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Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 9

Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 9

What phase of mental action is illustrated by the tape recorder?

9. The subconscious or subjective phase of mind is illustrated very well by the tape recorder. By the conscious phase of mind (intellect), that which is put into the subconscious phase of mind is impressed or recorded there. As we play the tape those beliefs and feelings (good, bad, indifferent) come to the surface of our life and are acted out in our everyday experiences.

The subconscious phase is equally as sensitive as the tape recorder, which picks up sounds not consciously intended to be recorded. However, the unwanted impressions can be erased from the subconscious in the same way that the impressions on a tape are erased – by the use of different ideas, thoughts, feelings, and worde. There are times, however, when it is best to erase the unwanted beliefs by the process of denial, and immediately follow by affirming what we really want to be established in the subconscious, and eventually in our outer life.

Preceding Entry: What faculties are represented by Ephraim and Manasseh?
Following Entry: How does man exercise control of his faculties and all their expressions?