There is a blissful idea floating around that we are on the cusp of a new age of raised consciousness. We are not.
A new, higher, level of consciousness is the manifestation of a higher level of social rationality. It would be ludicrous to suggest that there is any evidence of that.
The floating of the idea is yet another indication of collapsing IQ. A higher level of consciousness is not something that suddenly appears out of the blue and drapes itself over one’s head like a badly tossed pancake.