Question: But orthodox psychology states that the subconscious has to be brought to the fore and illumined.

Sri Chinmoy: Here you are making a mistake. If you bring down the Light from above or bring forward your soul's light, automatically the subconscious will be illumined. At that time the subconscious will enter naturally into the conscious plane. But if you try to bring forward the subconscious without illumining it first, you will only create more problems for yourself.