In the episode 'Warpland' on the TV animation, 'Super-Friends', produced in 1983, Superman and Batman went outer space in order to stop a meteor heading straight for earth. Travelling at the speed of light, they found themselves going through a black hole, a strange warp into another world in a parallel universe. 

"We came into this universe by accident and if we don't get back within a few minutes thousands of our own kind may be destroyed," Batman protested. Superfrog snapped, "Your primitive human mind makes up incredible tales." The aliens then began changing Superman and Batman into animals, an eagle and a bat. The aliens known as Zoons also told Superman and Batman, "Soon your mind will change to match your exterior."  

Allen Spraggett reported in 1974, "Off the record, some scientific ufologists are prepared to speculate that UFOs may be intrusions from a parallel universe – another world or dimension, occupying the same space as the one we live in and yet not interacting with our world because of differences in the structure of its matter. The visitors get from there to here through the mysterious 'black holes' in space which, according to some scientific ufologists, may actually be openings or corridors into another dimension." 

In the 1973 book, 'The God's Themselves' by Isaac Asimov, which was set in three parts, of which the first took place in the year 2070 (some 100 years in the future). In the book, beings, discovered living in a parallel universe, could communicate with earthlings, exchanging matter which releases free energy in apparent violation of the second Law of Thermodynamics. 

Insisting "unless we welcome our friends from space," Robert Spencer Carr, who was a professor at the University of South Florida, claimed, "then our century (the 20th century) will be the century in which all of our struggles for progress will be in vain. For the first time a hand extended from space is brutally and crudely struck. Always they have been humanoid, no monsters have come from space. Either we are their lost colonies, or they are our lost cousins." 

Dr. J. H. Bruening, who was a professor of parapsychology at Ole Miss (in Oxford Mississippi), believed beings from a parallel universe (or visitors from other planets) had channeled Earth through another dimension, attempting to educate people on Earth. The professor made the point, "They come and go seemingly to and from nowhere, without regard for the laws of time and space." 

In 'Day Of The Dinosaur', Wonder Woman and Samurai found themselves fell beneath the surface of the earth, down below the crust, and landed in a strange forgotten subterranean world occupied by prehistoric plants, animals (Triceracorn, Tyrannosaurus) and other races (the cavemen Slarums and the more advanced Volti who lived in the domed city under the earth). Technos, the leader of the Volti, told Wonder Woman the Volti had been on earth for a billion years.

Jack Anderson told students at Peabody College in 1962, American people lived in "a subterranean world" of half truth about world affairs. "We have become a nation of headline readers, reading with half an eye and listening with half an ear. They (radio and TV news) are packaged in a five-minute capsule which gives you about as much as you can get from a slow drive past a well-lighted newsstand. We have become largely a nation in a subterranean world of half light. We see unclearly, and we deal in half information."

In 1971, George Lucas, then 25, wrote, directed and edited the Warner Bros. science fiction picture, 'THX 1138' which told a story about the inhabitants of a computer-controlled subterranean world in the future where men and women were programmed into subjection through the use of drugs. The sex act was unlikely since drugs remove desire and it was forbidden. Mechanical men would enforce the laws.

In October 1995, two scientists in the US discovered a community of bacteria beyond 900 yards under Columbia River in Washington state that seemed to live in total darkness on a diet of rocks and water. The findings were reported in the 'Science' journal. In September 1995, 'Nature' reported of a community of bacteria found some 1,500 yards below Paris, that dined on hydrogen from basalt and water and produced methane or natural gas as a by-product.

Tim Radford of 'Manchester Guardian Service' reported, "Both (findings), scientists believe, are evidence of a hitherto unsuspected subterranean world that does not depend on the sun. There are plenty of creatures that live forever in the dark, but feed on products – decaying vegetation, corpses from the ocean surface, oxygen in the air – that do depend on sunlight.

"Slimes, also known as Anaerobic (oxygen) subsurface lithoautotrophic (eating rocks) microbial ecosystems, could help answer large questions, such as the nature of life on Earth before oxygen was produced by photosynthesis. Todd Stevens and James McKinley of the Pacific Northwest Laboratory point out that basalt, water and bicarbonate probably exist below the surface of Mars, so there could be life on the red planet after all."

In 'Bulgor the Behemoth', a writer at an animation studio worked late into the night to meet his TV script deadline. A heavy storm lightning suddenly struck and somehow mysteriously transformed him into the very make-believe character he was creating (similar to 'The Incredible Hulk'). Superman and Apache Chief tried to convince the writer he was unconsciously acting out his story, that he was just an ordinary man who thought he was a monster which was a fictitious character. Bulgor was only an image the writer had created in his mind.

"In classical Freudian theory, the unconscious mind is primitive, aggressive, sexually charged, emotional and basically undesirable but we're finding a kinder, gentler and more rational unconscious that can do all those things we normally ascribe to the conscious mind. When we trust our intuition, we're probably trusting our unconscious mind," psychologist John Kihlstrom told the 'Los Angeles Times' in 1989.

Speaking to 'The New York Times' in 1984, psychologist Dr. Robert Zajonc remarked, "The studies show that the unconscious is something we need to take seriously. People don't always know why they're doing what they're doing because they are influenced by motives, feelings, ideas, perceptions and memories of which they're not aware. In many cases, when people explain why they've made a decision, they are simply rationalizing, attributing what sound like reasonable bases for what is in fact a murky, unknowable process."

Cognitive scientist Dr. Donald Norman added, "The channel of conscious awareness is narrower than the unconscious, but more powerful. The beginner pays full attention to a task. But as a person masters a task, he pays less and less attention to doing it; it goes on smoothly, in the unconscious. That leaves more of his awareness free for other tasks. When an error in an automatic routine occurs, it enters consciousness. One of the main functions of consciousness seems to be making repairs in routines where a slip has occurred. Otherwise, it's handy to have most of what we do go on outside consciousness, so we don't have to be bothered with it."

Dr. Emile Coue wrote the book 'Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion' (1922). He explained, "In order to understand properly the phenomena of suggestion, or again to speak more correctly, of autosuggestion, it is necessary to know that two absolutely distinct selves exist within us. Both are intelligent, but while one is conscious the other is unconscious."

When conscious, the mind would be active (or awake). When unconscious, the mind would be passive. Dr. Sigmund Freud had stated, "The reason why the dream is in every case a wish realization is because it is a product of the unconscious which knows no other aim in activity except the fulfillment of wishes and which has no other force at its disposal except wish feelings."

Dr. Isador H. Coriat wrote 'The Meaning of Dreams' (1915) elaborated, "These are the repressed thoughts which in the past we have pushed into the unconscious, and are wishes and desires whose nature is such that they act as intruders to the normal course of thinking or are unacceptable to our moral or ethical standards; hence the constant attempt to conceal them and push them out of the conscious into the unconscious.

"Everybody dreams and every dream means something, no matter how fragmentary and ridiculous it may appear. No dream ever deals with trifles, but only with subjects of great personal interest to the dreamer. The dream reveals the true inner man, his various motives and desires, hidden from the view of others and often hidden from his own conscious thoughts."

In February 1979, Gil Bailie, a disciple of Carl Jung, held a seminar on the political and social implications of the discovery of the unconscious psyche. Gil Bailie argued that everyone had a "shadow" side containing the hidden, repressed and unfavorable aspects of their personality which often presented itself in dreams.

"Say my self-image is of a totally truthful man and I think of myself as nothing but honest. There will probably be in my psyche some place that character that is perfectly willing to cut corners. Unless I become familiar with that dimension of my own life – that shadow quality – and unless I'm acquainted with that potential for my dishonesty, it's very easy for someone in my own social environment, for their unconscious, to pick up on that dishonesty and act it out.

"What is now pretty obvious is that in the unconscious we have a connection. In every mystical tradition is the notion that we are all one. Each individual is not an isolated island, but if we go deep enough there is an unconscious reality. That's why Jung termed the deepest level of the unconscious the collective unconscious. We share it. That's why people closest to each other share their dreams.

"If there is something completely unconscious, denied, repressed (in the parent) there is at least a tendency in the child to act it out. It doesn't mean all children act it out." Known as projection, people  watched their own unconscious tendencies in others, "For example, if I think I'm nothing but good, right and wonderful … Actually the human personality is a hodgepodge of good and bad, light and dark, male and female. Then the dark side will be projected onto communists, Chinese, blacks, the generals in the Pentagon, or onto the rednecks in the south, or onto … you name it. That way I can have an enemy. I don't have to admit to an internal enemy and admit to a silent complicity in the world's ills."

Gil Bailie became interested in dreams, as told to Clark Mason, because of "my concern with religious reality and how in the modern world, because we have ignored that reality, it crops up in our dreams the same way sexual imagery cropped up in the dreams of Victorians. The dream is a kind of universal language for the spirit … It's an intricate collaboration between the unconscious and the conscious, a kind of border crossing, the customs gate … If some part of life wants to live and is not being given a chance, it will start to come out in the unconscious."

Gil Bailie maintained the frightening, terrifying dream was also depicting the same process of death and rebirth. "What's happening inside the human being is that a transition is going on. So if some big transformation is going on in somebody, then some part of them is dying and some other part is coming to birth. And the part that's dying sees this process as a disaster. It's depicted in dreams as all those bizarre, disastrous things."

It was understood the discovery of the collective unconscious and its relation to dreams was part of an awakening process, "It's like suddenly waking up one morning and realizing the universe is twice as big as we thought it was and our individual responsibility is vastly greater than we thought it was."

Dr. Frank McCoy wrote 'The Fast Way To Health' (1926). He provided health and diet advice to readers of the 'Oakland Tribune' in 1935. "The conscious and unconscious are two phases of the same mind. About one-tenth of the your thinking is done with your conscious mind and about nine-tenths with the unconscious part. The conscious is the reasoning or thinking part of your mind.

"The unconscious is the seat of emotion, instinct and habit and is the storehouse of memory. Another duty of the unconscious is to rebuild the body, replacing old cells with new ones. Maybe it will help you to think of it in this way; compare the conscious mind with the reception room where records are made and compare the unconscious mind to the store room where they are placed for keeping and where the records are played over and over again.

"One of the important facts about the unconscious is that it does not reason. It works according to the law of suggestion and acts upon the suggestions or commands sent to it by the conscious mind, trying to materialize them. That is, the unconscious tries to make good on what the conscious tells it to do. The fact has been known to all the great teachers of mind control.

"Remember, nine-tenths of your thinking goes on in the unconscious and this part of your mind can be changed by simply changing the kind of suggestion sent to it by the conscious mind. All of the students of mind control who grasp this fact, secure good results. By using good suggestions it is possible to build up the body, since, as I have said, the unconscious directs the building of new cells.

"Suggestion may therefore play an important part in overcoming disease and replacing it with health. There are many of these suggestions which may be used which have an undoubted power in the cure of disease. Of course, I advise that the patient use certain physical measures such as diet, exercise, baths and so on, but nevertheless, the cure will be more rapid in every instance if at the same time, the patient learns to help himself with good suggestions.

"It is true beyond any question of a doubt, that the mind has a tremendous influence on our continued well-being. Many are coming to realize that they can better control these unconscious forces for good by self-suggestions. The unconscious has a tremendous power in affecting the body and is certainly able to produce important physical changes. The state of health is more closely related to this unconscious influence than is commonly realized.

"Suggestions given to the unconscious, whether good or not good, have an importance which cannot be dismissed. I do not hesitate to say that your unconscious mind plays a large part in your health, your success and your happiness. This part of your mind will work wonders if you will give it a chance to help you. To make these suggestions to the unconscious effective, you must hold a mental attitude of expectancy. You must expect to receive that for which you ask.

"You must be expecting it so strongly that you expect it at any moment. It is an unquestioned fact that if you believe you are already receiving it, then you will have the best chance of actually receiving it. We will find this necessary mental attitude mentioned in the Bible, where it says, 'Ask and it shall be given unto you – seek and ye shall find – knock and it shall be opened unto you.' This is another way of saying that while you are yet asking for what you want, it is being given to you."

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