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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Blakeslee, Thomas R., 1937-
Beyond the conscious mind.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1996
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Thomas R Blakeslee
|Description:||xiv, 308 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. The Self-Organizing Mind --
Ch. 2. Getting to Know Your Self Module --
Ch. 3. Time and Consciousness --
Ch. 4. Memory Illusions --
Ch. 5. Other Concepts of Self --
Ch. 6. False Beliefs --
Ch. 7. Hypnosis and Other Altered States --
Ch. 8. Psychotherapy and Multiple Personalities --
Ch. 9. The Infant Brain --
Ch. 10. Nonverbal Thinking --
Ch. 11. Love --
Merging the Self --
Ch. 12. The Empty Self --
Appendix One: The Cognitive Revolution --
Appendix Two: A Summary of Conclusions.
|Responsibility:||Thomas R. Blakeslee.|
One of the most important, yet problematic of these modules is the one that rules our conscious thoughts - the self module. Planning, introspection, and interpreting behavior are among its chief specialties. However, just as a press secretary invents plausible explanations for a President's decision - without being privy to the real reasons - our self module often fabricates an explanation for our behavior when, in fact, it actually doesn't know our true motives. Since we accept its stories as true, it gives us a false sense of conscious control over all our actions and a distorted sense of reality. This distortion leads to many of the conflicts and misunderstandings that plague our relationships and work lives. Beyond the Conscious Mind helps each of us tap into and harness the natural creativity and talents of our whole mind. It is only by balancing our conscious mind with the wellspring of ideas in our unconscious that we can reach our full potential.