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The Psyche and Telepathy
Fundamental forces of nature that human beings can directly experience through their five senses are gravity and light (Marakani). Telepathy can be defined as a thought transference of mind to mind without the use of the five senses, and instead with the power of the mind and thought to communicate (TelepathyRevealed.com). The scientific investigation of spirit, the nature of which has for so long been discussed only from religions and metaphysical viewpoints, is now regarded by advanced thinkers not only as practicable, but also, in the face of a steadily growing interest as imperative. Transcendental experiences are no longer considered hallucinations, and we are to look for new expressions of the human personality along the lines of telepathy and spiritual intercommunication. Telepathy is the action of spirit at a distance that implies a potential mental or psychic intercourse between humans in or out of the body (Quackenbos).
Patients of mental illnesses are often diagnosed with having symptoms of delusions and hallucinations, although telepathic hallucinations do exist and possibly experienced by both the male and female. Women and persons of older age are more likely to experience telepathic hallucinations and believe in them. They are more likely to occur when a person has common and intimate intellectual relations and memories of many years shared with someone else or with a person in agony, death-agony, suffering physically or morally. The death agony, the coma of dying, is often an indication that the soul is going away and is mournfully telling others of its departure. Those two facts suggest that the foundation of telepathic hallucinations is nothing but our psychic life with its complex mechanism and its delicate and inscrutable associations (Vaschide).
Telepathy is considered a form of extra-sensory perception. ESP is also considered the sixth sense, clairvoyance, precognition, or intuition. It is sensory information that an individual receives which comes from beyond the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch (Hefner). It supplies information of the past, present, and future as it seems to originate in a second or alternate reality (Hefner). For example, all the black holes found in the universe – from microscopic to supermassive – may be doorways into alternate realities (Than). Nikodem Poplawski’s theory suggests that wormholes, tunnels between universes, are viable alternatives to “space-time singularities” once predicted by Einstein.
Maybe alternate realities are linked with naïve realism theories. The philosophy of the mind is rooted in a common sense theory of perception, which claims that the senses provide us with a direct awareness of the external world. Naïve realism argues that we perceive the world directly; the latter of this is known as representative realism or epistemological dualism. These theories argue that our experience is not of the real world but of an internal representation of the world. Hallucinations are purely subjective phenomena depending on ideation directed consciously or unconsciously by any associations whatsoever of automatic or voluntary ideas (Vaschide).
Belief in the psychic senses: clairsentience, clairaudience, clairvoyance, claircognizance, Clairalience, and Clairambience take this one-step further. Clairsentience is a clear feeling that is also referred to as our ‘gut instinct’. One is able to feel things about people or situations that are not otherwise known and one is sensitive to energies and emotions of others although negative energies can often cause a queasy feeling in the stomach (SpiritualandPsychic.com). Another psychic sense is clairaudience, which is a clear hearing of voices, music, and other sounds with no physical source. This can include hearing voices of spirits or sounds of the past as in paranormal activity that parapsychologists study in depth. In 1899, M. Camille Flammarion launched an investigation; in his publications he asked two questions, out of 4,280 replies, 1,842 were affirmed and 2,456 were negative (Vaschide). Replies were requested via postal mail with a yes or no to the following questions:
- Did you ever experience while awake the distinct impression of seeing a human being, or of hearing him, or of being touched by him, without being able to refer this impression to any known cause?
- Did this impression coincide with a case of death?
Clairvoyant individuals have a psychic sense that enables a clear seeing of images, auras, angles, or apparitions with the eyes open or closed. This relates to the third eye chakra, a psychic reception area, more-less to see beyond the physical. A clear knowing of certain places, people, or situations without actual information is Claircognizance, also known as premonitions. Clairalience is a clear smelling of things with no physical source, belief holds that negative energies produce a foul smell and positive energies produce a sweet, fragrant smell. Finally yet importantly is the psychic sense of Clairambience where one can taste things without having eaten it (SpiritualandPsychic.com).
I find these senses very important to the fact that psychologists are known to imply two very distinct vague questions, “Do you see things?” and “Do you hear voices?” These questions are used to suggest that one is delusional and hallucinates. Other symptoms they look for are fatigue, guilt, inability to focus, sleep or weight problems, difficulty making decisions, questionable self-worth, or suicidal ideation. Environmental factors play a major role in some symptoms I argue, and so do psychic senses. Should one who is clairvoyant, able to see images, auras, apparitions, and angles distinctly be diagnosed with a mental illness or insanity? For example, a character named Madame B is hypnotized into a quasi-cataleptic state. Under the hypnosis of the physician, he directs her to an ill patient miles away, and she assumes the symptoms and sensations she discovers. The physician is then able to locate through her sensations the trouble of the remote patient. Through the medium of spirally undulating physio-psychic vibrations she sends a healing current to those that can be helped.
Within ourselves, we have an immaterial being not under constraint to obey conditions imposed by physical organisms, but capable of perceiving and acting by means peculiarly its own. A perishable body is not indispensible to the life and action of this inner being, a spiritual personality, and it preserves its own independent existence, even in the absence of the physical body. The powers of this spiritual personality are often exercised in spite of the material organism. They are the nature of clairvoyance (space is annulled), prescience (time does not obscure the vision of the future), mind reading, and allied phenomena (Quackenbos).
Clairvoyance and the sixth and seventh chakras play a major role in spirituality. The definition of a chakra is any of the seven major energy centers in the body (Dictionary.com, LLC.). Research indicates that clairvoyance is paired with the sixth chakra, claircognizance to the seventh chakra, and clairsentience with the solar plexus, the third chakra. All of the chakras are located up the center of the body, aligned vertically from the base of the spine to the top of the head (Zelanski/Fisher). The lowest chakra at the spine is the root chakra and the crown chakra is at the top of the head, and is associated with the seven hues of the rainbow.
The third chakra, also referred to as the solar plexus, is associated with wisdom, clarity, awareness (Zelanski/Fisher), and clairsentience. If the chakra is in the spleen this would make perfect sense as to why we have those gut instincts. Claircognizance and the seventh chakra, the crown chakra, are associated with inspiration, wisdom, and creativity; this sits at the top of the head and is the highest spiritual chakra related to the deepest spiritual mysteries (Tuttle). The crown chakra is pure consciousness, the clear knowing that comes with claircognizance, being mindful or knowledgeable of something especially through personal experience (Merriam-Webster, Inc.).
Our third eye chakra, the sixth sense and sixth chakra is associated with intuition, understanding, and imagination (Zelanski/Fisher) as well as inner and spiritual communication and guidance. It sits between the eyes on the forehead, which allows one to have the ability to see the spiritual realities of the world (Tuttle). Clairvoyants have the ability to see beyond ordinary perception (Merriam-Webster, Inc.) and are able to see the colored glow, the aura, a person has which is thought to reflect spirituality and health. The third eye chakra aura is seen as indigo and the crown chakra aura is seen as violet; an aura perceived as clear blue or lavender indicates a high spiritual development (Zelanski/Fisher).
Our throat chakra, the fifth chakra has a blue hue and it is linked with communication, freedom of expression, health, relaxation, and knowledge. The root chakra located at the base of the spine has a red hue and gives off pure carmine or a rose-red aura that denotes an unselfish, affectionate quality. The spleen chakra has a yellow hue and persons with a golden aura have a spiritual illumination about them while the heart chakra is in the center of the seven chakras, its green hue and green aura suggests that one has a sympathetic nature (Zelanski/Fisher). It is associated with love, peace, and mental balance (Tuttle).
Meditation & The Law of Attraction
Mental balance and inner peace is best accessed by meditation and can be practiced with teachings of Shambhala. Shamatha means “peacefully abiding” in Sanskrit, and is another word for meditation. Wherever the mind is abiding—in anger, in desire, in jealousy, or in peace, that is where we are also abiding. We can tame our mind with mindfulness, a complete attention to detail, and realize that our life is made of moments in which we cannot deal with more than one moment at a time. Tame the mind to realize that there is a vast wealth of possibility lying in front of us; that richness is a moment-to-moment process, and with practice the mind becomes sharper and sharper (Shambhala.org).
“We have to learn how to work with our mind, the tension, the quality,” says Sakyong Rinponche, an experienced meditator (Shambhala.org). The untamed mind can jump wildly from thought to thought, replaying the past and fantasizing about the future; it is weak and inflexible and lives in a zone of comfort (Shambhala.org). When the boundaries of the zone are challenged, the mind becomes more rigid. What we want to gain through practicing meditation is clarity, stability, and strength. Meditation is based on the premise that the natural state of the mind is calm and clear and provides a way to train our mind to settle into this state. We train our mind to be flexible and to be tuned into what is happening now. A trained mind is strong and flexible and it can stretch beyond where it feels comfortable, it is responsive and not reactive to challenges.
During meditation, we use our breath as the object of focus because the breath is the basis of our mindfulness that brings us back to the current situation and the fabric of the moment. Our current moments are attracted to us through the most elemental law of physics, the law of attraction. Because like attracts like, the key to changing the outer experiences of life lies in training the inner thinking on the subconscious level. Wherever the mind is abiding, we are also abiding. Subconscious communication happens during a theta brainwave state, which is characterized by deep relaxation, meditation, and vivid imagery, which is most insightful and occurs naturally when going to sleep and upon waking. Positive affirmations will be most effective at this time, or while meditating. Training the mind to believe that we can have our deepest desires is possible with the law of attraction. Focusing clearly on life goals, visions, expectations, and hopes with clarity and detail presents to us our life’s purpose. It is up to us to find and follow our true-life vision that lies within our hearts.
Newton’s Third Law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and the law of cause and effect or karma, happens when you take action to get your desire (Applying the Law of Attraction). Focus on ideas and inspirations that come and feel right and take action upon them and evaluate the ideas if they will not bring you closer to your desire. Feelings of gratitude can bring many positive emotions into one’s life, which equals a more positive attitude, and in turn will attract more experiences that are positive. The law of attraction gives you more of what you are grateful for in life. Being grateful is one of the great secrets to a good life (Browning). In addition, it follows, the words of wisdom from the great Mother Teresa:
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Be good anyway.
Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People need help, but may attack you if you try to help them.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.
“There is a world within—a world of thought and feeling and power; of light and beauty, and although invisible, its forces are mighty.” –Charles Haanel (1886-1949)
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