A Quick Note on “Subconscious” vs “Unconscious”
The Subconscious is instinct in animals and intuition in humans. Think of it as the “Soul of Life”.
It isn’t “unconscious,” though. It’s alive, but not AWARE of being alive. (That’s Consciousness.) Subconsciousness, basically, is FEELING.
Consciousness is AWARENESS (of being alive).
The unconscious is the dark, hidden repository of emotional pain and false beliefs that Jung called the “Shadow”. Many people call it the “ego” that must be overcome to bring Enlightenment (Consciousness).
Emotional pain is unconscious Subconsciousness. False beliefs are unconscious Consciousness.
Unconsciousness consists of part Consciousness and part Subconsciousness, but in it both are “inverted” or “corrupted”.
As only animals (with nervous systems) possess Consciousness (in addition to Subconsciousness, which ALL life forms have), so only animals (especially humans) have unconsciousness.
Unconsciousness is really “inverted” Consciousness that can (theoretically, but not always) be made Conscious again. This is what “spirituality” is all about: “turning dark into light”.
The occult frequently focuses on using the “power” of the unconscious–which is really “inverted” power (derived from something else), not real power.
Consciousness is God/Spirit/Mind. Subconsciousness is Goddess/Soul/Heart. Unconsciousness is Devil/Demon/Shadow (ego).
Narcissism is unconsciousness in an otherwise mature human being.