Frequently Asked Questions

PSYCHIC SCIENCES
AND INITIATORY TECHNIQUES

 

3rd CHAPTER

Thoughts are the first subjective sensations that we are conscious of and we are the only witnesses of our own thoughts. The fact that thoughts cannot be perceived by others has led certain behavioral scientists to state that individuals react only in function of exterior stimuli, and not in function of their own will. It would seem that those ‟theoreticians” have never taken into account their own personal experiences.

We are more or less used to focusing our attention on the content of our thoughts. We rarely take them into account or we judge them harshly. But we know very little, or even nothing at all, about the laws that govern the behavior of thoughts. Thoughts are organized according to the rhythms of the brain; they become richer in a fantastic manner if we let them evolve according to their nature, i.e. if we do not try to restrict them by applying the laws of mechanics. We do not know how let thoughts remain flexible, as the resulting evolution often disturbs us.

To go further, we must learn to observe the behavior of our thoughts, in order to discover that they are not limited to the poor opinion that we have of them. The behavior which is unique to thoughts leads us to the threshold of an extremely rich subjective universe. For a first approach, at the end of each of the following the tests we will observe some of these characteristics.

Foreword: The purpose of these tests is to learn how to be carried along by sensations in order to amplify the phenomena, and to go from strictly mental exercises to the perception of subjective sensations. Too often, beginners try to practice these techniques without knowing what to expect; and even worse, they do so without being able to recognize the phenomena. To avoid these pitfalls, these tests allow one to get used to the immersion in a veritable subjective universe with its surprising nuances and richness. These tests are a means rather than an end.

The following tests are a kind of experiment that will enable you, if you play the game, to evaluate your aptitudes for evolving in the experiences or in the path of initiation.

You need to make sure that you have enough time to complete the tests (first part: Tests of thought observation can take 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. The same is true for the second part: mental sounds).
There is no point starting the test if that condition is not filled.
Take a pencil and a piece of paper for writing down your observations.
When you are finished, go to the section ‟evaluation” in the ‟members” page to discover your aptitudes.

If you evaluate that the percentage of correct answers on the test is:

0% = Are you sure you want to go on with this practice? You should really think it over.

25% = You are not very gifted… You will be able to experience ‟phenomena” from time to time; their evolution will probably prove difficult. Take the time to study the basics of Phosphenism again. A training course would be of use to you.

50% = You are restricting yourself too closely to the exercises. Take the time to observe what happens after each exercise.

75% = You are on the right path. After each exercise, spend an equal amount of time observing the rhythms that are provoked in your ‟visual chaos (aura)” and let yourself be carried along by your own cerebral rhythms.

85% = You have a real potential. Continue on the path of Phosphenism, and maintain your physiological rhythms (mental and physical): results will be experienced very rapidly.

More than 85% = Your sharp sense of observation can only lead you to the awakening of your abilities…

THE RESULTS OF THE TESTS ARE FOUND IN:

Phosphenic exercises

1 – OBSERVING THOUGHTS

Test n°1: Miniaturize a mental image towards the infinitely small, and then let it go.

Make sure you do this in a dark room.

Then, with your eyes closed, imagine a circle becoming smaller and smaller until it becomes a ball. At that point, imagine that the diameter of the ball shrinks until it becomes a luminous dot that becomes smaller and smaller.

When you think you have reduced it to the size of a pinhead (that cycle can take from 1 to 2 minutes), let go of your concentration and observe passively what happens in your field of vision for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Repeat the entire exercise 5 or 6 times. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 2: Expand a mental image towards the infinitely large, and then let it go.

Make sure you do this in a dark room.
Then, with your eyes closed, imagine a circle that grows bigger and bigger until it becomesa large ball.
At that point, expand the diameter of the ball to the very limits of your imagination.

For example: Imagine a sphere that grows, filling the room that you are in, expanding beyond the room, beyond your house or apartment, spreading in the sky like radio waves going in the direction of the sun, and then towards other planets: as far as your imagination can take it.

When you think you have reached the maximum (the whole cycle can take from 1 to 2 minutes), let go of your concentration and observe passively what happens in your field of vision for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Repeat the entire exercise 5 or 6 times. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 3: Miniaturize a mental image towards the infinitely small, in a continuous fashion.

Make sure you do this exercise in a dark room, as in the first exercise.
Then, with your eyes closed, imagine a circle becoming smaller and smaller until it becomes a ball. At that point, imagine that the diameter of the ball shrinks until it becomes a luminous dot that becomes smaller and smaller.

When you think the dot has reached the size of a pinhead, MAINTAIN your concentration.
When the image is but a tiny dot in your imagination, maintain the effort for a few seconds making sure you keep the image infinitely small
(the whole cycle can take up to 3 minutes).

Then let go of your concentration and passively observe what happens in your field of vision for roughly a minute.
Repeat the entire exercise 5 or 6 times. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 4: Expand a mental image towards the infinite, in a continuous fashion.

Make sure you do this exercise in a dark room, as in the previous exercise.
Then, with your eyes closed, imagine a circle that grows bigger and bigger until it becomesan immense ball.
At that point, expand the diameter of the ball until it becomes gigantic.

When you think you have expanded the diameter sufficiently, MAINTAIN your concentration.

When the image has reached its maximum possible dilation, maintain the large diameter of the mental image. Continue your effort for a few seconds making sure to keep the mental image as big as possible (the whole cycle can take up to 3 minutes).

Then, release your concentration and observe passively what happens in your field of vision for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Repeat the entire exercise 5 or 6 times. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 5: Maintain an alternation between the infinitely small and the infinitely large.

This exercise follows the same principle as the exercises n°1.2.3.4.:
Make sure you practice in a dark room.
Then with your eyes closed, imagine a circle that becomes smaller and smaller until it becomes a ball. At that point, reduce the diameter of the ball to a dot of light that becomes smaller and smaller.

When you think you have reduced it to the size of a pinhead (this operation can take up to a minute), expand its diameter progressively until it becomes a large ball.

For example: Imagine a sphere that grows, filling the room that you are in, expanding to a size larger than your house or apartment, spreading in the sky like radio waves going in the direction of the sun and then towards other planets.

Then, imagine that wave spreading through the solar system… Then in other solar systems until it reaches the limits of the Galaxy… Then take it as far as your imagination can go.
When you believe you have reached the maximum (the operation can take up to a minute), do the operation in the opposite direction.
Repeat that exercise as many times as possible over the course of 10 minutes. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 6: Experiment with associated rhythmic thoughts.

Visualize a ring inside of which there is another smaller ring. Give a swaying movement to the large ring, which will then make the smaller one sway but with a short delay in time.
Duration of the exercise: 3 minutes.

Test n° 7: Regular alternated repetition of two concepts localized in space:

For example ‟earth” located downwards, and ‟sun”, located upwards.
In order to do that, imagine you are on the earth, and then suddenly you are in the sky and vice versa.
Duration of the exercise: 3 minutes.

Test n° 8: Regular visual movement of two mental images.

This exercise consists in imagining a regular movement which starts from the earth (the ground) and goes towards the sky or space.

Imagine you leave the earth and that you go towards the sky or space at a regular rhythm that is faster and faster.
Go as far as your imagination can take you.
Duration of the exercise: 3 minutes

2 – MENTAL SOUNDS

Test n° 9: Produce a rhythmic mental sound. (The ‟kee” Mantra).

On a rhythm that is as regular as possible, repeat the syllable ‟Kee” for 30 seconds.
Then, for about 30 seconds, observe your state of mind.
Repeat that exercise over a period of 3 to 5 minutes. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 10: Produce a mental sound on one side, and then transfer your attention to the other side.

Example: Bring back the memory of a sound or a noise to your mind (a bell, a doorbell, an alarm clock) with the idea that it comes from your left side, during 30 seconds. Then for the following 30 seconds, transfer your attention to the opposite side (to your right).
Repeat that exercise over a period of 3 to 5 minutes. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 11: Produce a mental sound growing fainter on one side, and then transfer your attention to the opposite side.

Imagine, for example, the sound of a car that starts and then goes away into the distance, or the sound of a train leaving a station.
Then transfer your attention to the other side.
Repeat that exercise over a period of 3 to 5 minutes. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 12: Produce a powerful mental sound on one side, and then transfer your attention to the opposite side.

Imagine for example the sound of a car that arrives, or the sound of a train entering a station.
Then transfer your attention to the other side.
Repeat that exercise over a period of 3 to 5 minutes. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 13: Repeat a word on one side, and then transfer your attention to the opposite side.

Example: Repeat the word ‟flower” for 30 seconds, then for 30 seconds remain passive.
Duration of the exercise: 3 minutes. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 14: Repeat a word on alternating sides (one side, then the other).

Examples:
Planet – Galaxy.
River – Flowers.
Bird – Tree.
Duration of the exercise: 3 minutes. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 15: Repeat mentally a word on one side, and then visualize the object in question on the opposite side in alternation (the word and the image switching sides).

Your eyes can move behind the eyelids which are closed: that facilitates the mental exercise.
Duration of the exercise: 3 minutes. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 16: Visualize an object on one side, then transfer your attention to the opposite side and observe your thoughts and sensations.

Imagine an object on one side, and then observe it from the other side without any mental effort.
Duration of the exercise: 3 minutes. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 17: Keep a mental sound in your mind, in a continuous fashion.

Duration of the exercise: 3 minutes. Then, write down your observations.

Test n° 18: Repeat a short phrase in your mind for several minutes.

Duration of the exercise: 3 minutes. Then, write down your observations.