When individuals group together in a collective consciousness, they can form close and trusting relationships and can generate the immense power needed to ignite the whole consciousness of the world in all senses of that world: geosphere, biosphere, sphere of human relations, infosphere, cybersphere and noosphere. Bohm hints that upon accomplishing a successful noogenesis, human beings will arrive at a higher level of reality--the Cosmic Apex.
Image via WikipediaBohm looks at consciousness as a continuous interchange between the physical universe described in the Implicate Order (see previous post) and the mind. Human beings bring into being the forces that are described in the Implicate Order as they influence and are being influenced by that very same order. Individuals who use this order and their energy and intelligence can transform mankind.
The Cosmic Apex has five characteristics: Order, Intelligence, Personalization, Creativity, and a sense of Holiness. Bohm looks at achieving this apex through meditation... but not meditation in a static sense; meditation as a feedback loop involving changes in both the practioner and the cosmos.