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subconscious
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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mental activity of which we are not aware, but which can influence feelings and behavior; or the part of the mind that engages in such activity
  • ...of Owen Meany's voice speaking out in the vestry office—not to mention the forceful revelation of my mother's "murder weapon," the "instrument of death"—was not so much a demonstration of the power of God as it was an indication of the power of the subconscious; namely, the Rev. Mr. Merrill thought that bath of us had been "subconsciously motivated"—in my case, to use Owen Meany's voice, or to make Mr. Merrill use it; and in Mr. Merrill's case, to confess to me that he was my father.
    p. 553.7
  • ...of Owen Meany's voice speaking out in the vestry office—not to mention the forceful revelation of my mother's "murder weapon," the "instrument of death"—was not so much a demonstration of the power of God as it was an indication of the power of the subconscious; namely, the Rev. Mr. Merrill thought that bath of us had been "subconsciously motivated"—in my case, to use Owen Meany's voice, or to make Mr. Merrill use it; and in Mr. Merrill's case, to confess to me that he was my father.
    p. 553.7

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