But I introduce the case here simply as suggestive of the momentary domination of the subliminal over the supraliminal self.
The normal relation between the supraliminal and the subliminal may be disturbed by the action of either.
To some extent at least the abeyance of the supraliminal life must be the liberation of the subliminal.
There is, to begin with, every kind of automatic irruption of subliminal into supraliminal life.
There, too, the powers of which the supraliminal self has lost control continue to act in obedience to subliminal promptings.
It may pass from the supraliminal state to the subliminal, and again emerge on the surface.
But it is equally easy to devise experiments which shall call these submerged sensations up again into supraliminal consciousness.
But through automatism and in trance and allied states we draw into supraliminal life some rivulet from the undercurrent stream.
Part of her personality is still alive to the danger, and modifies her movements, unknown to her supraliminal self.
These may still be unified in the subliminal, but they need to be unified in the supraliminal also.
supraliminal su·pra·lim·i·nal (sōō'prə-lĭm'ə-nəl)
Being above the threshold of consciousness or of sensation. Used of stimuli.