In Three Levels of the Mind I used three signs, to symbolise the primordial, individual and universal mind.
In that context, all three together represent the conscious mind.
In my previous post, Subconscious or Psyche, three other signs represent the subconscious mind.
That part of all knowledge that is not consciously known, but largely influences all of our actions and thoughts.
On the page Unconscious Mind I collected some different views on that part of our ‘consciousness’.
In my previous post I also explored some different words to decide which one would be best to use in the context of this blog. For the moment I will choose ‘subconsious’ to see how that works.
Besides that, I am using my basic model to name the areas for each subconscious part.
Nurturing, support, emotional bonding, belonging, roots, source. Ground of your being. The unconscious, feelings, emotion, first emotional attachments to the world. Mothering, emotional and physical nurturing.
Experiences and imprinting during infancy and childhood. Family, ancestors, heritage, relationships to the past. Belonging, feeling at home, caring.
Feeling supported, that needs are provided for. Insecurities and fears if your needs haven’t been fulfilled.
8. Individual Subconscious
Transformation, change, ego-death, rebirth, transcendence. Intense emotional involvement with the process of personal growth. Movement from individual certainties to the mysteries of life. Spirit breaking through the limitations of the individual ego.
Intense, passionate, brooding, magnetic, unyielding, driven by emotions. Stands up for self, usually covertly, manipulates power. Understands deeper layers of the psyche beyond the ego, unable to communicate this well leading to misunderstandings.
Intrigued by the dark side of life. The underground, people whose job involves going beneath surface appearances. Breaking free of illusory limitations. Self-mastery.
12. Universal Subconsious
Surrender to the universe, to higher goals, ego sacrifice. Compassion and empathy, selfless work. Seeing the unity of all things. The end of cycles, forming seeds for the next cycle of growth.
Mysticism, fails to make normal distinctions. Laziness, victim, martyr, servant. Tends to escapism. Fantasy, drugs, alcohol, religion. Very receptive, sensitive, even psychic. Co-dependency, care-taking.
Psyche, Shadow and Collective unconscious
Somehow I think the first two (4 and 8) are what Freud and Jung would call the ‘psyche’, the second (8) what Jung would call the ‘shadow’ and the last (12) what Jung would call the ‘collective unconscious’.