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Described in this book are the invisible levels of the mind—the power of thoughts, the unconscious, elemental energies, and magic. Also discussed is how to protect oneself from the negativity that can be part of these levels.
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Revised & Expanded Edition of Possession, Projections & Entities New Techniques and Information
Mandeville PressCopyright © 2010 Peace Theological Seminary & College of Philosophy
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Identifying Psychic Influences
In this physical level, psychic energies are always present, just as spiritual energies are always present. These energies do not function on any type of timeline. They are just present, here and now, always, in eternity. "Time" that was present ten thousand years ago and "time" that is present now are both the same. The energies are always here and now.
When you feel psychic energies coming toward you, realize that they may or may not be related to recent events; they could come from actions far distant in terms of time, yet entirely present in terms of the psychic energy. We're talking about eternity.
You might say, "But I don't remember." Of course not. You're not being required to remember. That "veil of forgetfulness" is part of the process.
Psychic energies can, at times, reach in and attempt to manipulate your mind, your emotions, and your body — and can often be very effective in doing just that. If you go someplace not under the influence of the psychic energies, someplace positive and uplifting, those negative energies can go with you and create doubt and fear in your consciousness about that positive experience. That negativity can block you from seeking and experiencing positive direction in your life pattern. Those energies can program you to avoid people who can help you. They can bring in thoughts of, "They're bad. They're evil. They'll harm me. They're after my money. They're after my children." And so on.
When you live from your own center, being influenced by psychic energies can sound farfetched and improbable. If you get involved in psychic meetings where you are subjected to emotional influences, however, you may be surprised at the effects. People who deal in psychic energy may harangue and harass you with emotionally-laden statements. For example, they may tell you someone or some group is evil, bad, and wicked, and you'll be ready to go hunt them down. Something inside of you really shakes and you find yourself caught up in the group energy, thinking, "They're right!"
Years ago when the Watts riots took place in Los Angeles, this process was taking place. The psychic energy was loose, and it was manipulating people in unbelievable ways. People who would probably never behave violently within their own life expression were rioting, fighting and looting. A psychic energy was taking over, and it ran its course. This only explains what was going on; it does not excuse the action.
I once traveled through an area in Boston where there had recently been some riots. I could feel where people had been fighting, where the energy was close to the energy that kills. The energy of the violence was palpable. Yet physically it was a beautiful, clear, brisk day. Part of my job, when I become aware of these "psychic attacks," is to clear that energy, to alter, transmute or change it from the heavy influence of negativity to the positive influence of spiritual energy. It can be changed. It means recognizing the nature of the psychic attack, maintaining the integrity of your behavior in spite of the psychic energies and then bringing the spiritual essence into that space.
People get caught up in the influence of psychic energies because of something within them that seeks for power or seeks to be recognized as "God." It is that assertiveness for the individual power that can cause people to fall out of grace and leave them open for the psychic powers to attack. The attack comes to that area which is weakest, most vulnerable, most open to influence.
The sexual area, perhaps more than other areas, is one that is very open to the manipulation of psychic energies, because the sexual energy is, of itself, so intense that is creates a ready channel for psychic power to enter. In this sense, the symbology of the Adam and Eve story has great validity. Adam and Eve walked naked among themselves, and in their own purity, they did not need clothing. Yet when the psychic power, the negative energies, entered into their expression, the sexual areas were corrupted, and they covered themselves. When the psychic power comes in with the sexual power, that energy can become like an entity form, and the process becomes obsessive and destructive. In societies where there has been excessive sexual activity (in the sense of promiscuity or prostitution, rather than in the sense of love), the society is destroyed not through the sexual activity itself, but through the psychic power that manifests through the sexual activity.
People ask me if it matters if they lust after somebody. Yes, it does matter. And what you do with that lust matters more. Often the feeling you identify as lust comes into you through psychic influences, rather than through your own consciousness. You may think, "Wow! Where did that thought come from? I wasn't even interested and all of a sudden I just have to have this girl (or guy)." If that happens, it may not be your thought at all.
A lot of thoughts and psychic influences are around and it's easy to pick them up. It happens. Keep in mind that you don't have to act on every thought that comes through your mind. If lust comes in, you can get up and move out of that area. You can handle it by moving away from it as well as moving toward it.
Physical exercise will help disperse psychic energy. Running, jogging, tennis, basketball, construction, anything that uses physical energy in a dynamic, strenuous way will disperse and clear impinging psychic energies. Sitting and dwelling on things in your mind tends to compound them.
Our present prison system is an example of very poor response to the problem of psychic energies. Before being jailed, many prisoners are already greatly influenced by psychic power. In our current system, they have little, if any, chance of getting free of that influence. They sit and build up their sexual fantasies, project great energy into them, and then start projecting that energy throughout the prison. This is not necessarily a conscious process; it can be unconscious. The whole area may start experiencing difficulty and be unable to trace the cause.
If prisoners were placed into environments where they could be active and work constructively, where they could experience healthy recreational programs and active therapy programs, you would see more rehabilitation.
Many times you treat yourself as a prisoner. You fall under the influence of psychic energies and allow yourself to be held within that power. And if you place yourself in situations and environments where you can be active, work constructively or take part in healthy recreational programs, you'll see rehabilitation within your own consciousness.
There is a natural way for us to progress, and then there is the way that is attempting to control and manipulate life. We can look at this in terms of masculine and feminine polarities. The masculine attempts to control and direct his "empire;" he always strives to be in a superior position, the "macho" consciousness. The feminine doesn't have to do any of this because she is flowing in a more natural harmony with everything around, so there is no need for rules and regulations and usurpation of power.
What we need to do is blend the negative and positive polarities to come into the balance of a neutral consciousness where we can maintain and hold the power of our own self while flowing very naturally with all things around us. We take the best of both the masculine and feminine consciousness and blend them. Yes, it is ideal; and yes, it is possible.
Nature progresses in a very natural way which does not exclude the evolution of man. Some people ask, "What about the missing link?" There is no missing link. There are bridges of one race to another race to another race, and after a new race is established, there is no need for the bridge. We are in a bridging race right now on this planet. At some future point, many types of people now on the planet will be gone. There will be no sign of them; this level will be pulled away. There will be nothing to indicate that it was present; the new race will be present. Don't misunderstand — we are not dealing in time concepts of two days or two years; we are dealing in the concept of thousands and thousands of years.
Of course, records will be kept of all this, so there will be indicators of man's evolutionary progression — evolutionary in terms of going within to know all the levels with which we are involved while in the physical body. First, the physical, then the imagination, the emotions, the mind, the unconscious and the Soul. When you have established that awareness within, then you can move to the outer levels and find that the outer spiritual world directly aligns with the inner kingdom. At that point, you understand what it is all about. The understanding surpasses everything and brings with it peace and tranquility.
You may not be aware of that when you focus on the physical body, since the physical body is usually in a state of excitation. It is here to move. Individuals who sit in yogi positions until their legs become useless have violated the laws of the physical level. Many who have been called great spiritual masters have died of cancer and malnutrition because they violated the premise of the physical level, which is to know the physical level.
Branches of science like medicine, or the healing arts, are designed to know this physical body. The psychological sciences were designed to know the psyche or the Soul, although they have become more a study of the behaviors of the body. Sociology is the study of the interaction of these bodies. And psychiatrists are trying to deal with the integration of the mind, emotions, and body. That leaves those who are on a spiritual path to integrate it all from the premise of spiritual health, letting the spiritual energy f low through all the levels, bringing the total upliftment of the human consciousness.
It is really nice to be close with people who are in the physical healing arts, because things like massage and tender loving care can alleviate pain and discomfort. Sometimes going to a doctor and finding out that he cares can help you feel a lot better. just knowing that somebody cares can help you release illnesses almost immediately. It's very important to have loving care, and loving care is the spiritual action.
Every person is responsible for their total beingness. This does not mean that we don't assist one another by scratching backs or getting a friend a glass of water or giving them a ride downtown. It means we do all of these things-as long as it is part of their flow of spiritual upliftment. So perhaps sometime you don't get them the water. Instead you say, "There's the water tap and there's the glass; help yourself." That can make then feel less dependent and more secure in their own abilities and confidence level. We often do this with children so they can gain experience and increase their confidence.
Too often, when you gain a little bit of spiritual knowledge, you want to grab people and lift them up real fast. What happens when you grab them is that they trip and fall, and then they become fearful of your approach to life. Life is very natural, very simple. You make it complex by releasing energies inside of you through forms of symbology, through mentalizing and through wrong attitudes. Then a struggle goes on inside of you, and, not wanting to struggle, you push it back into the unconscious. It struggles there, and then manifests through illness or dis-ease that our present-day sciences cannot cope with. You can find yourself in a lot of physical trouble.
How do you handle this? You can practice spiritual techniques. There are many of them designed to reach into and clear levels of consciousness: meditations of various types, spiritual exercises, prayer techniques, forms of contemplation, chanting mantras and tones. (1. (For further information, see Inner Worlds of Meditation, by John-Roger. )These techniques will focus and lift the energies; they can tie up the energies to give them form so that you can feel more confident and keep the energies flowing up in a straight line instead of waving in and out.
As you practice spiritual techniques, you become more and more familiar with the flow of energy patterns that manifest within your consciousness. As you become more familiar with the many levels of your consciousness, you feel more comfortable with yourself and with others in relation to yourself. By continually working with the energies inside of you, you learn to recognize what they are, their purpose, their function, their direction. You relax more and more with your own beingness, bringing forward a greater integration of all the levels of yourself. As this happens, you are no longer at the mercy of your physical habit patterns, emotional addictions, mental games, or unconscious urgings. You are able to successfully direct yourself into more positive patterns of behavior and expression.
You'll find when you get right down to the nitty-gritty of life, no one is going to take care of you but yourself. You are placed on the planet with everything you need already inside of you. Everything is already there. You can't be upset unless you allow it. You can't be controlled unless you allow it. You can't go crazy and lose your mind unless you allow it. You can't be possessed by a disincarnate entity unless you allow it. This puts you in a very unique position. You are a creator. You can create harmony or discord, happiness or despair, joy or depression, productiveness or lack.
You do not have to allow psychic influences to manipulate or control you. You have a choice. You can direct your life into whatever pattern you wish. If you have been under the influence and identity of psychic energies, you can recover the spiritual identity of who you are — who you really are. When you have found that center and can maintain that center, you can assist other people from that solid base. You can demonstrate freedom, spiritual love and the Light of Spirit.
As you direct yourself from that positive place within you, you can begin to lift everyone around you into the same positive focus. You can contain and absorb the psychic influences that come into you while continuing to direct yourself in a positive way, lifting into more and more awareness of the Spirit within. It's all your choice. Spirit is always present. You need only turn toward it and open yourself to its guidance and direction, and you will be free.CHAPTER 2
Magic, for the most part, involves people who want to control other people in some way or another. They "perform" magic. They create an illusion for you to get you to come along with their way of thinking, which, at the moment, may seem innocuous. Then, once you have gone along with their creation, they can turn it around and use it against you or they can threaten to do this and use your fear to control you. People in fear of magic submit and give in, which is the primary power of magic. When I talk about magic, I'm not talking about the magicians who perform on stage — most of those are sleight-of-hand artists. They are there to entertain, to show you what an illusion really is. Some of them are so fantastic that you just "know" they have to have something more happening than their dexterity.
Magic is one aspect of what is called the "occult." The occult involves esoteric teachings, and, by its very nature, means secret. It is not necessarily negative in its nature. It focuses on teaching those things that work, so that — depending on what is done with the knowledge — the techniques can be used in a positive or a negative way.
The occult teachings are secret teachings, not known to the general public because such teachings can be used in the field of black magic to control. Many teachers of the occult who are not dealing in magic talk in parables; they talk symbolically. Someone who is looking for magic will often try to "trap" them into revealing a key. Sometimes the keys are in the form of words. One of the most fantastic words going is "abracadabra." When that is placed in its proper frequency of energies and put forward in its proper form, it has an occult message that opens many secrets and mysteries. "Open sesame" is another occult term that can unlock many things. Maybe you pronounce it "open says me" because you want it to open and you demand it to open because you must have the key to the magic.
Excerpted from Psychic Protection by John-Roger. Copyright © 2010 Peace Theological Seminary & College of Philosophy. Excerpted by permission of Mandeville Press.
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