these questions were based on the article
"The Conscious, Subconscious, and Unconscious, a New Look at an Old Metaphor"
This Week's Questions
[These questions were posed by E D.]
I want to begin by saying that what I am about to write is not a true picture of what I don’t know. I have had three weeks since I first read the article to develop pictures that connect with what I read. Nonetheless, there is still much I do not know.
[Question 1] Does fasting bring a person into the conscious layers (Layers 10 through 7)?
[Question 2] Are the equivalent states of meditation, hyperawareness, and hypnotism states of being that exist in the first two layers?
[Question 3] Do we regress to another age when we experience a traumatic event?
My use of the word "flight" here, by the way, is intentional. This is simply a very good example of how the mind organizes all things in threads of similarity. Even words.
[Question 4] Can we choose not to go into trance when experiencing a traumatic event?
[Question 4a] If we did do this, what would happen?
[Question 5] If you are in Layers 1 through 4, does that mean you can't be wounded, because you can't be startled?
Thus, even normally shocking events will cease to shock the shell-shocked soldier. He is a man in Layer 1. However, adult women who get raped frequently incur several wounds from the same event. Why? Because they repeatedly get shocked out of shock and into hyperawareness once again, each time incurring yet another wound.
[Question 6] Is it human nature to try and account for what we can't picture. Is this a part of abhorring a vacuum?
Please note, we can learn to expand on our nature and learn to love "not knowing." In fact, this is how babies live and what makes them so eager to learn. As they get closer to age seven though, this wonderful quality decreases in them until it is almost always dormant. Why? Because the more babies develop a hunger for cause and effect associations, the less they can see the "good" in not knowing why things happen.
As a side note, this "seeing the good in not knowing" is what underlies people with Asperger's absolute need to make learning more important than connecting to people even when it hurts them terribly. These people simply love learning and so, can tolerate the state of not knowing in ways usually seen only in young babies. In second year of life babies, to be more exact.
[Question 6] Does "why logic" occur in place of the question, "What just happened?
[Question 7] I still can't picture "why logic" and "natural" logic. If I still have many questions, then does this mean I still don't have a picture?
What I am saying is, because these two ideas ("why logic" and "natural logic") do not actually exist in the physical world, we do not consider the realization that you cannot picture them an actual "emergence." Thus, while all "emergences" center on the discovery of what something looks like, the realization that we have a Block is technically not an emergence but more the realization that we need to have one.
These realizations are in fact the second stage in the five stages from "wounded" to "teacher," the five being  I am unaware I'm wounded (I am certain I do not have a BLock);  I am aware I'm wounded (I can see there is something I can't picture);  I have had a situational emergence (the first scene has emerged, and I can now see there was once a time when I did picture this situation);  a thread of similarity has emerged (I can now see that there have been many similar scenes in my life, all of which I could never picture before); and  I have had a teacher's emergence (I now see a possible thread of similarity between me in these situations and all other human beings.)
[Question 8a] So, after we are wounded, we can only see what matches what was left uncharged?
[Question 9] Are we attracted to those who have complimentary wounds? Their BLocks "fit" our BLocks much like gears in a machine?
[Question 10a] Do philosophers, psychologists, and mentally ill persons have a difficult time returning to layers 7-10?
Do they only return to those layers when they are being wounded?