Yesterday, I stumbled on a new word – superconscious. This stirred up my internal curiosity as I realised that superconscious was #4 in a row of 3 others: conscious, subconscious and unconscious. The “levels of consciousness” in Wikipedia is quite an interesting starting point.
After some reflection, I realised that the conscious level has a direct connection to my 21 July 2017 diagram on human intelligence – or thinking. I decided to prepare a new diagram outlining the levels of consciousness and the levels of (human) thinking – or intelligence.
Homo sapiens is mostly at the limited level of consciousness: thinking and dreams.
Some people have special abilities which we usually refer to as extrasensory perception – or ESP. I suspect these abilities arise from the subconscious which volume is – allegedly – 10 to 30,000 times more powerful than our conscious.
Wiki: “The term [ESP] was adopted by Duke University psychologist J. B. Rhine to denote psychic abilities such as intuition, telepathy, psychometry, clairaudience, and clairvoyance, and their trans-temporal operation as precognition or retrocognition.
The diagram above details Thinking as a sub diagram of Consciousness. This suggests that the 3 other levels of consciousness may also have a more detailed sub diagram. I will start working on those. My diagram does not include the labels voluntary and involuntary consciousness. Nevertheless, this distinction occurred to me as a sudden line of thought.
I am pleased and proud to present this epiphany to you.