More Reflections on the World Mind

By George A. Boyd ©2024

Q: You have referred to the World Mind in your recent writing. Could you spread some light on what this is?

A: We can distinguish the World Mind through the activity of those who operate within its sphere, and those that transcend it. We can characterize seven zones that make up the World Mind, and five that transcend it:

[We list these zones from the outermost to the innermost.]

Zone One – The realm of the haters and abusers: racists, White Supremacists, and terrorists; criminals and warlords

Zone Two – The realm of the true believers, whom lies and conspiracy theories seduce and lead astray

Zone Three – The realm of the skeptics, nihilists and narcissists, who have no moral compass, and who do whatever they need to obtain money, pleasure, fulfillment of every fantasy and desire, and to gain power over others

Zone Four – The realm of the people dedicated to a cause greater than themselves, who seek to improve the collective welfare and contribute to humanity

Zone Five – The realm of the creators and visionaries, who function as “thought leaders” and “influencers”

Zone Six – The realm of the thinkers and philosophers, who look at the problems of the world and attempt to find solutions

Zone Seven – The realm of the gatekeepers of consensual and accepted reality, who define the paradigms allowed within the aspect of the World Mind that shapes religion, culture, society, the legal canon, politics, and economics for a group of people

Zone Eight – The realm of those who transcend the World Mind, and regard it from the perspective of detachment and compassion

Zone Nine – The realm of the spiritual guides, who lead aspirants out of the World Mind to gain union with their spirit, a nucleus of identity, or an ensouling entity upon the Continuum beyond the World Mind

Zone Ten – The realm of the transformers, who unfold their spirit, nucleus of identity, and/or ensouling entity to actualize their spiritual potentials

Zone Eleven – The Adepts and Masters, who supervise the guides and transformers. And offer support to those who have broken out of the World Mind

Zone Twelve – The realm of those who have completed their Path and reached Liberation

The Mudrashram® teachings focus on those who have transcended the World Mind, guides them to unite with their spiritual essences, and trains the to be transformers of these spiritual essences. This ultimately leads them to become Initiates or Liberated Ones.

Those who are caught up in the drama of the World Mind often cannot see anything beyond the apparent limits of this collective mental field, and do not conceive of anything that transcends it. They are encapsulated in their scaffolds of belief; they are entrapped in their paradigm.

A few individuals have glimpsed what lies beyond the World Mind. Some have transcended it temporarily through ingesting psychedelic drugs, having an out-of-body-experience, or a “peak experience” in which they feel oneness with the cosmos. Some have risen out of the World Mind on a more sustained basis through mysticism and meditation practices.

Those who continue to maintain a strong identification with the content of one or more of the seven zones that make up the World Mind may find themselves drawn back into its mindset. This may limit the ability to transcend the World Mind.

Moreover, those that embrace the modes of hatred and criminality, conspiracy theories, and nihilism may actually create sufficient new karmic accretion to delay or even reverse their spiritual development beyond the World Mind.

We encourage you to meditate on the seven zones of the World Mind, and seek to glimpse what lies beyond its veil. This will have the effect of “de-hypnotizing” you from the thrall of the World Mind. This lets you enter the state of witnessing and detachment, which enables you to meditate.

What Is the Fifth Dimension?

By George A. Boyd ©2023

Q: What is the fifth dimension? I hear a lot of the New Age people talk about the third dimension, and the fifth dimension. They advocate that people relate to the world from the fifth dimension. What the heck are they talking about?

A: It appears their description corresponds to discrete locations upon the thread of consciousness.

The third dimension appears to be what we call the waking state of awareness. You are aware of the world around your body and the actions of your body in the environment. From this perspective, the world seems to be real and the law of cause and effect operates—you can create changes in the world around you through your actions.

The fourth dimension looks like it is the wave of the present time on the Akashic Records Subplane of the Abstract Mind Plane. At this level, you are aware of the Soul’s thought and intention influencing human life. From this standpoint, it appears that through doing Process Meditation, you can trace issues back to their origin and have the Soul re-create a new pattern. This is the dimension of experiential time.

The fifth dimension, from what they describe, is a state of the union of the attention with the Soul and identification with this spiritual essence. It gives those who abide in this state the conviction that they are a godlike being, who can create anything they desire.

Many New Age teachers tell their students to perpetually remain in union with the fifth dimension. We take issue with this, because this godlike state—if you remain in it continuously—can yield unintended consequences:

  1. Grandiosity – Remaining in attentional union and fully identified with this Divine Atom within the Soul leads some people to feel they are superior to those who are not in this state of consciousness, and they look down on those who are not at this level. Conceiving of one’s true nature as a godlike being, moreover, may influence others to expect that others will worship them and fulfill their every desire.
  2. Delusion – Maintaining this mental frame spawns magical thinking where you believe you can always manifest whatever you visualize. If you carefully study the results of this conviction, you will likely find that you do not manifest 100% of the time; you might have successful manifestation 20% to 30% of the time, if you can set up optimal conditions.
  3. Distorted beliefs – Without subjecting your intuitions and impressions to careful examination, you can come to believe really strange things, which cannot be verified. Keeping your attention fixed in union with the Soul makes you susceptible to believing in conspiracy theories and truly odd ideas.
  4. Avolition – You may stop setting goals and making plans to achieve them. Instead, you are absorbed in the flow of consciousness, where you are continually processing and gaining insights. You do not take constructive action, however, so you do not move forward in your life to achieve worthy personal goals. You spend your time drifting and dreaming; as a consequence, you accomplish little or nothing in your life.
  5. Obsession – Since you continually hold your attention focused within, you may come to obsess over metaphysical ideas. You may contemplate the meaning of symbols and dreams, and use divinatory systems to make sense of your life—such as astrology, numerology, or tarot—or use hermeneutic systems like Gematria or language analysis to find hidden meanings. Meanwhile, you achieve nothing practical in your life.
  6. Emotional disruption – The emotional component of constant fixation on the Soul is emotionalized beliefs that color your mood and attitude. This may contribute to emotional lability, where you rapidly shift from depression to euphoria. For some individuals, they may paradoxically no longer be able to feel their emotions, and they dwell in the state of dissociation and detachment.
  7. Unreality – Some individuals experience sustained union with the Soul as a Cosmic Joke. They may come to feel the world is unreal (derealization) and their personality and life are unreal (depersonalization). It is hard for them to make a commitment to personal goals, for human life seems like an illusion to them.

In Mudrashram®, we counsel our students to not remain in an altered state of consciousness for any longer than is necessary for you to accomplish the objective of your meditation—for example, spiritual transformation, working with personal issues, or receiving intuitive guidance. Coming back to ground avoids many of the negative consequences of consistently dwelling in “the fifth dimension,” and enables you to move forward in your personal life, and not merely “float in the air.”

The Psychic Realm is called the World of Illusions or the Realm of the Divine Imagination. Without discernment, it is easy for well-meaning aspirants to get caught up in the illusions and distortions of this level of the Continuum, and spend many years of their lives in fantasy. Those who wish to learn more about this Plane may wish to read our book, The Psychic Realm: Finding Safe Passage through the Worlds of Illusion.

Understanding Astral Projection

By George A. Boyd ©2008

The term astral projection is used in a variety of New Age, Occult and other spiritual groups to denote the phenomenon of the astral body separating from the physical body and traveling in the physical universe, or in the Astral Universe that lies beyond that. As we study this phenomenon, we see there are eight major states of projection; only some of them affect the astral body and produce the astral projection. These eight states are shown below:

  1. Attentional projection – You move your attention progressively through a series of focal points in the conscious or unconscious bands of the mind. This method is used in Raja Yoga. In this practice, the astral body does not move.
  2. Passive astral projection – The astral body moves out of confluence with the physical body due to the influence of a psychotropic medication, anesthetic, or hallucinogen; or during delirium or coma. In this case, you do you will or intend for your astral body to move, but it disengages due to exogenous or endogenous influences upon the physical-etheric matrix.
  3. Intentional astral projection – You command your astral body according to your suggestion, often to carry out a specific task of viewing (e.g., remote viewing) or listening (e.g., telepathic communion with a guide).
  4. Conjoined astral projection – this type of projection occurs when the astral body moves out of conjunction with the physical body while your attention is held within it. This gives rise to the classic out-of-body-experience (OOBE), where you are “in” your astral body, looking down at your physical body from above. You can passively induce an OOBE with drugs, or you can actively train your attention using relaxation with suggestion in self-hypnosis. Some contend that exposure to brain entrainment equipment or specially designed music can also produce an OOBE.

In an OOBE, you have little control over where your astral body goes—this type of astral projection gives rise to dream-like experiences. The dream-like nature of these experiences has led some people who have studied astral projection to speculate that the astral body separates from the physical body during the dream state and wanders.

  1. Guided astral projection – The suggestion of another person using hypnosis or “guided meditation” guides you into states of astral projection. Through suggestion, you are led to visit a physical location such as a beach or forest. You might receive a suggestion to visit an earlier time in the present life or in a past life (past life regression). You might be asked to interact with an unconscious personality element, a symbol or an archetype, or to encounter your spirit of your Higher Self. In this type of projection, you give permission for another person to guide your astral body, who guides your astral body and attention to accomplish a specific therapeutic or insightive purpose.
  2. Direct projection – In this method, you place your attention on the attentional principle. When attention is united with the attentional principle, the attentional principle travels upward out of its ground state in the pituitary center of the Subconscious mind into higher states of consciousness. The astral body assembles around the attentional principle during its ascension and rises with it. It will travel with the attentional principle, until it reaches the top of the Psychic Realm; here the astral body is dropped into its origin. This is an advanced practice of Raja Yoga.
  3. Projection of the spirit – in this method, your spirit opens the channels of the Nada. In these meditations, you place your attention upon the spirit, as it journeys upward in the Nadamic current. Here you become aware of an astral body that encapsulates your spirit; this form is dropped at a particular location on the Path.
  4. Command projection – In this type, you use a higher octave of your will in the Superconscious mind to command your astral body to carry out a specific task. These command centers include the center of Magical Will, which is activated by Occult initiates on the Lower Astral Plane; the Psychic Will, used by psychic guides; the Solar Angelic octave of will, empowered by Ascended Masters and their disciples; and the Cosmic octave of will, which Yogi Preceptors and their disciples stir into activity to perform miraculous powers (siddhis).

It is important for the aspirant to identify each of these types of projection. We teach types (1), (6) and (7) in the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the Accelerated Meditation Program. We also use type (5), guided astral projection, during our training of a technique for self-hypnosis in the Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the Accelerated Meditation Program.

Through your study of projection, you will ultimately gain complete control over your astral body; you may then use it as readily as you do your physical body. Once you achieve this mastery, your astral body will become a valuable tool for your Soul’s Great Work and you will be able to utilize all eight forms of projection.

Meditation on the Departed

Meditation on the Departed: Is It Possible and Verifiable?

By George A. Boyd ©2017

[Our special thanks to DB for submitting these questions.]

Q: “Current family conditions are shaped by past events, but the “why” often remains opaque becoming yet more veiled as loved ones leave the earthly scene. Sadly, the dust of time invariably obscures family history leaving questions unanswered, issues open, a lack of resolution and understanding. Can a verifiable, scientific approach be drawn to teach students methodologies for reaching “across the divide?”

A: To contact an individual on the Higher Planes after their death requires that the person who is doing the reading have the ability to clearly perceive the attentional principle, spirit, and Soul of the individual.

A scientific approach requires that there is an empirical verification for the subject matter that is studied: there alas, are no instruments to reliably detect the three conscious principles within a human being. We can however, follow scientific rigor in approaching this topic.

We would first have you examine the layers at which you interface with the dead:

  1. Neurological – At this level, we can detect certain clusters of nerve cells fire when you are thinking about your departed loved one.
  2. Memory – During the period directly after the death of your loved one, as you process your grief, these memories arise unbidden through the preconscious doorway.
  3. Astral imagination – As you travel in your astral body in the state of dreams or hypnosis, you may encounter dream images constructed from your wishes and hopes. You may find that these “thought forms” may speak with you, advise you, or have discussions with you. Since you create these thought forms from distilling your experience with your departed loved one over your lifetime, this creation is your perception of the loved one. [Psychotherapy may have you interact with these thought forms of your loved ones to help you integrate your experience with them during your life, and clear your feelings about them after their passing.]
  4. Contact with their spirit – if you are in a silent place in the presence of your loved one’s cremains or grave, you may tap into the silent etheric bridge that connects the atomic residue of your loved one’s former body with their spirit through the Akashic Aether. Those who visit cemeteries, where there is the chance to commune with their spirit, may distinctly sense the presence of their spiritual heart, and may actually receive answers when you ask your loved one questions.
  5. Visit on the Higher Planes – When you are able to travel in full consciousness as your attentional principle, you may visit the actual astral environment in which they dwell. Here your attentional principle, clothed in its astral or causal covering, encounters your loved one’s attentional principle, in their astral or causal covering. You may witness the environment in which they dwell (astral world) and the objects in that environment. You may witness the inhabitants on this astral planet who may come into your perception. You can distinctly see your loved one’s form. You can hear your loved one’s voice. You can feel his or her emotions palpably. [This is the level at which you do a departed loved ones reading.]
  6. Contact with your loved one’s Soul – at this level, you can see out-pictured, the likely scenario for your loved one’s next incarnation. You can even get details about that future life at this level: gender, physical location where incarnation will occur, and some keynotes of the future life, including potential career and any issues they will work on. [This is also included in a departed loved one’s reading.]
  7. Contact with the Jet of Divine Spirit above the Soul – Attunement through this center allows advanced disciples and Initiates to lift individuals who are “earthbound” into the Light and up into the presence of the Soul. Highly advanced disciples who have made significant progress outside of the cutting edge of spirituality may utilize this attunement to lift the attentional principle into the presence of the nucleus of identity, spirit, or ensouling entity that is developed at this Higher Octave of Being.

Those who have developed their ability to see clearly with their attentional principle can be trained to access levels five and six, which allows you to both commune with your loved one on the higher Planes and also to envision their future incarnation.

You will need to identify the Plane on which your loved one’s attentional principle dwells, and take the Seventh Ray Raja Yoga pathway to travel to the dimensional world in which they dwell.[We train you in traveling as your attentional principle on each of the Seven Ray pathways in our Mudrashram® Advanced Course in Meditation. You become eligible to take this class after completing one of our intermediate meditation programs, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation or the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.]

Q: “Are there methods to ensure that one is contacting the intended [individual]?”

A: If you are able to genuinely silence the projective stream from the unconscious, while you are in communion with your loved one, you can receive clear and cogent answers. You must be able to recognize your loved one’s Soul and spirit to ensure that you are not visiting some one else’s departed relative.

Q: “[How might we know if their] answers are legitimate?”

A: You must be able to discern the difference between the thought form at the astral imagination stage and the actual presence of your loved one’s attentional principle, spirit, and Soul. If you are able to contact your loved one in their actual immortal essence, your experience will be genuine and unmistakable.

Q: “What preemptive steps are necessary to ensure safety—that we don’t draw unwanted [spiritual entities] to us that then insist upon staying?”

A: If your loved one dwells in the Subtle Realm, it will be important for you to create the Armor of Light to protect you against the negative thought streams of the Lower Astral. If you do opt to travel to commune with your loved one, you must not allow yourself to enter a state of passivity or a trance state, which can open the doorway to potential possession scenarios or encounter with entities that may have nefarious intentions.

Q: “Is it advisable? Is it of wide enough interest? Is it better to leave our ancestors [rest in peace]?”

A: The interest in these readings is widespread, and there are many who ostensibly provide them—with varying levels of accuracy and validity. Many of these readings are products of the reader’s lively astral imagination, and probably do not actually contact one of the three immortal essences of their clients’ departed loved ones.

Q: When is it appropriate to do these readings?

A: If you have the requisite inner metavisional clarity, you can do these readings to help yourself finish your grief work and clear any unfinished business or unspoken communications that you have not been able to resolve with your loved one. Only if you have been given the service of doing these readings for others should you attempt to do them for others. Recognize that as a reader, someone who does not know your client’s loved one, you may misinterpret what you are told or shown, and you may unwittingly provide information that is incorrect by misunderstanding the context of a communication you receive.

It is best that you establish your own contact with departed loved ones, as you know them best, and would not introduce the same error as a reader who does this reading for you.

We suggest that you let the departed have their experience unmolested: your only rationale for making contact at all will be for you to finish your grief work. If you do not have the clarity of inner vision to do a reading on your departed loved one, you can work with a skilled psychotherapist or hypnotherapist who can help you work out your issues at the level of the astral thought forms, or you can have a silent dialog with your departed loved ones at the cemetery or shrine where they are interred or their cremains are kept.

Concerning Psychic Realm Attunements

By George A. Boyd ©2022

Q: What attunements are bestowed in the Psychic Realm? Can you describe them?

A: When aspirants reach the presence of the angels on the Heavenly Realms Subplane of the Psychic Realm—who stand before the reflection of the Planetary Hierarchy on this Subplane—those who are being trained in Psychic Realm ministry may be anointed to send one or more of nine Rays. These include the Seven Rays, plus two additional Rays that appear to be alternate expressions of the Sixth and Seventh Rays. These nine Rays are briefly described below:

  1. 1st Ray (ruby red) – This attunement activates will and courage.
  2. 2nd Ray (royal blue) – This attunement awakens the Soul’s unconditional love and compassion.
  3. 3rd Ray (golden yellow) – This attunement turns on the Soul’s intuition and discernment.
  4. 4th Ray (emerald green) – This attunement brings about the state of inner peace and harmony, and aligns those receiving this attunement with the Earth Mother.
  5. 5th Ray (coral orange) – This attunement stimulates reason and scientific inquiry. It leads those receiving this attunement to want to metaphysical research topics more and gain more evidence about them.
  6. 6th Ray (rose) – This attunement conveys love and comfort to those who are emotionally troubled.
  7. 6th Ray alternate (purple) – This attunement aligns those receiving it with the Law of Attraction. It guides them to create new conditions in their life to bring about fulfillment of desires, to experience greater prosperity, loving relationship, and personal success.
  8. 7th Ray (violet) – This attunement purifies the mind and allows the attention to rise up into union with the Soul.
  9. 7th Ray alternate (indigo) – This attunement reveals the mysteries, sparks revelation and inner discovery.

Training and empowerment to make attunements in the Psychic Realm primarily occurs on three Subplanes:

  • The Healing Subplane – aspirants are trained to do remote, radiative healing
  • The Heavenly Realms Subplane – aspirants are trained to channel one or more of these nine Rays
  • The Pleiadean Vortex Subplane – aspirants are trained to channel Light and inspiration from their activated “Star Seed,” the seed atom of the form on this band of the Psychic Realm

We point out that this training in attunements that occurs on the Psychic Realm are a first introduction to Light Work. You learn higher orders of attunement in the Planetary Realm during:

  • The First Exoteric Initiation (invoking the Holy Spirit through prayer, expressing the Gifts of the Spirit)
  • The First Mesoteric Initiation (sending the Holy Spirit through intention, anchoring it in the receptacle of the Moon Soul and sending it to the core of human misery and pain—this is the octave of emotional healing)
  • The Second Initiation (using the powerful decrees of the Mighty I AM Presence to break up limiting and negative thought forms and to create new life conditions)
  • The Third Initiation (reception of the inspired thought streams from the Adept Masters of the Planetary Hierarchy and radiating these out to the world; overshadowing the personality and directing it to carry out the Soul’s Purpose)
  • The Fourth Initiation (radiation of the illumined knowledge of the Buddhi, which purifies the mental impressions—this is the octave of mental healing)

Making attunements is part of the meditation system called Agni Yoga. We introduce this meditation style in our intermediate meditation programs, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and in the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program. We encourage you to learn the attunements relevant to your Soul’s ministry at each level of the Planetary Realm.