I realized a bit ago that no one had ever, to my knowledge, attempted to divide consciousness
into its subordinate parts, and that, without any sort of formal analysis
of it, no one would be able to seriously contemplate study of it. Consequently, I decided to take this great burden upon my own shoulders. After thinking a bit, I divided the mind and its relationship to the surrounding universe into six parts, which I named after the first few letters of the Hebrew Alphabet
. What follows is my (very rough) classification of conscious phenomena
Aleph: The Aleph is the basic observer. It that which observes the qualia. It makes no value judgements on what it perceives.
Beth: The Beth is that part of the mind which makes the simplest of value judgements. It is the Beth which decides that sugar and sex are good, while sadness and pain are bad.
Gimel: The Gimel is the "free will". I'm unsure as to whether it exists. It is that part of the mind which chooses deliberately and with logic.
Daleth: The Daleth is the "unfree will". It is what causes you to react unthinkingly. It makes the decision to run from fear, and controls each individual step when walking.
He: The He is the subconsious. Here there be the demons which haunt one's dreams. This is the section which Freud is (in)famous for (mis)exposing. This also controls semivoluntary actions, like heartbeat.
Vau: The Vau is everything external to the mind. It includes everything from one's digestion to the striking of Big Ben to the proper motion of the stars.
Obviously, some of these overlap and blur into each other. The Gimmel, Daleth and He, especially, are not firmly divided. This is only a rough sketch, and the subject is nebulous at best.
Any helpful comments, corrections or advice is greatly appreciated.