Series 2 - Lesson 4 - Annotation 4
What is the subconscious phase of mind? What other names are given to this phase of mind?
4. The subconscious phase of mind is the feeling nature of each individual, as well as the receptacle of mental images (patterns) stored "in the beginning" (Gen. 1:1). Thus we term it the seat of memory. The concrete result of our subconscious records shows forth as the physical or human body. As the lesson has already emphasized, the subconscious phase of mind handles the involuntary activities of the organism.
The subconscious is the secondary cause, the reactive phase of mind in the individual. We call its action "the formative power of thought" as it works in substance to bring forth conditions in man's body and affairs according to the suggestions given it by the conscious phase of mind. Charles Fillmore refers to this activity of the subconscious as "secondary thinking"; when feeling takes over, there is a type of instinctive "thinking" that is the movement of ideas held in the feeling phase of the mind (subconscious).
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