The Void of the Supracosmic Sphere

By George A. Boyd © 2010

We have mapped 73 paths of the Supracosmic Sphere in the Mudrashram® Correspondence Course, our premier consciousness studies program. Those who have completed one of our intermediate programs—either the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation or the by-mail or online Accelerated Meditation Program—are eligible to take this program.

When we read of the enlightenment experiences of Supracosmic Gurus of different traditions, they often describe the highest state of attainment as a Great Emptiness or Void. Their Supracosmic seed atom is dropped; they become one with the Light of Spirit and become instruments of Grace.

Teachers who have attained this state have disseminated the teaching that this Void is the ultimate state of Realization. Buddhists refer to it as Nirvana or Sunyata. Taoists call it the Tao. Hindus describe it as Nirbikalpa Samadhi. Sufis speak of the state of Fana fil Allah, the dissolution of the atom of selfhood and merging back into the Infinitude of God.

Other teachers, however, recount that before rising into this Void, they first realized the Supreme Self [we call this ensouling entity, the Supracosmic Soul]. After uniting the Supracosmic Seed Atom of this Path with the Supreme Self, they discover that their seed atom and the Supreme Self unfold together, until they are established in this same state of Voidness. In this state, the Supracosmic Seed Atom is merged in its origin as in the state of those who attain the Void, but instead of encountering an empty Void, the Supreme Self is established in this Void.

Those who attain Mastery in Supracosmic spiritual traditions do not generally have an explanation of why this variance between spiritual experiences exists, e.g., why one disciple will have an encounter with a Supreme Self, while another disciple will not.

Teachers of the Mudrashram® tradition, who view the Great Continuum of Consciousness from the highest Planes of the Bridge Path in the Transcendental Sphere explain that the reason why some encounter the Supracosmic Soul and others do not is that if spiritual development of a Supracosmic Seed Atom is not on the Path where their Supracosmic Soul dwells, they will not have an experience of a Supreme Self. When development of the seed atom is aligned with this Supreme Self, they will have this experience.

The Mudrashram® teachers further point out that both types of experience of the highest state on a Supracosmic Path fall short from the Ultimate Liberation of the Supracosmic Soul from the Supracosmic Sphere, a state the Mudrashram® teachers call Mahaparinirvana. They describe six states beyond this Void-merged state:

  1. Discovery of the origin of the lineage established on this Supracosmic Path
  2. Discovery of a center or chakra in the vehicle of the Great Supracosmic Plane Lord that substands the Path they have traversed
  3. Encounter with the Supreme Guru, the Being who empowers the teachers of every extant Supracosmic Path
  4. Journey through the Lokas of Existence—Plant, Animal, Angelic, Devonic (world of gods and goddesses)—and discovery of the Supreme Trimurthi of the Supracosmic Sphere—the beings called in the Hindu tradition, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva
  5. Encounter with the Four Lords of Karma of the Supracosmic Sphere
  6. Merging of the Supracosmic Soul into the Light that created it (Mahaparinirvana)

The Mudrashram® teachers elucidate that the reason why teachers of the Supracosmic Sphere do not experience these additional six stages of the Path and reach full Liberation in the Supracosmic Sphere is that the techniques that they use are based on the origin of the Supracosmic Seed Atom, so development beyond this state is not possible.

In many cases, the method Gurus used to develop the Supracosmic Seed Atom is a powerful mantra that unfolds this seed atom along their Supracosmic Path. The Mudrashram® teachers refer to this mantra as the Supracosmic Divine Name or Guru Mantra. The origin of the Mantramic Power is established in the state of the origin of the Supracosmic Seed Atom, so those who become Masters of Supracosmic Paths commonly do so by sufficient repetition of the Supracosmic Divine Name for their Path.

Other methods may be used to unfold the Supracosmic Seed Atom on various Supracosmic Paths. These methods include continuous contemplation of the presence of the Supracosmic Seed Atom, Translation through receiving the Light from the Guru established in the origin of this Path, or unfolding through breathing methods such as Kriya Yoga.

Kriya Yoga is unique among techniques given in the Supracosmic Sphere in that it has a technique capable of liberating the Supracosmic Soul. Mudrashram® teacher, Swami Charan Das, describes a system of Adi Kriyas that lead beyond the First Cosmic Initiation.

The first of these techniques, called Kaivalyam Kriya, unfolds the Astral Soul and its vehicles to the Origin of the Astral Soul at the top of the Cosmic Sphere.

The second of these techniques, called Soruba Samadhi Kriya, unfolds the Supracosmic Seed Atom of the second Path on the Shiva Plane (Shiva 2), leading to the awakening of an immortal form.

The third of these techniques, called the first Cosmic Fire Kriya, directly unfolds the Supracosmic Soul, and can lead it to its Origin.

The Mudrashram® teachers state that this method is unknown, except to teachers of the Mudrashram® lineage, who rediscovered it, and to Krishna and Jesus, who have revealed it to only a few of their disciples. The Mudrashram® teachers further disclose that there are two additional methods that can liberate the Supracosmic Soul:

Use of the Alayic Divine Name – this mantra, which is established on the Bridge Path, unfolds the ensouling entity at its cutting edge, and simultaneously unfolds higher octaves of being in alignment with this axis of being—the Astral Soul, the Supracosmic Soul, and one of the ensouling entities of the Transcendental Path. This technique, in many cases, will actually liberate the Supracosmic Soul while the disciple on the path is progressively moving their cutting edge ensouling entity forward on their spiritual evolutionary track. In other cases, when the Supracosmic Soul is not liberated through this means, when the Supracosmic Soul becomes the cutting edge in this progression, it will be directly unfolded to its origin.

Translation from the Transcendental Sphere – Reception of the Light, through Light Sittings, Soul Attunement Guidance Channeling, or as part of the Grace-Bestowing ministry of a Multiplane Master, may directly unfold the Supracosmic Soul in selected individuals when this is appropriate.

The Mudrashram® teachers report that Supracosmic teachers established in the state of Voidness—regardless of whether they simultaneously unfold their Supracosmic Soul or not—become instruments of Great Light, Love, Wisdom, Grace, and Power. These individuals can teach the multitudes; some of the more active ones may number their followers in the millions. Those teachers capable of disseminating their teachings to large numbers of people, we call Jagat Gurus.

Jagat Gurus head many of the major sects of Hinduism, Buddhism, the Sikh Dharma, and the major sects of Islam. Given the great influence that some of these Jagat Gurus have, it is not surprising that they can shape the beliefs and behavior of thousands, even millions of people.

Moreover, some of the more dynamic sects have an active tradition of proselytization, which leads their followers to bring new members to the sect. The subsequent initiation into the spiritual practices of this group activates additional Supracosmic Seed Atoms on this Path, whether or not the initiated individual’s Supracosmic Soul is on this Path or not.

The Mudrashram® teachers point out that when individuals develop themselves on these Paths, outside their cutting edge of spirituality, they often run the risk of creating imbalances, which can disrupt the energy axis of the Kundalini Shakti and interfere with the ability to operate at the level of the human personality. They also underscore that those that become teachers in these traditions demonstrate the highest degrees of imbalance, and these teachers effectively propagate these imbalances in their students.

While great virtue, discipline, devotion, creativity, inspiration, illumination, and spiritual powers can be wrought through development on these Supracosmic Paths, the Mudrashram® teachers suggest it may be better to do Supracosmic spiritual development when it becomes the cutting edge of the individual, and not before. They further suggest that to avoid jumping ahead to these ecstatic Paths of the Supracosmic Sphere may also lower the confusion and conflict that many aspirants experience, when they adopt the beliefs and practices of sects that are not in alignment with the innate purpose and plan of their spiritual development.

The Spectrum of Personal and Spiritual Transformation

By George A. Boyd © 2018

Many coaches, motivational speakers, meditation teachers, channelers, and sundry other New Age practitioners promise their clients “transformation” to achieve their dreams, to actualize their potential, and to make their “Ascension”—without truly understanding the full spectrum of potential personal and spiritual transformation.

In the Mudrashram® system of Integral meditation, we describe for poles of being. These poles are:

Pole one – The ensouling entity or Soul

Pole two – The individual spirit

Pole three – The spiritual forms or vehicles of consciousness that the Soul animates and controls, through which it expresses its love, wisdom, and ability—these are the higher aspects of spiritual emotion, intuition, and the aspects of transpersonal volition that operate in the Superconscious mind

Upper pole four – The attention and intentional consciousness (attentional principle) that witness human life and can commune with the other three poles of spirituality through meditation

Lower pole four – The matrix of human life that operates through the unconscious mind and the three mental fields that comprise the personality—the Conscious mind, the Subconscious mind, and the Metaconscious mind; the personal integration centers of the Self (Metaconscious mind) and the ego (Conscious mind) govern and direct these aspects of mind through the personal aspects of volition.

The modalities for transformation operate on one or more of these poles of being. Many of those who purport to offer transformation to their clients and meditation students are not aware that other types of transformation exist outside the type(s) that they have experienced and share with those they coach, counsel, and teach. It is important for those who seek to transform others—and those that believe transforming is something that they should do—to be aware of the entire spectrum of potential transformation. Here are eight major types:

  1. Personal transformation – this changes aspects of your personality into something better than you experience now. This type of transformation takes place on lower pole four. These aspects are parts of you that you want to change, you believe change is possible, and you are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure this change happens. This change can take place at the level of:
    • Behavior – you learn new skills that enable you to do the things you want that you aren’t able to do right now.
    • Habits – you change habits that are unhealthful or unproductive into habits that support your health and optimize your productivity.
    • Attitude – you shift from holding a pessimistic, hopeless attitude to an optimistic and hopeful one.
    • Belief – you alter your beliefs about what is possible, so you believe that you can reach your goals and achieve your dreams.
    • Values – you identify what is truly important in your life, and you align your actions, speech and thinking to align with these core life priorities; you begin focusing on your priorities instead of doing things that waste time.
    • Perception – you modify your mindset about what you can do, be, and have as you change your perception of who you are and what you have the capacity to become.
    • Knowledge – you educate yourself to enable you to enter your chosen career and to enact your life purpose.
    • Choice – you make new choices and don’t let fear or worry hold you back from fully living your dreams.
    • Identity – you come to experience yourself as someone who is more empathic, skillful, competent, effective, courageous, and capable of delivering results.
  2. Rebirth – you achieve rebirth through moving your attention and/or attentional principle into union with a spiritual essence—a nucleus of identity, spirit, or ensouling entity—and sustaining your union with this state until you fully identify with it and it begins to govern your values, beliefs, and behavior. This is the transformation typical of upper pole four. Once you become identified with this essence, you begin to direct your personality from this spiritual identity. This type of transformation is typical of
    • New Age aspirants who identify with the Star Seed on the Psychic Realm
    • “Born again Christians” and Jews affiliated with mystical sects who identify as the Moon Soul nucleus of identity
    • I AM Movement members who identify with the Mighty I AM Presence nucleus of identity within their Solar Angelic form
    • Disciples of Yogi Preceptors who identify with their cosmic consciousness nucleus of identity in the First Cosmic Initiation
    • Students of Light Masters who identity as the cosmic soul awareness nucleus of identity
    • Chelas of Cosmic Masters who identify as the Astral Soul (a higher octave ensouling entity)
    • Followers of Supracosmic Path Gurus, who identify with the Supracosmic seed atom of that Path
    • Devotees of Transcendental Path Sat Gurus, who identify with the spirit on that Transcendental Path
  3. Superconscious integration center unfoldment – you produce transformation of a vehicular seed atom or nucleus of identity through practicing a transformational method that unfolds this essence. This is pole three transformation. This moves the vehicular seed atom or nucleus of identity out of alignment with the axis of being, and reinforces identification with this integration center of the Superconscious mind. Examples of this type of transformation include:
    • Taoist martial arts practitioners who unfold the Subtle Etheric seed atom though using the Microcosmic Circulation technique
    • New Age aspirants who unfold the Star Seed on the Psychic Realm with the Merkaba method
    • Christians and Jews affiliated with mystical sects who unfold their Moon Soul nucleus of identity using specialized mantras or Kriya-Yoga-like methods
    • I AM Movement members who unfold Mighty I AM Presence nucleus of identity within their Solar Angelic form using specialized decrees
    • Disciples of Yogi Preceptors who unfold their cosmic consciousness nucleus of identity in the First Cosmic Initiation utilizing Kundalini Yoga, mantras, Kriya Yoga, and Light Immersion
    • Students of Light Masters unfold their cosmic soul awareness nucleus of identity using mantras and Light Immersion
    • Followers of Supracosmic Path Gurus, who unfold the Supracosmic seed atom of that Path through Kundalini Yoga, mantras, Kriya Yoga, and Light Immersion
  4. Transformation generated through movement of the spirit – this practice is typical of Paths in the Transcendental Sphere, which drive transformation through having the spirit open the inner channels of the Nada. This is pole two transformation. Examples of this types of transformation is found on:
    • Transcendental Path One (T1) – Followers of Subud Masters open the channels of the Nada and receive Light Immersion to make progress on this Path and unfold their ensouling entity.
    • Transcendental Path Two (T2) – Disciples of Sant Mat Sat Gurus open the channels of the Nada and follow the inner guide form of their Master to make progress on this Path and unfold their ensouling entity.
    • Transcendental Path Three (T3) – Devotees of the Avatar and the five Perfect Masters open the channels of the Nada and receive Light Immersion to make progress on this Path and unfold their ensouling entity.
    • Transcendental Path Four (T4) – Those that Paradise Masters initiate open the channels of the Nada and receive Light Immersion to make progress on this Path and unfold their ensouling entity.
    • Transcendental Path Five (T5) – Chelas of ECK Masters (Mahantas) open the channels of the Nada and use specialized mantras to make progress on this Path and unfold their ensouling entity.
    • Transcendental Path Seven (T7) – Premies of the T7 Sat Guru open the four channels of the Nada on their Path and receive Light Immersion to make progress on this Path and unfold their ensouling entity.
  5. Transformation of an ensouling entity with its associated vehicle of consciousness – These transformational practices move an ensouling entity along its track. This is pole one transformation.
    • Occult Adepts awaken the Kundalini to move the Soul Spark through the Subtle Realm and guide it to rise through the Occult Initiations.
    • Adepts and Adept Masters use Light Immersion to move the Soul and its vehicles and confer Planetary Initiation.
    • Agni Yoga Yogi Preceptors and Cosmic Masters bestow Light Immersion to translate the Astral Soul and activate its vehicles of consciousness; advanced forms of Kriya Yoga (Kaivalyam Kriya) or a specialized mantra (Cosmic Divine Name) are also used to selectively unfold the Astral Soul.
    • Selected Supracosmic Gurus unfold the Supracosmic Soul through Light Immersion, Kriya Yoga, and targeted mantras.
    • The Avatar and Perfect Masters on T3 employ Light Immersion to unfold the ensouling entity of this Path.
  6. Coordinated transformation of selected spiritual essences though alignment with a template for transformation – This type of transformation is very rare: we have seen it applied in only one instance. This is mixed transformation of pole one and pole three at different bands of the Continuum of Consciousness. In the Risen Christ Yoga that my first spiritual teacher promulgated, he bestowed Light Immersion to unfold the Astral Soul, the God consciousness nucleus of identity, the Avataric consciousness nucleus of identity, the cosmic consciousness nucleus of identity—each Cosmic Sphere spiritual essences; the Monad (a higher octave ensouling entity of the Transplanetary Realm); and the Mighty I AM Presence nucleus of identity, the Moon Soul nucleus of identity, and the seed atom on the Psychic Realm in the Planetary Realm.
  7. Integral transformation at one band of the Continuum of Consciousness – this is partial Integral transformation as it operates on one band of the Continuum only. It unfolds the ensouling entity (pole one), the spirit (pole two), and the essential vehicle of the Soul and its associated vehicles of consciousness (pole three), together with guiding the attentional principle into union with the Soul (upper pole four). We are aware that this is practiced in two instances:
    • Certain Adepts and Adept Masters use Light Immersion and Guru Kripa Yoga to unfold the Soul Spark and Soul in synchrony with the spirit, the vehicles of consciousness, and the attentional principle in the Subtle and Planetary bands of the Continuum.
    • Integral or Guru Kripa Yogi Preceptors use this same schema of balancing the four poles of the Astral Soul to guide Integral spiritual development during the First Cosmic Initiation.
  8. Integral co-resonant development – This combines Integral transformation at the cutting edge of spirituality with simultaneous and synchronous unfoldment at each octave of being. This unfolds on all four poles of being, not only at the level of your spiritual growing tip, but also at each higher octave of being. This is the form of transformation that we teach in our intermediate meditation courses, the in-person Mudrashram® Master Course in Meditation and the by-mail and online Accelerated Meditation Program.

You can drive transformation through personal effort, using choice and commitment to effect personal transformation; you can also employ a transformational technique to produce spiritual transformation. Grace can also drive spiritual transformation through Light Immersion. Integral Light Immersion is called Guru Kripa Yoga.

Regular Guru Kripa Yoga operates at one level of the Continuum, and unfolds all four poles of being in synchrony. This is characteristic of transformation type seven.

Adi Guru Kripa Yoga unfolds all four poles of being in synchrony at each level of the Great Continuum of Consciousness—Subtle, Planetary, Transplanetary, Cosmic, Supracosmic, and Transcendental. This generates co-resonant development. This produces transformation type eight.

In addition to the tools to support personal transformation you learn in our intermediate meditation courses, our practical meditation training that our Introduction to Meditation instructors are authorized to teach provide additional tools for personal transformation. Our upcoming coaching modules will give you still more methods to work with your issues and transform them.

We invite you to study these different types of transformation and identify how you can generate personal and spiritual transformation that resonates with your inner sense of truth, and feels appropriate for your current stage of growth.

We point out that spiritual transformation types two through six, which work on only one pole of being or on multiple poles without promoting Integral synchronous spiritual development, commonly yield imbalances. We recommend that aspirants embrace Integral meditation strategies for optimal outcomes in their quest for spiritual progress, while avoiding the pitfalls of transformation methods emphasize spiritual development on only one pole.