In his important work, Orthodox Spirituality, Father Dumitru Stăniloae considers that, besides
the real existence of the subconscious, there exists in man another reality as well, comprising
the superior divine energies found in the human heart and which he defined by using the
modern notion of transconscious or supraconscious.
CONTRIBUTION : The present study emphasises on the origin, definitions and content of this
concept in the work of Father Stăniloae and its great importance in defining a way to know
God and his salvation works, from the perspective of an anchorite and Christian mystic,
engaged in the existential tension of communion with God.
Special Collection: Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania, sub-edited by Daniel Buda (Lucian Blaga University) and Jerry Pillay
(University of Pretoria).