The unconscious is a vitally important area for Crabb’s theory. He describes the unconscious as, ". . the reservoir of basic assumptions which people firmly and emotionally hold about how to meet their needs of significance and security" (Crabb, 1977, p. 91). Stored in our unconscious is the belief that our basic needs can be met apart from Christ. We believe we can fix and steer our lives without the help of God. An example could be if the Christians mind has been programmed to believe that only lots of money can make him significant. He may believe or think that if only he had a little more money everything would be ok. Most people find though that, as they make more and more money, it does not satisfy. Adler refers to these untrue beliefs as a person’s guiding fiction.
Nothing is given to the user straight away, except for shapes and colors, themselves meant to be misleading to the eye and the mind. Far from restraining themselves to the expectation of a scientific protocol leading to specific results, the games are experiences rich in signs and in chance discoveries. The designers took advantage of the decorative potential of printing techniques often restricted to an exclusively functional use. At first glance, some of the pages covered with labyrinths, moiré patterns, and mosaics seem to belong to the Grammar of Ornament . Only a closer look reveals the conductive lines. Raster graphics, a usually imperceptible pattern made to be seen from afar, for posters for instance, become sign “texturizers,” once again in Bruno Munari’s words³.