October 27, 2007 at 9:35 am #25349
from psychic sexuality, ingo swann, exerpts, mainly. p 208 and on
there is warning: do not do this unless you want this. there are consequences. you are on your own.
THE MAHATMA LETTERS TO A. P. SINNETT (1923), the original of which ended up in the British Museum.
In answer to Sinnetts wonderment about how to develop jj. creases of clairvoyance, the Mahatmas responded with the following short description of an enhancing device:
THE METHODS USED FOR DEVELOPING LUCIDITY IN OUR CHELAS MAY BE EASILY USED BY YOU. EVERY TEMPLE HAS A DARK ROOM, THE NORTH WALL OF WHICH IS ENTIRELY COVERED WITH A SHEET 0F MIXED METALS, CHIEFLY COPPER, VERY HIGHLY POLISHED, WITH THE SURFACE CAPABLE OF REFLECTING IN IT THINGS AS WELL AS /BEING,) A MIRROR
THE CHELA SITS ON AN INSULATED STOOL, A THREE-LEGGED BENCH PLACED IN A FLAT BOTTOMED VESSEL O/THICK GLASS(WITH) THE LAMA OPERATOR LIKEWISE, THE TWO FORMING WITH THE MIRROR WALL A TRIANGLE.
A MAGNET WITH THE NORTH POLE UP IS SUSPENDED OVER THE CROWN OF THE CHELAS HEAD WITHOUT TOUCHING IT. THE OPERATOR HAVING STARTED THE THING GOING LEAVES THE CHELA ALONE GAZING ON THE WALL, AND AFTER THE THIRD TIME (THE GUIDING LAMA) IS NO LONGER REQUIRED.
Presumably, the thing going referred to increases of at least clairvoyance, as well as other more refined perceptions, and which at first required a guide to help it get going.
But as soon as the chela got the idea, the guide was no longer needed.
DRS. ELMER AND ALYCE GREEN BUILD THE COPPER MIRROR TRAINING DEVICE AT THE MENNINGER FOUNDATION
I remember reading THE MAHATMA LETTERS during the early 1960s when I was studying the Theosophical literature. I thought it might be interesting to set up the device and see what might happenbut never did.
In 1970, I began volunteering for parapsychological experiments, the successes of which led to working in that field for the next nineteen years.
The work with which I was involved was entirely composed of exploring perceptions, and had very little to do with physical developmental assists such as the Mahatmas copper wall.
Even so, I could find no information that any Theosophists had
ever tested the copper mirror, although it is conceivable that Leadbeater and Besant might have done so.
As we have seen in chapter 14, the reasons or causes of their astonishing clairvoyant powers have never been discussed in any depth.
In any event, the Mahatma training device passed from view until I heard about it from, of all people, Dr. Elmer Green at the Menninger Foundation at Topeka, Kansas.
Elmer Green, together with his wife and co-worker, Alyce, had become famous during the 1970s in the realm of researching brainwave biofeedback and the image-making faculty.
They had established the Voluntary Controls Program at the Menninger Foundation. The work of the Program focused on the alpha- theta brainwave biofeedback processes, and was at first funded primarily by the National Institutes of Mental Health.
At some point the Greens came across the Mahatma Letters and noticed the passage quoted above. Eventually they set up some informal experiments, the results of which inspired them to enlarge their approach by setting up a more formal seriesduring which some remarkable phenomena occurred.
In an earlier research proposal entitled PHYSICAL FIELDS AND STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS (1 June 1983), the Greens indicated:
it is clear from a prima facie analysis of those suggestions in the Mahatma Letter, that both magnetic and electrostatic fields are involved in this elicitation o/the state of consciousness called LUCIDITY. Lucidity, whatever its definition, may not develop to a significant extent fl three copper wall sessions, but the/act that the teacher, after the third time is no longer required, implies sufficient progress by the student so that he can continue on his own.
it is the elicitation and subsequent definition of lucidity which we are basically concerned whether it refers to becoming clearly conscious of normally-unconscious psychological processes only personal-consciousness domain described by Freud, or also has significance in the domain of transpersonal consciousness described by
Elmer Green telephoned me occasionally to describe the Work and to invite me to participate in it. Knowing what I did about the Mahatma Letter and its description of a training device to enhance whatever it did, I was very eager to participate and instantly accepted the Greens invitation.
However, due to funding problems and research criteria, the written invitation didnt arrive until 1987, five years after his first proposal.
During those five years the emphasis of the experiment had shifted from lucidity per se, to different proposal, conceptualized as CONSCIOUSNESS, BODY ELECTRICITY AND PSYCHOPHYSICAL LEARNING. The source of the funding had also shifted.
Despite the proposals title, the emphasis was actually on healing, a topic which interested the Fetzer Foundation which had agreed to fund the project with healing in mind.
As the proposal stated, healers often have unusual electrical phenomena associated with their healing activities. If this is factual, healers of national repute may affect during healing sessions, the ultrasensitive electrometers of the copper wall lab.
For clarity, the emphasis of the experiments had shifted from LUCIDITY to researching whether the unusual electrical phenomena associated with healers would interact with the electrostatic behavior of the copper walls.
The interest was now focusing on the Anomalous electrostatic phenomena in exceptional subjects principally with regard to noted healers.
I felt obliged to explain to the Greens that I was not an heal& of national repute and probably should not be a part of this particular type of experiment.
My expertise had focused in various modes of extrasensory perception, but which seemed to fall into the category of lucidity. Elmer countered by saying that even so, I had national repute as a psychic and clairvoyant, and that he hoped I would participate. So I accepted and became one of the nineteen subjects in the experiments.
I though the initial invitation took place in 1987, setting up the complicated experiment went on for months. I finally went to Topeka during the middle of June 1989 for a weeks work in the Voluntary Controls Program.
I found that the Mahatmas copper wall had in fact become a copper ROOM whose four walls and floor were of large copper panels.
The whole experimental situation was exceedingly elegant and splendid. The copper sheets were hooked into several arrays of computer analyzers which recorded their electrostatic behavior.
The chair was not a tripod, but a comfortable padded one, with facilities to hook up the subjects to computerized brainwave and other physiological detectors.
The whole of the copper room was raised up on glass blocks whose function was to detach and insulate the room from Earths magnetic field.
The all-important 14-Gauss magnet was suspended in the air just over the subjects heads.
The environment was very impressive and thrilling.
Elmer and his several colleagues were nothing if not premeditated, thorough and careful, and altogether an inspiring group.
Complete records were kept in the forms of questionnaires, detailed interviews after sittings and frequent general discussions.
I was even permitted to design a limited number of experiments having to do with perceptual ESPall of which went exceedingly well but which, with one exception, are not germane to this book.
I then sat in the copper room twice a day for seven days, for periods of about an hour each. As requested, I tried to influence the electrostatic behavior of the four copper walls, ultimately with minimal success.
But at about day three, something else began happening. I was about to discover what supercharging was all about. This was both fabulous and wonderfuland ultimately wrecked my life for about the next year.
UNANTICIPATED LUCIDITY BEGINS
Some discomforts soon became apparent when I began sitting in the copper room for two sessions a day of forty minutes at a time.
First of all, it was necessary to sit perfectly still, or as still as possible, because of the leads affixed to the scalp which were conducting brainwaves to the computers.
Body movement, especially of the neck, shoulders and arms introduced noise into the brainwave-measuring mechanisms and blotted out the shifting brainwave patterns which were thought important.
Second, I had to keep awake, to keep my eyes open, so as not to reduce the spectrum of the brainwaves to those characteristic of sleep. One might meditate, or go into reverie; but with the eyes open so as to prevent descent into sleep. Eye blinking would also distort brainwave patterns.
Part of the technique, if it can be called that, was to focus ones eyes on the vague reflection of oneself in the copper sheet one sat facing. This was interesting for about ten minutes, but soon the eyes watered, and the reflection began wobbling.
However, in the past, dozens of researchers had hooked me into brainwave equipment, and so I was familiar with the requirements.
Yet, on the surface of things there was nothing to do except sit motionless, stare at the mirror image, and do so without drowsing or falling asleep.
MENTAL IMAGES TURN INTO BALLS OF BLUE LIGHT
During the morning session of the third day, which would be the fifth sitting, I found myself reviewing all sorts of things in my mind.
There was no deliberate effort on my part to do so. Indeed, I didnt particularly want to think, but only to notice something unusual as a result of the copper mirrors.
It seemed like strips of movie footage were being run, sometimes at high speed, somewhat as if time was being contracted or compacted. After a few moments of this, several movie strips began running at the same time.
I was not wondering about clairvoyance or lucidity, since that kind of stuff was not the central focus of the experiments. The Program was to see if the copper walls showed any electrostatic changes with regard to the sitter.
At some point I began thinking that the images were actually something of a nuisance. So I began wondering about the why of many fast-moving images, but this seemed to cause them to run faster.
Shortly, they suddenly turned into tiny little balls a metalic dark blue in color. After these buzzed about like bees around a nest, they suddenly disappeared altogether.
At the time I didnt attribute any particular meaning to this. But weeks later I sort of came to the conclusion that the movie strips contained the greater part of what I had experienced in my life.
I felt there was something vaguely Tibetan about this, reflective of some kind of meditation method to review ones entire life so as to step outside of those thought-pattern-images.
THE FIRST AURA PHENOMENON
As the blue balls disappeared, I began noticing that something about the copper sheets, which I sat facing, had changed.
A transparent, but almost tangibly thick dark orange mist had appeared. The mist seemed to be composed of particles. The copper sheets were polished enough so that one could see ones reflection in them. The orange mist had blotted out my reflection.
Somewhat in surprise, I did the no-no of turning to look at the copper walls on either side and behind me. I found that the entire chamber was infused with the orange mist, and that there were small waves going on through it. I also noticed that it was slowly becoming more luminous and more orange.
I naturally concluded the orange field was composed of energies. But since orange has never been one of my favorite colors, I wondered why the energies were orange.
While in process of this wondering, my attention suddenly went to my crotch were, of all things, an erection was in process of manifesting.
Mildly surprised, I then resumed my motionless position. But soon my hands and feet began itching. After about ten more minutes I down at my right hand because it had really started tingling and there was no way to scratch it.
To my utter shock, I could see the bones in my hand very clearly, a in more than just a black and white X-ray way. At this, my eyes began blinking a whole lot, and a series of goosebumps invaded my tire body. But the long session was now at an end, and I could scratch my hand.
Immediately after the session I was interviewed about what I bad experienced.
I did not yet refer to clairvoyance, because I thought all of this had something to do with the electrostatic behavior of the copper walls. During the afternoon session, if I remember correctly, nothing particular happened, except I thought 1 could sense that the magnet suspended over my head had its north direction up.
Now, it needs to be explained that the experimental protocols had certain requirements regarding the magnet, which was specially designed and contained in a white cardboard box.
As a control for the experiment, empty cardboard boxes were occasionally substituted for the magnet without telling the subject.
At other times, the magnets were to be placed with the north up or the south up.
Shortly, I could see that the north end had a blue glow, the south a pink one, and of course the empty boxes had neither. Knowing about Reichenbachs experiments, 1 considered the idea that I was merely mentalizing the glows based on what I had read about his experiments.
So I suggested that at the beginning of each session, I should try, by sensing, to identify whether the magnet was north-up, south-up, or whether the box was empty.
The suggestion was accepted by the experimenters, and all of my subsequent calls were correct. At some point, the sessions were then interrupted while an assistant changed the magnet routine several times to gather more data about this.
I eventually mentioned that I liked the north pole of the magnet better than the south pole. Although I did not know it then the experimenters had already accumulated evidence that males Performed better with the north-up, while females did so with the south up.
That night, while watching TV in my motel room, I noticed that the orange luminosity was glowing in my head, or in my consciousness and that my body was surrounded by it.
The effects were now continuing outside of the copper wall chamber. It was at this point that I remember the orange light I had seen as an infant, and forgotten past memories were withdrawn from storage.
These did their accelerated movie thing, and after a while turned into tiny blue balls and disappeared.
BIOLOGICAL CLAIRVOYANCE EMERGES
At the next session, it took about twenty minutes for the orange light to emanate from the copper sheets, which I still thought was its source. I could again see the bones in my hands, but now could also see the larger blood vessels and arteries.
The vessels were dark blue, somewhat glowing, but the arteries were brilliant pinkish-red. I felt I recognized these because of my college training in biology;
But there was also a glowing, blue-green network which infused both of the hands and ran up the arms, whose bones I could now also see. The network was exquisite and very complex, but I didnt know what it was.
At some point, the orange light began shifting to dark yellow as it enveloped the entire chamber. Then it randomly began fluctuating with a number of other colorslike being in the middle of a slowly undulating rainbow.
CLAIRVOYANCE OF ZOOMING LIGHT TUBES BEGINS
Crotch action had again manifested, but I was now absolutely transfixed and had no trouble sitting motionless.
But shortly I was quite startled when, just to my immediate near left, a tubular, slightly undulating beam of purple-lavender light suddenly zoomed up out of the floor and disappeared into the ceiling. Surprised, I jumped up out of the chair in reflex, hitting my head on the magnet, and causing most of the brainwave electrodes to be dislodged.
So, the experiment was interrupted while these were pasted back on to my scalp.
But while the assistant was replacing them, I could see he was surrounded by a darkish but yet luminous nimbus. And there in the vicinity of his crotch was the tell-tale red radiance sticking out a little rough his pants.
I was quite silent while the leads were being reaffixed. The reason, however, had nothing to do with perceiving the energies, but how I now sensed they were being perceived.
I had studied psychic phenomena for many years, and like most people I had adapted to the idea that clairvoyance involved only some kind of mental perceiving. I still think that particular kind of clairvoyance exists.
But the tube had zoomed up and through to my left, and I was convinced that sighting of it had taken place in the parameters of the eye outside of focused vision. This is to say, outside of the fovea, the rodless area of the eye affording acute vision.
To be specific, the rods and cones of the eye surrounding the fovea had detected the tube, much as anyone would detect a motion taking place just outside their focused vision. If, for example, you stare straight ahead at a wall, and move your hand just in back of your shoulder, you will have some kind of vision of that motionand your eyes will jerk toward it so as to determine what it is.
My cognitive brain was whirling, and I was a little dizzy. Amid my silence, with cascades of goosebumps going on even in the soles of my feet, I now began to grasp what might be happening.
Despite my conviction that clairvoyance was only mental, I now recognized that while I was indirectly mentally seeing, my eye systems were in fact seeing the energies also.
If this WAS the case, and as yet I had not firmly decided it was, here was a significant distinction between clairvoyance and LUCIDITY.
Before we restarted the session, I asked for a drink of water because my throat was quite dry.
My hands were shaking, and the guy asked why, worried was undergoing some kind of bad effect from the magnet. I could only say Holy Shit, Holy Shit, this is wonderful and unbelievable!
VISUAL PERCEPTION OF ACUPUNCTURE POINTS COMMENCES
With the leads again firmly glued to my scalp, the session resumed. I again looked down at my hands with my eyes, and saw addition to the blue network and all else) that the surface of the skin was peppered with small glowing spots.
Of course, I immediately wondered what these were-_at which point they somehow MAGNIFIEDand I could see them composed one-half of pink light, the other of turquoise blue light.
Inside of each of them was a transparent lusciously green whorl, or a minute circulating motion and which penetrated through the skin into the muscles, themselves now seen as a kind of liquid light like red Jell-O. I soon realized, with extreme amazement, what these were.
I had always wondered how the ancient Chinese could make maps of the acupuncture points WITHOUT having sensitive instruments which could detect their minute voltages.
It was now quite clear to me that they almost certainly had used MICRO-CLAIRVOYANCE to do so. And at this, I now accepted that what was going on was the restoration and enhancement of my own clairvoyant faculties which had been suppressed since childhood.
At any rate, here was some kind of direct clairvoyance of acupuncture points, or so I presumed. However, there were MANY more of them than are usually illustrated in the books and on acupuncture dolls.
Further, all were interconnected by a very minute, glowing darkish green network, liquid green like the color of deep green water.
I now realized that the blue network must constitute the equivalent of the PHYSICAL neural system which conducts sensations through the physical body, including those of pain and ecstasy.
What I determined to be the lymphatic system was a network of glowing white.
The green network associated with the acupuncture was an energetic one, and thus was distinct from the physical neural and lymphatic networks.
To put it mildly, I was in ecstasy at this point, and the blue work was glowing even more in this ecstasyso much so that my sensorium itself had gotten aroused, with the result that my membrum virile felt as if it was about to do you know what (although it didnt).
Both the blue and green networks ran almost side by side, and were connected to each other at certain points. I could perceive that there was a heavy concentration of both these networks in, yes, the all important glands or head of my membrum virile.
As all this still confusing stuff was going on, I began to get the small idea that this was not merely clairvoyance. And this is a little hard to articulate.
Most accounts of clairvoyant experiencing seem to indicate that there is the object viewed and the viewer of the object. This is to say the object and the viewer are two different things.
But in the copper wall room, I began to get the idea that I wasnt perceiving as viewer/object relationship where boundaries between the two are important.
Something else was happening. The viewer/object relationship had collapsed into some form of integrated participation. This was the best, but not quite the most accurate term.
In thinking about this later, I began to realize that the term LUCIDITY was utilized in the Mahatma Letter, not clairvoyanceand that everyone, including myself, had automatically assumed that the two terms were synonymous.
With this distinction, it would seem that if the Mahatmas meant clairvoyance then they would have used that term. But they spoke of lucidity.
And I now began to comprehend what the Mahatmas had meant by LUCIDITY- something for which the English language does not really have a concept or a specific term.
Even so, its worthwhile once more to review the dictionary definition of LUCIDITY The first definition is given as clearness of thought or style. But the second is a presumed capacity to perceive the truth directly and instantaneously, as in clairvoyance.
LUCID DREAMING, for example, may have to do with seeing colors and shapes clearly. But it also refers to dreaming of the truth things or matters.
Sitting in the copper room, I began to get the idea that the lucidity of the Mahatmas was composed of several layers or levels of clairvoyance functioning all at once. I dont remember having seen anything like all this as a child back in my butterfly-light days.
But here, almost magically so, were refinements so absolutely delicate they were unbelievable. And the sense of the trans-dimensional something (no word exists for this) seemed capable of connecting up with EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE.
The absolute beauty of all this was, and has remained, indescribable. Fabulous doesnt even do justice to the wonderous beauty involved.
I later found color illustrations in a book entitled ENERGY ECSTASY (1978) by Bernard Gunther that came close. Although I had this book in my library for some time, I didnt pay it much attention because it seemed to me that the books artist was taking liberties.
ENERGY ECSTASY is a book about human energies, the energy body, and the chakras.
But Gunthers illustrations, although beautiful and in color, still dont do justice, most probably because the illustrations are presented in only the two dimensions of the page.
It is true that the sparkling radiances of all these exquisite energies can be suggested visually on a 2-dimensional page, but their gorgeous fluidic motions have a 3-dimensionality that cant be portrayed.
Someday someone will figure out how to film these energies as motion pictures, and when this happens everyone will be in for an abs° lute and awesome thrill.
LUCIDITY AT WORK outside OF THE COPPER WALL ROOM
The next mindboggling thing that occurred took place immediately after the session.
There was sortie kind of heated upset taking place in the computer room regarding the computers, some of which had inexplicably gone down during the session.
When I entered it after being detached from the brainwave leads, the computer room was bathed in red light, with electric-like brighter red beams shooting around here and there. And I, who could now see these, was not even in the copper chamber any longer.
i actually attributed this seeing to my imagination because it would be expected that upsets might produce angry red vibrations.
Dr. Green was present in the red-lit computer room, and he was busy trying to calm down the flaring up situation. It was then I noticed a circular whitish light in the center of his forehead just slightly above his eyebrows.
And THIS I understood to be an important chakra. And it is necessary to introduce the topic of chakras before going on with the Topeka narrative.
NETWORKS WITHIN THE ENTANGLED MANIFESTATION
For the next sitting in the copper chamber I arrived quite subdued. During the night in the motel room, I had decided to try something which seemed to require some courageto look into my body at the internal organs.
I had diagrammed those organs time and again back in college in my anatomy courses, and sketched them for doctors during autopsies to make a little extra money.
But the prospect of seeing my own organs was another matter. There is a certain fear attached to this.
LUCIDITY OF INTERNAL BODY ORGANS
At some level of consciousness we know these organs are mortal, that they will ultimately fail, and when they do we will be dead.
How would I respond if it turned out I should see something quite dreadful about my OWN organs?
There is a certain insulation when objectively seeing the organs of others; most people, though, are squeamish about their own.
I never thought I was squeamish; but now found out that I was. So there was a certain reluctance to this decision.
None the less I, reclined on the motel bed, pressed my lips firmly together.
When my hands again turned transparent I shifted my attention to the bio-bodys heartto find it either encased in or radiating a soft golden light.
EXAMINING THE HEART VIA LUCIDITY
that Because I like rich foods and good wine, I was worried, of course, d see globs of cholesterol usually taken to mean approaching heart
But in moving through this organ, magnifying its interior, I could see very little cholesterol. (One of the first things I did when I got back to New York was to ascertain my cholesterol countwith was considered normal.)
Strangely, I could hear the rushing of the blood, but not the heartbeat.
EXAMINING THE INTESTINES VIA LUCIDITY
Somewhat relieved, I did the stomach, liver, pancreas etc and, biting my teeth, the intestines. All of these seemed okay to me. But the interior walls of the lower colon seemed to be slimy and impacted with mucous and old waste which had hardened and not been excreted.
This had congealed into a rubbery hard substance and was producing a dull black aura.
Here, then, was a dirty colon which I had read about. I was later to see that this adverse condition is not unusual when I looked into other peoples intestines.
Indeed, just as I was preparing to write this chapter, the NEW YORK POST (20 July 1995) published a short article about a forthcoming Elvis Presley documentary entitled Eating Elvis. Presleys eating habits were awesome and awful. The article quotes the medical examiner who performed the autopsy, who said that Presleys colon was impacted with a clay-like substance which could have been the cause of his death. (I later undertook some rigorous colon cleansing methods.)
EXAMINING THE BRAIN VIA LUCIDITY
Having confronted the stuff in my colon, I dared to see into the brain. Here, seen with lucidity, is certainly a wonder of wonders. But how to describe it?
If the brain is to be thought of only as biological matter, then inside the skull a large part of the biological matters seemed to be some kind of water.
But if the brain is seen as the aura networks of lights and radiances, then the energy-brain extends out through the skull and interpenetrate the entire bio-body, envelope it, and extend at some distance from it.
In this sense, the brain is a fountain emitting sprays of light out from the top of the head in the ways magnets have been determined to do.
These then curve downward, like an ultra-fine mist or dew, cascading all around the body and then move back up into the body through, of all places, the soles of the feet.
The whole of this SPARKLES with a wild assortment of colors.
Associated with this are some darker-colored bands, which, in my way of expressing them, are more heavy.
These, too, rise up out of the top of the skull, often to a height of three to five feet, and then turn downward.
They then encapsulate the body at about a distance of one to two feet on its exterior, and reenter the soles of the feet. They extend into the floor or ground usually about five feet.
I called these magnetic bandsbut only because of the lack of a more precise term.
These slowly, very slowly, rotate around the bio-body either clockwise or anti-clockwise in different people, and occasionally change the direction of rotation as if some kind of a polarity shift takes place.
I really had no idea (and still dont) about what they are. But on average, they do constitute an extended and roughly ovalesque shape the only ovalesque shape Ive ever managed to see regarding personal human auras.
There are never less than five bands, but some people have as many as ten_especially if they are sexually complicated as we will see.
Their main source or conduit, however, does not appear to be the brain. They merge in the esophagus and seem to flow through it.
EXAMINING THE SPINE VIA LUCIDITY
From the spine emerges a complex network, usually dark pink in color, which extends through and around the entire body from the
skin all the way into each and every internal organ. This network seems to culminate in the nails of the toes and fingers, and the hair follicles, all of which then emit rays of pink and bluish light (as seen, for example, by von Reichenbachs sensitives.)
In what I later was told by doctors to be long-term, emotionally depressed people, this network has lost its luster and has darkened. In those taking sedatives or depressants, this particular network seems to have weakened, and in some cases has vanished altogether.
EXAMINING UNKNOWN NETWORKS VIA LUCIDTY
However, most visible are the networks of which there several, while it seems none of them are really known to anatomically exist.
Indeed, the entire bio-psychic organism (a term which by now I am obliged to utilize,) seems to be densely composed of networks of all kinds and which entangle each other.
If these nets are not seen magnified, they altogether can be seen as mists of lights whose combined radiance extends to about a foot or more outside of the bio-body proper.
In this sense, their combined luminosity can look like an oval aura. But when magnified, in fact they are not oval, since all of them (or at least all that Ive managed to see) more or less follow the contours of the bio-body from the surface of the skin inward and outward.
The skeleton has its own special net, which, to me, seems very strongly and heavily magnetic in nature. Any damage to this particular network can easily result in some form of unconsciousness.
What is distinctly emitted from the bio-body, however, are rays, beams, and what I call bubbles of energy
The bubbles can be exceedingly tiny or quite largeand they are like spores or globules of light of many different colors, intensities, and densities.
All of the rays, beams and bubbles can project or drift far afield, and all of them can quite easily be absorbed and disappear into the auras of others. The processes of absorption can take place in fractions of seconds or more slowly.
The various kinds of rays and beams can extend for quite some astonishing distance from the bio-body as we shall see ahead. All of this equates to medical clairvoyance which has already been mentioned
Particularly noticeable are those rays and beams to do with sexual energies, and the energies of love, hate, desire, and the passions.
Indeed, when impacting into the fields of others, there is a kind as if a rock hitting water. All of these can quickly be absorbed into the energy fields of others.
And so for the first time I really came to understand that those kinds of rays and beams have tangible substance.
And it all became very real to me, especially when after the copper room session, I told Dr. Green and his associates Well, Ive seen internal organs.
They were, of course, suitably awed. But no one asked what I had seen regarding my own organs. Rather they all wanted to know what I could see regarding THEIR organs.
So happily at first, I began to look at a variety of internal organs. For example, one of those persons had a liver which looked whitish and sort of water-logged, and which was considerably different from all the other livers.
I had no idea at all of the possible meanings of this, and was hesitant to tell the person about his liver.
And although I didnt realize it at the time, this kind of seeing into others was an innocent prelude of more vastly complicated things to come. I was shortly to encounter a vast number of things about auras and organs which were completely incomprehensible mysteries to me, factors which I could NOT find mentioned in books.
MY VERY OWN COPPER MIRROR
Even before the working sessions in Topeka drew to a close, I was completely sold on the copper mirror device of the Mahatmas. And I wanted my own personal copper mirror.
I couldnt, of course, construct the elegant, four-walled room at the Menninger Clinic. But I could easily build the device described in the Mahatma Letter to A. P. Sinnett.
I asked Dr. Green and Wendell Spencer, the projects biomedical technician, to build an exact replica of their magnet, which had to be constructed because magnet manufacturers no longer build them.
Back in New York I went to a sheet metal supplier and became the proud owner of an 8-foot by 3-foot sheet of copper. This was fixed to a large piece of plywood. After the direction of true magnetic north in New York had been determined by compass, the copper sheet was suspended in a small room so that I could sit facing it to the true north.
The magnet, reproduced exactly as the one at the Volunter Controls Program, duly arrived about two months later, together with a bill for $210.
I suspended it over my head, sat down in the chair which was lifted up on four glass blocks, and was in business. After which entire world began to unravel. There were three reasons for this.
The first was that the LUCIDITY which was so easy to turn o turned out to be not so easy to turn off.
The second was that the ratio between (1) what I thought I could understand, and (2) what I did not understand AT ALL dramatically increased in favor of the latter.
The third reason was that it shortly transpired that I didnt need the magnet or the copper sheet to turn on the LUCIDITY
Indeed, it was soon turned on all of the time, twenty-four hours a day, even in my dreams, and nothing I could do seemed either turn it off or even calm it down.
I was living in a realm of lights, rays, beams, bubbles, intermixing auras, traveling thunderbolts of wayward energies.
It got so bad that I was seeing the luminosities around door handles and the materials of buildings, the lights emanating from my computer screen, the green and purple emanations of the asphalt streets, and the in-sucking of energies by plastics, and on and on beyond imagination.
So distorting did all of this become that I had to step from the curbs very carefully, not being quite sure where the cement actually ended and where a luminosity began. The lucidity of the Mahatmas was getting to be too much!
TURNING OFF WHAT THE COPPER MIRROR TURNED ON
As has already been mentioned, the auras and energy fields of the human are multidimensional, each dimension becoming apparent to perception only via a different kind or level of clairvoyance.
Several levels or thresholds of clairvoyance operating simultaneously seems to be what the Mahatmas meant by LUCIDITY.
SHIFTING THRESHOLDS OF CLAIRVOYANCE
In my experiencing the multidimensional situation became increasingly problematical in that boundaries of the numerous dimensions usually are not distinct, and sometimes often blend into each other.
Several types of clairvoyance have been mentioned in earlier chapterssuch as X-ray, medical, micro- and macro-clairvoyance, traveling clairvoyance and spirit-seeing clairvoyance.
To these could be added sensitivity to earthquakes, dowsing, and sexualityand telepathy, too, which can be described as a kind of extending clairvoyance across distances and through barriers.
If some part of these differing clairvoyant thresholds manifest simultaneously, then a mass (and a mess) of beautiful energies flickering, coming and going, can result.
MIND FILTERS BLOCKING CLAIRVOYANCE
Another situation not identified in any source available to me is that if the being-energy-body decides, so to speak, to manifest in one or two particular dimensions, then the rest vanish, at least temporarily.
But this vanishing also means that they disappear from clairvoyant view.
In this regard, it would appear that many clairvoyants seeing one or two kinds of dimensional energy activity might not notice others.
This might have something to do with the dimensions, thought systems, or beliefs the clairvoyants themselves are working in. For ample, it is quite well understood that mental conditioning (for what ever reason) establishes filters in the mind.
These often prevent certain kinds of observing processes to a clairvoyant who is prudish regarding sexuality might not be enabled to see sexuality manifestations in the auras.
This is to say that the extent of aura seeing may be depended on what fits into a clairvoyants given reality and/or knowledge level.
As it is, an extensive survey of reports and literature regarding clairvoyant perception of auras reveals that sexualizing energies are seldom mentioned.
Considering that sexualizing energies are important, and that if not clairvoyantly seen, they are often sensed and literally felt by others, something here becomes recognizable because of its absence.
THE DOUBLE PROBLEM OF NOT ENOUGH CLAIRVOYANCE AND TOO MUCH LUCIDITY
IF human vitalizing energies do exist, and IF our species has the universal capability of sensing-seeing them via various kinds of clairvoyance, then there can be the problem of having too little clairvoyance.
On the other hand, if the multidimensionality factor is incorporated, then sensing-seeing too much via lucidity can also become something of a problem.
For comparison, if ten different movies are shown simultaneously on the same screen, each on top of one another, then the whole might come to look more like a mess of flickering luminosities.
I was not exactly aware that the latter problem of TOO MUCH could exist as my very own lucidity increased by sitting in front of my very own copper mirror. In any event, I am sometimes a stalwart soul regarding psychic things, and I persevered the best I could.
I was well along into the complex difficulties regarding INCREASES in lucidity when the first real crisis became apparent. This occurred when I had to take a bus or subway somewhere.
Stepping into a subway car now meant stepping into the bewildering arrays of auras of all the other ridersor into a riot of conflicting energies, the whole of which was both breath-taking and sapping. The auras of some people are very bad and/or negative in an ugh! kind of way.
At first I made the best of it, studying the auras of this or that passenger. But then in one young mans aura I perceived, of all things, black bar complete with 90-degree angular corners, just outside of his body over the solar plexus area. I had no idea AT ALL what this was, and still dont.
Then there were all kinds of energies pumping out of bodies and jumping hither and thitherand into the bio-bodies of OTHERS, including mine. In short, too much of this had, as it were, become really too much.
TURNING LUCIDITY OFF
I tried to turn it off myself. But to little avail. I soon realized I needed help.
I telephoned the clairvoyant healer, Carmen de Barazza, an old friend whom I trusted implicitly, but didnt see very often. All I indicated to her over the telephone was that I REALLY needed to talk to her, but didnt explain why.
Wow! Carmen said, when I first walked into her office, all of your chakras are WIDE OPEN!
I said, Well, for Chrissakes, lets figure out how to close them down! I explained everything to her.
She tested my lucidityand flattered me by saying that I could see many things she couldnt.
With her help, we managed to bring about a kind of SMALLER LUCIDITY that more or less responded to my conscious control, a process that needed about ten visits to the wonderful Carmen.
Its too bad that the Mahatmas did not provide warning provisos in their suggestions regarding how to enhance LUCIDITY.
Meanwhile, I occasionally worked with three medical doctors to help them diagnose difficult patients. However, my lack of detailed medical knowledge about diseases and conditions proved to be a drawback. In this particular work, I sometimes saw the ominous dull black auras.
It was very hard for me to say that these forecast approaching physical death. And I DIDNT WANT to say it. What if I was wrong?
I also saw a lot of auras with dull black holes in them, especially in a number of AIDs patients. I simply didnt have the heart to continue.
EXPERIENCING A SIMPLE EXAMPLE OF MEDICAL CLAIRVOYANCE
However, what I consider to be my most fulfilling example f medical clairvoyance occurred when a complete stranger who had heard of me came with the complaint that one of his toes had itched for about six months to his complete distraction.
X-ray and other tests had been taken. But no doctors could say what was causing the itch.
I examined the guilty toe with medical clairvoyance, at first seeing nothing. Then I did micro-clairvoyance and Voila! There was a very tiny splinter lodged in the callous of the toe. It was so tiny you needed a good magnifying glass to see it. We proceeded to dig it out with a sewing needleafter which the itch promptly vanished.
CLAIRVOYANCE OF SEXUALIZING ENERGIES CONCRETIZES
But what I did have the heart to continue was to sit on the front stoop of my building and examine the auras of people walking past. Subway cars were not ideal environments in which to study auras, but from the stoop I could be detached enough to inspect a great deal.
I became particularly interested in the parts of the auras and energy bodies that had to do with sexual matters. And this I was quite up to, as almost everyone is, if only secretly, perhaps.
Thus, I more or less abandoned medical clairvoyance. Instead, I began focusing on another form of clairvoyance appropriately called, one should think, the energetics of sexuality clairvoyance. The results of this effort will be described in Part IV just ahead.
Sexuality clairvoyance/lucidity has heretofore remained unidentified in Theosophical or any other sources, but, as we have seen in Part I, had already been sporadically encountered by others.
Along these lines, Manhattan is rich in having real life sources such as bars and other places frequented by those of different sexual orientations.
At such places it was very easy to discern the somewhat similar sexualizing energy aspects of those birds of a feather who like to hang out together.
Everyone, of course, possesses sexualizing energies in their energy bodies and sensoriathis seemingly a mandate of natureeven though some may believe otherwise, or even resent the fact.
With this fascinating clairvoyant project underway, I continued visiting Carmen about twice a week to describe and discuss all of these energies, in the hope that she could help me understand.
And, in good part, she didalthough she, too, did not know what the geometric energies were, and which I occasionally saw in others in all kinds of different shapes.October 27, 2007 at 3:38 pm #25350
That book is good, I’d like to read it but it seems hard to find.
Of course we know Michael has a copper roof on his house, so there is more than the Mahatma method here! And I know you Jernej have got the mickaharic book on magnets. I have limited my experimentation to spells and water but he does say that a little fridge magnet on the third eye can help with controlling the mind.
But he ALSO says this, which I think is relevant to the above – that as soon as one has an idea on controlling the mind, one should stop using the magnet and work the whole thing without it, otherwise it is training wheels forever.
In general magicians are in favour of learning without aids, example – mirror scrying (remote viewing) – Mickaharic is not in favour of learning with a fluid condenser, but says that after learning, then use the condenser for greater ease. On the other hand Bardon is a little less strict and allows the student to use a condenser right away. Bardon also uses herbal mixtures and condensers for awakening the astral senses.
The theme running through your quotes (did you type all that? Thanks!) is *unpreparedness*, all the above magical trainings (and same in other systems) would be done after alot of preliminary. Too boring for most people to do it the natural way.
>>One might meditate, or go into reverie; but with the eyes open so as to prevent descent into sleep.<>my conviction that clairvoyance was only mental<>At the time I didnt attribute any particular meaning to this. But weeks later I sort of came to the conclusion that the movie strips contained the greater part of what I had experienced in my life.
I felt there was something vaguely Tibetan about this, reflective of some kind of meditation method to review ones entire life so as to step outside of those thought-pattern-images.<>At any rate, here was some kind of direct clairvoyance of acupuncture points, or so I presumed. However, there were MANY more of them than are usually illustrated in the books and on acupuncture dolls.<>Here, then, was a dirty colon which I had read about. I was later to see that this adverse condition is not unusual when I looked into other peoples intestines.<>In this sense, the brain is a fountain emitting sprays of light out from the top of the head in the ways magnets have been determined to do.
These then curve downward, like an ultra-fine mist or dew, cascading all around the body and then move back up into the body through, of all places, the soles of the feet.<>the LUCIDITY which was so easy to turn on turned out to be not so easy to turn off.<>With her help, we managed to bring about a kind of SMALLER LUCIDITY that more or less responded to my conscious control, a process that needed about ten visits to the wonderful Carmen.<>Its too bad that the Mahatmas did not provide warning provisos in their suggestions regarding how to enhance LUCIDITY.<<
Spirits often have this problem of thinking humans are ready for things they are not in fact ready for, depending on how long it has been since they incarnated physically.
Spirits that have never incarnated physically are even worse and usually believe that human beings have no problems in their lives at all, they are often very surprised at life being difficult, which really puzzles me.
Thanks again for a very thought-provoking read! jOctober 28, 2007 at 10:37 am #25352
Look forward for the continous story!
Was the mahatma a person or a spirit?
With regarda S DragonOctober 28, 2007 at 8:37 pm #25354
On a similar cautionary line, I recently had a conversation with the Biomagnetics Int’l people. The founder – Albert Roy Davis and one of the principal investigators, Dr. Sierra, both died rather dramatically after experimenting with south pole magnetic energies. It seems that the South pole has an almost hypnotic effect, lulling the user into a false sense of security.
Be sure that you’re using North pole energies.
-mlOctober 29, 2007 at 5:48 am #25356
“died rather dramatically” = accidents or illnesses?
It sounds like south pole is making ungroundedness. Of course, the copper element might change all that. In general it seems strange to me that a balanced use of both pole is not what would be needed, but Mickaharic agrees with you and says to use the north pole. jOctober 29, 2007 at 10:53 pm #25358
Albert Roy Davis, the founder of Biomagnetics International died of a massive heart attack and Dr. Sierra died of cancer that swept through his body in a very short period of time. I think it was his bone marrow – the conversation was moving quickly, I didn’t catch all the details. Both of these gentlemen knew how to easily handle these problems.
While I was listening to Dr. Rawls description, I got a very strong impression of a hypnotic effect of the south pole. Dr. Rawls description of South pole energy is of this force that makes you feel great but also greatly stimulates any virus/inflammation/cancerous growths (I’m in the camp that we all have these entities/forms in us at all times). Whether you can balance this force seems questionable. If anyone could have, the 2 guys mentioned should have known how.
My impression of the south pole energy is that it is extremely yang. Dr. Rawls describes the North pole energy as very nurturing and eventually very strengthening, but that it does not feed energies/forces that we would view as inimical to life.
I agree that conceptually it doesn’t make sense that both poles would be needed. Until I have much greater experience with magnets though, I will be following Dr. Rawls advice.
I’m also of the impression that magnetic energy directly dips into – for lack of a better term – another dimension. Jason, you and I have discussed this at some length. I wonder what the south pole brings in with it.
-mlOctober 30, 2007 at 8:11 am #25360
… that south is fire and north is water. Therefore north will cleanse out, whilst south will build up, what is present in the system. In the case of the south pole useage of these gentleman, it appears to me that they accelerated their physical karma by use of south pole alone?
In my very strong opinion, the level of safety on such a thing is determined by the level of self-knowledge in the person using it. Neither pole will make self-knowledge for the person, only they can do that!
>>I got a very strong impression of a hypnotic effect of the south pole… My impression of the south pole energy is that it is extremely yang… I wonder what the south pole brings in with it…. <<
From the taoist point of view I could certainly not explain this element-wise, but from the magical point of view I certainly could! The south pole corresponds to fire and air whils the northern one corresponds to water and earth – hence the latter is not only nurturing and cleansing (water) but 'eventually very strengthening' (earth) – eventually strengthening is precisely the characteristic of earth in hermetics for example.
If this is so, then naturally not only the fire element but also the air element would be stimulated by south. Air is correlated with fantasy and delusion, if self-knowledge were not present it would have to be found, in order to distinguish fact from fiction. The person would experience freedom and clarity, but could easily divorce themselves from reality if not grounded. Meanwhile the fire element would stimulate and stimulate… so yes it makes sense to me.
Naturally 'extremely yang' is precisely what you would have in the south pole, just as 'extremely yin' is what you would have in the north, but clearly also, they are balanced as a whole within the magnet. The problem is that the ordinary person is not balanced as a whole in a similar manner.
Theoretically (I am not planning to do this at the moment no way!) my grounding in sorcery enables an experiment here. I would actually use south pole during waxing moons and north during waning, and would not work directly on my body at first (for safety) but on some symbol of a part of my self, to see the effect. It would be important in my way of thinking to have a definite aim in mind rather than just 'general development'…
These people you are talking to Michael sound very interesting! It is indeed a great shame that they experienced such a difficult time as a result of their experiments, but perhaps we can learn from their experiences. I would like to know more about this at some stage.
I would also like to ask, do you think that making magnets of the kind these people are using depends on modern technology? Could a person make such a magnet by hand if they knew how, and how strong could they get it – assuming alot of patient work of course?
Thanks, jOctober 30, 2007 at 10:54 am #25362
I did not see the suspended magnet as a way of working on crown, but as a way of polarizing the above the crown point. then one way up or another, in both cases would be center on the spot so there is not a working of a particural pole on that spot. That being a collective point also explains the face dance.
the effect of a certain pole on the crown then being secondary effect. thus concern can be managed.October 30, 2007 at 12:20 pm #25364
… I agree with this:
>>I did not see the suspended magnet as a way of working on crown, but as a way of polarizing the above the crown point.<>then one way up or another, in both cases would be center on the spot so there is not a working of a particural pole on that spot.<>the effect of a certain pole on the crown then being secondary effect. thus concern can be managed.<<
As I say I think that the polar effect would not be secondary, but that on the contrary there is a definite purpose to it. I also think this does not 'manage' my own *personal major concern* which is that a *mechanical* acceleration of evolution is ultimately *forced* and will go beyond what it is possible for the consciousness of the person to experience in a controlled way. Even though the *effect* might be balanced, the *person* would not be, unless by their own efforts, because there is no other way.
There is a reason why elemental balancing takes place *within* the personal system, in any training regimen, before these things occur; that is obviously that such balancing enables one to handle the expansion of awareness and gradually take it without faltering, falling back, and having to return again to the basics – that being the best case scenario, involving a person with some natural ability as Swann clearly was. The 'fall back' in a normal person could leave one worse than before rather than merely where one was only a bit better off in the astral department as with him – all depends on the spiritual level of the person.
As fascinating and wonderful as this mechanical demonstration of spiritual science might be, and as helpful as it might be to someone experienced, I would use such methods sparingly or not at all, and that is what I have been taught as well.
jOctober 30, 2007 at 10:11 pm #25366
But I think dolphin’s point was not addressed towards your quote but towards some other uses of magnets in general.
I placed my comments here in case anyone decides to experiment with the scenario Jernej described, or any other magnetic stimulation. If you’re using a magnet on the body, use the north pole, as described.
I don’t think that a description of the south pole as ‘yang’ or ‘extremely yang’ is a comprehensive enough description. There’s something else along with the yang energy. In experiments on chickens, the south pole made them dumber, hornier, stronger, more aggressive and less aware than untreated chickens. The stupidity and decrease in awareness seems to go hand-in-hand with the south pole energy. I suspect the latter is what led to the deaths of two of the founders of the biomagnetic system.
-mlOctober 31, 2007 at 5:58 am #25368
>>I placed my comments here in case anyone decides to experiment with the scenario Jernej described, or any other magnetic stimulation. If you’re using a magnet on the body, use the north pole, as described.<>In experiments on chickens, the south pole made them dumber, hornier, stronger, more aggressive and less aware than untreated chickens. The stupidity and decrease in awareness seems to go hand-in-hand with the south pole energy.<<
What I didn't figure myself is although there is a north pole and a south pole, the whole thing is still a magnet! In the west anyway, magnets relate to water/yin rather than fire/yang. It is possible that north/water energy would thus be more in tune that south/fire, with the magnetic process in general. In other words you may also be getting only positive from the north, only negative from the south! Would surprise me but not impossible sure.
In the 'mahatma machine' the body is not stimulated, instead only connection to higher self is stimulated. Plus there is the effect of the copper wall to consider, whatever on earth that might be. I don't think we can say the machine doesn't work, I think the side effects were down to the person and not the machine in that case. But magnet therapies that others are trying may not be in any way similar – certainly if only one pole is being used they are not similar. jOctober 31, 2007 at 2:03 pm #25370
“Not possible to use only one pole in Jernej’s example as he pointed out, both poles are being used simultaneously – so I think too.”
Sorry, I missed this when I scanned the article. In another conversation with Dr. Rawls, he speculated that there might be a way to open a portal – in time or space – by using this type of configuration. His speculations were around space travel. The north pole pulls while the south pole pushes. With the proper magnets, and possibly a vortex a la Schauberger, it seems possible that whatever is in between the magnets could be accelerated to somewhere/sometime/some state. Given the body of evidence that exists for negative effects from the south pole, I wouldn’t touch a setup like this without adequate shielding of the south pole energy.
-mlOctober 31, 2007 at 8:14 pm #25372
>>The north pole pulls while the south pole pushes<>Given the body of evidence that exists for negative effects from the south pole, I wouldn’t touch a setup like this without adequate shielding of the south pole energy.<<
Well it certainly doesn't seem Swann had effects of the kind described by those gentleman. But what is really interesting here is the copper. I must admit that apart from knowing it's the metal of venus I have no idea how it would play in. I was hoping Michael would have a view, since he went to the trouble of roofing his house with it. Obviously an excellent conductor of electricity…. what's going on there then? 🙂 jOctober 31, 2007 at 9:41 pm #25374
It appears that copper can induce eddy currents in a magnetic field, but one of them needs to be moving – the copper or the magnet. Here’s a pic of an eddy current caused by a magnetic ring. Animation of the effect here:
The animation gives a very nice feel for how a magnetic field interacts with a copper ring. It certainly is suggestive.
-mlNovember 1, 2007 at 11:18 am #25376
>>one of them needs to be moving – the copper or the magnet<<
Hmm, which in the 'mahatma machine' they are not. What IS moving is the mind of the participant, looking at a highly mirror-polished copper NORTH (=yin) wall, on an INSULATED stool… and here's a bit I didn't get at all and have no fix on: the thick glass under the stool, WHY on earth? 🙂
Hoping MichaelW will chime in. Even if we don't want to use it we can reverse-engineer it a little!
Dolphin does the name Yoshio Manaka M.D. mean anything to you? Just noticed this. j
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