Thank you for the elaboration, dpdown. I think I understand a little better. I guess I'm still trying to understand how the concept of evil or a moral universe fits into this panpsychic/pantheistic worldview -- if at all? If all of consciousness is just evolving and learning and adapting -- and we are essentially little fractal consciousnesses within a larger consciousness (but still having all of its parts within us, somewhere), then I presume that even acts of what most of us would consider to be "great evil" in the physical realm are just learning/evolutionary experiences and just another (amoral) aspect of consciousness exploring itself -- what a Jungian might say, exploring our Shadow Self? So in your opinion, is this world just the individual and collective consciousness exploring its own Light and Shadow? With the ultimate end being, what, a total understanding of its/our entire (amoral) nature? Or is there no end -- is this all cyclical, ever evolving, a snake swallowing its own tail forever? I do see a somewhat similar concept with the study of the Kabbalah -- the consciousness evolution towards Keter and then beyond into the Ein Sof -- that which has no form or separation but is pure consciousness. But I have issues with these kabbalistic/panpsychic models in that it doesn't allow me to reconcile the subjective experiences of (a majority of) NDE experiencers and others having powerful positive spiritually transformative experiences who speak of an ultimately moral universe, with the primary energy being "Love"? I feel I have to toss out what NDE'ers are claiming as either wishful thinking, delusion, or deception (intentional or even as a result of trickery by higher consicousness beings who want to keep humanity in this loop of human suffering for whatever reason....). Because the less subjective evidence of reality here on this plane does suggest to me either a completely amoral evolving consciousness -- or some form of Dualism that would allow for separate higher beings of good/evil. Going to get some more strong coffee now!