Coming to the Doorway of Meditation

By George A. Boyd ©2016

Those who have never meditated before may find there is no apparent path for attention out of the brain—or may find themselves in an intermediate state. These pre-meditation states, and initial entrance to the state where one can meditate are briefly described below.

  1. Mind like concrete – You are only aware of your brain. There is no apparent path outside of this state of awareness.
  2. Mind like asphalt – you are aware of a background or surface behind the brain, which appears to be solid and darkened. There is no apparent path outside of this state of awareness.
  3. Mind like snail – You are aware intermittently of an inner point of light behind the two eyes, and a coiled, spiral or chamber-like structure that resembles that of a shell of a snail or nautilus. You do not see any apparent way to lift up into the light that appears there.
  4. Mind like styrofoam – You are aware that the light that you saw in the point between the eyebrows appears to be diffused and circulated in a cellular structure, but it has no apparent direction, and no path out of this matrix can be discerned.
  5. Mind like transparent tube – You become aware of the thread of consciousness for the first time. It is visible as a transparent tube filled with light, but when you try to enter it, you keep slipping out. Initially, you might find it difficult to stay in it, but with further practice, you can hold your attention in it steadily, and begin to travel in it.
  6. Mind like lotus flower – Your attention appears to collect in a ball of mind stuff. You experience being fully present. This is the state of mindfulness. The tube of light appears to connect with this lotus from the heart area below, and it appears to extend beyond the medulla center, tracking upward at about a 15-degree angle.
  7. Mind like flowing river – Your collected sphere of attention lifts up into this tube of light, and rests in a series of focal points in each successive form or vehicle of consciousness. This is the beginning of the state of meditation.

If you find yourself in states one to five, the pre-meditation states, there are several ways to transcend them and move to the place where you can begin to meditate. These methods include:

  1. Light Immersion – This occurs when a spiritual Master or advanced disciple sends the Light of Attunement to you, and you ride this current of Light and Fire into the state of mindfulness and meditation.
  2. The Hansa Breath – This is a meditation we teach that helps many meditators collect their attention into mindfulness and then, to begin following the thread of consciousness.
  3. Sustained chanting – Some people find that the resonance of their inner vehicles of consciousness through occurs during chanting lifts their awareness into these higher states of consciousness, and their attention is drawn upward through the vortex of energy that this method generates. Some people may have the same response to prayers that are repeated many times—for example, Catholics may repeat the “Our Father” or “Hail Mary” prayer, as their fingers move on a rosary, hundreds of times.
  4. Awakening of the Kundalini – People who experienced a spontaneous or induced awakening of their Kundalini Shakti may find that their attention is irresistibly drawn up into higher states of consciousness through this means. Similar experiences occur when people experience the Holy Spirit infilling the receptacle of the Christ Child nucleus of identity: this inner anointing may also lift the attention into union with this center.
  5. Sustained use of breathing techniques (Pranayama) – Some people find that rhythmic and deep breathing methods allow them to awaken their awareness into the state of the medulla lotus and arrive at the state where they can begin to meditate.
  6. Guided meditation, hypnosis, and movement meditation – Some people respond well to listening to a guided meditation or can readily go into a deeper state through meditation. For others, either specialized postures or movement [like those used in hatha yoga or martial arts] or deep relaxation exercises can ease them across this barrier into the medulla center.
  7. Transformational method – Use of a transformational mantra can actively dissolve this apparent veil that forms in the mind that keeps attention in the intermediate states, and allows attention to collect in its core essence as the sphere of mind stuff. Kriya Yoga, another transformational method, may have analogous effect. We teach you how to activate your transformational mantra in our intermediate courses.

The helix of the mind must release the impressions that have built up in the zone below where the lotus flower dwells in the medulla center, which is the seat of the ball of attention. The meditator can either open through this veil through methods one to six, or dissolve it entirely with a transformational method. We recommend beginning meditators learn these methods, so they can transcend these pre-meditation stages into the state of consciousness where meditation is possible.


Imagination in Spirituality

By George A. Boyd © 2016

We are taken with the claims of many New Age channelers, coaches, and metaphysical teachers and authors, who assert that one needs only to visualize something and intend that it will manifest magically and effortlessly through the operation of metaphysical laws. Some cite the Law of Attraction as the ground of their assertions, and each of these “helpers” has a slightly different take on how this principle operates, and what goes awry when it doesn’t seem to work.

The method of visualizing and intending is actually one of the ways we activate the faculty of the imagination. Can you visualize yourself levitating three feet off the ground? Can you imagine what it would be like to ride across the galaxy in a flying saucer? Can you see yourself having a paid for two million dollar house, a 46-foot yacht, a Lamborghini in your driveway, and ten million dollars in your bank account? Can you envision yourself having the perfect partner in your life—your Soul Mate?

We point out that simply to imagine that you have something is not the same as actually possessing it; to affirm that you are something is not the same as actually being it; and to picture that you are doing something is not the same as actually doing it. For example:

  • You might visualize there is a million dollars in your bank account, but until your bank statement comes back with those kind of figures in it, you don’t actually have a million dollars.
  • You might affirm that you are an employee who is highly competent, irreplaceable, and whom your employer values so highly that he will pay you over $100,000 a year, but until you actually are in a work environment where those things are possible, and you have the skills to merit that level of pay, you will dream on.
  • You might picture yourself taking your trip around the world and plan all of your stops, but until you pay for that trip, you aren’t going anywhere.

The Tenacity of Belief

In most of the formulations of manifestation, there is an imperative that you must “believe” strongly that “the Law of Attraction,” “your Higher Self,” “the Universe,” or “God” is ready to manifest whatever you desire. Let us look for moment at the permutations of belief in their practical outcomes.

  1. You believe strongly that something will happen. It doesn’t. This is an erroneous belief.
  2. You believe strongly that something will happen…for years. It never does. You continue to hold to the belief. This is delusion.
  3. You believe strongly that something will happen. It does. You attribute it to your Higher Power and feel that your conviction was justified. But was it due to the influence of your Higher Power or the operation of hidden, higher Laws? Was it due to your own sustained effort? Or was it just a coincidence? Just chance? This is an occurrence of unknown causation.
  4. You believe strongly that something will happen. It does. Every time you believe that something will happen, it always does. This suggests that you may have reliably tapped into the power of manifestation.

So the question you need to ask yourself, is what percentage of the time, when I do these “treatments,” “visualizations,” “prayers of faith,” “affirmations,” or “decrees,” do they actually work? Could you track it? Could you note the outcome?

For example:

  • On 2/13/14 at 8am, I did Law of Attraction exercise. Outcome? No change.
  • You would journal each exercise that you did and note the results. You could look at results for different time frames: same day, next day, next week, next month, next year, or next five years.
  • You would monitor the outcome, noting whether it did manifest or not.
  • You would examine the evidence for what may have actually caused the outcome, as opposed to what you might have attributed it. [For example, you did affirmations to get a good paying job. However, you put in many hours sending out résumés, getting job interviews, adding to your employable skills by taking classes, and networking with your former colleagues to get information about potential employers who were hiring. Which strategy was more effective in getting you the job? The affirmation or the job search?]

This testing of the claims of belief based on their actual outcome is a crucial tenant of science, and it forms the basis of rational thinking and reality testing. We abandon this to our peril.

People who are in various coaching, mastermind, self-help, metaphysical, and spiritual groups have powerful convictions that their hopes and wishes will be magically fulfilled. Do these beliefs actually manifest? For many of them, the answer is sadly, “no.”

I am reminded of the wise words of Kahuna Serge King: “results are the measure of your effectiveness.” So treat, affirm, visualize, have faith, and decree—but also take constructive action. Activate the Subconscious and Superconscious mind through these evocative methods, but also plan, schedule, and set goals to ensure you actually achieve what you envision.

A dream is an idea that you have clothed in your desires. You make dreams come true through action, not wishing, hoping, or fantasizing. Imagination can help your formulate exactly what you want, but will and intelligence help you transform that dream into reality.


The Problem of Diffuse Aspiration

By George A. Boyd © 2017

Many seekers go to a variety of spiritual teachers, learn a plethora of meditation techniques, and after years of following this pattern, have little or nothing to show for their efforts. Why is this? It is the problem of diffuse aspiration.

Diffuse aspiration occurs when you have not clearly identified a spiritual objective, you have not made a commitment to obtain that objective, and are not working regularly to achieve it. You don’t get results in any Path you encounter, because you don’t complete it. You are left with multiple false starts and incompletions, and a lot of confusion about the metaphysical truths that inform your life.

Consider the example of the student who takes classes of interest a la carte in college over a five-year period. Then compare the progress of the student who decides on a major, takes a full load, and takes all the classes required for the major.

The student who takes classes a la carte may accrue 40 to 60 units, but has no degree, and has no marketable skills. The student, who decides on a major, graduates and has marketable skills for a career or has built a foundation for further graduate education.

Diffuse aspiration takes a variety of forms:

  1. Spiritual window shoppers – These seekers go to innumerable lectures, have darshan of many saints and Gurus, buy lots of books that they never get around to reading, and can offer their opinion on many teachers—they are particularly adept at spiritual gossip. They rarely, if ever, actually take a class, receive initiation, or actually make a commitment to ethical rules and self-discipline required to actually progress on the spiritual path. [If they do take a class, they often do not finish it.]
  2. Spiritual syncretists – These seekers actually read the books they buy, but given that these books describe world views that are radically different, these seekers put this together in a complete intellectual mish mosh. They have archangels who hang out with Sat Gurus of the Transcendental Sphere, side by side with Ascended Masters of the Second Planetary Initiation and Yogi Preceptors of the First Cosmic Initiation, with a few extraterrestrials thrown in for good measure. If they are having a difficult life, this creative weaving together of unrelated material can move to the dark side, and generate elaborate, paranoid conspiracy theories.
  3. The “secret” collectors – These seekers get initiated into a variety of Paths so they can learn the secret techniques. They don’t actually practice the methods for more than a few weeks, but now they know… the secrets! At parties, they let it drop that they are “initiates” of [list of Gurus] and have learned the “secret mysteries.” Others are impressed. They don’t get many dates with this approach, however.
  4. The eternal flow-ers – These seekers get locked into the flow or Tao, and remain monitoring the present time—the stream of consciousness that arises in each moment. They do not use their will or intention, so they drift through life, from one misadventure to another. If they do serendipitously run into the circle around a spiritual teacher, they may become initiated, but their continual mindful monitoring of the flow of life makes it challenging for them to actually do the techniques—as they have practiced their stream of consciousness approach to life for so long, it is difficult to break out of this mode.
  5. The spiritual analysts – These seekers get caught up in the minutia of each word the spiritual teacher uses in books and lectures, and attempt to analyze their meaning. They torture themselves if they do not understand the exact meaning, and they are hopelessly confused when they are presented with alternate presentations of the same word, or the word used in other contexts. As a consequence, they never actually meditate, and hence make zero progress on whatever Path they embrace.
  6. The purists – These seekers hone in on the moral failings and faults of the Guru. They hold the Guru to the highest standards, and believe that the spiritual teacher must live up to the seeker’s values and expectations. They cannot allow the spiritual teacher to be a human being: to make mistakes, to experience human emotion, to laugh at jokes, to have human relationships, or to have regular interests like other people—the spiritual Master must be perfect in every way—a living god or goddess. If their teacher does not live up to their impossibly high expectations, they find an excuse to leave the Path. As a result, these seekers typically make good progress during the early stages of their spiritual journey under the tutelage of this spiritual teacher, but then they leave when they find that he or she is “not perfect.”
  7. The mysterious and powerful – These seekers aim to gain powers to control their experience and make others respect them. They are attracted to hypnosis, techniques that enable them to control their body and mind, and to ostensibly demonstrate miraculous powers over Nature. If perverted, these individuals can become charlatans and cult leaders, who attempt to control the lives of others. If misguided, they can dabble with powerful techniques that result in disabling Kundalini syndromes or outright madness. If they continue their pursuit of the mysterious and arcane, they may become magicians, occultists, or cabbalists—making no actual spiritual progress, but becoming experts of “secret doctrines” and “the words of power.”

To avoid wasting your time on your spiritual quest, it is important to understand some basic ground rules.

  1. To learn something, you have to actually study it—and remember, integrate, and use what you learn.
  2. You need to understand ideas in the context or territory in which they are embedded. The word “Soul” has a different meaning when it is viewed in the Planetary Realm of the Continuum, in the Cosmic, on a Supracosmic Path, or on a particular Transcendental Path.
  3. The objective of spiritual development is not to learn secret techniques; it is to develop your spiritual essence to completion in any Path that you begin.
  4. There is a time to “be” and to “flow;” there is a time to use volition and intention to actually guide the direction of your life and to make steady progress on your chosen spiritual Path. You need to be able to function in both modes. You need to know when each mode is appropriate.
  5. To understand abstract and subtle spiritual ideas, you cannot penetrate them with reason. You need to begin to use your intellect and intuition to enable you to grasp the ideas conveyed in the spiritual languaging of books, discourses, and scriptures.
  6. Realize that if your standards are extremely high, no one will be able to live up to them. While many spiritual teachers have mastered the art of entering into—and in some cases, living in—an altered state of consciousness, so you can see the mirror of Divinity within their spiritual essences, they don’t stop being human beings. Have some compassion and understanding for your spiritual teacher—he or she is a human being just like you—and also has needs, issues, and aspirations.
  7. It is important to understand that spiritual progress is founded upon the bedrock of service and compassion for the suffering and struggles of others. If you gain spiritual powers, how will these help someone else? How will they relieve the misery and travail of someone? Does the secret knowledge you gain actually help someone make progress in his or her life, overcome a problem, or travel further on the spiritual Path? While hypnosis can be used therapeutically, using it to control or enslave others is a strategy of the Dark Forces, not of those who dwell in the Light. It is important to look at your motivations as to why you want to gain powers. Instead, consider the question, “what can I learn and do that will help and uplift others and assuage their misery, overcome their ignorance, and assist them to actualize their personal and spiritual potentials?”

If you want to make progress in life, or on the spiritual Path, you have to know what it is you want, and then pursue it until you achieve it. When you are presented with a spiritual system, you need to ask, “does this meditation system get me to my goal or not?”

You need to be clear and ask yourself, “What is the goal of my aspiration?” Do I want to go to heaven after I die? Do I want to become an Ascended Master? Do I want to become a Yogi Preceptor? Do I want to become a Cosmic Master? Do I want to reach the spiritual summit of a Supracosmic Path and gain the same state of consciousness as a particular Guru? Do I want to reach the highest Plane on a Transcendental Path and merge my spirit in its origin? Do I want to obtain Multiplane Mastery?

Once you are clear you know what you want, look for someone who teaches you how to attain that goal. When I was in my seeking period, I decided I wanted that I wanted to find a Sat Guru, someone who could guide my spirit to its origin on the Second Transcendental Path. I specifically looked for a Sat Guru.

My third teacher, Sant Darshan Singh, was a teacher who could deliver on this. I studied with him and finished this objective. [If you want to learn about my spiritual journey, read the article, “My Spiritual Journey.”]

Once you decide on the Path, take initiation. Practice the techniques and work with the teacher until you reach your objective. Do not settle for anything less.

Turn your diffuse aspiration into laser-targeted clarity about what you are striving to do, how you do it, and what you will need to do to actually accomplish your goal. You will then—as the character John Luc Picard of “Star Trek: the Next Generation” used to say—“make it so.”


The Four Rings of Light Ministry

By George A. Boyd ©2017

When a Mudrashram® Initiate or an accepted disciple gives a Light Sitting, the ministry of the Light expands through four zones:

  1. To the people present in the room – A Light Sitting can be called if there is even one person who asks the Swamis for the Light; this is set up in advance in a scheduled meeting, as we do in our Los Angeles Community Satsang Program. This Light Sitting can also be done as a webinar where there is auditory and visual contact with the Initiate or the advanced disciple authorized to do Light Sittings.
  2. To all Mudrashram® students, living or dead – The Light touches all students who have taken the Introduction to Meditation Course, the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation, Accelerated Meditation Program, or Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation—whether they have completed these programs or not, whether they are active in Mudrashram® or not, the Light will still bless them.
  3. To the community of seekers, who have sought our services – This includes those who have come for readings, consultations, webinars, or workshops, or those who have requested assistance with a Kundalini issue—the Light will bless them.
  4. To those for whom the people attending the Light Sitting extend the Light – This occurs in our Light Sittings when those present feel the suffering of others and send the Light to them (world ministry), and through intentional request, where those who are present, state or point out with the beam of intention those they wish the Initiate or advanced disciple to bless with the Light.

This circle of influence of the Light creates a force field of Grace, Light, Love, and Power that extends from the Initiates or those authorized to send the Light to those who receive it. This force field is the energetic “ashram” of our lineage, which is not limited by the physical presence of the Initiate or accepted disciple sending the Light.

Whenever the Mudrashram® Masters conjoin their Light and do the Light Sitting ministry, this force field is sent forth as waves of Grace through the Transcendental, Supracosmic, Cosmic, Transplanetary, Planetary, Subtle, and Personal [e.g., the Metaconscious, Subconscious, and Conscious levels of the mind of those receiving the Light] zones of the Consciousness to each individual in direct attunement—the Initiate or accepted disciple anchors a scintillating jet of the Light into the Soul of each on present, and those who call for the Light.

The complete Light Sitting has four parts:

  1. Reception of the Light – receiving the Light through all seven octaves [i.e., Transcendental through Personal]
  2. Performing Attunement Meditation – sending the Light to others throughout the world
  3. Opportunity for personal request – asking the Light be sent as a special blessing of the Light to those about whom participants feel concern
  4. Inspired discourse (satsang) – channeling a message from one of the Swamis sending the Light during the Light Sitting

An abbreviated Light Sitting consists only the Reception of the Light. These shortened Light Immersion sittings typify our ministry during our Community Satsang programs.

The Light Sitting has ten octaves of ministry, ranging from the most superficial to the most profound. These include:

  1. Blessing – the Light touches all centers within those receiving the Light and gently stirs them into activity
  2. Purification – the Light burns away impurities in the inner vehicles and etheric channels
  3. Healing – the Light overshadows the etheric body of the Soul and the Pranamayakosa and augments the healing activity of the individual’s life force
  4. Comfort – the Light enters the receptacle of the Moon Soul nucleus of identity and the core of human misery as the Holy Spirit, and ministers to the deep pain of the human heart
  5. Guidance – the Light awakens the Buddhic capsule of the individual, which bestows revelation, insight, understanding, and wisdom
  6. Empowerment – the Light activates an ability or power of the Superconscious mind, which enables the individual to recognize and operate the new ability
  7. Illumination – the Light raises the Kundalini Shakti of the individual to the ensouling entity, which brings about Illumination and Gnosis
  8. Karmic Transformation – the Light purifies, dissolves, transmutes, and integrates karmic material in the unconscious mind of the individual
  9. Spiritual Rapture – the Light actively moves the spirit in the channels of the Nada and brings it into alignment with the ensouling entity
  10. Initiation – the Light unfolds the ensouling entity and its aligned vehicles of consciousness to a new nodal point

Students who are actively studying, or who have completed the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation, Accelerated Meditation Program, or Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation, receive an invitation to the complete Light Sitting, which is presented via webinar. Our students receive the Light wherever they are in the world. The Initiate or accepted disciple who conducts the Light Sitting with those who attend the webinar guides participants to minster the Light throughout the world—this is our world Light ministry.

Those who cannot attend will get the same beneficial results listening to a recording of the webinar. Advanced students, who have developed sensitivity to the Light, can benefit from sitting during the period of the Light transmission, if they are unable to attend the webinar.

The Light Sitting is a special Grace from the Masters of the lineage. For those who attend, the Light may purify their inner vehicles, transmute their karma, uplift their spirit—and for those granted Initiation during the Light Sitting—unfold their Soul and its aligned vehicles of consciousness to a new nodal point, effectively accelerating their spiritual evolution. Those who wish to speed up their spiritual progress and receive direct contact with the Masters of the lineage, we cannot recommend attendance at Light Sittings highly enough.


Ways People Experience the Astral Body

By George A. Boyd © 2017

Across the Seven Rays, there are seven alternate ways for interfacing with the astral body. These are briefly described below:

1st Ray – You interface with the astral body via the deep body awareness center. You access your astral body through relaxation and suggestion. Hypnosis and autohypnosis use this type. Mudrashram® teaches a technique for autohypnosis in its intermediate courses, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.

2nd Ray – You interface with the astral body during dreaming, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This access point is through the heart center of the vehicle below waking awareness, where attention resides during dreaming sleep. Those who use this method frequently keep dream journals, and commonly undergo training in lucid dreaming. Schools of psychotherapy that analyze dreams and that ask people to remember and monitor their dreams adopt these methods.

3rd Ray – You interface with the astral body through the etheric switchboard of the Metaconscious mind. Volition directs the astral body to give suggestion to the physical body for healing or to give information about the what the body is experiencing, to visualize ideas and alternative scenarios, to trace issues back through your life narrative and personal unconscious, or to personify subpersonalities or dramatic characters. Your Metaconscious mind operates this practical form of utilizing the astral body.

4th Ray – You interface with the astral body through the solar plexus brain. This pathway promotes conscious astral projection experiences. Occult and psychic schools that train people in psychic skills—such as healing, channeling, and doing readings and remote viewing—employ this pathway. Psychoactive drug use passively awakens this pathway.

5th Ray – You interface with the astral body through the medulla center of the system of chakras in the Subconscious mind. When your attention travels through this portal, you study the operation of the astral body, examine how its senses and movement work, and experiment with using intention to control it. You activate this body when you move your attentional principle out of its ground state in the pituitary center of the Subconscious mind—on any of the Seven Ray tracks—and it directly responds to suggestions and commands that your intention anchors. The direct projection technique that we teach in our intermediate courses awakens the astral body in this manner.

6th Ray – You interface with the astral body though your spirit—you experience the astral body in this perspective as a covering over your spirit that you drop when you reach a certain level on the Nadamic Path. Meditation schools that emphasize Nada Yoga practice, particularly the traditions anchored on the first through fifth Transcendental Paths view the astral body in this fashion.

7th Ray – You interface with the astral body through your attentional principle—you perceive your astral body through this viewpoint as a covering over your attentional principle that it drops at the top of the Psychic Realm. When you operate through this view, you can activate a variety of inner abilities and do readings through astral body, both through contemplating the chakras within it and through viewing different bands of the mind and the Planes of the Continuum. Schools that train in metavisional sight exploit this approach. We train our advanced students in Mudrashram® how to access the visioning abilities available through this perspective in our “Another Look at Inner Vision” series.

Mudrashram® trains its students in several of these methods that access the astral body in our intermediate classes. We teach a First Ray autohypnosis technique. We tap the Third Ray perspective when we introduce our evocative Rainbow Technique. We show you the direct projection method of Raja Yoga, which is a Fifth Ray technique.

In the Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation, we introduce our students to the coverings over the spirit in our Advanced Nada Yoga module, which examines the Sixth Ray perspective. We also train our students in the Seventh Ray approach in our advanced webinar series, which students that complete the advanced course can study.

We generally steer aspirants away from the Fourth Ray solar plexus pathway. While your attention can readily enter the astral body through this pathway, it commonly has little control over your experience—either where the astral body travels or whom it encounters. Psychoactive drug use shares this pathway, and similarly, triggers a passive astral projection experience.

There is some risk in adopting passive astral travel methods. You sometimes can encounter malevolent entities in the inner Planes—particularly on the Lower Astral Plane—who may attempt to take over your physical body (possession) or inflict emotional torment and severe mental confusion (psychic attack). The “bad trips” that those who ingest psychedelic drugs report are examples of these types of experiences.

These experiences leave you shaken and traumatized. We suggest it is better to avoid them through only using a controlled astral travel method, such as the Fifth Ray, direct projection method.

The Third Ray will-governed approach, and the Seventh Ray visioning activation approach are also safe meditation practices, as they keep the astral body under the control of volition, or the intention and suggestion of the attentional principle.

The spirit’s ability to make use of its astral covering in the Sixth Ray perspective is similarly under the control of its conative principle—which we call, the wish. This wish-activated interface with its astral covering does not involve the spirit passively wandering through the dimensional worlds on the Nadamic Path.

The First Ray approach of self-hypnosis and hetero-hypnosis is likewise generally safe, as your astral body will respond to your—or your hypnotist’s—suggestion, provided that neither of you lead the astral body into areas of the unconscious mind or the astral Planes where it might encounter negative entities that are beyond your ability to control.

The Second Ray dream methods, since a therapist supervises them, generally do not lead to problems; if you do have nightmares or other dysphoric dream experiences, they can be readily debriefed and deconstructed to promote your understanding and integration of them. Since most lucid dreaming methods attempt to get the subject in dreams—your attentional principle—to wake up and control the experience, these methods should also not get you into trouble.

We encourage you to become familiar with all seven interfaces with your astral body, so that you may understand this vehicle that you inhabit during the states of dreaming, hypnosis, and meditation, and when you perform psychic readings. If you endeavor to explore the solar plexus pathway of passive astral projection, we encourage you to only do so in a guided meditation that a Light bearer supervises, so you can travel under protection, and safely enter the current of the Astral Light without being waylaid during your journey.