The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind (Paperback)
The word subconscious represents an anglicized version of the French subconscient as coined by the psychologist Pierre Janet (1859-1947), who argued that underneath the layers of critical-thought functions of the conscious mind lay a powerful awareness that he called the subconscious mind. 1]
In the strict psychological sense, the adjective is defined as "operating or existing outside of consciousness"
Locke and Kristof write that there is a limit to what can be held in conscious focal awareness, an alternative storehouse of one's knowledge and prior experience is needed, which they label the subconscious.