subliminal self


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sub·lim·i·nal self

the sum of the mental processes that take place without the person's conscious knowledge.
Synonym(s): subconscious mind

subliminal self

Etymology: L, sub, beneath, limen, threshold; AS, self
a level of mental activity at which an individual under normal waking conditions may function without consciousness. See also preconscious, unconscious.

sub·lim·i·nal self

(sŭb-limi-năl self)
Sum of the mental processes that take place without the person's conscious knowledge.

subliminal self

In psychoanalytical theory, part of the normal individual's personality in which mental processes function without consciousness, under normal waking conditions.
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Myers never fully developed his conception of the soul, let alone its relationship to the subliminal self.
Cerullo fell victim to Myers's ambiguity and interpreted his theory of the subliminal self as "the secular soul.
Cerullo's association of Myers's theory of the subliminal self with both the divestiture of "ecclesiastical suasions" and, accordingly, secularization, is challenged by Myers's retention of a soul alongside a subliminal self.
Myers believed that the subliminal self was involved in the production and guidance of normal processes such as creative acts, dreams, the effects of hypnotic suggestion, and a variety of vital physiological regulatory processes.
In both hypnosis and hysteria the subliminal self acquired a notion such as anesthesia or paralysis that was then conveyed to the supraliminal.
Neither evolution nor heredity, Myers believed, shaped the nature of the subliminal self.