Question: Can consciousness be lacking awareness?
Answer: I think yes. One can be conscious, but not aware. I would say that awareness is a focused, purposeful consciousness.
For example we are conscious that we exist, but we are not aware of the meaning, purpose of our existence.
Only when we researched, revealed and fulfilled our Human purpose in Nature’s fully integrated, prefect system can we say that we have become fully aware Human beings.
Moreover awareness necessitates research, comparing opposite qualities, contrasts in order to provide solid foundations for the awareness.