What Is An Ensouling Entity?

By George A. Boyd © 2019

Q: In your writings, you talk about an ensouling entity. What is that?

A: When we examine the four poles of being, the ensouling entity dwells on the first pole of being. There are 13 of these ensouling entities—these are the master integration centers in the Superconscious mind for different segments of the Great Continuum of Consciousness. These include:

Ensouling Entity Number

What We Call the Ensouling Entity

Where It Operates

1

Soul
Spark (Jivan Atma)

Entire
Subtle Realm

2

Soul (Atma), also called Higher Self,
or Transpersonal Self

Entire
Planetary Realm

3

Monad
(Paramatma)

Entire
Transplanetary Realm

4

Astral
Soul (Hansa Atma)

Entire
Cosmic Realm

5

Supracosmic
Soul (Binda Atma)

Entire
Supracosmic Realm

6

Soul
of the Bridge Path

Transcendental
portion of the Bridge Path

7

T1
ensouling entity

First
Transcendental Path

8

T2
ensouling entity

Second
Transcendental Path

9

T3
ensouling entity

Third
Transcendental Path

10

T4
ensouling entity

Fourth
Transcendental Path

11

T5
ensouling entity

Fifth
Transcendental Path

12

T6
ensouling entity

Sixth
Transcendental Path

13

T7
ensouling entity (Satchitananda)

Seventh
Transcendental Path

The ensouling entity is the Divine Atom that ties together the activity of the awakened vehicles of consciousness in that band of the Continuum of Consciousness, links with the development of the spirit through that level, and is the focus of the attentional principle that brings about enlightenment and Gnosis for that segment of the Continuum.

In many spiritual traditions, they teach you to focus your attention on the third pole, and identify with a nucleus of identity. In some of these traditions, they may not be aware that there is the overshadowing ensouling entity; and some of them may also not be aware of the spirit.

As a consequence, you see these groups identifying with a nucleus of identity, and using transformational methods to unfold it. When spiritual practice is done in this way, you will often see that a selected nucleus of identity is moved off of the axis of being, and aspirants’ attention is fixed in this integration center of the Superconscious mind. This strategy for spiritual development brings about imbalances.

In our Integral meditation program, we teach you meditations to awaken your spiritual essences on all four poles of being. We teach you how to do this in our intermediate classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation, and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program. This strategy unfolds all four poles in synchrony, so you do not generate imbalances.

 

Getting Value from Our Teachings

By George A. Boyd © 2014

There are seven elements that allow you to gain value from the Mudrashram® teachings. These include:

  1. Theory – Learn what a practice is and why we do it.
  2. Technique – Learn how to practice the technique correctly.
  3. Practice – Use the technique in your daily life to work on personal issues, or to activate and unfold your spiritual potentials
  4. Create meaning – Reflect upon your experiences in meditation. Capture these insights in a journal. Creatively express these insights as writing, poetry, song, or visual art.
  5. Integration and transformation – Notice the changes that occur to your personally and spiritually as a result of doing these practices.
  6. Share – Tell your friends about the value you receive from the teachings, so others may benefit from them.
  7. Advance – Take our available advanced training classes—for example, the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation is the next training step after completing one of our intermediate courses. Read our books. Study the Mudrashram® Correspondence Course and the Satsang Program Home Study Course.

We encourage you to get the maximum value from our teachings through incorporating these seven elements into your personal and spiritual life.

Challenges and Mastery of Your Faculties

In beginning your practice, you will face three major challenges. These are language, navigation, and discernment.

Language – the challenge of language is to understand what essences our words describe.

Navigation – the challenge of navigation is to locate and put your attention on each spiritual essence—your attentional principle, your spirit, and your Soul, a nucleus of identity, or a vehicle of consciousness—and do your spiritual work there.

Discernment – the challenge of discernment is to identify what is the content and the edge of a vehicle of consciousness, what comprises your sphere of consciousness, and what are the markers of a focal point, a nodal point, Subplanes, Planes, and Divisions along the Great Continuum of Consciousness.

After you have overcome these initial obstacles, your next objective will be to gain the four masteries over your inner faculties. These four masteries include:

Inner sensing – this is the ability to see, hear, and feel in your inner vehicles of consciousness

Intuition – this is the ability to access correct, valuable inner guidance from your Soul

Heart travel – this is the ability to travel in full consciousness as the spirit though the inner channels of the Nada

Attunement – this is the ability to travel within as the attentional principle, contact a spiritual Master, receive the Light, and send the Light to others

We give you the keys to understand spiritual terminology, traveling to discrete levels of the Continuum, discerning the levels of the Superconscious mind, developing inner sensing, connecting with your intuition, traveling as the spirit in the channels of the Nada, and learning to make attunements in our intermediate courses, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program—so if you have not yet begun to study with us, this is where you will learn the core techniques and understanding to overcome the challenges and progressively master the inner work of meditation.

For those of you who have never meditated or have had not had success in meditation may wish to begin with our Introduction to Meditation program, which prepares you to make the big step up into our intermediate courses.

Actualizing Your Potentials

Once you have begun to gain mastery over these four faculties, you will begin to actualize six of the seven types of potential. The first type of potential—genetic—is achieved through control over your diet, minimizing ingestion of toxins and environmental poisons, breathing, sunlight, and exercise. Meditation supports and augments the other six potentials, which include:

  1. Physical (athletic) – achieving optimal performance for your body in your selected sport, exercise routine, martial arts, hatha yoga, or dancing
  2. Academic – optimal learning, reaching the most advanced education with your innate intelligence
  3. Emotional – optimal expression of native empathy (emotional intelligence), caring, and compassion
  4. Mental (creative) – optimal actualization of the talents within the layers of your mind; expression of your inner abilities and gifts in career, hobby, or as volunteer service
  5. Mental (psychic and intuitive) – optimal activation of the inner senses to see, hear, and feel with crystal clarity and accuracy; ability to access intuitive knowledge for self-guidance and wise counsel for others
  6. Spiritual – optimal unfoldment of the ensouling entity, spirit, and vehicles of consciousness to the greatest extent possible, with full actualization of the Soul’s love, wisdom, and power

As your actualize your potentials, you will experience the most fulfilling life. This is the one of the great gifts of meditation.

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What is a Nucleus of Identity?

By George A. Boyd © 2017

Q: You use the term, “nucleus of identity,” frequently in your writing. I’m still not clear what this is.

A: We often refer people to our article, “Understanding Nodal Points and Nuclei of Identity,” to define what a nucleus of identity is. The easiest way to understand this is that the Soul has four quadrants of activity. You can visualize this as a pie cut into quarters.

We call these four quadrants, the Poles of Being.

Pole One

On the first pole, at zero degrees, is the Soul. When you meditate upon this pole, you are contemplating the essence we generically call the ensouling entity, on its own Plane. Depending on where on the Continuum of Consciousness you place your attention, you will encounter one of 13 ensouling entities.

For example, if you put your attention in the Planetary Realm, you will encounter the ensouling entity that is called the Planetary Soul. We simply refer to this essence as the Soul, since this is the cutting edge for so many people. Some refer to the Planetary Soul as the Higher Self, the God Immanent, the Transpersonal Self, or the Atma.

If you put your attention in the Cosmic Sphere, you’ll encounter your Astral Soul on this pole. Please see our article on the Great Continuum of Consciousness to learn about the 13 ensouling entities.

In Mudrashram®, we teach our students to meditate on their ensouling entity that is infused with the animating force of the Divine Spirit—this is what we call the cutting edge of spirituality.

In the stream of light where the ensouling entity exists are the nodal points of the Path that the ensouling entity has awakened, and it dwells in a nodal point. By identifying where the ensouling entity is on its Path, we can determine how far it has to go to reach Liberation.

People who meditate on the ensouling entity typically meditate on the brain chakra—or on the Transcerebral chakra, which is the center above the top of the head—to encounter this essence. The path of unfolding the ensouling entity has been called the brain path.

Pole Two

If you rotate your attention 90 degrees to the right (clockwise), you come upon the second pole. Here you identify as the spirit. People also call this spiritual essence the spiritual heart, inner spiritual awareness, the loving heart, or Surat.

If you were to drop your attention into the inner streams of light and sound we call the Nada, you would ride up this current into the spirit that is associated with your cutting edge of spirituality. [This technique is called Surat Dhyan. We teach it in our intermediate courses.]

But like the ensouling entity, you can focus on this spiritual essence at different levels of the Continuum. We call these discrete segments where the Nada begins and ends, domains—we have mapped twelve domains on the Continuum. [Please see our article on the Great Continuum of Consciousness about the 12 domains of the spirit.]

People usually associate the spirit with meditation upon the area of the heart, but some domains begin where you feel your spirit at the point between the eyebrows or even the navel. The practice of opening the channels of the Nada through moving your spirit along them, ultimately to the source of the spirit, has been called the heart path.

Pole Three

If you rotate your attention another 90 degrees to the right to 180º, you encounter the pile of being of the vehicles of consciousness of your Superconscious mind. It is on this pole that you encounter the integration centers we call nuclei of identity.

We have located nuclei of identity in the first through fourth Planetary Initiations, the first through fifth Cosmic Initiations, and on each Supracosmic Path. People who meditate on the spinal axis, sometimes called the cerebrospinal axis, the spinal tube, Sushumna, or the chakras typically come to identify with a nucleus of identity, instead of the Soul or the spirit.

Probably the three most common nuclei of identity with which people identify are:

  • The nucleus of identity of the First Planetary Initiation, which has been called the Christ Child, Christ Consciousness, or nephesh. [In our writings, we commonly refer to this nucleus of identity as the Moon Soul.] Christians and Jews focus their attention on this center and commune with the forms of God that can be known in the First Exoteric Initiation and the First Mesoteric Initiation.
  • The nucleus of identity of the First Cosmic Initiation, which has been called cosmic consciousness or the Atman. Disciples of Yogi Preceptors identify with this center.
  • The Supracosmic seed atom of each active Supracosmic Path: Buddhists, Shaivite and Vaisnavite Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, and Jains—among others—typically identify with the seed atom of their Supracosmic Path. [For a full listing of these Supracosmic Paths, see our article “Faiths of the Supracosmic Sphere” in the Library section of our website. If you haven’t done so already, sign up for a free Library membership. For a full listing of nuclei of identity, read the article on our website, “Nodal points and nuclei of identity,” which you can access on our Open Stacks page.]

Pole Four

Finally, if you rotate another 90 degrees to 270º, you come to the fourth pole. This is divided into an upper and lower zone.

The upper zone contains your attention, the thread of consciousness, and the principle of intention and consciousness, which we call the attentional principle. This essence has been called the inner witnessing consciousness, the third eye, or Nirat.

The lower zone contains your personality and your life. This is where you encounter the two personal integration centers, the ego [the personal identification center that is embedded in your experience of your life, in what we call the Conscious mind] and the Self [the personal identification that governs your entire personality; it dwells in the Metaconscious mind]. This zone also includes the bands of the unconscious mind that express in your life—this is the level of the mind that psychologists call the shadow.

The attentional principle dwells in the system of chakras of the Subconscious mind slightly above the point between the eyebrows. It is from this perspective that you behold the thread of consciousness that travels through each band of the mind. It is from this perspective of the fourth pole that you view the map of the Great Continuum of Consciousness.

We encourage aspirants to familiarize themselves with the perspectives on each of these four poles of being. In the Mudrashram® system of Integral meditation, we uniquely train you to work on all four poles of being and give you meditation tools that actualize you personally and spiritually. You learn these methods in our intermediate courses, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation or the by-mail or online Accelerated Meditation Program.

How Is Mudrashram Different?

A Sharper Focus on What You Can Get from Our Meditation Training

By George A. Boyd ©2017

Q: There are many schools of meditation available. How is Mudrashram® different?

A: Let’s look at some of the ways that Mudrashram® is different than the existing schools of meditation.

Methods They Teach

Most meditation schools teach you one or two meditation techniques. You might learn to watch your breath or monitor your present time experience. You might receive a mantra. You might learn a breath technique that unites you with a spiritual essence. You might learn a method to meditate on the channels of the Nadamic Path—the inner light and sound.

A few schools will give you a lot of techniques, which aim to unite your attention with a particular essence of consciousness to gain “enlightenment” or they will help you unfold along a delineated Path outside the cutting edge of spirituality.

Mudrashram® gives you a whole toolbox of techniques in its intermediate classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program that work at the cutting edge of spirituality.

Stress Reduction

Most meditation techniques will help you relieve stress. Meditation teachers who teach mindfulness and Vipassana release the stress at the most superficial level, the Conscious mind.

Some groups will lead your attention into the Superconscious mind, and bring about deep relaxation and stress release, but they don’t actually dissolve the causes of stress—they don’t produce transformation and remove the karmic causes of stress in the unconscious mind, so the stress returns.

Mudrashram® teaches you how to focus your attention in the immortal essences of the Superconscious mind, to pass through the Superconscious mind level-by-level, and shows you how to transform the material in the unconscious mind, so the root causes of stress drop away.

Ending Reincarnation

Many meditation schools promise to end reincarnation. What they actually do is they open one Path in the Cosmic, Supracosmic, or Transcendental Sphere, and remove the karma along that track—so whatever karma might be influencing your life from that Path and the karmic stream that is layered along that track is removed, but little to none of the karma behind where you are at the cutting edge of spirituality is moved, so it doesn’t move the needle on reincarnation at all. For example:

Adepts and Adept Masters can guide the Soul Spark and the Soul to Liberation, and end physical reincarnation—but this doesn’t end astral and causal world reincarnation.

Cosmic Masters can liberate the Astral Soul, but commonly leave the Transplanetary segment undone, so they cannot remove all of the causes of astral incarnation.

Supracosmic Gurus and Sat Gurus of the Transcendental Sphere work out aspects of your causal karma, but do not complete all of it.

Mudrashram® finishes your karma in the Subtle, Planetary, Transplanetary, Cosmic, Supracosmic, on your aligned Transcendental Path—the one contributing to your karmic stream—and you rise on the Bridge Path and T7 to the Mahatma stage, where you dissolve the final causes of karma that give rise to physical, astral, and causal incarnation.

Depth of Meditation

Many seekers pine for deep meditation, but find it evades them. Those that go to mindfulness teachers typically go no deeper than the Conscious mind, and they learn to be present and better cope with the stresses of life in everyday situations.

Other teachers lead them to enlightenment—union with the Higher Self or Soul, or with another spiritual essence—but that essence doesn’t move along its track, it doesn’t transform.

In our intermediate meditation classes in Mudrashram®, we train you in mindfulness that allows you to access your Conscious mind, meditation on the chakras of the Subconscious mind, centering methods to unite with your Self in the Metaconscious mind, and how to unite with your spirit and your Soul in the Superconscious mind, plus we show you methods to unfold the Soul and free your spirit.

Relative Spiritual Progress

Many spiritual Paths measure spiritual progress as when the spiritual essence upon which they meditate accrues virtue and holiness, and moves a few nodal points closer to the spiritual horizon that they view as the highest stage of spirituality—this is progress upon one Plane, which is called sanctification.

A few point to completion of one Path—a Yogi Preceptor leads your cosmic consciousness through the First Cosmic Initiation to become a Yogi Preceptor; a Supracosmic Guru shows you how to open an entire Supracosmic Path to the origin of your Supracosmic seed atom on that Path; or a Transcendental Sphere Sat Guru will lead your spirit to liberation on that Path and your ensouling entity will be lifted to the highest Plane.

In Mudrashram® you complete your spiritual journey in every level of the Great Continuum of Consciousness—Subtle, Planetary, Transplanetary, Cosmic, Supracosmic, and your aligned Transcendental Path—and then you rise on the Bridge Path where you gain the ability to open every Path of the Supracosmic and every Path of the Transcendental Sphere, leading to Multiplane Mastery, which is Mastery of every Path.

Spiritual Salvation

Many groups teach you to praise and worship God from afar, but don’t give you any means to move your spirit closer to the Divine Beloved.

Some identify as an essence other than the spirit, and move that essence closer to God through a meditation technique—for example, they draw nigh to the Beloved identified as a nucleus of identity, like the students of Yogi Preceptors, who identify with Cosmic Consciousness; the disciples of Cosmic Masters, who identify with the Astral Soul; or devotees of Supracosmic Gurus who identify with the Supracosmic seed atom of that Path.

Transcendental Paths show you how to free the spirit and rise to union with the Divine on one segment of the Nadamic Path, which brings about spiritual liberation or salvation for that one spiritual essence.

In Mudrashram®, we show you how to liberate the spirit and gain union with God on all twelve segments of the Nadamic Path.

Spiritual Powers

There are many groups that will teach you to use the abilities of one Plane—for example, Psychic Guides show you how to awaken your psychic and healing abilities, to channel spiritual entities, or to make basic attunements; ministers and rabbis show you how to activate the powers that the Holy Spirit bestows.

In some groups, they will give you access to all the powers that dwell upon one Path—so if you study with a Yogi Preceptor, you will learn how to access the 8 major and 56 minor powers (siddhis) of the First Cosmic Initiation; Supracosmic Gurus will give you the keys to all of the powers that are embedded along their Path.

In Mudrashram®, we teach you how to journey through every level of the Great Continuum of Consciousness, granting your ensouling entity access to the powers of every Plane of the Continuum on the Subtle, Planetary, Transplanetary, Cosmic, Supracosmic, your aligned Transcendental Path, and the Bridge Path. At the highest stage of the Bridge Path, called Multiplane Mastery, you gain the ability to open every Path, and gain access to the powers anchored in them.


If you consider these factors, you may intuit that Mudrashram® is a much more inclusive and comprehensive system than the meditation groups that currently exist.

  • Its training is unique in that it starts you at the cutting edge of spirituality, and doesn’t start you somewhere else.
  • Its range of potential development is much greater than other existing systems.
  • It does not simply unfold one spiritual essence, but unfolds each of your spiritual essences in synchrony—your Soul and spirit unfold together; your nuclei of identity and each vehicle of consciousness move along their track naturally, together with the Soul, as the Soul reaches the Plane where they dwell.
  • It does not break your connection with your personality like many other spiritual systems—where you perceive your body, your life, and the world as dream-like illusions.

We invite you to investigate the Mudrashram® system of Integral meditation to see if it resonates with your spiritual needs. We have beginning, intermediate, and advanced meditation programs, together with teacher training programs for those who reach the requisite levels of spiritual advancement and mastery of meditation methods.