which singly and by themselves would not he personal, yet do participate in the one divine personality, each in its own manner. This one divine personality is the unity of the three modes of subsistence which participate in itself. Neither is personal without the others. In each, in its manner, is the whole Godhead.?
The human body is a complex rather than a simple organism, a unity that embraces an indefinite number of subsidiary and dependent organisms. The one life of the body manifests itself in the life of the nervous system, the life of the circulatory system, and the life of the digestive system. The complete destruction of either one of these systems destroys the other two. Psychology as well as physiology reveals to us the possibility of a threefold life within the bounds of a single being, in the individual man there is sometimes a double and even a triple consciousness. Herbert Spencer, Autobiography, 1:459; 2:204 ? ?Most active minds have, I presume, more or less frequent experiences of double consciousness ? one consciousness seeming to take note of what the other is about, and to applaud or blame.? He mentions an instance in his own experience. ?May there not be possible a high cerebral thinking, as there is a binocular vision? In these cases it seems as though there were going on, quite apart from the consciousness which seemed to constitute myself, some process of elaborating coherent thoughts ? as though one part of myself was an independent originator over whose sayings and doings I had no control, and which were nevertheless in great measure consistent; while the other part of myself was a passive spectator or listener, quite unprepared for many of the things that the first part said, and which were nevertheless, though unexpected, not illogical.? This fact that there can be more than one consciousness in the same personality among men should make us slow to deny that there can be three consciousness in the one God.
Humanity at large is also an organism, and this fact lends new confirmation to the Pauline statement of organic interdependence. Modern sociology is the doctrine of one life constituted by the union of many. ?Unus homo, nullus homo? is a principle of ethics as well as of sociology. No man can have a conscience to himself. The moral life of one results from and is interpenetrated by the moral life of all. All men moreover live, move and have their being in God. Within the bounds of the one universal and divine consciousness there are multitudinous finite consciousness. Why then should it be thought incredible that in the nature of this one God there should be three infinite consciousness? Baldwin, Psychology, 53, 54 ? ?The integration of finite consciousness in an all embracing divine consciousness may find a valid analogy in the integration of subordinate consciousness in the unit personality of man. In the hypnotic state,
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