A Model of Human Consciousness
The totality of human consciousness can be represented by five circles, a central circle surrounded by four outer circles, all in the shape of a cross. Each of the outer four circles is linked to the inner one by two arrowed lines. The arrows indicate that there is a stream of consciousness flowing between the circles.
Each of the circles represents a particular area of consciousness. These areas are termed the Identity Conscious, the Could be Conscious, the Superconscious, the Unconscious, and the Subconscious.
The Identity Conscious
Identity Consciousness (IC), is like the face of an individual and is all the individual is normally aware of themselves as being at any given moment in time. It is represented by the circle on the right arm of the cross.
The Could Be Conscious
Behind the IC lies an area termed the Could Be Consciousness (CBC) which is represented by the circle at the centre of the cross. Nothing can enter the IC unless it moves through this region.
Behind the CBC lies the Unconscious (U), this is represented by the circle on the left arm of the cross. The U encompasses those memories you as an individual own but which are not currently inhabiting your IC or CBC. It also encompases the events and perceptions that have been, or are being, experienced by other individuals.
Thus the IC is the individual, and the U is the other, or at least, that which the individual does not perceive as being themselves at the particular moment under consideration.
Below the CBC lies the Subconscious (S), this is represented by the circle which lies on the base of the cross. The (S) contains the consciousnesses of the parts, the wholons, that constitute the individual as described by the hierarchical process outlined earlier, ie the consciousnesses of the vegetative processes that occur in the organs of the body and the cells that compose your Spirit, Soul, Mind, and Body.
Above the CBC lies the Superconsciousness (SC), this is represented by the circle that lies at the top of the cross. The SC represents that part of the consciousness of the Being of which each individual human is but a constituent part, which we as individual humans are able to access. It might be termed human racial consciousness or perhaps the consciousness of our planet. The consciousness of GAIA.
In broad terms we can say that the Identity Conscious represents the individual, the Subconscious represents the individual's parts, the Unconscious its partners, and the Super Conscious its partness.
A Dynamic System
This whole system is dynamic and the arrows indicate that there is constant movement of Aspects of Consciousness (ACs) in every direction.
The sizes of the circles containing each of these factors of consciousness do not reflect the size of the factor concerned. For instance the superconscious, and the subconscious are infinite in as much as inner and outer space are infinite.
The Unconscious contains eveything that every creature at our level of the hierarchy of being has ever experienced, and is, therefore, also in effect infinite.
The Subconscious of GAIA?
The sum total of all these factors of consciousness, along with those of all the other entities on the planet, makes up the subconsciousness of the next level being of which you are a part. That being can look inside itself and perceive you in much the same way that you can look inside yourself and perceive the sub aspects of your being.