There is no clear answer to this, but one thing is for sure, it defines the reality we experience. It is useless to try to find an ultimate answer, because how we define Consciousness depends on our level of Consciousness. What we can do is, to look at the Spectrum of Human Consciousness, and things are much more clear, and we find aa recognisable structure. Human Consciousness consists in four main levels; Pre-Individual, Individual, Trans-Individual and Nondual. Each level got a certain kind of qualities, pathologies, and characteristics.The journey of human existence is the journey towards the Nondual Consciousness, starting at the Pre-Individual level, becoming a whole Individuum, transcending the individual consciousness, and finally awaken to Nondual reality.
The work of Karsten Ramser focus mainly on the Trans-Individual and Nondual levels, and how to cultivate it.On these two levels of Consciousness we got a much wider and mature view of reality, we can overcome the human drama and activating the creative potential in us by realising our most inner nature and acting in consequence.
The identity is still not clear defined. It is the levels of magic, Gods and Goddess, Shamanism, devotion, religion, being integrated into greater wholeness, fear of the higher powers, bloodlines, obedience, and sacrifice.Art is still in the spiritual and religion context.
Awareness of its own existence as a separated identity. Awareness of death. Rationality. Logic. Science. Mental fear. Self-expression. Humans are the centre of life. Egocentrism. Art express the relation between the individual (persona, ego) in relation with the world
We see the bigger picture. Humans are not any more the centre of life. Our identity is not build around the person. Holistic world view. Healing. Spiritual ego. Self-Realisation. Transcendence. Art becomes the unique expression of the cosmic creativity.
The highest level known, only very few have realised it. Absolute peace. Pure serenity. Infinite bliss. The level of the masters. Oneness. Cosmic unity. Compassion. Unconditional love. Art is life, and life is art.
Human Consciousness is only one kind of many.
The conventional view on Consciousness that it is a human thing, on this level we are not able to see beyond our own projections. We really believe that we are the only ones who are conscious about life. We create our own (incomplete) standards about what is conscious and what not, and everything that don't fit in these standards is unconscious. On the individual level is perfectly right, since we think that we are the centre, but on the other levels it is wrong. When we step higher in conscious evolution, we realise that there are many more kinds of consciousness. For example on the Trans-Individual level the Cosmic Consciousness is very clear spotted and experienced.