1: What is the nature of the self?2: What is the nature of the universe?3: What is the nature of consciousness?4: What are states of consciousness?5: How can one explore various states of consciousness?6: Can we achieve some personal understanding of the ultimate philosophical questions? a.The ontological question: what is real? b.The epistemological question: how can we know what is real? c.The ethical question: What is good? d.The aesthetic question: what is beautiful? e.The political question: How should we govern ourselves?7: What is the nature and purpose of life?8: What is the significance and meaning of death?