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Consciousness, James proposed, is a field with a focus and a margin, where the margin controls meaning and is in a constant state of expansion and contraction as the stream flows ever-onward. The periphery or penumbra of waking consciousness leads inward to the hypnogogic state, a portal into subconscious states where the contents of consciousness are expressed as mental images. As James viewed then, ordinary conscious experiences were like those of the visible parts of the solar spectrum, while "beyond the margin" experiences were like those of the non-visible parts. They existed, but they were difficult to access. - Eugene Taylor


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