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  • 1. Voluntary control over Involuntary functions of the Body, Mind & Consciousness
  • 2. Conscious Mind
    • Man has conscious psychic or mental activities, which correspond to the functions of the motor area of the brain - the gray matter, the higher centers, the voluntary processes.
    • The functionating of these we designate as the conscious mind .
    • These centers respond to stimuli that reach them through the five special senses - sight, hearing, feeling, taste, and smell - and through these all the bodily functions can be reached and influenced.
    • Here is the seat of all voluntary action , the home of reason and the higher intellectual faculties.
  • 3.
    • The conscious mind presides over the voluntary functions ; it corresponds to the functions of the gray matter, the motor area of the brain, the higher intellectual faculties; but in the presence of a stronger personality, be it an attorney at law, a minister, a teacher, a salesman, or a physician, it is amenable to influence and is controlled by suggestion.
  • 4.
    • Our higher mental functions seem to have their immediate seats in the cortex of the brain , and of these mental functions the anterior frontal lobes appear to have the power of inhibition. This is as near as we can come to absolute localization of the mental faculties .
    • Articulation is a motor act, and, in common with other motor functions, is governed by groups of cells in Broca's convolutions; but the mind , which is symbolized by language, giving expression to our thoughts, desires, ideas, aspirations and volitions, is a psychic phenomenon dependent upon the entire brain and nervous system .
  • 5.
    • All forms of life that have ideas, however crude they may be, have the power of symbolizing them.
    • Language is but the symbolization of ideas, and even the lower forms of life have a language of their own, however elementary and primitive they may be.
    • Conscious mind represents the higher brain centers in action .
    • Lower nervous system , presides over the involuntary physiological processes of the body.
  • 6. Subconscious Mind
    • The subconscious mind, which corresponds to the functions of the vegetative brain and nervous system , perceives by intuition; it is the storehouse of subjective memory, and is greatly influenced by the emotions.
    • It presides over the functions, conditions, and sensations of the body;
    • Over all the vegetative or nutritive processes - over digestion, secretion, excretion, nutrition, waste, respiration, calorification;
    • In short, over all cell life function and development.
  • 7.
    • This intuitive faculty of the subconscious mind.
    • The Subconscious Mind is the Storehouse of Memory
    • Memory seems but to be the impress made by previous experiences in life upon the entire brain and nervous system.
    • Aside from conscious objective memory, every experience in your life has left its indelible impress upon our subconscious mind.
    • This is what gives rise to a great many subjective impressions our sensations which haunt the lives of neurotic individuals.
  • 8.
    • The Subconscious Mind is the Seat of the Emotions
    • Whatever impulse dominates the individual - whether fear, worry, anxiety, envy, anger, jealousy, love, or the purely animal passions - makes its appeal to and impress on the subconscious mind, which corresponds to the functions of the involuntary nervous system .
  • 9.
    • The mind of man, both conscious and subconscious, both voluntary and involuntary , is amenable to suggestion.
    • By suggestion we can influence man's conscious and subconscious psychic activities, and thus every organ and every cell in the body can be stimulated.
    • The purpose of suggestive therapeutics to help our patients to help themselves by better control and by direction of their conscious and subconscious psychic activities.
  • 10. Vibration & Consciousness
    • From this primary relationship of vibration and consciousness existing on the highest level of manifestation flows the relation of these two on all planes of manifestation down to the physical.
    • So that we find that whatever there is manifestation of consciousness there is vibration associated with it whether we are able to trace it or not.
  • 11.
    • Not only are vibration and consciousness so intimately and indissolubly connected but there is specific relationship existing between each kind of vibration and the particular aspect of consciousness which it can give expression to, so that each kind of vibration is matched, as it were, by a corresponding state of consciousness.
    • This relation may be understood to a certain extent by considering its expression at the lowest level, namely, sensuous perception.
  • 12.
    • Each particular vibration of light with a definite wavelength produces its corresponding color perception in consciousness.
    • Each particular vibration of sound produces perception of the corresponding note in consciousness.
  • 13.
    • Particular states of consciousness can be brought about by initiating particular kinds of vibrations.
    • Not only can consciousness be affected by vibration, but consciousness by initiating particular vibrations can also influence matter and bring about change in matter.
  • 14.
    • By practising Raja Yoga, all the involuntary functions can be controlled the yama and niyama principles on the healing and stress systems, asanas on the musculoskeletal system and the discipline and tolerance of the body, pranayama on the whole of the respiratory activity, prathyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi will control the mind and elevates the level of consciousness.
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