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The Nonplurality of the I. On the Question of the Ultimate Subject of Experience

In his contribution, Almaas is keen to distinguish the individual streams of consciousness from pure awareness. Since the existence of the former is presumably quite uncontroversial in present-day philosophy, I wish to concentrate on the latter, in particular on Almaas’ claim that pure awareness is non-individual and ultimately “the only subject of all experiences of all streams”. In my contribution, I wish to make plausible by a philosophical reflection on the puzzling nature of the I, that the ultimate subject of experience is indeed not the individual but “the pure ego of the universe” (W. T. Stace).