Limitations of the Types of Knowing

By George A. Boyd ©2018

Q: There are so many crazy ideas that come out of religion and mysticism! Why would anyone want to venture into that territory and become a complete cuckoo?

A: We base our sense of reality—what is true, what is knowable, what is valid to believe—on different mental faculties that we use to determine what is real. Each of these types of knowing has limitations. Each type of knowing has a particular strength, but it isn’t helpful outside these parameters. Let’s look at some of these types of knowing and what their strengths and limitations are:

  1. Reason – This faculty of knowing operates through the mental seed atom in your Conscious mind. It is one of the primary tools you use to determine whether something is true. It uses logical tests to determine what is true; if your logic is fallacious, you may come to a wrong conclusion. It also helps you test reality—what is real in the environment around you. Optical illusions, stage magic, and people engineering what information you receive, however, can fool your reality testing. Reason is based on the information you receive from your senses or the instruments you use to extend them: it can’t detect anything beyond these limits, so the range of what it can know is limited.
  2. Memory – This faculty of knowing dwells in your Subconscious mind, and records your experience as it occurs. You can highlight certain aspects of your experience as more important to remember, as when you are studying information for which you will be tested. Certain highly emotional and meaningful events in your life will be more memorable. You use mnemonic cues to recall memory; if you don’t give the right cue, you cannot recall the information you have stored. Since memory stores its information in the biological hard drive of your brain, if your brain becomes damaged, you may not be able to recall what you have experienced or learned. Since memory records associations and these associations can change over time, you may incorrectly recall what actually happened to you.
  3. Intellect – This faculty of knowing exists in your Metaconscious mind, and uses your intelligence to operate certain problem solving skills. It allows you to solve problems using mathematics. You can use deductive, inductive, dialectical, and synthetic reasoning to reflect on ideas and uncover their meaning and interrelationships. You can form a hypothesis, and subject your conjecture to testing to determine whether it’s true. You can communicate your ideas verbally, in writing, and through symbols. Your level of education, which conditions how many problem solving and communication strategies you learn, may limit the problems you can solve—for example, if you only learned college algebra, you would not be able to solve problems in trigonometry or calculus. Certain neurological conditions may limit your ability to use intellectual problem solving skills, and suppress the operation of your native intelligence. If you have incorrect data or ask questions that do not yield a correct solution, your intellect may not be able to solve your problem.
  4. Collective Scientific Knowledge – This repository of the collective knowledge of humanity dwells on the Temple of Science Subplane of the Abstract Mind Plane in the Superconscious mind. Our knowledge continues to grow as scientists investigate different aspects of the physical world, our bodies, and our mental functioning. This knowledge is stored in journals, disseminated in seminars and professional conferences, discussed in books, taught in classrooms, and subjected to analysis and re-analysis, critique and testing. We continue to update this knowledge as we learn more. Sometimes we find that something we concluded was true based on our testing was inaccurate, and we have to revise our theories and beliefs about something we had accepted as true. Science is developing new technologies to penetrate deeper into the world and ourselves; it never arrives at a final truth; it continually revises its theories as we learn more, and discover that what we formerly believed was inaccurate or flawed.
  5. Psychic Sensing – Psychic sensing operates in your vehicle on the Psychic Realm of the Superconscious mind. It synthesizes three streams of knowing: the data coming from the senses of your astral body, the operation of the intuitive knowing of your “psychic eye,” and the intuitive guidance received from spiritual guides. It initially appears as a series of images, felt impressions, or words of intuitive guidance that you can hear. If you do psychic readings for others, you communicate these images, impressions, and words to others. Projections from your unconscious mind, and fantasy and imagination readily contaminate your faculties of psychic sensing and intuition.
  6. Illumined mind – Your Illumined Mind or Buddhi fully operates on the Buddhic Plane, to which your Soul has access when it takes the Fourth Planetary Initiation. However, this faculty of mandalic reasoning and discernment operates partially through out the Soul’s spiritual sojourn, expanding its range of penetrating intuitive knowledge as you evolve spiritually. Like scientific knowledge, your Illumined Mind continually revises your sense of what exists in the Superconscious mind as you continue to progress upon the spiritual Path. You tap this vast reservoir of intuitive knowledge in the deepest stages of meditation—this state of mind has been called Samadhi, Illumination, or Enlightenment—in which the Soul reveals to you what it is experiencing on the Higher Planes. This is the most important faculty by which you come to know your Soul and to gain knowledge about the spiritual worlds. Because much of this knowledge has never been framed in language, much of it is ineffable—you cannot put this ecstatic downpour of supernal knowledge into words.
  7. Soul Gnosis – This state of Oneness and Mystic Union has been called Gnosis and Realization. It brings about the direct experience of who you are at your core. This experience is difficult to access for many people, so those who enter this state are relatively rare. While you can enter into union with the Soul in the deepest stages of meditation, you may not be able to derive contextual clues, e.g., where you are on the Path. Since these states of Soul Union are highly blissful and ecstatic, it is possible for some individuals to believe that they have attained the highest stages of spiritual development and Mastery, when in fact, they are in a relatively rudimentary stage of development. If spiritual aspirants do not adequately prepare for this experience, they can become grandiose and delusional.

The faculties of reason, memory, and intellect are your passports to scientific knowledge, which comprise levels one to four of knowing. Meditation gives you the keys to knowing types five through seven, which are beyond the ken of science—you might consider them as trans-scientific modalities of knowing.

We suggest that the rigor of scientific study and testing can be applied to your spiritual quest, as well. You can strive to verify each element of your psychic sensing, your intuitive knowledge, and your Soul’s actual station on the Path. If spirituality can be approached in this way, you can gather more valid and less cuckoo information.

As to why someone might want to embark on the spiritual journey? It is your highest potential that yearns to be actualized. It calls you to the greatest adventure, if you will hearken to its voice. It is your next step of growth beyond the threshold of science, which only considers information derived from study of the physical universe, and excludes the entire realm of spiritual experience.

No one can convince you to explore these realms if you are afraid of entering them, if you are doubtful of their existence, and you cannot conceive of their value for your human experience. When that day dawns, you can enter the portals of Light and learn to reunite with your Soul, and transform it through each stage of the Path, to ultimately attain Liberation and Mastery.


Experiencing A Shift in Awareness

By George A. Boyd © 2017

Underlying meditation is the ability to make an intentional shift in awareness from the waking state of consciousness to an altered state of awareness. Incorporated into this shift of awareness is a concomitant change in your sense of identity and how you are capable of working on yourself. Seven major shifts from this waking state of consciousness are described below.

  1. Waking state of awareness – You experience yourself as a unified organism, a body-mind with nothing outside of it. You simply live your life without giving thought to change.
  2. Mindset of suggestion – You are a mind that influences the body. You relax and enter a state of hypnosis, where you can give suggestion to your body and you can program your behavior. You believe that you can change yourself.
  3. Mindset of personal actualization – You are a being that has a body, emotions, and mind. You have an internal experience of your body, emotions, and mind; you have an external experience of these three aspects of your nature in the environment around you, in your relationships with other people, and your communication of your beliefs and ideas to others. By working with the issues that impact these six areas of your life, you become more whole and actualized as you turn your dreams into reality.
  4. Observing mind – You are the attention that observes your body, emotions, and mind. You are able to process the issues that underlie the tension and pain in your body, your emotional concerns, and your mental problems through giving your full attention to each of these elements that perturb your experience. You become capable of processing each issue to the state of peace. You enter the state of mindfulness.
  5. Attentional travel – Your attention moves along the thread of consciousness. You discover your mind has many different strata or dimensions. You can observe the operation of these different levels of the mind as a series of forms or vehicles of consciousness. You become capable of depth meditation.
  6. Discovery of the essence of consciousness and intention – As your attention moves to into the system of chakras of your Subconscious mind, you encounter the principle of consciousness and intention, which we call the attentional principle, or Purusha. As you activate this essence and train it to move into yet higher dimensions of the mind, you become capable of doing spiritual work (sadhana). You can activate a transformational mantra, travel in full consciousness through the spiritual Planes, anchor suggestion into any vehicle of consciousness, develop the faculties of inner seeing and hearing that let you experience the phenomena of these higher Planes, and to do healing Light ministry and attunement.
  7. Discovery of the essence of love and devotion – As you focus your attention at specific locations in your Superconscious mind, you encounter your spiritual heart. When you activate this aspect of your nature, you become capable of traveling back to the spirit’s origin on the inner channels of light and sound, which we call the Nadamic channels. You develop spiritual purity, holiness, and spiritual virtues, as you refine this essence.
  8. Discovery of the Higher Self – As you focus your attention on your Soul, you experience the state of union with the Divine Atom within you. You experience bliss, the downpour of intuitional knowledge, the outpouring of unconditional love and compassion, and the activation of your Soul’s innate powers. You experience enlightenment and Gnosis.

Your innate capacity to shift your perception and identity through these seven higher levels beyond your waking state of consciousness is called awareness. Meditation is a key skill that enables you to make these voluntary shifts in your awareness. This changes what you perceive, what you believe you are capable of doing, and ultimately, your experience of who you are.

This identity shift from the waking state of awareness can be captured in a series of affirmations.

At the waking state of awareness, level one, you experience your identity as, “I am the body.”

At level two, you experience, “I am the mind that influences the body.”

At level three, your affirmation becomes, “I am a physical, emotional, and mental being, with an inner and outer life. I am the integral Self that is capable of change, learning, growth, and actualization.”

At level four, you affirm, “I am the perceiving mind (attention) that witnesses the content of the present time experience of my body, emotions and mind.”

At level five, you realize “I am a multidimensional being with many focal points along the thread of consciousness, where I can witness the content arising in each vehicle of consciousness. I can consciously encounter the personal integration centers of the ego and the Self that integrate and control each vehicle of consciousness within their purview.

As your attention continues to journey through the multi-dimensional matrix of your mind, you discover the three immortal principles: attentional principle, spirit, and Soul. Through union and identification with each essence, you become capable of expressing each of these essences.

At level six, you affirm, “I am consciousness and intention.”

At level seven, you recognize, “I am the spirit.”

At level eight, you realize, “I am the Soul.”

Once you can identify these immortal principles within you, you become capable of inner work and transformation of your eternal nature. To access these levels, it is essential to have the meditational tools to unite your attention with these essences.

In the Mudrashram® system of Integral meditation, we train you in using the meditational tools that enable you to access levels four through eight. You explore levels four and five in our beginning course, the Introduction to Meditation Program. We give you the essential tools to awaken and activate levels six, seven, and eight in our intermediate courses, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.

In the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation, we introduce you to yet higher states of being in the levels of the Great Continuum of Consciousness beyond where your Higher Self dwells. You learn to travel in full consciousness into Transplanetary, Cosmic, Supracosmic, and Transcendental bands of the Continuum, and encounter your spiritual essences at those levels—stages of spiritual development into which you will evolve through using essential transformational practices that we impart to you in our intermediate courses.

We invite you to explore these voluntary shifts in awareness until you can produce them at will in yourself. We stand ready to assist you with a complete toolbox of methods to help you master levels four through eight and beyond.


The 49 Levels of Training in Life and Spirituality

By George A. Boyd © 2016

Spiritual development begins with behavioral training, and progresses through seven stages. These seven stages, with their seven key components, are described below.

I. Behavioral Training – This is where you learn rules and etiquette, and the moral rules for living like the Ten Commandments or the Yama Niyama of Yoga. You get this training from your parents, teachers in school, supervisors or mentors at work, drill instructors in the military, and from religious clerics and priests.

  1. Learning proper behavior in the home (parents)
  2. Learning proper behavior in public spaces and other people’s homes (parents)
  3. Learning proper behavior in school (teachers, school counselors, and principals)
  4. Learning proper behavior in work (supervisors and mentors) and the military (drill instructors)
  5. Learning proper behavior in government (aides to government officials) and courts (attorneys and judges)
  6. Learning proper behavior in religious institutions (clergy)
  7. Learning to internalize moral guidelines and live them

II. Etheric Training – This introduces you to body-mind methods like hatha yoga and martial arts, breathing methods, and beginning contemplation on chakras. You get this training from hatha yoga teachers, martial arts instructors, and New Age and Psychic counselors and coaches

  1. Practice of hatha yoga or martial arts
  2. Learning meditative breathing (Pranayama)
  3. Chanting and invocation, using prayer and the spoken word to commune with spiritual beings
  4. Introduction to meditating on chakras, gaining an understanding of their functions
  5. Contemplation of objects of meditation (External Tratakam) and internal chakras (Internal Tratakam)
  6. Introduction to activation of chakras through sound, light, and repetition of seed sounds that stimulate the chakras (chakra bijas)
  7. Learning to raise the Kundalini into the brain chakra to bring about the state of illumination or enlightenment

III. Emotional training – This trains you how to master your emotions, gain self-discipline, and cultivate purity and virtue. You learn this from saints and other spiritual teachers who are emotionally polarized (e.g., they focus their teaching and ministry upon human and spiritual emotional experience). Some people may also learn certain of these methods from undergoing psychotherapy.

  1. Encountering passions, cravings, desires, and fears in the unconscious mind, and learning ways to deal with them
  2. Learning about the law of love, and establishing positive, loving relationships
  3. Learning how to change your attitude so you can receive spiritual instruction, guidance, and correction; Learning how to change negative feelings into positive ones
  4. Cultivating virtues and good character through changing thoughts and beliefs, introspection, and prayer
  5. Learning to sublimate and transmute emotions into their higher counterparts
  6. Activating the unconditional love of the Soul; practice of selfless service
  7. Becoming an instrument for bestowing the Holy Spirit (Comforter)

IV. Mental training – This level trains your attention to meditate and use the tools of meditation. Schools of Raja Yoga and Vipassana teach this. Mudrashram® teaches these methods in its beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses.

  1. Learning to isolate your mind stuff—this is also called the attention or the inner witness—from the sensations coming from the external world and the body (Pratyahara) and to be present with the content arising into awareness in the present time (mindfulness)
  2. Learning to move attention and fix it upon inner focal points (Dharana or concentration) and to become aware of the content arising in that focal point (contemplation or Dhyana); with sustained practice, the meditator can enter a state of union with the object of meditation (meditative union or Samadhi)
  3. Learning to move attention to activate the three immortal centers—the attentional principle, the spirit, and the Soul
  4. Interacting with the Subconscious and unconscious mind to produce change; these include the techniques of autohypnosis, affirmation, and process meditation
  5. Interfacing with the Subconscious and Superconscious mind to elicit intuitive information; these techniques include reflective meditation, receptive meditation, and other creative and dialog methods
  6. Experiencing union and identification with spiritual essences (Atma Samadhi, Gnosis, Enlightenment)
  7. Using transformational methods to actively unfold the essences of consciousness

V. Higher Mental Training – This trains the attentional principle [or the spirit in some traditions] to commune with a spiritual guide and carry out spiritual ministry. Integral meditation, Raja Yoga, and Nada Yoga [e.g., schools that train the spirit to open the inner channels of Light and Sound and travel back to God] traditions incorporate these methods. Mudrashram® teaches these methods as part of its Light Sitting program, and in its intermediate and advanced meditation courses and its teacher training programs.

  1. Learning direct projection: how to unite attention with the attentional principle and to travel in full consciousness through the inner Planes of the Superconscious mind up to the Soul; this confers Soul Knowledge (Atma Vidya)
  2. Learning to recognize the landmarks of the Continuum of Consciousness and traveling in full consciousness through those realms; this builds intuitive wisdom and insight and ultimately constructs the bridge of illumination (Antakarana); it confers Path Knowledge (Dharma Vidya)
  3. Learning to commune with the guide form of your Master Teacher; here you contact the guide form of your Master on the inner Planes and travel with him or her, and receive direct instruction
  4. Learning to minister the Light through the attentional principle [in some traditions, this attunement is made through the spirit]
  5. Learning to guide the attention of others
  6. Learning to guide the attentional principle and spirit of others, and manifesting a guide form to work with them
  7. Learning to bestow the Light that unfolds the Soul and activates the essences of mind and consciousness; this grants the ability to initiate and empower others

VI. Soul Learning (Initiation) – This training occurs as the Soul unfolds its spiritual evolutionary potentials through Initiation. Mantra Yoga, Kriya Yoga, and Guru Kripa Yoga schools teach methods to bring about transformation of the Soul. We teach this in Mudrashram®, giving students a complete map of the Great Continuum of Consciousness in the Mudrashram® Correspondence Course. We give students a transformational mantra that unfolds the Soul through these levels and we perform Light Immersion attunements that speeds the development of the Soul.

  1. Completion of spiritual development in the Subtle Realm, and reunion of the Soul Spark with the Soul
  2. Development of mental and psychic powers on the Biophysical Universe, Abstract Mind Plane, and the Psychic Realm
  3. Development of wisdom and discernment on the Wisdom Plane; inculcation of moral values and knowledge of scriptures during the First Exoteric Initiation; and cultivation of holy virtues and the ability to minister the Holy Spirit during the First Mesoteric Initiation [one becomes a Saint at this stage]
  4. Learning to understand symbolic teachings in the First Esoteric Initiation and activating the power of the spoken word (decree) through the Mighty I AM Presence in the Second Initiation
  5. Development of the ability to contemplate seed thoughts, to radiate the energies of the Illumined Mind, and to concretize ideas from the Manasic Plane during the Third Planetary Initiation
  6. Development of the ability to intuit, express, and channel the radiant knowledge of the Buddhic Plane during the Fourth Initiation
  7. Reunion of the Soul and the Monad, conferring the mantle of the Adept upon completion of the Fifth Planetary Initiation

VII. Higher Octave Development – This unfolds the spiritual essences in higher bands of the Great Continuum of Consciousness—the Transplanetary, Cosmic, Supracosmic, and Transcendental levels of the Continuum. Traditions anchored at these levels specialize in development at their octave. Mudrashram® introduces students to these higher octaves in our advanced meditation training and the Mudrashram® Correspondence Course, and gives a transformational mantra and other transformational methods to unfold through each of these seven highest levels.

  1. Unfoldment of the Monad to stages of Transplanetary Mastery and Liberation
  2. Unfoldment of cosmic consciousness to become a Yogi Preceptor [the nine Yogi Preceptor lineages at the top of the First Cosmic Initiation teach this] and to enter into Liberation at this level (Kaivalyam)
  3. Unfoldment of cosmic soul awareness to become a Light Master or to return to Liberation in the Ain Soph of the Cosmic Kabala during the Second Cosmic Initiation [Light Masters train how to do this]
  4. Unfoldment of the Astral Soul through all five Cosmic Initiations to become a Cosmic Master or gain Liberation in the Brahma Jyoti at the top of the Cosmic Sphere (Pari Nirvana) [Cosmic Masters train how to do this]
  5. Unfoldment of the Supracosmic seed atom and Supracosmic Soul upon one Supracosmic Path to become one with the Supracosmic Master (Guru) [Gurus of Supracosmic Paths train how to do this]
  6. Unfoldment of the spirit and its ensouling entity on a Transcendental Path up to the origin of the spirit [Sat Gurus of T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, and T7 train how to do this]
  7. Completion of all tasks on training levels III, IV, V, VI, and VII and training one to become a Multiplane Master (Adi Sat Guru) on the upper reaches of the Bridge Path, T6, and T7.

Mudrashram® offers a comprehensive system for mental training, higher mental training, Soul learning, and higher octave development. These trainings are now available online on our website, or you may opt for in-person versions of these courses with a live instructor, or augment your online course experience with group and individual coaching.

We plan to offer coaching modules in the near future, in addition to our existing studies, which will help individuals move from emotional level training to mental level training, where they can perform the deeper work of meditation.


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.