The subliminal has besides a formation of
consciousness which projects itself beyond all these
sheaths [mental, vital, subtle-physical sheaths and
forms a circumconscient, an environing part of itself,
through which it receives the contacts of the world
and can become aware of them and deal with them before
they enter. The subliminal is able to widen indefinitely
this circumconscient envelope and more and more enlarge
its self- projection into the cosmic existence around
it. A point comes where it can break through the separation
altogether, unite, identify itself with cosmic being,
feel itself universal, one with all existence.
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is] a secret circumconscient or environmental consciousness
in which are determined our unseen connections with
the world outside us.
Vol 19 page959
individual is not limited to the physical body -it
is only the external consciousness which feels like
that. As soon as one gets over this feeling of limitation,
one can feel first the inner consciousness which is
connected with the body, but does not belong to it,
afterwards the planes of consciousness above the body,
also a consciousness surrounding the body, but part
of oneself, part of the individual being, through
which one is in contact with the cosmic forces and
with other beings. The last is what I have called
the environmental consciousness.
Vol 22 page 313
man has his own personal consciousness entrenched
in his body and gets into touch with his surroundings
only through his body and senses and the mind using
Yet all the time the universal
forces are pouring into him without his knowing it.
He is aware only of thoughts, feelings, etc., that
rise to the surface and these he takes for his own.
Really they come from outside in mind waves, vital
waves, waves of feeling and sensation, etc., which
take particular form in him and rise to the surface
after they have got inside.
But they do not get into his
body at once. He carries about with him an environmental
consciousness (called by the Theosophists the Aura)
into which they first enter. If you can become conscious
of this environmental self of yours, then you can
catch the thought, passion, suggestion or force of
illness and prevent it from entering into you. If
things in you are thrown out, they often do not go
altogether but take refuge in this environmental atmosphere
and from there they try to get in again.
Vol 22 page 313-14
[the subconscient and the environmental consciousness]
are two quite different things. What is stored in
the subconscient -impressions, memories, rise up from
there into the conscious parts. In the environmental
things are not stored up and fixed, although they
move about there. It is full of mobility , a field
of vibration or passage of forces.
Vol 22 page 314
environmental is not a world - it is an individual
Vol 22 page 314