What Is the Subconscious?

Majid Ali, M.D.

I do not know what the subconsciousness is. There is, however, something I know.


A Simple Observation

I know someone who prays for his parents, siblings, wife, children, and some others every day. He told me he does so by naming everyone of them in the morning and again in the late evening. I learned one wonderful thing from him. Whoever offends, insults, or otherwise hurts me, I make a special effort to utter some kind words about him or her. I do not think it is important for me to let that individual know about this. It is my sense that kind words spoken voicelessly are more effective.

The same hold when angry and hateful words uttered with high frequency create rage. Sounds familiar! Deaths in Oklahoma, Kabul, Paris, and san Bernardino!


Which Subconscious?

As  for the subconscious, I really do not know what that is. Here is my first problem with it: since human sensitivities and sensibilities change daily, weekly, and monthly, which of these subconscious does not engage?


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  4. Dr. Ali’s Depression Course

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Seminar 1 Deep Healing Dimensions and the Beginning of Healing Journey



Seminar 2 Deep Healing Fear, Panic, and Anxiety – Control and Prevention



Seminar 3 My Breath Is My Own – I Breathe It Well



Seminar 4 Deep Healing of Sleep Disorders



Seminar 5 Deep Healing Disappointments of Life



Seminar 6 Deep  Healing of Chronic Persistent Illness



Seminar 7 Deep  Healing Depression



Serenity Among Elements




Wikipedia on the Subconscious

The word “subconscious” represents an anglicized version of the French subconscient as coined by the psychologist Pierre Janet (1859-1947), who argued that underneath the layers of critical-thought functions of the conscious mind lay a powerful awareness that he called the subconscious mind.[1]

In the strict psychological sense, the adjective is defined as “operating or existing outside of consciousness“.[2]

Locke and Kristof write that there is a limit to what can be held in conscious focal awareness, an alternative storehouse of one’s knowledge and prior experience is needed, which they label the subconscious.[3]

The subconscious and psychoanalysis

Sigmund Freud first used the term “subconscious” on 1893[4] and in the 1895 “Studies on Hysteria” and then denied, he argues on 1926:

If someone talks of subconsciousness, I cannot tell whether he means the term topographically – to indicate something lying in the mind beneath consciousness – or qualitatively – to indicate another consciousness, a subterranean one, as it were. He is probably not clear about any of it. The only trustworthy antithesis is between conscious and unconscious.”[5] —

In Freud’s opinion the unconscious mind has a will and purpose of its own that cannot be known to the conscious mind (hence the term “unconscious”) and is a repository for socially unacceptable ideas, wishes or desires, traumatic memories, and painful emotions put out of mind by the mechanism of psychological repression.








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