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.

The Circle of Creation

By George A. Boyd © 2020

Q: What can someone create in their life? I have heard of the Law of Attraction: in what areas can this dynamic matrix influence my life?

A: Through marshaling your intention, will, and desire, and focusing them one-pointedly on an objective you wish to manifest in your life, you set up the possibility of creation—to make what you intend happen. You can create at 12 major levels. Nine are in the external world; three are in the internal world of your mind:

  1. You make a change in your behavior and life conditions
  2. You make a change in your relationships with your family and friends; this may also include attracting a life partner, lover, or spouse
  3. You make a change in your workplace—this milieu can be a military, academic, government, artistic, scientific, religious, or business environment
  4. You make a change in your community—your city, town, or village
  5. You make a change in your county or district
  6. You make a change in your state or province
  7. You make a change in your nation
  8. You make a change in the international arena
  9. You make a change to the earth that affects the human, animal, plant, Moneran, and mineral kingdoms
  10. You use your attentional principle, spirit, or ensouling entity to work on the issue within your mind and to guide others to do the same, so you are able to engage in conscious work on yourself and facilitate inner work in others
  11. You use your attentional principle, spirit, or ensouling entity to bring about spiritual transformation and you progressively journey to Mastery and Liberation
  12. Upon reaching the platform of Mastery, you awaken others to transform their spiritual potentials and travel to Mastery and Liberation

Most people apply their ability to manifest in the external world: they change their life and the world around them. Those who have learned to meditate focus on the last three aspects of change, which transcend the Law of Attraction.

To focus your creation, it is helpful to answer the following questions:

  • What needs to be changed?
  • What will you change about that?
  • How will you change it?
  • Who will you enlist to change it with you?
  • How will you know the change was successful? What outcome will mark for you that you have created what you intended?
  • What will you change next?

We teach meditation methods in our intermediate mediation courses, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program that enable you to work on internal change at levels 10 and 11.

Q: Could you elaborate on making a change in my behavior and life conditions in level one?

A: This zone comprises your life matrix. Your life matrix consists of:

  1. Your body – your appearance and your health
  2. Your emotions – your ability to cope with the events of your life
  3. Your mind – your ability to learn and remember; this is your capacity to learn new skills and knowledge
  4. Your issues – the areas of your life that are causing problems and unhappiness
  5. Your resources – the successes you’ve had in your life that you can draw upon to achieve what you want; this band also contains your financial reserves and the skills you have that enable you to earn or access money
  6. Your vision – your visualization of what you want your life to be like; what you wish to do, be, and have in your life
  7. Reality – Your intuition about where you are in your life right now and what needs to change to get you to where you want to be; this includes a realistic evaluation of what obstacles you must surmount to reach your goals

You might use the Law of Attraction in this level to improve your health, augment your ability to cope, facilitate your ability to learn key skills and knowledge to enhance your life, or increase your income and wealth. You could use the Law of Attraction to work on your issues and transform them, draw upon your resources to make your dreams that you visualize come true. You could also call upon the Law of Attraction to help you surmount your apparent obstacles and achieve what you have desired.

The key to this manifestation is clearly visualizing what you want and realizing that this condition you desire exists now; it is only a matter of allowing yourself to transform and change to be able to accept and live this new reality.

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:

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.