Religion is the barrier which prevent mankind from finding God.
In the fourth stage of life, or evolution, the purpose of adaptation is to gain positive control over the unconscious and lower subconscious motivations that create the conventional patterns and phases of gross physical and mental (or psychological) behavior, dislike, emotion, thought and will. Thus the processes in the fourth stage of life purify, harmonize, and positively transform the fixed, self possessed, and self-divided behavioral patterns of the unconsciousness and lower sub consciousness dimensions of the body-mind.
The means of this evolutionary procedure are spiritual; that is, the extended body-mind (controlled by the autonomic nervous system and the unconscious and lower subconscious tendencies of the bodily being) is consciously submitted to the transcendental reality and made to be obedient to the law of sacrifice, or love in the pattern of all relationships.
The submission of the body-mind to the transcendental reality or divine person, is a matter of aligning the gross body-mind (or active feeling-attention) to the all-pervading life current, which is directly communicated to the central or cerebrospinal nervous system. Thus, in the fourth stage of life, the fixed association of the radiant transcendental consciousness with the extended body-mind, the unconscious and lower subconscious mind, the superficial conscious mind, and the dual or dynamic patterns of the autonomic nervous system is transcended.
The radiant transcendental consciousness, communicated via the cerebrospinal nervous system is permitted to master, purify, harmonize and positively transform the gross dimension or lower coili of the human mind. The fourth stage is the true and critical beginning of fully human and spiritual life. It is the beginning of literal functional and psychic submission of the extended body-mind to its own root-process and its transcendental source or divine condition.
Western psychologists are largely confined to investigation of the subconscious mind and of mental diseases that are treated through psychiatry and psychoanalysis. There is little research into the origin and fundamental formation of normal mental states and their emotional and volitional expressions – a truly basic subject not neglected in Indian (eastern) philosophy. Precise classifications are made, in the "Sankhya" and "Yoga" systems, of the various links in normal mental modifications and of the characteristic functions of "Buddha" (discriminative intellect), "Ahamkara" (egoic principle), and "Manas" (mind or sense-consciousness).
Professor Jules-Bois of the "Sorbonne" said in 1928 that French psychologists have investigated and accorded recognition to the "super consciousness," which, in its grandeur, "is the exact opposite of the subconscious mind as conceived by "Freud." And which comprises the faculties that made man really man and not just a super animal. The French Savant explained that the awakening of the higher consciousness is "not to be confused with coveism or hypnotism. The existence of a super conscious mind has long been recognized philosophically (i.e., Christ consciousness) being in reality the "over soul" spoken of by "Emerson." But only recently has been recognized scientifically."
"Hidden in the deep of our being is a rubbish heap as well as a treasure house! In contrast to the psychology that centers all its researches on the "sub consciousness" in man's nature, the new psychology of the super consciousness focuses its attention upon the treasure house – the region that alone can explain the great, unselfish, heroic deed of men."
-F. W. H. Myers, English Psychologist