There are 3 transformational processes within the evolution of the consciousness. These are, in fact, 3 levels of development. At these different levels of development the state and functions of the Consciousness show entirely different signs.
Have you ever thought, “Where the hell are we?” I don’t mean like when you are lost on a road trip, I mean, where the heck is Earth? Where, exactly, is this planet of ours within the wider world?