The Mind or Heart was an aspect of living, sentient beings. Intertwined with the soul, it governed the memories and emotions of an individual, granting them a consciousness and personality.
The mind embodied memory and emotions, giving a living being a consciousness and cognitive functions, affecting reasoning and perception, as well as a personality. It was divided between a conscious and subconscious self. While the mind's conscious memories, feelings, or tendencies could be suppressed, they could still manifest from the subconscious and potentially resurface to the conscious under certain stimuli; similarly, other souls could reside in the mind's subconscious.
The mind typically developed over time through learning and experience, its capabilities varying between individual. Due to its nature, the mind was vulnerable to manipulation by magic and demonic possession; it could also be afflicted with mental illness and develop insanity. As an abstract characteristic interconnected with the soul, the mind remained with an individual's spirit even after death and the soul's departure from its physical body. While the individual existed in a body, the mind copied and stored memories from the physical brain.
While abstract by nature, a dimension embodying one's mind could be manifested through devices like Black Box Type S. This "inner psychological world" allowed individuals to maintain their original spiritual form within the space and utilize magic, including the conscious soul of the mental world's owner. If a soul combined with one or more other souls, the conjoining minds would also merge and become a collective of shared memories for a new, composite conscious.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The mind is a frequently debated topic in philosophy, religion, psychology, and cognitive science, including its relation to the body and soul.