On the Potential Extension of Psychic Powers

By George A. Boyd © 2020

Q: What are the psychic powers?

A: These are abilities that dawn when your Soul awakens into the second Subplane of the Psychic Realm. They include:

  • Creation and destruction of thought forms
  • Etheric sensitivity to resonance and subtle vibrations
  • Clairvoyance, which is sensing of auras, the content of the unconscious mind, and visioning of entities in the inner dimensional worlds
  • Healing and ability to sense the health of the organs and tissues of the body
  • Receptive telepathy, hearing the thoughts of others and the voice of the guide
  • Active telepathy, the ability to make attunements
  • Knowledge of the eternal present (the wave of time on the Akashic Records)
  • Knowledge of past incarnations
  • Knowledge of the patterns of future spiritual development (the Plan)
  • Knowledge of the current state of evolution of the Soul

Q: Do psychic powers increase as your develop spiritually?

A: Generally, yes. There appear to be three orders of access to spiritual powers and the ability to operate them.

Level One – Energetic connection of the psychic body’s chakras with the physical brain, which leads to spontaneous “psychic flashes” or impressions

In some individuals, this connection may be made with their astral body. These ones receive these psychic impressions in hypnosis or in the dream state.

You do not experience voluntary control at this level. These impressions seem to “come out of the blue.”

Level Two – When the Soul evolves to the Psychic Realm, its transpersonal will can operate selected psychic powers voluntarily.

This appears in healers, those who make attunements, those who channel guides and other spiritual entities, and metaphysical counselors or psychic readers.

The operation of this higher octave of the will substands Psychic Realm ministry.

Level Three – This connects the chakras of the psychic vehicle with higher octaves of being—the Monad, the Astral Soul, or a Transcendental Sphere ensouling entity. Development to the Mahatma stage of the Bridge Path and beyond awakens the interpenetrating awareness, which bestows the highest sensitivity to each octave of being, and the immortal essences on the four poles of being—the attentional principle, the spirit, nuclei of identity and seed atoms of each vehicle of consciousness, and the ensouling entities at each level of the Continuum.

Opening these psychic channels to these higher octaves of being develops these gifts to the highest degree, ultimately anchoring them in the Soul of the Bridge Path and Satchitananda.

These extended powers include:

  • Inner vision, hearing, and feeling connecting the physical brain with your higher octave ensouling entities
  • Healing at all octaves of being
  • Making attunements spanning each octave of being
  • Reception of the guide’s teachings at each octave of being
  • Giving spiritual counsel as appropriate to each level of spiritual development, from the Subtle Realm to the Transcendental Sphere
  • Ability to read the current evolutionary station of the Soul and each ensouling entity at higher octaves of being
  • Awareness of past lives in other cycles of time

Those who reach these higher octaves of being must actively extend their powers through opening the plugged channels that block these higher order powers from functioning in this expanded capacity. You usually clear these channels during the development of Multiplane Mastery on the highest Plane of the Bridge Path, but some advanced disciples may do targeted inner work to develop them before this stage is reached. For example, these disciples may develop some of these extended powers at the Mahatma Stage.

We recommend that you study these three orders of psychic powers. Those of you who have Psychic Ministry written into your Soul’s crown of purpose, and who are interested in awakening these elements of your ministry, may find the Psychic Powers Workshop in the Public Section of our Public Webinar Access page to be evocative.

Gradations of Subtle Vision

By George A. Boyd © 2019

Q: Does inner seeing progress over time? Are there markers of that progress?

A: We can characterize four major stages of subtle vision: Initial awakening, noumenal vision, essence vision, and trans-noetic vision.

Initial vision dawns with the first opening of astral sight. Five markers are commonly evident:

  1. Flashes of light, first white, then colors
  2. Kaleidoscopic patterns of light, “psychedelic” images
  3. Shapes, including random geometric forms and a cascade of images—these present as two dimensional images
  4. Forms, beginning with the ability to see a vehicle of consciousness, indicates the surfacing of three dimensional sight
  5. Movement, which first appears as awareness of movement within your inner vehicles, and culminates with discernment of the content arising in the present time—the capacity for mindfulness and monitoring the content of vehicles of consciousness at different levels of the mind (Vipassana) becomes possible at this level of subtle sight. Also associated with this level of vision is to sense your “observing mind,” or attention.

Noumenal vision is the ability to see beings on the Astral Plane. Three typical markers emerge during this stage.

  1. Beholding the astral form of others, with the recognition this is a conscious being. At this level, many people may get their first vision of a ghost or extraterrestrial. These astral forms move, and you sense a definite presence inhabiting the form.
  2. Telepathic contacts, where you see the astral form of others, but they also talk to you. Aspirants report two major types of telepathic contact: (1) become aware of speech as a thought force—e.g., you hear their thoughts—and (2) you see the lips of their astral body move, as in normal physical speech. In addition to ghosts or extraterrestrials, aspirants begin to commune with guides, angels, and Ascended Masters at this stage.
  3. Astral panorama, where you become aware of scenery of the astral dimensional environment surrounding a being’s astral form. Many New Age artists, who purportedly portray scenes from the Astral Planes, demonstrate this type of noumenal vision.

Essence vision is the capacity to envision the essences of consciousness. Six typical abilities develop at this stage. Development of these abilities permits you to minister to these essences and interact with them.

  1. The ability to see seed atoms in vehicles of consciousness and the thread of consciousness connecting them.
  2. The ability to view the spiritual heart in others.
  3. The ability to recognize the attentional principle.
  4. The ability to discern a nucleus of identity.
  5. The ability to behold the ensouling entity.
  6. The ability to become aware of the Divine Spirit, and minister the Light consciously.

Trans-noetic vision is the capability to “read” the contents of the Continuum of Light. We call this expansion of the ability of your attentional principle, Metavision. Nine progressively subtle varieties are typical.

  1. The ability to clearly differentiate the colors, energy, and qualities of the Seven Rays.
  2. The ability to visualize the forms of the archetypes and symbols embedded in both the awakened and unawakened levels of the mind.
  3. The ability to locate the seed of calling at the edge of Liberation.
  4. The ability to contemplate the content of a nodal point, of a Nadamic tone, or seed atom.
  5. The ability to make out the energy patterns of a mantra and to perceive the “little wheels” on the tracks through the unconscious mind
  6. The ability to envision the Divine vortices that are at the origins of Subplanes, Planes, and entire Divisions of the Great Continuum of Consciousness.
  7. The ability to observe the ensouling entities and forms of angels and gods and goddesses, and their reflections on different Planes. This faculty also allows you to distinguish the ensouling entities of Masters and their reflections on the Planes in which they manifest forms of ministry.
  8. The ability to clearly perceive the Divine, and the Divine activation of lineage holders and Initiates at each level of the Continuum.
  9. The ability to directly encounter the Voidness or Unmanifest form of the Divine beyond Creation.

As you meditate more and spend more time in the state of Light Immersion and communion with the Masters of your lineage, this inner capacity for subtle seeing improves for most aspirants over time. While the subtlest types of trans-noetic vision will not immediately dawn when the faculty of subtle vision first appears in you, you can expect over time that you will begin to become capable of finer and finer visual discernment.

Those of you who wish to gain greater facility with inner visioning will benefit from taking the Vision Workshop, which is available on our Public Webinar platform. [Click on the Public tab on this page, and sign up for Public membership.]

Back on the Radio

You might wish to watch our interview on the “Heaven on Earth” show with Athena Starseed on April 13, 2019 on CRN Talk Radio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8gKp4sENUo.

In this show, we talk about the three types of purpose, what happens after death, reincarnation, and how to dialog and get guidance from the Soul.

Can the Soul influence the physical world?

On the Potential of the Higher Self
to Influence the Physical World

By George A. Boyd © 2019

Q: Some people say that the Soul cannot influence the physical world, because it is an immaterial essence. Others contend that the Soul does indeed operate on the physical world, and point to various miracles attested to in different spiritual traditions as evidence for their claims. What is correct?

A: We see there is a spectrum of postures through which the Soul relates to the personality and the world, which encompasses both of these viewpoints. Here is the range:

  1. No relationship between the Soul and the physical world and personality – during different segments of the Soul’s journey across the Continuum of Consciousness, it has an experience that it does not wish to transmit through the personality, so we see no evidence of the Soul’s activity.
  2. Correspondence – In this posture, we see the one-to-one correspondence of karma layered on the tracks behind the Soul (Adi Karma), behind the Soul’s vehicles (stored Kriyaman Karma), or in the unopened channels of the Nada (Sinchit Karma) and behavior or physical symptoms. When this karma underlying the condition is effaced, the symptoms ameliorate and disappear. Long-standing bad habits, mysterious aches and pains, and chronic illnesses can be seen to drop away as these karmic precursors are dissolved.
  3. Spiritual gift – In this scenario, the Soul anchors one or more of its abilities via an energetic connection to the physical brain, which you can access voluntarily in your waking state of consciousness, upon request. Artistic and psychic gifts commonly express through this pathway.
  4. Direction – In this type, the Higher Self directs the behavior of the personality through an inner commandment. It may overrule your choices that arise from the level of the ego and the Self, and guide your personality to carry out your Soul Purpose. This overshadowing of the personality typically occurs when your Soul undergoes the Third Planetary Initiation.
  5. Detectible change in matter and energy – The academic discipline of parapsychology has, as its mission, an inquiry to determine whether a spiritual being can create a change in matter or energy. They have studied phenomena such as moving objects with the mind (telekinesis); deformation of physical objects, like Uri Geller’s spoon bending; influence of healing energy on the growth of plants or the rate of healing of wounds; and the purported levitation of objects or the physical body, among others. When psychic powers awaken in the Soul, some people experience these phenomena spontaneously arise. A few individuals train themselves to produce them at will.
  6. Miraculous change in energy and matter – Miracles recounted in the world’s scriptures—walking on water, teleportation, manifesting food for the multitudes, and resurrecting a dead body, among many others—appear to operate from the interface with the higher volitional nexus, which we call the siddhi yantra, and the subatomic matrix substanding matter. There are many anecdotal stories of living savants and seers, who demonstrate these miraculous powers (siddhis), after having opened these strata of the mind where these potential abilities dwell. We show our students in the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation where to locate these siddhi yantras, and to assess the powers which are now available to their Soul.
  7. Transmutation of matter – in the alchemical lore of the Western mysteries and the legends of the Shaivite Siddhars, through secret methods, initiates learn to transmute lead into gold, charcoal into diamonds, and sand into precious gems. The legend of the Philosopher’s stone hints at this ability; the methods to make this stone, alas, are veiled in cryptic language and symbol—opaque to all but those who have been trained to penetrate the arcane language to identify the intimate secrets of the craft.

Most aspirants, during their spiritual journey, will experience elements of types two to five. Types six and seven are much rarer—special training is required to wrest these powers from their hidden lair, and to uncover the secrets of miracles and transmutation. We suggest that exploration of the volitional channel along its higher octaves will disclose where your potential siddhis dwell, and will allow you to determine whether your Soul has chosen to express them. We further point out that the Soul may not choose to manifest powers that have no relevance to its mission and purpose, so many miracle-manifesting abilities are left dormant as the Soul progressively journeys to the shores of Mastery and Liberation.

We train those who complete one of our intermediate classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation or the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program and take the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation in accessing this volitional channel as part of our advanced Raja Yoga training.

Those who are interested in learning to develop their psychic powers may enjoy taking The Psychic Powers Workshop available on the Public section of our Public Webinar Access page.

On Transformational Psychic Readings

For today’s post, we will combine two articles we have written on this topic. The first article details the three major psychic reading approaches. The second identifies features that make a reading transformational.

Major Psychic Reading Approaches

By George A. Boyd © 2013

There are three major approaches for psychic readings.

The first approach is informational. This reading will reveal who you are, who you have been, and what you can become.

Examples of informational readings that we give include a Soul Reading, which shows you where you are on the Path, and what are your Ray characteristics; an augmented Soul Reading, which lets you see your future lives projected in the Divine mind; a Past Life reading, which reveals to you who you were in your other lives in this cycle of time; a Soul Purpose Reading, which tells you key markers of your spiritual destiny; a Higher Octave Soul reading, which makes you aware of the state of your spiritual development in the Cosmic, Supracosmic, and Transcendental levels of being; or a Karma Reading which uncovers what is in the karmic reservoir of your unconscious mind.

The second approach is impressional. This reading may read meaning into symbols, numbers (numerology), the array of the planets at a particular time (astrology), the lines on your palm (palmistry), or the archetypes portrayed on tarot cards. Alternately, it may read the energy surrounding your body (aura), or purport to contact your Higher Self or your spiritual guides to give you guidance.

We do two readings of this type, the tarot card reading; and the foot reading, which is a reading of your aura.

The third approach is transformational. This reading may give you information, but the data it reveals will be couched in a way that will affect your way of perceiving, believing, or responding to the issues in your life. It may, for example, contain an extra layer of advisement, counsel, or revelation, which allows you to make a new response to your problems or concerns. This reading may alternately provide impressional information, but will give you options to make better and more effective choices.

We offer two transformational hybrid-readings, the Soul Attunement Guidance channeling, which combines a reading of where you are on the path with specific guidance for that level and Light Immersion; and the augmented Meditation Consultation, which may begin with a Basic Soul Reading or tarot card reading to gather some information to shed light on your situation, and then give you specific techniques to promote insight, empowerment, and change.

Many people tell us that our Relationship Compatibility Reading was transformational for them, as it allowed them to see their potential life partner in a more complete way, and to be able to see both the factors that draw them together and those that pull them apart.

There may be times when you just need information, which you can get from an informational reading. There may be times when you need a template for understanding that an impressional reading provides. And there are times when you need solutions or answers that transformational readings can reveal to you.

We hope that you can use this information about the three approaches to readings to help you decide which reading approach you need, and when each is appropriate.

What Makes a Reading Transformational?

By George A. Boyd ©2013

There are a variety of psychic readings that you can obtain—a structured reading, such as an astrological, numerological, or tarot reading; or an unstructured reading like an aura reading or a Soul reading. For the reading to move beyond merely providing you interesting or novel information, it needs to actively empower you to resolve your problems, to move ahead in your life, and to facilitate change—in other words, it needs to be transformational.

What are some of the markers of a transformational reading?

  1. It leads you a new perspective from which you can regard your problem, so that you can better understand it, and work to resolve it.
  2. It gives you hope, and an expectation that you will resolve the problem in the future.
  3. It teaches you a technique, which enables you to resolve the problem.
  4. It allows you to discover the underlying assumptions of the problem in an area of the mind that was out of your awareness, which enable you to uproot it and overcome it.
  5. It challenges you to take action—despite your apathy, fear, and despair—and to do whatever is necessary to create change.
  6. It awakens your faith in your Self, your Higher Self, and in God, which emboldens you to take action to resolve your problem, and makes you believe that you have the support and inner guidance to succeed, even though you do not currently have all the resources available to resolve the problem.
  7. It uncovers a synthesis and generates realization, which enables you to understand your problem in a grander context, as part of a larger purpose, leading to an ultimate enhancement of your abilities and flowering of those aspects of your life that are presently functioning poorly.

Unlike an attunement, which may actively burn away the karmic precursors of your problem, a reading gives you information about an area in your personal or transpersonal life for which you seek greater clarity, and to assist you resolve a problem. Inviting the Holy Spirit to minister to you, or receiving a healing from a master healer are examples of attunements.

Here’s what a transformational reading can do for you:

If the reading enables you to change your perspective from ego to Self, or from ego to your Higher Self (Soul), this can open to you new possibilities for responding to the problem. A reading that makes you aware of your power of choice, or your ability to create through intention might empower you to do something new and effective, which will help you resolve the problem.

If it instills hope, you will feel—despite your current despair that nothing will change, or your apathy that your efforts are futile—that conditions will change in the future. An astrological reading that shows the planetary auspices under which you operate will change to more beneficent configurations in the future can give you hope.

If you have a new behavioral response, or an internal method that you can use within your mind and consciousness to respond to a problem, this empowers you to take a new action that is more effective that what you have been doing, or to work it out within your mind. Many self help books aim to teach you effective techniques that will help you resolve your problems and reach your goals.

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy lead to encounter and confront elements of your mind that may have been out of your awareness. By enabling you to work with them, you can dismantle the seeds of doubt, depression, anxiety, unrealistic fear, and self-sabotaging patterns that get in the way of you moving ahead.

Sometimes you only need something to motivate you to move ahead to actualize your dreams. If the reading gives you a sense of urgency with encouragement you can succeed, and bids you to stop putting off your dreams, this can provide a sufficient impetus to get you to finally take action.

Faith allows you to open a portal into higher aspects of your mind that have greater abilities and resources than your ego. If your faith gives you confidence and conviction that the power within you has what is necessary to overcome your problem, you will move ahead, even though you feel anxiety, fear, doubt, or trepidation.

If you can view what you are going through as part of a developmental or transformational process, it can sometimes make it feel less overwhelming. Instead of resisting it, you can understand that it is a step in your learning, a stage in your growth, and you can work with your Higher Self to bring it to completion.

We encourage you to find readings that not only give you knowledge about who you are, who you have been, and what the future might portend, but also give you tools to deal with the real problems and issues in your life.