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Psychology Consciousness

Psychology and consciousness are interlinked and intertwined. It is hard to separate one from the other. A discussion about psychology will ultimately lead to discussion about human consciousness. Thus many people have started referring to it as psychology consciousness.

The human consciousness is so diverse and all-encompassing that it has many aspects and levels to it. There are basically three levels of human consciousness: unconsciousness, sub-consciousness and, consciousness. All of which are heavily integrated in the study of psychology. Thus, these are also basically the levels of consciousness psychology.

Mental or psychology states of consciousness are classified depending on the patterns of brainwaves. These states include relaxed or meditative state, awake, lightly asleep and, deeply asleep. In effect though, there are just two states—awake and asleep.

The psychology of consciousness deals with the awareness of being able to think. When you know what you are doing and you are aware of it, either physically, mentally, or emotionally. Psychology and consciousness have always worked side by side, because psychology is a study of theories involving the conscious as well as the unconscious mind, so consciousness really pertains to psychology.

In psychology, states of consciousness are studied and at present, there are several states of consciousness being analyzed by psychologists. However, the more obvious states of consciousness are those which alter consciousness.

Take for example the state of dreaming. There are those who dream but once they wake up, they have forgotten that they are dreaming. Their subconscious mind did not allow them to travel to a higher level of consciousness. Lucid dreaming is considered a higher level of consciousness.

While you are dreaming, you are aware that you are dreaming, and with that, you have the ability of controlling your dream, and use your imagination to its fullest potential. This altered state of consciousness is still a level of consciousness at which the mind is at work.

Transpersonal psychology also deals with a person’s transpersonal, spiritual self-experiences. The study of human consciousness and transpersonal psychology explain the spiritual and trans-like states of a person’s consciousness as observed and otherwise, studied. The levels of consciousness in psychology are also at work in transpersonal psychology as the conscious, preconscious, and subconscious become factors in determining the aspects which affect the development of the human mind.

Sleep in itself as a state of consciousness has many elements and components. It is a fact that a person goes through various cycles of sleep because even in one’s sleep, the brain never ceases to function.

The concept of consciousness and transpersonal psychology is a pioneering field in the discipline of psychology. Unlike other psychological fields of study, it explores the close links between human consciousness and psychology. It specifically studies the application of altered states or higher levels of consciousness to sciences and education such as psychology.

There are in fact courses and training modules dedicated to the study and applications of consciousness and transpersonal psychology. The course usually includes modules on human consciousness, spiritual development, neuroscience, experiential psychology, parapsychology, mysticism, and of course transpersonal psychology.