In this book there are two full chapters dedicated to the explanation of the methodology, testing and interpretation.
The map of consciousness was developed via Kinesiology , or muscle testing. From this test, a scale of consciousness / energy level was calibrated, from 0 all the way to the highest end of 1000 points. Within this scale, there are a total of 17 different levels of consciousness demarcated by different points on the scale. Moving from 0 to 1000 mark a progression in the change of one’s world view from a fear-based consciousness, to a love-based consciousness.
The highest attainable level is enlightenment at 1000.
The book also shows how to use these ways, and why they operate as 'maps of consciousness'.
Sometimes learning takes traditional forms. We hear or read something new and add it to our personal store of knowledge. Yet many people have also experienced a more subtle shift of awareness. At times it seems as if a new idea is simply in the air and that we need only 'tune-in' to be a part of a new consciousness. One hypothesis suggests that if enough individuals are on the same wavelength, awareness will spontaneously spread to new individuals from mind to mind. The idea is that when a certain threshold number of persons adopt a new concept, this concept reaches its apparent maximum level of required conscious acceptance, and then the idea becomes part of the cultural norm, and is received as common or basic knowledge, even seeming as though it is absorbed into the collective global consciousness. Examples of this effect include the acceptance that the Earth is a sphere and NOT flat, the Sun is the center of the Solar System and the Earth is only one of many planets revolving around it, and that the Universe is far larger and far older than taught by religion. These are some of the great Paradigm Shifts in human culture, and demonstrate an evolution of consciousness. -The Hundredth Monkey Effect