refers to a living being's awareness of its sensations, feelings, thoughts, and the world around it. Specifically, consciousness involves an anenergy communication channel where detections of the body-object (which may be regarded as a sort of special camera, instrument, or physical tuner) project into the mind as separations from the beingness of the subject. Further, it refers to the intersecting stream of monocular, one-at-a-time virtual projections into the mind from the quantum changes of photon interactions upon the body sensors. By memory (collection in the mind) of streams of such monocular changes one after the other, the entity is conscious of its body-object (camera-tuner) monocularly "moving through time." In the absence of deeper understanding, the individual consciously sees itself as a separated physical object moving and changing in time, i.e., with respect to other separated physical objects that it perceives. The "externality" of certain changes (i.e., the physical world) is due to the lack of mental control or influence over them. "Internality" of certain other changes is due to the ability to mentally control or influence them. The ordinary conscious mind is a serial processor: only one thing at a time is discriminated in its awareness. The unconscious mind, on the other hand, is totally conscious - but multiply so, since it is a parallel processor of many discriminations at once. The conscious mind, then, cannot directly perceive the individual discriminations of the parallel processor, since these appear only as a blur or nothingness to it (much like looking at a hundred 35mm slides in the projector at the same time). This is the mechanism of the barrier between the conscious an unconscious minds. Projections from the unconscious onto the screen of the conscious mind will thus appear symbolical - that is, having many hidden meanings at once. This is why our dreams, for example, appear to our conscious minds as weird and distorted, but highly symbolic in nature.
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