Consciousness: the human subject
perceiving and knowing in such a manner, as to leave a memory
which can be accessed. Characterized by various combinations of
attention, intention, perceptual data, and energy.
Ego: The everyday experience of
subjectivity, generally associated
with self-image, and standing between
and filtering the data of the outer world and the inner
Normal consciousness. A state in
which the ego is able to direct the activities of the
Abnormal consciousness. The ego
is unable to direct the activities of the person because the
contents of consciousness are charged with negative energies which
the ego is unable to counter. Ex. addictions, obsessive-compulsive
behaviors, personality disorders.
Unconsciousness. A state in which
the human subject perceives and knows (perhaps), but without
creating memories which can be accessed by the Ego. Ex. coma,
intoxicating states, deep sleep.
Altered states of consciousness.
States in which there is limited Ego-control, but which are
not necessarily abnormal or pathological. Memory access is
Ex. certain drug experiences, meditation
states, dreams, hypnosis.,
Mystical Consciousness. Presence
and energy of the divine are known and remembered by the human
subject. Awareness infused with divine presence, will infused by
love, energy joyful/blissful, contents may or may not be
stimulated. May occur in normal.. altered, and abnormal states.
May be relational or non-relational in quality.
Psychic Consciousness. Normal,
abnormal, altered, and mystical
states in which the contents of
consciousness are extra-sensory.