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.

The Seven Layers of Affirmation

By George A. Boyd © 2017

Affirmation plays a key role in belief change in New Thought, New Age, Judeo-Christian prosperity gospel, and I AM Movement groups. By countering the negative beliefs that resist change, deny possibility, and work against the realization of your dreams, affirmation tunnels through the layers of the mind to penetrate to the Soul’s power of manifestation.

Affirmation takes a variety of forms, depending on the level of the Great Continuum where it is used.

  1. Fiat – This form activates the “magical” octave of will in the Subtle Realm. Wiccans, magicians, and students of Occult Adepts utilize this. It is commonly done with the word of power, “And so mote it be.”
  2. Universal mind affirmation – This form targets the Laws of the Universal Mind Subplane of the Abstract Mind Plane, and the Law of Attraction on the first Subplane of the Psychic Realm.
  3. Prayer of faith – This form channels the manifesting power of the Holy Spirit. It is common among those who tap the Christ Child nucleus of identity in the First Exoteric and Mesoteric Planetary Initiations. It includes conviction that certain power phrases or “promises” in the scriptures will come true, because God spoke them, or the Holy Spirit inspired them. It uses this fiery power to dissolve negative beliefs and create desired outcomes. It uses the word of power, “Amen.”
  4. Decree – This form channels the Mighty I AM Presence, the nucleus of identity of the Second Initiation. It speaks the Word of the Mighty I AM Presence to directly manifest what is desired, and to melt away any negative beliefs or change negative conditions or influences.
  5. Word of Power – This declares that an affirmation that is anchored in the Superconscious mind through multiple repetitions shall be made manifest. In addition to the “And so mote it be” of the Subtle Realm and the “Amen” of the First Initiation, other forms include “and so be it,” “let it be,” and “so be it in the OM.” In other spiritual traditions, this appears as “Amin” or “Aum.” The individual who makes an affirmation can add this word of power to powerfully augment the activity of the creative force of the Superconscious mind.

The affirmation cycle must pass through seven layers.

  1. Reason – Reason notes, “This is what is now,” and concludes, “In my current situation, this is not possible.” It requires proof that what is claimed can be physically verified.
  2. Imagination – Imagination visualizes, “This is what could be,” and envisions, “If conditions in my life were changed [in some specific way], this could be possible.” It believes that change is possible, and invites that possibility.
  3. Goal – When your Self chooses to make a possibility real, it sets a goal. The Self declares, “This is what I choose to have, do, or be in my life” and commits itself to constructive, committed action until the goal is reached. It realizes, “If I marshal these skills, this knowledge, these resources, and this support, I can make this so.” Goal setting taps the faculty of volition, and visualizes the discrete steps leading to fulfillment of that goal, and concretizes it as a plan. It ultimately may visualize each of the facets of full personal actualization, and work on goals that bring that vision into fruition.
  4. Conflict – As your affirmation begins to move into the unconscious mind, it encounters resistant beliefs that hinder the actualization of the outcome that you wish to manifest. You realize, as you tap this layer, “These are the beliefs that make this seem impossible and that impede my forward movement in this area of my life.” You recognize, “If I overcome this conflict within me, I can function as a unified being and work together with my Self and Soul to achieve this goal.” This layer reveals what is beneath the surface, hidden in the unconscious, and that subtly works against fulfillment.
  5. Symbol – If you have ever had a psychic reading, you have tapped into the layer of symbol. It gives the big picture of what the issue comprises, both the conscious forces that embrace change, and the unconscious forces that fear and resist change. At this level, you get “This is the symbol or metaphor that represents my complete relationship with this issue, and these are the positive and negative aspects of it.” You understand your experience is mirrored in the world of archetypes, and you can access this world through readings such as tarot, astrology, numerology, and other systems of archetypal divination.
  6. Faith – Faith believes in miraculous manifestation, based on the perceived Omnipotence of God. When you embrace faith, you can affirm, “I believe God, the Universe, or other Infinitely Powerful and Positive Force supports me, loves me, and will help me manifest this.” You rationalize this at this level as, “If God supports me, what I desire will inevitably manifest in my life without fail, as He/She/It is the One Absolute Power.”
  7. Creation – Creation draws upon the ability of your three immortal principles—attentional principle, spirit, and Soul—to directly manifest what you desire, respectively, through the operation of intention, the spirit’s wish, or the Soul’s transpersonal will. In creation you become fully conscious that, “I create and manifest this, and I bring it into being, form, and full manifestation in my life and the world around me.” You know in the deepest essence of your being, “If I create this, it becomes real in my life because I command, decree, and make it so.” Creation activates the Law of Manifestation or Law of Attraction.

Common to all of these forms of affirmation is the idea that there is a core power that is capable of manifesting what you intend, wish, or command—and the process of repetition of your affirmation must continue until this core is reached and activated.

To win over the results-oriented, proof-demanding, and reality-reifying sentinel of reason, your affirmation must genuinely produce the desired goal and unmistakably bring it into manifestation in the world.

If your affirmation is for there to be a million dollars in your bank account, there genuinely needs to be that amount in there—and it can’t be produced by a computer glitch.

If your affirmation is that your Soul Mate, the love of your life, is in a fully committed relationship with you, a centerfold of a lovely or handsome model will not do. He or she needs to be in the bed next to you, live in the house with you—and for an extra measure of proof—your wedding ring is on his or her ring finger and you’ve got his or her name on a marriage license along with yours.

While you can imagine something is possible, set a goal and make plans to achieve it, many times you will find that a mysterious force seems to sabotage or interfere with your efforts. This is where you encounter the zone of conflict.

The zone of conflict is where affirmation can truly shine, as the thrust of your insistent, repetitive declaration acts to counter the fears, doubts, worries, unworthiness, and despair that stand in the way of your actually making your dream come true.

This struggle between the forces in your psyche—those that believe it can be and those that don’t believe it can be—are mirrored in the archetypal realm as symbols and metaphors. This underlying conflict is commonly represented in art, poetry, and other creative endeavors; it is mirrored in an intuitive reading.

Breaking through into faith and creation ultimately directly activates the forces of the Superconscious mind to augment and support the act of will—your decision to make your dream come true through constructive action.

You can access these seven levels of affirmation through these evocative questions:

  1. What is your current situation? What is real for you right now?
  2. Do you believe this is possible that if magically, all of the conditions were in place for you to have this? What would this look like if this was fully manifest in your life?
  3. What are the steps to achieve what you desire? What would need to be in place for you to do, be, or have what you desire?
  4. What parts of you resist or fear achieving this desire? What are they and what do they need from you? What might you tell them to assuage their concerns?
  5. What symbol or metaphor represents your current situation? What symbol or metaphor portrays completion, the attainment of what you desire? What symbols or metaphors signify the stairway or bridge to this completion?
  6. Does God, the Universe, or whatever you conceive to be the Supreme Power underlying everything, support your dream? Does He/She/It give you permission to do, be, or have what you desire? Does this Power favor your undertaking?
  7. What are you willing to create concerning your dream? Do you choose to create it? Will you create it now?

If you use affirmations appropriately and judiciously, they can create a powerful momentum that draws you irresistibly towards your goals. If they are used correctly, they can give you the Soul Force to never give up, but to persist until you reach your dream.

Benefits and Limitations of Mindfulness

By George A. Boyd © 2018

Q: It seems everyone is promoting mindfulness. Is this a valuable technique for me to learn?

A: Mindfulness is a kind of Swiss army knife for beginning meditators. For example:

  1. It is a tool for presence. It teaches you how to collect your attention in the waking state of awareness.
  2. It provides a way for you to process the material that arises in the present time, and to fully experience it.
  3. It enables you to perceive the content of the unconscious mind, which promotes insight.
  4. It allows you to release tension. It promotes relaxation. It can temporarily relieve pain.
  5. It lets you make a breakthrough the blockage at one level of the mind and lift up into an altered state of consciousness. An instance of this is, if you do present-time contemplation of the deep sensations in your physical body, when you complete processing your experience at that level, your attention will be drawn up into union with the Voidness of Being beyond the Self.
  6. It helps you work out painful and shameful emotions through fully witnessing them and experiencing them.
  7. Mindful focusing on the breath can lift your attention up to enlightened states of mind, into the wave of the present time on the Akashic Aether, and the presence of the Soul.

While mindfulness is a useful and versatile technique, there are many meditation tasks that it cannot accomplish. For instance:

  1. It cannot transform the Soul to a new nodal point.
  2. It cannot open the Path of the spirit.
  3. In most cases, it does not awaken the energy of awareness that opens the potentials of all levels of the mind.
  4. It does not specifically direct attention to focus on discrete focal points of the mind or on the immortal essences of consciousness, but instead contemplates present-time experience.
  5. It does not specifically tap intuition for guidance.
  6. It does not activate the powers of the Soul or activate its ability to send the Light of Attunement. It does not promote reception of the Omnific energies of Light Immersion.
  7. It does not establish a spiritual connection with a spiritual Master or guide in the inner Planes of the Superconscious mind.
  8. It does not normally uncover your core sense of truth, or Dharma, which guides you to right activity in your daily life.
  9. It does normally not lead your attention to experience the Self, the Soul, or God. This has led those who practice this meditation to deny that there is a Self, or a Soul, or that God exists.
  10. It does not set any objective or goal for meditation other than experiencing what is arising in the present time. As a result, meditations can simply be sessions of monitoring the stream of consciousness and remaining in a state of reverie—it produces no concrete change, nor does it lead to the accomplishment of any spiritual development objective.
  11. For many beginning meditators, it may restrict their experience of the levels of awareness to the bands of the Conscious mind. It does not give them a tool to move to discrete levels of the mind beyond this level and to explore the content there.
  12. Those that practice mindfulness in every interaction may be actually functioning in a light state of trance. While this is less stressful than operating automatically and reactively—plus it generates an enhanced quality of life—it may paradoxically restrict attention to narrow parameters, instead of taking in the full picture of what is happening around them.
  13. We encourage aspirants to learn these different beneficial uses of mindfulness described here, and to utilize this helpful method to enable them to relax and gain insight. But we point out that mindfulness is a beginners’ practice of meditation, and it would be valuable for them to acquire additional techniques to accomplish some of the other spiritual objectives that mindfulness practice does not address.

    We teach these additional methods in our intermediate classes, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program. We invite aspirants to build upon the auspicious foundation of mindfulness and to acquire the additional methods that will enable them to fully activate their personal and spiritual potentials, and to make conscious spiritual progress towards Mastery and Liberation.

Effect of Attentional Withdrawal on Mental Functioning

By George A. Boyd ©2017

Q: When your attention moves along the thread of consciousness in meditation into an altered state of awareness, is there a concurrent shift in mental functioning? For example, if I move my attention into the field of the senses, will my perception of the world change from the waking state of awareness?

A: There are three major ways that you can travel within along the thread of consciousness.

  1. You feel your awareness deepening, but you have no clear vision of the content at each level of the mind. In this state, you move into greater depths of feeling and energy, but you can’t recognize any landmarks of any vehicle of consciousness through which you are traveling. Your body is immobile and you are in a trance-like, passive state.
  2. You feel your awareness deepening, and you note distinct markers at each level. You can differentiate the content of each focal point. You become aware of the content arising at each level of the mind in the present time. You are inwardly alert and mindful, and can witness and label the content that is arising. For example, you might unite your attention with the focal point of the feeling center and you become aware of a succession of feelings that arise and pass away. Your body is immobile, but inwardly, you are fully conscious.
  3. You feel your awareness deepening, and you intensify and become completely absorbed in a succession of states of mental functioning. This shift of functional set can occur while you are walking around or engaged in other activities. You are aware that you have shifted into a new perceptional and operational mindset in which the content becomes richly alive and vibrant—you may receive insights and revelations as you are in this state.

The beginning meditator often experiences the trance-like movement of attention without clear awareness and differentiation of content. This type of meditation experience commonly culminates in falling asleep.

With greater facility with meditation, the meditator is able to achieve mindful, inner alertness, and is able to witness mental content and differentiate the content of one level of the mind from another. This type of meditation results in you becoming fully aware of your mental contents at each focal point upon which your attention rests.

The most profound state of meditation is when you are able to shift your functional set during your daily activities. On Buddhist Vipassana retreats, for example, they introduce students to this lyrical state of mind through walking meditation. Meditators are initially fully aware of the experience of walking, but as this state deepens, they enter into clear states of intense insight and revelation.

This deepest state of meditation has been referred to as Samadhi, Satori, or a peak experience. This mental shift of perception and functioning appears to pass through 12 discrete states of absorption.

  1. The ground state of awareness – Here you are aware of your attention witnessing the activities of your daily life, and you operate on objects in the environment. You might, for example, be cleaning your house, but the experience of each piece of furniture and environmental surface is intensely vibrant, and every movement seems meaningful and purposive. Your tasks take on a sacred quality.
  2. Movement flow state – When this mental set dawns, you are completely absorbed in your movement. Time seems to slow down and there is an unbroken link between your intention and what your body does. You are capable of peak performance during this state. You feel one with your body and your movement feels effortless.
  3. Heightened sensory state – In this state, the objects in your environment appear to glow with light—you may become aware of energy fields or auras around each object. Colors are rich and luminous. The world around you seems magical and animated. If you are a painter, you may feel compelled to capture this magical experience.
  4. Body absorption – When you shift into this mental set, you become aware of your body in a heightened way. You become aware of each muscle moving, each tendon stretching, the operation of your organs and physiological rhythms. You become aware of your heart beating, the movement of peristalsis, the blood coursing in your veins, and the whole process of breathing. It is almost like you are looking into your body with x-ray vision. Your vision penetrates into each organ, each cell, and each sub-cellular structure—even down to the molecular and atomic level.
  5. Emotional and relational synchrony – Shifting into this mental set, you gain powerful insights into how emotions are linked to thoughts, memories, and attachments to other people. You gain intensified empathy for others’ experience. When you listen to others, you completely connect with them and become one with their experience—they feel completely validated and known. This state inspires great trust and safety in others: they feel profoundly loved—you sense great love and compassion for others while you are in this state. Those therapists and coaches who tap into this state experience their deepest work and most profound therapy or coaching sessions—it is almost like some deep and wise being came through you and moved your interaction with your client to a whole new level.
  6. Logical fascination – When this mental set dawns upon you, you become aware of the computer-like operation of your rational mind. You become aware of the mental commands that govern each movement, the calculations the mind makes to orient your body with the environment, and the chain of causation for each action and event. Your logic operates in a heightened way—your analogical, inferential, and deductive reasoning powers become penetrating and precise. You become capable of connecting sensory details with behavior, and inferring motivation. Like Sherlock Holmes, the fictional detective, your ability to investigate and solve crimes is heightened, as your powers of observation and logical deduction are amplified. If you are someone who enjoys solving puzzles or playing games of skill, you may find that you come across the solutions readily. If you are a student, entering this state moves your study to a whole new plateau, and you discover that you are able to do very well on difficult tests.
  7. Egoic union – When you enter this functional state, you become aware of the layers of activity of the ego. You become aware of the egoic octave of will that governs individual units of behavior, and you are acutely aware of your ability to control each vehicle of consciousness within your survey. You become aware of the identify states and the roles you play. You become aware of your story and life narrative. You gain penetrating insight into the layers of psychological defenses and your core life issues. You tap into the joyful, inner child that transcends the stress and suffering of your life. You may feel connected with a great Life within you that is your true essence.
  8. Stream of consciousness – When you enter this state of absorption, you are able to clearly access the rich reservoir of your memories of the past. In this reverie, it feels like you are re-living each moment of your life and you re-view your significant relationships, your greatest lessons, the most important events, and the meanings you have derived from living. You touch a deep wellspring of peace, wisdom, and joy—you sense that behind your life is your ancient, eternal Soul.
  9. Chakra insight – When you shift into this functional mindset, you become aware of the chakras of your Subconscious mind with penetrating clarity. Each petal opens and reveals its creative intelligence and intuitive wisdom. In this state of absorption, you may feel the chakras that operate in yet higher vehicles of consciousness similarly begin to reveal their knowledge and abilities. You gain the highest discernment of each level of your mind. You may experience a full awakening of the energy of awareness, the Kundalini Shakti, rising up into the Soul, and revealing every vehicle of consciousness within you.
  10. Existential illumination – When you become completely absorbed in this state of awareness, you become aware of the Self at the core of your personality, and the state of being that is behind it. You gain the greatest insight into each vehicle of consciousness of the Conscious, Subconscious, and Metaconscious mind, and you become acutely aware of the power of your will to alter your destiny and change your life. In this state, you can make radical life changes, transform your habits, alter your life direction, recommit to new objectives, and create new congruent and authentic goals that capture your passion and powerful desire to achieve them. When you spend time in the transformational state, you can reinvent yourself and transform the way you function in the world.
  11. Atma Samadhi – When your attention is lifted into this ecstatic state, you realize the true nature of the Soul, discover the atom of Divinity within, and experience Gnosis. Knowledge pours through you, revealing each aspect of your nature, each vehicle of consciousness, and each layer of the mind. Your illumined mind (Buddhi) ignites and you are able to discern the nature of the Soul and its reflections on each Plane of Light, and to penetrate and bring forward the knowledge that is contained in each nodal point upon the Soul’s transformational journey of spiritual evolution. When this state becomes actively established in you, you gain the capacity to function as a guide and teacher for others.
  12. Higher Octave Samadhi – Those that work on spiritual Paths outside the cutting edge of spirituality may experience Samadhis with higher aspects of their nature—a nucleus of identity, ensouling entity, or spirit. This transcendent state shares similar features with Atma Samadhi, but revelation and intuitive downpour enlighten another spiritual essence. At the summit of these higher octave Samadhis is union with Satchitananda, the highest state of consciousness—Divine Knowledge or Brahma Vidya—that extends this penetrating insight to every level of consciousness.

Bringing out this deepest level of experience and illumination does not come readily.

Some people may touch this state only once or twice in their lifetime. It dawns upon them and then withdraws, and they cannot go back to that state.

Those who practice a skill for long periods of time and develop it may have more episodes. For example:

  • The artist may experience stage three.
  • The physician and healer may drop into stage four.
  • The psychotherapist and coach may cross the threshold into stage five.
  • The detective and scientist may go into stage six.
  • The psychoanalyst may penetrate stage seven.
  • The fiction writer and poet may encounter stage eight.
  • The hatha yogi and psychic voyager, who meditate on their chakras, may kindle stage nine.
  • The existential and humanistic therapists, counselors, and coaches, who work to get their clients in touch with the Self, may trigger existential illumination in themselves.
  • The meditator who removes the veil over the Soul through patient and methodical inner work uncover the ecstatic state of Atma Samadhi. Those who meditate on higher octaves of being likewise bring about Samadhi for these other essences of consciousness.

Those who meditate can ignite these states after long practice, and sustain them as they train their attention to focus intensely and continuously on different focal points within. We encourage those who meditate to recognize that these Samadhi states exist. We urge them to continue the practice of meditation until they can awaken these most profound states of mind.

For those who complete our advanced course, the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation, we have a program that trains you in attaining Samadhi in the Superconscious mind called The Online Samadhi Week Program. We start with Atma Samadhi and explore each higher stage of Samadhi in the Superconscious mind.