus. As poetic and beautiful as my life was Ramaji let me know that the pure “I AM,” God, or Light was just another concept and a seductive form of separation.

He explained that I was holding onto the belief that I was because of them, but actually the opposite was true. They were only because I was.

Ramaji warned me that if I did not want to get stuck in the LOC 800s for the rest of my life, my God/Goddess/Guru would eventually have to go. He told me that they wanted to go. When that happened, I would go with them into That in which all states exist, but is touched by no state. My beloved Kali, Ramana, and Jesus were so kind as to remove themselves from me. No Kali. No Ramana. No Jesus. No God.

The LOC 800s exist in the brilliant state of “I AM,” but the LOC 900s have transcended this state and the concept of God/Goddess/Guru. Like me, they discovered that there is no other. I was now living in the fourth stage of non-duality, the true “I.” During this time I kept to myself a lot, not because I was stuck in my pain and fears, unable to face the world, but because I had a preference for living peacefully as possible.

I lived happily and mostly secluded within the four walls of my home leaving only to workout at the gym, grocery shop, and take a weekly nature walk with Ramaji. I chose to have minimal interaction with family, friends and other people who could possibly disturb my peace.

To avoid getting stuck in the LOC 900s, Ramaji encouraged me to throw all caution to the winds along with my need to control anything, including my own peace. He told me that there would always be disturbances and differences, and that my need to control was a form of separation.

While the LOC 900s are very close, they still have a subtle need to control, whereas the LOC 1000s exist in complete “controlessness.” They have gone full circle and are fully engaged in the world. One afternoon after a RASA the idea of a “me” that was trying to control or to become LOC 1000 dropped away. There was only LOC 1000. It was not that the journey was over. It was that the journey never began.

This is It, and I do not know what It is. This not knowing is LOC 1000, the ultimate level of consciousness. I am no longer disturbed by being disturbed. The difference between all the ups and down makes no difference. The next thing is just the next thing.

Before meeting Ramaji, I had many teachers that I turned to for help along the way. I know now that most of them never completed their journey. Ramaji explained that it is likely that they crystallized at the LOC they started teaching at.

By assessing the LOCs of the gurus, teachers, and authors whose guidance we seek, words we listen to and books we buy, Ramaji may create controversy and juicy gossip within the world-wide non-duality community. Why shouldn’t he? What is the problem? The dialogue will be lots of fun.

The journey from LOC 30 to LOC 1000 is imaginary, yet it is exactly what is. Why should we deny it? Why shouldn’t we talk about it, and quantify and qualify our LOCs along the way? Ramaji shows you how to recognize each LOC, alerts you to the pitfalls along the way, and encourages you to realize the ultimate reality, LOC 1000.

Love, Koort










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Map of Awakening

Announcing 1000 by Ramaji… NOW Available on!

You will never look at enlightenment and the spiritual path in the same way again.

BookFrontCoverOnlyThe breakthrough book 1000 by Ramaji features an original new Map of Awakening with the Levels of Consciousness (LOC) and stages of enlightenment clearly articulated. The new Map of Awakening comes in two versions that are free for you to download and share.

The expanded version, called “Complete Map of Awakening,” shows the full evolution of human consciousness from LOC 30 to LOC 1000. It includes the Levels of Consciousness below LOC 500 as well. The vast majority of human beings on the planet at this time are below LOC 500. 


RIGHT CLICK HERE and Choose “Save Link As” to Download Your FREE “Complete Map of Awakening” (in PDF format). You are encouraged to share it with others.

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The short version, the “Condensed Map of Awakening,” outlines the higher stages as they relate to achieving enlightenment. It summarizes the advanced seeker stages and the spiritual stages of enlightened persons as they progress towards realization of the Absolute or Supreme Self. It starts at LOC 500 (Spiritual Emergence).


RIGHT CLICK HERE and Choose “Save Link As” to Download Your FREE condensed “Map of Awakening” (PDF format). You are encouraged to share it with others.

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1000 is 748 pages. The free “Map of Awakening” (Condensed and Complete versions) available on this page are based on the 1000 book. You can read the Introduction and Table of Contents on this website. CLICK HERE to go to the 1000 page.

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