Concerning Psychic Realm Attunements

By George A. Boyd ©2022

Q: What attunements are bestowed in the Psychic Realm? Can you describe them?

A: When aspirants reach the presence of the angels on the Heavenly Realms Subplane of the Psychic Realm—who stand before the reflection of the Planetary Hierarchy on this Subplane—those who are being trained in Psychic Realm ministry may be anointed to send one or more of nine Rays. These include the Seven Rays, plus two additional Rays that appear to be alternate expressions of the Sixth and Seventh Rays. These nine Rays are briefly described below:

  1. 1st Ray (ruby red) – This attunement activates will and courage.
  2. 2nd Ray (royal blue) – This attunement awakens the Soul’s unconditional love and compassion.
  3. 3rd Ray (golden yellow) – This attunement turns on the Soul’s intuition and discernment.
  4. 4th Ray (emerald green) – This attunement brings about the state of inner peace and harmony, and aligns those receiving this attunement with the Earth Mother.
  5. 5th Ray (coral orange) – This attunement stimulates reason and scientific inquiry. It leads those receiving this attunement to want to metaphysical research topics more and gain more evidence about them.
  6. 6th Ray (rose) – This attunement conveys love and comfort to those who are emotionally troubled.
  7. 6th Ray alternate (purple) – This attunement aligns those receiving it with the Law of Attraction. It guides them to create new conditions in their life to bring about fulfillment of desires, to experience greater prosperity, loving relationship, and personal success.
  8. 7th Ray (violet) – This attunement purifies the mind and allows the attention to rise up into union with the Soul.
  9. 7th Ray alternate (indigo) – This attunement reveals the mysteries, sparks revelation and inner discovery.

Training and empowerment to make attunements in the Psychic Realm primarily occurs on three Subplanes:

  • The Healing Subplane – aspirants are trained to do remote, radiative healing
  • The Heavenly Realms Subplane – aspirants are trained to channel one or more of these nine Rays
  • The Pleiadean Vortex Subplane – aspirants are trained to channel Light and inspiration from their activated “Star Seed,” the seed atom of the form on this band of the Psychic Realm

We point out that this training in attunements that occurs on the Psychic Realm are a first introduction to Light Work. You learn higher orders of attunement in the Planetary Realm during:

  • The First Exoteric Initiation (invoking the Holy Spirit through prayer, expressing the Gifts of the Spirit)
  • The First Mesoteric Initiation (sending the Holy Spirit through intention, anchoring it in the receptacle of the Moon Soul and sending it to the core of human misery and pain—this is the octave of emotional healing)
  • The Second Initiation (using the powerful decrees of the Mighty I AM Presence to break up limiting and negative thought forms and to create new life conditions)
  • The Third Initiation (reception of the inspired thought streams from the Adept Masters of the Planetary Hierarchy and radiating these out to the world; overshadowing the personality and directing it to carry out the Soul’s Purpose)
  • The Fourth Initiation (radiation of the illumined knowledge of the Buddhi, which purifies the mental impressions—this is the octave of mental healing)

Making attunements is part of the meditation system called Agni Yoga. We introduce this meditation style in our intermediate meditation programs, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and in the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program. We encourage you to learn the attunements relevant to your Soul’s ministry at each level of the Planetary Realm.

What the Heck Is Chakra Balancing?

By George A. Boyd ©2022

Q: I saw a psychic for a tarot card reading. She said I needed to “balance my chakras.” What the heck is that?

A: The idea of chakra balancing presumes that some chakras are overactive and others are underactive; therefore, using an attunement or laying on of crystals or stones is believed to rectify that imbalance.

There are a variety of viewpoints of the chakras:

  1. Chakras as evolutionary markers – Here, the chakras are seen as stages on the spiritual journey. Some Kundalini traditions attempt to open the chakras through mantras, breathing, and Kundalini meditations; this can lead to imbalances.
  2. Chakras as embodying qualities – Each chakra is assigned specific qualities in this approach. Focusing attention on the chakra is presumed to bring out that quality.
  3. Chakras are containers of knowledge and wisdom – In this viewpoint each petal of each chakra contains specific knowledge.
  4. Chakras as energetic vortices – In this perspective, chakras resonate at a particular frequency. These chakras are etheric energy centers that express through mental channels (nadis) and somatic channels (meridians). Blockages in these channels can lead to physical ailments and psychological issues; unblocking these channels can help remedy these conditions.
  5. Chakras are channels of innate abilities – In this view, the petals of each chakras express as discrete behavior and abilities. This is the vista we utilize in our study of the chakras of your form in the Subconscious mind in our article, “Boyd’s Model of the Chakras,” which is available in our online Library.
  6. Chakras enable receptivity to spiritual influences – Opening of the heart, throat, point between the eyebrows, and brain in this point of view are purported to open connections to the spiritual Planes; the solar plexus, navel, and base of the spine chakra are believed to be the seat of the carnal and egoic tendencies. The aim of spiritual practice in this outlook is to transcend these lower chakras and function exclusively from these higher chakras.
  7. Chakras are auric fields – These circuits of electric and magnetic energy influence the body and the universe. By changing the energies that you send out into the universe, you activate the Law of Attraction. Ostensibly, by changing these energy fields, you alter experience and personal destiny. The idea of chakra balancing appears to tap into this perspective.

We suggest that you study the chakras through each of these channels, so you can begin to understand the multi-faceted functions of these centers.

Reflections on Ceremonial Magic

By George A. Boyd ©2022

Q: I’ve heard the Seventh Ray is referred to as the Ray of Ceremonial Magic? Is this like what stage magicians do?

A: Ceremonial magic is based on the idea that repetition of a rite intensifies its power and influence. Repetition appears in your life, in the levels of your mind, and in the spiritual Planes. Here are some examples:

  1. Repetition of behavior leads to habit.
  2. Repetition or rehearsal of information leads to rote learning.
  3. Repetition of emotionalized messages you receive from others that you take in (introjection) colors your feelings about your worthiness and your self-esteem.
  4. Repetition of intentional suggestions (affirmations) produces belief change and initiates the possibility of change in your life conditions.
  5. Repetition of spiritual rituals and ceremonies builds up a powerful resonance in the Aethers.
  6. Repetition of mantras and spiritual songs focuses the attention on a discrete band of the Great Continuum of Consciousness and builds up the resonance upon a track or Path of Light on the inner Planes.
  7. Repetition of the orderly ministry of the Hierarchy of Light to humanity brings about progressive enactment of the Divine Plan on Earth.

An example of (5) is the Catholic Mass, which has been performed in much the same way for centuries, and has become a powerful vessel of Grace. The Kumbha Mela, held every four years in India, generates a dynamic spiritual force that uplifts millions of people.

As for (6), most spiritual groups have developed mantras, chants, or spiritual songs that bring their followers’ attention in to communion with the archetypes and spiritual beings upon their Path. Some of these chants, like Om Namah Shivaya, have been repeated for millennia, and they have acquired great power and spiritual magnetism.

Repetition type (7) is exemplified by the ministry of the Hierarchy every two hours during the Brahma Mahurta—the hours of two to four AM in each of the twelve zones of the world—this touches the spiritual essence in each being and can stir this essence to awaken and actualize its spiritual potentials; this Divine suffusion also conveys the silent whisper of the Divine Will, which can lead each being to discover their Soul Purpose.

This powerful effect of ritual can be seen in many areas of life:

  • Initiation rituals introduce people to a spiritual Path or membership in a religion.
  • Government rituals create order in society.
  • Religious rituals sustain faith; enhance participation in worship and prayer ceremonies; and cement identification as a member of that religion.
  • Healing rituals build up strong healing vortices where people can recover from physical and emotional illness; some locales are known for miraculous healing for some people.
  • Scientific rituals employ rigorous scientific protocols with careful testing methods that yield reliable and verifiable results.
  • Meditation and prayer rituals lead to reformation of character, inner transformation, and spiritual progress.
  • The ritual of work leads to progress in business and the creation of wealth for individuals, companies, and society.

We encourage you to investigate the role that repetition and ritual play in your life, and how they improve your life, enhance your awareness, promote growth and progress, and create order and harmony within you. The Seventh Ray is a very powerful influence on humanity: we urge you to meditate upon it to understand it better and apply its energies to augment your life and your spirituality, and bring fulfillment of your Soul Purpose.

Progressive Operation of Astral Perception

By George A. Boyd © 2021

Q : How do we know the astral senses are working? Are there markers?

A: When your astral senses are engaged, there are twelve major markers. The capstone of this mastery over the astral body is the thirteenth, which is the ability to drop the astral body into the Light that creates it and be able to re-manifest it again. These markers can be listed as follows:

  1. Perceiving a sparkling edge to perception
  2. Perceiving floating colors in the air
  3. Perceiving a field of light beneath the appearance of objects; this stage may also bring the perception of auras or energy fields around objects
  4. Perceiving thought forms or ideas in the field of light; these thought forms may be seen to have a discrete size and features; some of these thought forms may be animated; some may interface and speak to you
  5. Ability to manipulate the size and spatial orientation of a thought form or idea
  6. Ability to combine and juxtapose thought forms to create a novel object
  7. Ability to dissolve or disappear a thought form
  8. Ability to become aware of distant physical or an astral locale
  9. Ability to notice objects and their movement of distant physical or astral locales
  10. Ability to notice the forms of those who are in astral locales and recognize what this form is
  11. Ability to engage in telepathic dialog with the inhabitants of these astral locales and with beings on the inner Planes of Light; ability to commune with a guide
  12. Ability to move through any of the 49 hypnotic channels and give suggestion at each level
  13. Ability to drop your astral body into the Light that made it and re-manifest it again

Markers one to three appear with the dawning of astral projection. Some people first encounter this when they ingest psychedelic drugs.

Markers four to seven herald the emergence of creative visualization. Artists, architects, and game designers frequently have this ability operating in them. Those of you who are developing your creative gifts may benefit from our “On Creation” public webinar series.

Markers eight through eleven are associated with the operation of clairvoyance and telepathy. Those who are trained in the Psychic Arts can learn to activate these levels of astral activity. Those of you who are working on development of your psychic abilities may enjoy our public webinar, the Psychic Powers Workshop.

Marker twelve engages the astral body in the inner work of healing, behavioral and cognitive change, and deep insight. We introduce the first 36 levels of these hypnotic strata in our intermediate meditation courses—the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.

We encourage you to master the art of directing the astral body through autohypnosis to assist you in performing inner work, as appropriate to augment personality functioning, to implement positive change, and to explore the deep strata beyond the personality that grants knowledge of the Superconscious mind.

The Seven Levels of Telepathy

By George A. Boyd © 2015

Many people have had the odd experience of thinking of someone, only to have them call or show up at the door. These experiences, however, are seemingly random, and cannot be easily controlled.

A few intrepid individuals refine this gift, and they can turn on and off the gift of telepathy at will. Once they have progressed beyond the first stage of hearing and feeling the thoughts of others, they may expand their abilities to specialize in one or more level(s) of telepathy. We further divide these six bands of telepathic communication into zones of spiritual telepathy and practical telepathy.

Spiritual telepathy aims to capture wisdom and guidance for the Soul, to understand metaphysical truths, and to learn about the mysteries of spirituality.

Practical telepathy aims to comfort the living, to deal with episodes of haunting, and to assist others to communicate and make their wishes known, when they are otherwise unable to do so.

Spiritual telepathy includes levels five to seven:

  • At level 7 telepathy, you are able to contact spiritual Masters.
  • At level 6, you can commune with Angels, or with gods and goddesses.
  • At level 5, you communicate with “Alien intelligences,” “old souls,” or departed historical figures.

Practical telepathy has four levels:

  • At level 4, you are able to get into touch with the spirits of the departed, relatives or friends who have died
  • At level 3, you can become aware of earthbound spirits or ghosts, and mentally tune into them
  • Level 2 telepathy enables you to give a voice to children, or mentally ill or disabled people, who cannot speak or otherwise communicate their needs, wishes, or experiences.
  • At level 1, your telepathic gift awakens, and you have initial experiences of hearing and feeling others’ thoughts.

Telepathy combines three functions:

  1. Subtle sensing – those with this gift may have inner impressions of sight, sound, and touch; some may even receive smell and taste impressions
  2. Empathic emotional connection – those with this gift feel that they can enter the private or sacred space of another and commune with their inner essence
  3. Intuitive thought reception – this modality enables the telepath to hear others’ thoughts and feel others’ wishes

Those who have the telepathic gift may receive information from all three channels in varying amounts, depending on whom they are trying to contact. Some psychics with this gift may have much stronger affinity with one of these modalities, and it may predominate for them; others may have a more balanced reception on all three channels.

There are a variety of ways that people receive telepathic impressions from others. These include:

  1. Placing their attention upon the spirit, attentional principle, or Soul of another – This places a telepath directly in the thought and intentional stream of another. They report what they hear. They must enter a state of trance to access this information.
  2. Encountering the astral body of another – The telepath can travel on the inner Planes as the attentional principle or the spirit and behold the astral body of another. Those with the faculty of inner seeing awakened can see the changing colors of the aura of the astral body of another, which gives a visual reference of their emotions, as they are experiencing them. Those who have the faculty of inner hearing awakened can distinctly hear the thoughts of another, as if the other were speaking to them. This type is commonly used for to work with another person for practical telepathy purposes. This also requires that the telepath enter a state of meditative absorption to receive this information.
  3. Receiving intuition from their Higher Self – In this type, the telepath may ask their own Higher Self what the other person is thinking and feeling, and it reports back this information. In some cases, the telepath’s Higher Self bridges or connects with the Higher Self of the other individual, and “channels” their thoughts and intentions. This type can be done while the telepath’s attention is in the waking state of awareness.
  4. Numinous encounter – This type of telepathic reception occurs when the attentional principle or spirit communes with the inner spiritual form of a spiritual being: a departed individual, entities of the Psychic Realm, angels, gods and goddesses, and the guide forms of Masters. This type is able to gather information from levels 3 to 7, and is primarily used for spiritual telepathy. This requires a deeper stage of meditative absorption than communing with the astral body of another person.
  5. Akashic Records replay – This type of telepathic gift is found in those who do past life readings. They hear the thoughts and wishes of other individuals as these are recorded on the Akashic Aether, or Resonance Aether. This type of telepathic reception can be done in one of two ways: (a) they receive this information intuitively, and they can do so in their waking awareness; or (b) they travel onto the Aether with their attentional principle, and report what they see and hear—this requires they enter into an altered state of awareness. For not only actions and words are recorded here, but also the resonance of thoughts and intentions—those who are very sensitive and still can detect them.
  6. Intimations of the Holy Spirit or the Light – Some telepaths invoke the Holy Spirit, which grants them the gift of knowledge—to know the motivations, thoughts, and intentions of others. These telepaths feel that the Divine Presence overshadows them, and it performs the reading of the other person’s thoughts and intentions. This type can be performed in the waking state, though many who receive this Divine unction feel that they are “caught up into the Spirit”—e.g., are lifted into an altered state of awareness.
  7. Using a representational or projective modality to discern others’ thoughts and intentions – These telepaths use a projective modality to focus their empathic sensing of another. For example, a tarot card reader might use the projective modality of the two of cups card to indicate that the querent has issues in the area of intimate relationship. As the reader contemplates this card and feels the essence of the other person, he or she may distinctly hear the thoughts and wishes of the other person in this area. This type of telepathic reception occurs in a light state of trance, where the reader can focus completely on the evocative image.

Those with the telepathic gift may receive information from the other individual at different strata of the Higher Mind. These layers of global intuitive prehension can include:

  • At the neurological level, thoughts produce a distinct electrical signal distributed to discrete neuronal pathways. Those electrical signals sent to certain pathways in the brain can, for example, evoke memories, activate logical reasoning circuits, recall spatial environments, or generate action.
  • At the subatomic level, these electrical cascades present different patterns. Some psychics may be able to recognize these patterns.
  • On the Information Aether, they present as the numerical and symbolic data of mathematics, as visual and graphic arrays, as letters in written communication, as words in spoken communication, as analog spectrum representations, or as digital data.
  • On the Resonance Aether, the quiet resonance of thought can be heard.
  • On the Life Force Aether, thoughts can be seen to be conveyers of the Life Force.
  • On the Desire Aether, which is the abode of the Law of Attraction, thoughts can be seen to either attract or repel desired outcomes. Sensitive individuals tapping into this level can notice why people continue to attract conditions that cause them misery and unhappiness.
  • On the Thought Form Aether, thoughts appear as animated three-dimensional forms. The psychic who taps into this level may actually see the thoughts of another portrayed as little cartoon characters, or subpersonalities, which give specific information about the querent’s issues.

Upon reflection, it appears that, at whatever levels individuals express their telepathic gift, whatever means they use to activate their gift, and what strata of the mind they tap to make the invisible force of thought tangible—telepathy will remain enigmatic and mysterious; slightly outside of the respectable threshold of science; well-established in the realm of mystics, psychics, and dreamers; regarded with skepticism and wonder—and will persist in the human psyche, whether we believe it is valid or not.

Those who wish to know more about the mechanics of activating their telepathic gift will value from taking our Psychic Powers Workshop, which is available in our Public Webinar series. We also recommend that you acquire the book, The Psychic Realm: Finding Safe Passage through the Worlds of Illusion, which you can order on our Mudrashram® Publishing website.