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Spiritual concepts

Conscious and subconscious synonyms

There are additional names both symbolic and not symbolic by which both the Conscious and Subconscious mind are known. 

The chart below attempts to provide some of these, although at times the symbolism is obscure and can be confusing even contradictory depending on the context.

Higher spirit

Conscious

Subconscious

Androgyne

Masculine

Feminine

 

[King]

[Queen] *

 

Sulphur

Quicksilver

 

Prince

Princess **

Eagle

Lion

Dove

Eagle

Lion

Bear

* rare and not strictly speaking symbolically accurate

** in fairy stories and myths only 

I have added an extra column where the Higher spirit is included in the symbolism.

“And the eagles fly with the doves. And if you can't be with the one you love honey . Love the one you’re with. Love the one you’re with.[Will Young].

Despite the confusing nature of this area, the objective of all systems using these terms is the same, the Subconscious has to be ‘appeased’ or in some way made happy and at peace, by doing so, the union of the Conscious with the Subconscious mind can take place and the first stage of enlightenment is achieved – access to the Higher spirit.  The so called ‘chemical wedding’ although no chemicals need be involved!

Observations

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