One thing I was reading in Osho’s ‘The Path of the Mystic’ was about the way the mind is connected, in seven stages:
Collective superconscious — the collective mind
Superconscious — our ‘higher self’, from which the whole individual mind is visible
Conscious — this is where we live
Unconscious — where the things we repress end up
Collective unconscious — where things repressed from the collective mind go
Apparently these stages of mind are all accessible. Osho advises first going in search of the superconscious, because it is much easier to bring the repressed urges from the unconscious to the surface once one has the superconscious’ elevated energy levels at one’s disposal. Meditation seems to be the way.
I found this really interesting, has anyone come across this kind of material from buddhist teachers?