A man who perceives strictly through his personality has no possibility of developing consciousness. Personality displaces consciousness with a false, socially oriented illusion.
Provided you have enough mental aptitude (or methamphetamine) to follow along, the works of the following geniuses are guaranteed to permanently alter your ideas of reality, perception, consciousness, existence, truth, fiction, and 'what it all means'. Apply vigorously at first signs of consensus trance.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Gregor I. Gurdjieff
Robert Anton Wilson