Empathy is the ability to know
someone else's emotions psychically, during normal conversation and at a
distance. Body language and tone of voice are not empathy, only psychic
perceptions. Empathy is a limited type of telepathy, which is easier
for most people to learn. It is the most common of all psychic
Many people use empathy
without realizing it, especially with close friends and family members.
This often occurs as a feeling that a friend is hurt or in trouble. The
receiver may also feel stressed because a friend is stressed.
With practice, you can improve your empathic ability.
You can begin using it on cue instead of just spontaneously. You can
learn to receive detailed emotions and complex situations.
Be open to receive images,
sounds, and feelings through the link. You may feel the emotions as if
they were your own, or they may seem like a movie. They may appear as
emotional images or as hunches.
As you receive information, watch for related details
and subtle feelings. Watch how the target reacts to his or her emotions.
Ask questions to navigate through related emotions. Notice how the
feelings change in response to your questions.
To be certain you aren't reading body language, practice
when you can not see or hear the target person. Practice at times when
you wouldn't otherwise know what mood the person is in. Then ask the
person later what his or her mood was at that time, to see if you
received feelings accurately.
Controlled, useful empathic navigation can take a while
to learn, but it is necessary. The telepathy section explains techniques
for navigation in more detail.
Closing the link is just as
important as opening it. When you are ready to close the link, visualize
it gently drawing apart and closing cleanly.
If you try to remove it too quickly, it may hurt like a
suddenly broken relationship. You may even feel it physically near the
heart, where empathy connects. Be gentle with empathic links because
they represent your relationship with that person. You will both feel
what happens to it.
Q: I don’t feel anything when I try to connect. Am I doing it? What’s happening?
A: Ground and center. Make sure you are
relaxed, not scared, and not feeling defensive. If you are tense or
scared, you won’t connect well with people. If you feel defensive, you
will hold your energy in and stop it from flowing to the target. Make
sure you are comfortable feeling close to the target. Make sure the
target is comfortable feeling close to you. Gently add energy and
strengthen the connection.
Q: I can connect, but I am not receiving anything.
A: Ask a question and then listen for an
answer. If the connection is still quiet, strengthen it and increase the
energy flow. Be sure to stay calm and relaxed.
Q: Receiving too many emotions is overwhelming me. How do I filter some out?
A: Ground and center very well. If
afterward you still need a filter, create a shield around yourself to
block all empathy. Then when you choose to receive empathically, tell
the shield exactly what to let through. When you are done, tell it to
block everything again.
Theoretically, telepathy can carry any information. In practice, it is more limited.
The most accurate reception comes from full concepts
involving all five physical senses and emotions. Thoughts involving
fewer senses reduce accuracy. For detailed, accurate telepathy, focus on
an entire situation instead of a single object, word, or number.
Create a telepathic link the same way as an empathic link.
Focus your thoughts on the target person. Create a clear
image of him or her in your mind. Create a picture of a situation
involving him or her, and imagine the sounds, smells, emotions, and
Create an energy link between yourself and the target.
It will have two parts: an emotional link between your
hearts and an intellectual or conceptual link between your minds. The
emotional part is important because connecting requires trust. Emotions
and thoughts will go both directions through the links.
Strengthen both links until you feel strongly connected.
Telepathy should always be done with compassion for the
other person's thoughts and feelings. You may learn personal
information. If you betray this trust, future connections will be more
The target will not always consciously know that you are
connecting, but will still respond subconsciously. He or she may block
you out if upset with you. The receiver cannot force accurate telepathy.
It only works when the sender and receiver both allow it.
As you explore someone
telepathically, you will notice many levels of thought. These levels
exist in yourself and in the people you connect to. Some levels are more
conscious than others.
The easiest level to reach is that of surface thoughts,
the daily conscious thinking that people do in response to the
environment. This level of thought is usually the least useful for
telepathic communication, but it is the easiest to receive.
Sometimes those thoughts are obvious without telepathy.
You see a child's eyes light up and know that he or she is excited and
curious about something. Pets show their interest by pointing their eyes
and ears. Remember that the communication is telepathic only if you
know the thoughts without body language cues.
Surface thoughts are easy to
read because they are broadcast psychically. You may be talking with a
friend, and suddenly both say the same thing at the same time. Or, one
person may say something and the other respond, "Hey, I was about to say
Surface thoughts can be
shielded with careful practice. They usually don't need to be shielded
because few people will receive them clearly. However, if you associate
with many psychic people, you may find that they notice more than you
want them to.
Some private thoughts will be unreadable by telepathy
regardless. This is human nature; deeply private thoughts stay private.
Thoughts about other people may seem to be private but are easily read
through telepathy. They are also frequently conveyed through body
language, and noticeable even without telepathy.
A person can learn to stop other people from reading any
of his or her thoughts. This is usually not worth the effort for a long
time, since most people aren't strongly telepathy anyway. However, it
can be useful to keep a surprise secret.
Notice as you are reading or thinking how many of the
words you are pronouncing in your mind. Any words that you pronounce
mentally (even if you don't speak them) are loud thoughts.
You are likely to telepathically broadcast loud
thoughts. If you think in pictures and ideas, or keep your mind quiet as
you do pronounce words, you will broadcast less.
Observe your thoughts as you read and throughout the
day. You will be able to tell the difference between your loud thoughts
and your quiet ones. By changing your loud thoughts to quiet thoughts,
you can make them less likely to be broadcast.
Exploring a person's thoughts
is like wandering a maze of his or her life. Past and present
experiences are mixed with thoughts, daydreams, feelings, and pictures.
Navigating through the maze for one specific idea can be confusing, but
it will get easier with practice.
Thoughts and memories are related by similarity. Start
by telepathically asking for a starting point relevant to the
information you want.
Some images will appear. Watch for details in them.
Focus on ideas related to the information you want. When new images
appear, they will bring more information.
Focus in closer until you get to the level of details
you need. If certain information you want isn't presented, ask a
question about it. ("Show me more about your notebook. What have you
written in it?") Follow the ideas that associate usefully with other
ideas. You will eventually find a path to the information you want.
There are two ways to make use
of a telepathic link, passively and actively. You can watch passively
by letting the other person direct where you look and what you see. Or,
once you are seeing through his or her eyes, you can watch actively by
telepathically suggesting where they should look and what they should
The passive way will give you better realistic
information about the person's interests. The active way will let you
look in more detail at something that was glanced over but not examined.
Use passive links just as you would normal receptive telepathy. Use
active links as a combination of receptive telepathy and suggestive
Telepathy can be used to
suggest, not just to receive. This has only a minimal effect until the
sender is very strong, and even then, it is suggestion only, not a
controlling force. It is used mainly to ask questions of the target, to
get specific useful answers.
Telepathic suggestions can not be used to make people do
things that they would strongly object to. They can be used to ask for
simple actions. The easiest types of suggestions are things like,
"Scratch your ear," "Drop the pencil," and "Look behind you." Simple,
instant, physical commands are much easier than complex commands.
To send a suggestion, create a normal telepathic link,
and then think of information traveling from your mind to the target's,
instead of vice versa. Formulate your suggestion very clearly. Involve a
picture, sound, and concept with it, not just the words of the
Some people are able to tell when they are being
telepathically influenced, and sometimes even recognize who is doing it.
Work with a friend who has verbally given you permission to try to
influence him or her telepathically. Then you can be sure you aren't
offending anyone by doing so.
Q: I'm generally having trouble connecting getting information. What's up?
A: Check all the questions in the section
on Empathy first. Make sure you're grounded, centered, well connected,
and that the other person isn't shielding from you. If you can receive
empathically from the person, but not telepathically, then continue with
Q: Ok, I'm empathically connected, and I
can receive emotions clearly. I'm not receiving any images or words
though, and I can't direct what I receive.
A: You'll need to practice navigation the
person's thoughts. Start by asking, "Why do you feel that way? Tell me
or show me," and then listen for an answer. Communicate just like
speaking, and gradually visualize the person in his or her surroundings.
Then you can look around him or her and see things for yourself. You
can also view his or her memories like a video this way.
Q: I can receive but the images make no sense. How can I tell what they mean?
A: They may be literal, or they may be
symbolic. Practice will make you more familiar with what to expect. This
is just a case of needing more experience; keep trying. Write down
everything you do see, even when it doesn't make sense, and afterward
compare the results to see if there was a pattern.
Astral projection and out of body experiences are not the same.
Leaving the body and astral projection are different
forms of travel. The astral plane is one of many places a person can go
when out of body or when projecting. Astral projection can happen while
still in body and awake.
This book focuses on interacting with the astral plane
through visualization. This works while you are awake and not out of
body. It will not cover out of body experiences.
Astral projection requires feelings like daydreaming and
being creative because they trigger psychic perceptions. You may feel
at first that you are imagining what you see. That's ok. In time, you
will change from imagining it to perceiving it accurately.
The level of danger is less than normal physical life.
You might run into someone who will get angry with you for no apparent
reason. However, as long as you don't go looking for trouble, such
occurrences are unlikely. Even if someone doesn't like you, they're
unlikely to do anything more than give you a minor headache.
Contrary to some common myths, you can not die from
leaving your body or from projection. You can not be trapped out of your
body. Demons will not take over your body while you're gone. If you get
anxious or stressed, you'll just wake up naturally, like from a
Choose an astral place that
you would like to visit. Create a place if you think it does not already
exist. If you want to visit a friend's astral home, hold the image of
your friend, emotionally or visually, in your mind.
Relax and daydream. Think of the place you would like to
visit. If other thoughts interfere, notice them, let them go, and
return to the picture.
Continue until it becomes very clear. You will use this
place as an anchor point to return to later. Become aware of seeing,
feeling, and hearing the place, including as many senses as possible.
Stay open to any information that enters your mind, no
matter how odd or unrelated it may seem. Some astral places are
relatively normal. Others are extremely odd and may change frequently.
As you examine each image, use it to find other images. Over time, you
will get images more quickly and see more.
Once maintaining the picture is easy, change it
somewhat. Add a tree, or move things around; whatever you imagine will
change it in that way. Pick up an object and resize it, change its
color, change its density, and then return it to normal.
Reshape that area of the astral plane. Practice until
you are very comfortable doing this. Learn to change your shape. Walk,
fly, swim, and examine the details of many objects.
The next step in astral projection is traveling to
places other people have created. You succeed at this when you don't let
your preconceptions change your views of them. In some areas, the
things people have created maintain themselves so others can not change
them. In other areas, your thoughts can change what is actually there.
Astral projection is useful
for practicing perceptive and creative psychic abilities, especially
telepathy. It also works as an energy source to assist healing. It lets
you explore concepts that don't fit into the regular world, such as four
or five dimensional space.
Exploring other people's astral creations and creating
your own can be quite fun. Whatever you can imagine, you can play with
on the astral plane.
Soul joining is also possible. Because you can change
shape astrally, you can become fog-like. If several people do this, it
is possible for them to overlap their soul energy, and eventually their
This can be a very intimate experience emotionally and
nearly always creates a strong telepathic connection. It's difficult to
remain in the astral plane when doing this if you aren't already good at
projecting. For people who are very comfortable projecting and
comfortable with each other, it can be a very joyous experience.
Q: I can't keep a clear picture of the astral plane in my mind. It's blurry and not very detailed.
A: You may need to work with an ability
other than sight. Try listening and feeling your way around, rather than
giving it a visual shape. Also, make sure you aren't being distracted
by the physical world around you.
Q: I can get to the astral plane and see it, but I can't move around. I feel like I'm glued down.
A: Sometimes it takes practice to be able
to move naturally. Try a second projection. Leave your astral body where
it's at, as a shell, and project to a different place in the astral
plane. Let the shell just sit there stuck the first few times, and
eventually, you will find that movement comes naturally. This can be
especially helpful if astrally you can fly but have difficulty walking.
Q: I can't see anything others create. I can only see my own things.
A: This could happen for two reasons. One
possibility is that your own expectations are interfering. If so,
practice the suggestions given at the beginning of this book for
avoiding expectations. The other possibility is that you are not used to
viewing other people's energy. Practice with psiballs with friends, and
with aura vision, to help improve your ability to see other people's
energy. Other energies feel a bit different, but they are all variations
of the energy you can already see.
Q: When I'm trying to actually leave my
body, rather than just see the astral plane while awake, I get almost
out. But then my heart beat speeds up and I wake back up again.
A: A fast heart rate shows anxiety. Are
you nervous about what you are doing? The anxiety could come from many
things. If you are afraid of the astral plane, research it more and deal
with your fears before trying to project again.
If you aren't afraid of projecting, but still have a lot
of anxiety, consider some other possibilities. How will your beliefs
change if you succeed? Are you worried about anything that would happen
to you, emotionally or mentally, after you succeed? Are you ready for
the new experience? How will you handle it? What does it mean to you to
succeed? If you are not ready, what would make you ready?
Q: I want to explore the astral plane but I'm afraid it might be dangerous or unhealthy. Something keeps pushing me back in.
A: Your own fears are pushing you back in.
Emotions can take form when you are in the astral plane, and you may
perceive them as actual blocks to your progress. The only way to defeat
fears is to face them, either by experiencing what you are afraid of, or
by researching it until you know there is nothing to be afraid of.
The astral plane is less dangerous than the physical
world because you can always relocate if a situation isn't good. At
worst, you can simply leave the astral plane (with a full shutdown if
Your fears will not decrease over time unless you
continue to learn about astral projection. Keep reading about it, talk
with others about their experiences, and practice things yourself. Do it
a little at a time so that you are totally comfortable before going
Like in the Star Wars Jedi training cave, the only
threats are your own fears. Face the fears, and they will show that they
If you want to feel more prepared for whatever occurs,
read the section on maintaining shielding. Some of the ways of dealing
with psychic battle (which is uncommon, but occasionally happens) are
discussed in that section.
An aura is an energy field
around something. It contains information about the health of a
creature, its emotional and mental state, and many other things. Color,
texture, shape, size, and motion of the aura all provide information
about the creature or item.
Relax your body, mind, and
eyes. Choose an object or person to look at that won't make you nervous.
Look gently at the object, focusing your eyes slightly behind it.
Look with your third eye, the psychically sensitive area
of your forehead. Close your eyes and feel your focus shift up
slightly, so that you seem to be looking out of your forehead. Open your
eyes, and your focus shifts back down to normal sight. Open and close
your eyes a few times to learn how it feels. Avoid rolling your eyes
upward; that will just give you a headache.
Once you are confident of the focus shift, do it gently
with your eyes open. Look out of your eyes and your forehead at the same
time. This shift of focus awakens psychic vision, which is used to see
auras. To see the aura, look gently just past the object, using your
eyes to see and keeping your focus lifted to the third eye. When you
begin to see lines of color around the object, you need to find out if
it's an after-image or an actual aura.
After-images are a biological
effect of your eyes, caused by eyestrain. Look at the circle image for
at least 30 seconds, and then look at the empty space next to it or a
blank wall. The opposite-color image you will see is an after-image.
To prevent after-images, blink often and don't look at
one object too long. As you improve, you will see the aura within a few
seconds, before after-images appear. When you first see color or lines
around an object, look away to make sure it's not an after-image.
To eliminate after-images, close your eyes for a minute
or two. When you stop seeing the image on the inside of your eyes, the
after-image is gone and you can go back to seeing the aura.
Auras have many shapes, sizes,
colors, and textures. There is no standard interpretation because
different people perceive differently.
The best way to discover the meanings of colors and
other attributes is to experiment. Read about traditional meanings and
use them to decide what the colors mean to you. For instance, someone
who is decisive about his personal space may have a clear edge on his
aura, a solid, dense energy, and sharp, clear lines.
The aura can affect and be affected by a person's
health. If you are interested in learning energy healing, through chakra
and aura work, read Hands of Light and Light Emerging by Barbara Ann Brennan. They are very detailed and well written, and they focus entirely on healing methods.
Stay relaxed and calm as you
practice. Practice often, but don't tire yourself. Often, the moment you
relax and quit trying, you will suddenly see the aura quite clearly. If
things aren't working, take a break, do something fun, and try again
later when you can be more relaxed and patient.
Aura vision may be easier when you are sleepy because
you won't have the energy to force anything. If you have a difficult
time letting things happen without forcing them, try once or twice when
you are tired or sleepy.
Dim lighting can be helpful so you don't strain your
eyes. Put a solid colored background behind the object. Gray, white,
brown, and dark colors work well because they are not visually
The aura has multiple layers,
like an onion, but with each layer reaching from the very center of the
person outward. Close to the body, all of the layers overlap. Each layer
out reaches farther away from the body and becomes less dense, lighter,
subtler, and more difficult to see.
First, practice seeing the inner layers. As you improve,
let your awareness expand, growing lighter and softer. Reach outward
with your aura to feel the aura you are looking at. Feel your vision
shifting more strongly toward the third eye and clairvoyance. Remain
relaxed and feeling light as your vision expands to include the outer
A: Relax and keep trying, but gently. If
you still have difficulty after a lot of practice, try learning some
other psychic skill first to awaken your abilities. This will make aura
vision easier to learn.
Q: I can feel a shift in focus but I still can't see anything.
A: Try looking at different energy levels.
You may be below or above what you are trying to see. Do this by
varying the amount of energy you have in yourself, adding more or
letting some go to adjust to different levels. It may feel like getting
lighter or heavier. The more you practice, the easier this becomes.
Psychokinesis, less often
called telekinesis, is the ability to move or affect matter with your
mind. This includes all forms of affecting dice rolls, levitation,
Research has shown that psychokinesis does exist in some
people. For details of scientific experiments, refer to the Journal of
Parapsychology, in most large libraries. Most studies are done using
random number generators, to get measurable effects. There are a few
rare cases of objects levitating, vanishing, and other large
occurrences, but these are notoriously hard to repeat and study.
This section investigates the causes, beliefs, and
reality surrounding psychokinesis. It doesn't claim you can learn
psychokinesis overnight, or even at all. If you have not learned any
other ability yet, don't start with psychokinesis. Encourage your belief
and experience by learning another first. Other abilities, especially
ones such as empathy, are more easily accepted and learned. Then
psychokinesis will be much easier.
Affecting random numbers is
called micro psychokinesis. It works on small events, and its results
are only noticeable after collecting a large amount of data. This is the
more common kind of psychokinesis.
A student practicing usually obtains better results with
micro psychokinesis, because it's more easily caused, counted, studied,
and believed. This doesn't lend itself to flamboyant demonstrations,
but it is scientifically valid and quite real.
Pay attention to your mood,
distractions, day dreaming, beliefs, doubts, questions, and ideas.
Practice with your eyes open or closed. Experiment with getting results
immediately or later. Learn how each affects your results. Try working
with objects that are already moving; it may be easier.
If you think a doubt interfered with getting your goal,
then try again, and focus more on being confident. When you can clearly,
confidently, and repeatedly visualize the goal you want, you will get
better results. Encourage yourself. Celebrate your progress. Relax and
Good results help overcome the rest of your doubts. The
more you overcome the doubts, the easier it'll be to continue improving.
This is one reason that practicing lots of micro psychokinesis will
tend to help more than attempting macro psychokinesis. You can get good
results a little at a time.
Psychokinesis forces matter to
match your thoughts. Therefore, thoughts of disbelief won't work, only
thoughts of belief will. Because it is so important, most of the
necessary learning relates to believing. Faith can move mountains (well, dice at least).
Psychokinesis does exist. Normal people do it. People
who've gained control of the ability have no reason to believe that it
doesn't exist. They've experienced it, and know that it exists.
Society's disbelief no longer matters to them. Society's disbelief won't
matter to you, either, once you've seen it with your own eyes and done
You can overcome doubts by
identifying them precisely, and then one by one challenging the
incorrect beliefs. Once you make the challenge statements, repeat them
to break the old habit and create a new supportive one.
Stating a new idea once or a few times isn't enough to
change your inner beliefs. This usually takes a few months of
repetition. There's no quick way to reprogram a thought habit.
If you haven't read the section at the beginning about
beliefs, do so now. If you read it but don't remember much, reread it.
Pay attention to the fears and challenge statements.
Any belief you have which you want to change, you can,
by finding a logical challenge statement that directly contradicts the
incorrect belief. This works for any area of life. When you choose what
to believe based on a rational view of reality, your inner beliefs will
gradually change to match the new view.
The methods just discussed can reprogram your habits to
support a more realistic view of the world. It takes time, but it is
necessary for success.
People learning psychokinesis
may find they explain away good results as chance, if they are doubtful,
or accept the slightest variations as proof if they are overly
enthusiastic. Both these trends should be kept in mind when looking over
results. Statistical methods exist to show the probability that
psychokinesis was involved. The methods are detailed in the statistics
and measurement section below.
Someone with intense doubts may score a statistically
valid score, but in the wrong direction for the experiment, or
significantly less than chance. Similarly, a person who is confident,
focused, concentrating comfortably, and enthusiastic may be able to
produce consistent good scores.
In this way, success tends to create more success, and
failure tends to create more failure. Each is a reinforcement of a
belief. Challenge statements may be needed to overcome a trend of
failure before it becomes too much of a habit. This can be frustrating,
but success doesn't happen overnight. It happens by learning from