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You ask a question which (1) ought not to be asked and (2) is quite unanswerable. Nevertheless I shall try: "What good is a Consciousness of which we are unaware?" you argue. Answer: "No good!" But your question is in error. There is some awareness, although a limited one. This appears as your ego-consciousness, which is a reflection of the Consciousness you ask about. Because the Universal and Infinite cannot be packed into the personal and finite, your demand, natural though it be, is unreasonable. Erigena, the first British--I beg pardon, Irish--philosopher (ninth century) was much influenced by Dionysius the Areopagite (first century) and it was under such influence that he wrote: "God Himself knows not what He is for He is not a `what.'" So why ask a mere man?

-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 3: The Overself's Presence > # 363

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