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In this article we will begin our nine-part series on the Mind.  In a world where minds and consciousness can create reality, the more you know and understand your mind, the more you will know and understand your life, your relationships, other people, your own good health or ill health, and all other aspects of your life.

You will not be a passive victim to reality, but a co-pilot, able to direct your life in the direction you want it to go.


Remember, unity is reality.  The flow of the universe takes us along this course.  This course is the course of the greatest good, freedom and individuality.  It is one in which all are raised up to live in prosperity, abundance, peace and joy.  We can choose to go against this course, however.  We can choose to be selfish and work only for our own individual good (or that of our small family or tribe).  But we must then suffer the consequences of these actions.

Having the power to create your own reality must include the wisdom of knowing we are all connected and what is done to one, is done to all.  What is done to another is done to yourself.  Without wisdom and compassion, there breeds tyranny, greed, violence and elitism.

We have lived long enough upon a planet embroiled in these problems.  Learning that we create our own reality, and learning just how it is accomplished must be used now for enhancing the greatest good of all.  All will rise and none will be left out.


If these high ethical ideals are not recognized and applied, then we will continue to circle around the pointless drain of putrescence – down, down into tyranny, pain and suffering for all.


It is time to rise above that and to use the universal principles and universal knowledge that we create our own reality, to stop the tyranny, to stop the pain and to stop the suffering.

It takes wisdom, compassion, self-responsibility and the knowledge of the unity of all things.  It also takes courage.  All these qualities are contained within each and every person, regardless of who they are, what their background or past is, or where they are now.  Each person is a hero.  Each person has these qualities within them.  They must be remembered and acted upon.  They must not be allowed to be snuffed out.


“Experience is the product of the mind, the spirit, conscious thoughts and feelings, and unconscious thoughts and feelings.  These together form the reality you know.  You are hardly at the mercy of a reality that exists apart from yourself, or is thrust upon you.”1


The Mind

“The human mind is really more of a process.  It is not a completed thing, like an arm or leg, but a relationship and a process.  That process has its source in what I can only call “natural reasoning.

You are given far more knowledge than you realize when you are born, for example.  I am not speaking of genetic information alone, as you understand it, but of a natural yet intuitive rearranging process that is the result of the relationships that exist among all portions of the body.

This is the kind of “reasoning” that is the source from which thinking emerges, and you might think of it as magical reasoning.”2


“Picture, if you will, your mind. Picture it then in total unity with all other minds of your society. You are then single-minded and that which is a weak electrical charge in your physical illusion is now an enormously powerful machine whereby thoughts may be projected as things.” 3


Many Minds

“A mind is a psychic pattern through which you interpret and form reality.  You have physical limbs that you can see.  You have minds that are invisible.  Each one can organize reality in a different fashion.  Each one deals with its own kind of knowledge.

These minds all work together to keep you alive through the physical structure of the brain.

When you use all of these minds, then and only then do you become fully aware of your surroundings:  You perceive reality more clearly than you do now, more sharply, brilliantly, and concisely.

At the same time, however, you comprehend it directly.  You comprehend what it is apart from your physical perception of it.  You accept as yourself those other stages of consciousness native to your other minds.  You achieve true personhood.”4


A Map of the Mind from Deepest Levels to Surface Levels

“You must understand that there are no real divisions to the self, so we speak of various portions only to make the basic idea clear.  One is a part of the other; there is no point where one begins and another ends.”5


From deepest to most surface levels the mind contains:

The Cosmic Mind, Infinite Mind, or All-Mind


The Archetypical Mind (Galactic Mind)

This is a refinement of the ‘All-Mind’ in a pattern peculiar to each Galaxy.


Planetary (Akashic) Mind

This is a repository of biases and knowledge of all who have existed upon the planet.


Racial Mind

Not only did each race add to the planetary mind but also each race possesses a racial mind.


The Individual Unconscious Mind (OverSoul or Higher Self)

This is a portion of you, the deeper identity who forms both the inner ego and the outer ego, who decided that you would be a physical being in this place and in this time.  This is the core of your identity, the psychic seed from which you sprang, the multidimensional personality of which you are a part.


The Inner Ego

There must be a psychological chamber between the unconscious and conscious — these seemingly undifferentiated areas in which back-and-forth translations can occur – this chamber is the inner ego.


The Subconscious

This is a meeting place, so to speak, between the outer and inner egos.


The Individual Conscious Mind


The Outer Ego




The Law of One tells us, “All things, all life, all of the creation is part of one original thought.

Let us for a moment consider thought.

What is it, my friends, to take thought? Took you then thought today? What thoughts did you think today? What thoughts were part of the original thought today? In how many of your thoughts did the creation lie? Was love contained? And was service freely given?

You move your body, your mind, and your spirit in somewhat eccentric patterns for you have not completely grasped the concept that you are part of the original thought.”6

Mark Booth tells us, “These days we tend to think very reductively about our thoughts.  We tend to go along with the prevailing intellectual fashion that sees thoughts as nothing more than words – perhaps with a penumbra of other stuff, such as feelings, images and so on – but with only the words themselves having any real significance…

A thought is never still.  It is a living thing that can never be identified definitely with the dead letter of language.”


“Your thoughts are.

You may approve or disapprove of them, in the way that you think of a storm, for example.

Left alone, your thoughts are as various, magnificent, trivial, frightening, or glorious as a hurricane, a flower, a flood, a toad, a raindrop or the fog.

Your thoughts are perfectly themselves.  Left alone, they come and go.

The physical world that you recognize is made up of invisible patterns. These patterns are “plastic,” in that while they exist, their final form is a matter of probabilities directed by consciousness. Your senses perceive these patterns in their own ways. The patterns themselves can be “activated” in innumerable fashions.

You cannot see your thoughts, so you do not realize that they have shape and form, even as, say, clouds do.

There are currents of thought as there are currents of air, and the mental patterns of human feelings and thoughts rise up like flames from a fire, or steam from hot water, to fall like ashes or like rain.”7


Do not Fear Someone Putting Thoughts into Your Mind that You Do Not Believe In – It is Impossible

As we discussed in an earlier article, “You have a natural immunity against all thoughts that do not fit in with your own purposes and beliefs, and naturally you are “inoculated” with a wholesome trust and belief in your own thoughts above others.

The old ideas of voodoo-ism recognized some of these concepts, but complicated and distorted them with fears of evil, psychic invasion, psychic killing, and so forth.

You cannot divide mental and physical health, nor can you divide a person’s philosophy from his bodily condition.”8



The Veil between the Conscious and Unconscious Minds

“Before the veiling, all facets of the Creator were consciously known.

After the veiling, almost no facets of the Creator were known to the mind.  Almost all was buried beneath the veil.”


Helpful Functions of the Mind in Penetrating the Veil

The Law of One gives us some useful tips on how to penetrate the veil between the conscious and unconscious minds:9


  1. The faculty of visioning, envisioning, or far-seeing.


  1. Dreaming – Dreaming contains a great deal which, if made available to the conscious mind and used, shall aid in (spiritual evolution) to a great extent. We will cover sleep dreaming in great detail in Articles 218-223.


  1. Knowing of the Body – There is now a dense illusion of separation of body complex from mind complex which is quite significant.


The knowledge and control over the body would greatly benefit the seeker, if recovered.

It is not just that thoughts influence the body, as of course they do; but each one of them represents a triggering stimulus, bringing about hormonal changes and altering the entire physical situation at any given time.

Your physical body is, as an entity, the fleshed-out version — the physically alive version — of the body of your thoughts.

It is not that your thoughts just trigger chemical reactions in the body, but that your thoughts have a chemical reality besides their recognizable mental aspects.


  1. The faculty of will or pure desire – This is not a function of the mind but rather a product of the potential created by this veiling.



The Unconscious Mind (Your Inner Self)

“The “unconscious” is indeed conscious — and by conscious I mean that its reasoning is not irrational. Its methods are not chaotic, and its characteristics are not only equal to those of the known ego, but indeed are more resilient and knowledgeable.”10


The Law of One states, “The nature of the unconscious is of the nature of concept rather than word.  There are only stylized methods with which to discuss its functions.  Our descriptions of this portion of the mind are given terms such as “far-seeing”, indicating that the nature of the penetration of the veiled portion of the mind may be likened unto the journey too rich and exotic to contemplate adequate describing thereof.”

“The inner portions of your being operate spontaneously, joyfully, freely; all of this occurs because your inner self believes in you, often even while you do not believe in it.

These unconscious portions operate amazingly well, frequently despite the greatest misunderstanding on your part of their nature and function, and in the face of strong interference from you because of your beliefs.

Each person experiences a unique reality, different from any other individual’s.

This reality springs outward from the inner landscape of thoughts, feelings, expectations and beliefs.

If you believe that the inner self works against you rather than for you, then you hamper its functioning – or rather, you force it to behave in a certain way because of your beliefs.

These deeper portions of the self constantly receive telepathic data.  These portions have such an amazing capacity to receive that some organization is necessary to sift the data. This is where the conscious mind and ego come into play.”11



The Problem of the “Tainted” Unconscious

“It has been fashionable to blame the unconscious for personality problems and difficulties, the idea being that early events, charged and mysterious, lodged there.

In the United States several generations grew up believing that the unconscious portions of the personality were unreliable, filled with negative energy, and contained only locked-up unpleasant episodes best forgotten.

They grew up believing that the conscious mind was relatively powerless, that adult experience was set in the days of infancy.  These concepts set up artificial divisions.  People learned that they should not be aware of “unconscious” material.

The unconscious, the color black, and death all have strongly negative connotations in which the inner self is feared; the dream state is mistrusted and often suggests thoughts of both death and/or evil.

The doors to the inner self were to be shut tight.  Only lengthy psychoanalysis could or should open them.

The normal individual felt that they had best leave such areas alone, so in cutting off these portions of the self, barriers were also set up against the joy of the inner spontaneous self.  People felt divorced from the core of their own reality.

The concept of original sin was a very poor, limited and distorted one, but at least along with it went rather simple procedures:  Through baptism you might be saved, or through certain words or sacraments or rituals redemption could be found.

The idea of the tainted unconscious left humans no such relatively easy way out.  The few rituals possible required years of analysis, which only the very wealthy were privileged to experience.

About the same time that the idea of the unsavory unconscious arose so strongly, the idea of the soul went out the window.  Millions of people believed in a reality in which they were deprived of the idea of a soul, and burdened by the concept of a very unreliable, if not definitely evil, unconscious.

They saw themselves as vulnerable solitary points of egos, riding perilously and unprotected upon the tumultuous waves of involuntary processes.

At about the same time many intelligent persons were realizing that organized religions’ ideas of God, and of heaven and hell, were distorted, unjust, and smacked of children’s fairy tales.  For these individuals there was no place to look for help.

To look within would have seemed foolhardy, for they had been taught that this “within” contained the source of their problems to begin with.  Those who could not afford therapy tried the harder to inhibit any messages from the inner self, for fear they would become swallowed by the savage infantile emotions.”12


How the Problem of the “Tainted” Unconscious Came About

“In Western culture since the Industrial Revolution, the idea grew that there was little connection between the objects in the world and the individual.  The reasons, simply put, were an overreaction to previous religious concepts.

Before that time man did believe that he could affect matter and the environment through his thoughts.

With the Industrial Revolution, however, even the elements of nature lost their living quality in man’s eyes.  They became objects to be categorized, named, torn apart and examined.

You do not dissect a pet cat or dog, so when man began to dissect the universe in those terms, he had already lost his sense of love for it.  It became soulless for him.

Only then could he examine it, you see, without qualm, and without being aware of the living voice that protested; and so in his great fascination for what made things work, in his great curiosity to understand the heredity of a flower, say, he forgot what he could also learn by smelling a flower, looking at it, watching it be itself.

So he examined “dead nature.”  Often he had to kill life in order, he thought, to discover its reality.  You cannot understand what makes things live when you must first rob their life.

And so when man learned to categorize, number and dissect nature, he lost its living quality and no longer felt a part of it.  To some important extent he denied his heritage, for spirit is born into nature and the soul, and for a time resides in flesh.

Man’s thoughts no longer seemed to have any effect upon nature because in his mind he saw himself apart from it.

In an ambiguous fashion, while concentrating upon nature’s exterior aspects in a very conscious manner, he still ended up denying the conscious powers of his own mind.  He became blind to the connection between his thoughts and his physical environment and experience.

Nature became then an adversary that he must control.  Yet underneath he felt that he was at the mercy of nature, because in cutting himself off from it he also cut himself off from using many of his own abilities.

It was at this point that the nature of the conscious mind itself became so misunderstood, and those unrecognized or denied powers were assigned to unconscious portions of the self by ensuing schools of psychology.

Very natural functions of the conscious mind, therefore, were assigned to the “underground” and cut off from normal use.

When a man or woman feels no connection between personal reality and experience and the surrounding world, then he or she loses even an animal’s sense of pure competence and belonging.

All of the powers of your inner self are set into activation as a result of your conscious beliefs.  You have lost a sense of responsibility for your conscious thoughts because you have been taught that it is not what forms your life.

You have been told that regardless of your beliefs you are terrorized by unconscious conditioning.  And as long as you hold that conscious belief you will experience it as reality.”13


Psychology, the Soul & Darwinian Evolution

“Previous to psychology’s entrance, before psychology mapped the acceptable or forbidden, the dangerous or safe compartments of the self, man used the word “soul” to include his own entire complexity.

That word was large enough to contain man’s experience.  It was large enough to provide room for conventional and unconventional, bizarre and ordinary states of mind and experience.  It was roomy enough to hold images of reality that were physically perceived or psychologically perceived.

Evolutionary man, with Darwinian roots, could not be a creature with a soul.  It had to have hidden in its psychological roots the bloody remnants of the struggle for survival that now cast it in its uneasy role.”14



In this article we are getting deeper into the psychology of the modern human.  We mentioned the various levels of the mind which are actually connected as one mind with no boundaries.  These various levels of the mind are able to perceive different aspects of reality and organize the information there perceived.

These levels of mind will be discussed in greater detail in the next article.


We then discussed the problem of the ‘tainted unconscious’.   This is a big problem in the modern world today.  It is what prevents many people from beginning to examine and understand their own minds.  This major hurdle humanity must overcome is the result of both dogmatic science and religion.


If you fear your mind, thoughts or emotions you will never be able to use them to their full capacity.  You will be riddled with emotional, psychological or physical problems.  You will see yourself as a victim to random chance.

There is nothing to fear in the mind.  Yes, there are fearful things that must be confronted within the mind, but none of these can actually harm, once confronted.  When suppressed and ignored they fester like an oozing sore just beneath the surface of consciousness, waiting for their chance to infect and destroy.


It is of the utmost importance that the mind is analyzed; that all thoughts and emotions are confronted in order to be healed and transformed; and all fear is overcome.


As Frank Herbert wrote in Dune, “I must not fear.  Fear is the mind-killer.  Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.  I will face my fear.  I will permit it to pass over me and through me.  And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.  Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.  Only I will remain.”

From the days of old it has been said that Humanity must “Know Thyself”.  This is how a person goes about ‘knowing thyself’.  It is all about examining the mind and confronting all that lies within.

Furthermore, this is related to the concept that “The truth lies within.”  This is not some wishy-washy nebulous statement or trite sound-bite.  The truth lies within the unconscious mind, in all its levels, in all its complexities and layers.


We are examining in detail in Cosmic Core just how to discover the truth that lies within.  We get specific with hundreds of articles designed to examine this concept from every angle possible we can think of (scientific, mathematical, spiritual, psychological, cultural, artistic, and emotional).  We are attempting to give real and concrete explanations for how this works and why it is of the utmost importance to understand.


But the work must be done by one on oneself.  No one can do it for another.  We have to do the work ourselves on our own minds.  This is key, and it is the only way to fully heal and transform a suffering mind and heart.



  1. Roberts, Jane, The Nature of Personal Reality, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1974
  2. Roberts, Jane, The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About the Art of Creative Living, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1995
  3. Elkins, Rueckert, McCarty, The Law of One, Session 25.5,
  4. Roberts, Jane, The Nature of the Psyche: Its Human Expression, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1979
  5. Roberts, Jane, Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1972
  6. Elkins, Rueckert, McCarty, The Law of One, Session 1.0,
  7. Roberts, Jane, The Nature of Personal Reality, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1974
  8. Roberts, Jane, The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1981
  9. Elkins, Rueckert, McCarty, The Law of One, Session 86.6-86.7
  10. Roberts, Jane, The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1981
  11. ibid.
  12. Roberts, Jane, The Nature of Personal Reality, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1974
  13. ibid.
  14. Roberts, Jane, The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About the Art of Creative Living, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1995

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