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Technical Essay # 17 - FAF 4 June 90

.ce Minds


The division of thought into different types of "Minds" is somewhat artificial. In the final
evaluation one doesn't have different minds, and it is somewhat misleading to talk about a
mind at all. There is really just causes (Beings) and effects (universes, life, situations, things,
case, thinking, minds, etc). There is the Being and his postulates. However, it can be very
practical to work with the concept of the mind. It divides up the work and makes it easier to
talk about. The Mind can be defined and divided in a number of ways. One of them is like this:

Purpose of the Mind

The Mind is the sum of mechanisms used by a Being to relate to himself, others, anything
created, and action. The Mind is meaningless unless action and inter-action is occurring. It is
used to maintain consistency and persistency in interaction. That could be called Survival.
The Mind keeps track of who and what one is interacting with, what one has previously
agreed to, what one has experienced and decided, what one is currently involved in, and
what one plans to be involved in. It helps to correlate all this information so that one doesn't
accidentally go out of agreement with the interaction. It helps evaluate one's ideas, plans,
and wishes so that they can be translated into actual interaction. The mind is intended for
games playing.

The mind can be divided into 3 major spheres of influence:


The Conscious Mind

This is what one sees and knows and thinks right now. It might include the perceptions one is
getting in, one's current thoughts, and the things one consciously knows right now, e.g. that
one has a body, or that one is late for work or something.

The Conscious mind has the facilities for logically evaluating things. When one thinks about
something and one knows what one is thinking and how one gets to the result - one is using
the Conscious Mind. If one has to send a question somewhere else to get an answer back
and one doesn't know how it came about - then it is not the Conscious mind doing it.

The Conscious mind is where one is fully aware. It really consists of the Being with his native
abilities of postulating and perceiving. The basic agreement is that the Conscious mind is the
senior mind and it is the central facility relating to the Being playing games.


The Sub-Conscious Mind

This is where all previous experience (perceptions and postulates) are recorded. One uses
this to keep track of which "rules" one agreed to, and where one was headed, so one can
continue one's activity in a consistent manner. However, much of the recordings are
aberrated, some more than other. Some have not been evaluated, some are false, some
don't have the correct importance. All categories of out-points apply to the contents here.
Much of the material is not even one's own, and much of it contradicts itself. However, much
of what is stored here is minimally aberrated and very useful in the playing of games, e.g. the
laws of the universe, and how to operate a body.

All of the material in the sub-conscious mind can be made available, even though much of it
is hidden under many layers of alter-isness. However the common denominator of all of it is
that one doesn't know it or look at it right now. The least aberrated data can at any time be
looked at by the conscious mind with a moments notice. The aberrated or hidden data
requires clearing techniques to make it available to the conscious mind.

The sub-conscious mind computes and thinks completely on its own. It uses the total amount
of storage material (including outpoints) in its evaluation. However, it is agreed that it has a
sub-ordinate but mostly self-regulating role. It paints the background and the props and
keeps track of the script for the game of life. It contains much information the Being could use
consciously, but it doesn't necessarily make it easily available.


The Super-Conscious Mind

The Super-Conscious mind coordinates the actual interaction between the Being and the
external agreed-upon universe. That universe is shared with many other Beings. Their effects
need to be coordinated to maintain consistency in the agreements. The Super-Conscious
mind keeps track of the totality of the positions and actions of this and all other
Beings/Players.

To explain further: If one makes a clear enough postulate about something to happen in the
physical universe it will happen. The Super-Conscious mind takes care of the mechanics of
how. It coordinates the postulate with the vast complexity of the world with it's agreed-upon
rules, and with many other Beings postulating things at the same time. It will make sure that
your postulates are carried out without conflict.

This is what is being used to actually create external effects. Not to figure out what to do, not
to observe and postulate, but to actually make the intended action manifest itself in the
universe. The Being with his conscious mind likes to see that his simple postulate or intention
is carried out in his surroundings. He doesn't consciously bother with the details of how he
made it happen. Really he is the full cause of every implication and side-effect of his
postulate. But he hides all of that in the super-conscious mind. The pretense is that one
doesn't have any control whatsoever over this.


Relationship

The sub-conscious mind in principle contains the stuff that the Being has experienced from
his own viewpoint. The super-conscious mind contains the stuff he doesn't know by his own
experience but that he indirectly needs to operate. Both of those work to allow the Being with
his conscious mind to experience the playing of a game. This setup allows him to be
conscious about what is going on and what it means and to create effects that he can then
experience.

The sub-conscious is introverted. It is the subjective internal mechanisms that add up to who
he is, what he can do, what he has done, where he is going, why he is doing what he is doing
etc. It makes these things persist by the fact that the mechanics and contents of this mind are
hidden from view. The sub-conscious is known to contain many aberrations.

The super-conscious is extroverted. It is the objective information and mechanics of the
universe around the person. It makes sure that the outer universe is there to experience and
that postulated effects take place. The extent of aberration of the super-conscious is not
known.

The conscious mind is the canvas that life is being played out on. It is what we know that we
are doing, it is what we see happening, it is what we think about it. It is what we can directly
observe.

It could be argued that the un-aberrated standard memory banks are part of the conscious
mind per definition. Not necessarily. If one has to ask some mechanism for a memory or a
picture and one doesn't know where or how it is stored - then it is taken out of the sub-
conscious. However, if one knows exactly where it is and has instant access to it, then it must
be said to be in the conscious mind.


Clearing

Each of the 3 types of minds and any of their sub-divisions can be cleared individually.

The sub-conscious has traditionally been the main target in clearing. The reactive mind is a
sub-division of the sub-conscious. It is incidents of a traumatic nature that are stored in
pictures made of mass, forming a stimulus-response mechanism. Clearing of that part of the
mind will take the added importance and command value out of these incidents and they will
be moved into a less aberrated form of storage. They might or might not be consciously
available after that.

One can address the sub-conscious either negatively, by re-aligning or re-evaluating
aberrated data, or positively, by strengthening desirable information or learned abilities.

The first purpose of clearing the sub-conscious mind is to remove aberrations so that it can
work as intended. That doesn't necessarily make it less conscious. Secondarily one might
also want to convert portions of the sub-conscious into conscious. It would probably be
desirable to have instant access to all experiences one ever had. It might or might not be
desirable to take over automaticities like walking and talking, but it would be desirable to be
able to on choice.

Similar with the super-conscious. It can be cleared positively with objectives or creative
processing. Or it could be cleared negatively by removing reasons for it not working right.

Clearing the analytical mind would probably mainly deal with the facilities of logical thinking.
And it would probably be desirable to expand the scope of the analytical mind. Put more
things under its knowing control, convert automaticities to conscious actions. One can go all
the way on that and convert the whole sub-conscious and super-conscious minds to full
conscious awareness. That would amount to a caseless Being all the way on top of the
tonescale.

Remember that the minds were created to make game playing possible. The most desirable
state might ultimately not be full knowingness about everything, but rather a balance of know
and not-know which amounts to a game. But it would be desirable to be able at any time to
pull out and know everything. The ultimate goal of clearing is to regain the maximum abilities
and awareness possible, with the added know-how of being able to play any game and get
out of it again. The flexibility of movement on the full range on any scale is what is desirable.