That which we call the ordinary vigil state of consciousness is profound sleep. The ordinary vigil state of consciousness is related with the five senses and the brain. People believe that they have an awakened consciousness and that is absolutely false. Daily, people live in the most profound sleep.
Supraconsciousness is an attribute of the Innermost (the Spirit). The faculty of Supraconsciousness is intuition.
It becomes necessary to compel our Supraconsciousness to work for Intuition to become powerful. Let us remember that an organ that is not used becomes atrophied. The Intuition of people who do not work with their Supraconsciousness is atrophied. Polyvoyance is intuitive clairvoyance. It is Divine Omniscience. This Eye is found in the pineal gland. The lotus of a thousand-petals resides there. Supraconsciousness resides there. The pineal gland is located in the upper part of the brain. Whosoever wants the development of the Supraconsciousness must practice internal meditation. You must concentrate on the Divine Mother who resides in the depths of your Being. Meditate upon her. Fall asleep while praying that she may put your Supraconsciousness into activity. Meditate daily. Meditation is the daily bread of the wise. With meditation you will develop Supraconsciousness.
You need memory in order to remember your internal experiences. Do not spill the semen. You must know that in the semen millions of microscopic brain cells exist. You must not lose those cells.
Prepare your breakfast with acidic fruits and ground almonds along with honey (bee honey). In this way you will provide the brain with the necessary atoms for memory.
The ego lives in the Internal Worlds and travels to different places while our physical body sleeps. There, within the Internal Worlds, we are exposed to tests many times. It is within the temples of the Internal Worlds where we receive the Initiation. Therefore, it becomes necessary to remember everything that we do outside the body. Thus, with the instructions given in this book, every human being will be able to awaken the consciousness and remember his internal experiences.
It is painful to know that there are many initiates who work in the great temples of the White Lodge whilst their physical body sleeps; nonetheless, they do not remember anything because their memory is atrophied.
Here you have the exercises to develop the memory. Practice intensely. Enforce your subconsciousness to work. Awaken your consciousness, and put your Supraconsciousness into activity.
There exists clairvoyance and pseudo-clairvoyance. The Gnostic student must make a clear differentiation between these two forms of extrasensory perception.
Clairvoyance is based on objectivity. However, pseudo-clairvoyance is based on subjectivity.
Understand that by objectivity we mean spiritual reality, the spiritual world. Understand that by subjectivity we mean the physical world, the world of illusion, that which has no reality.
An intermediate region also exists, this is the Astral World, which can be objective or subjective according to the degree of spiritual development of each person.
Pseudo-clairvoyance is catalogued with imaginary perception, fantasy, artificially evoked hallucinations, absurd dreams, Astral visions that do not coincide with concrete facts, the reading of one’s own projected unconscious thoughts in the Astral Light, the unconscious creation of Astral visions which are interpreted later as authentic realities, etc.
In like manner, within the field of pseudo-clairvoyance, we find subjective mysticism, false mysticism and the pseudo-mystical states which have no relation whatsoever with the intense and lucid sentiment. Most certainly, these states are related with stories and pseudo-magic, in other words, false religious influences which are projected unconsciously within the Astral Light. Thus, in general, pseudo-clairvoyance is related with all that which in the orthodox literature receives the name of “beauty” (seduction).
There are four mental states that lead the neophyte to the ineffable summits of objective clairvoyance:
First: To profoundly sleep
Second: To sleep with dreams
Third: Vigil state
Fourth: Turiya or state of perfect illumination
Indeed, only the Turiya is an authentic clairvoyant. It is impossible to reach these heights without having been born in the Causal World. Whosoever wishes to reach the state of Turiya must thoroughly study the semi-unconscious psychic processes which actually constitute the origin of many forms of self-deception, self-suggestion, and hypnosis.
1. The Gnostic must first attain the ability to stop the course of his thoughts, the capacity to not think. Indeed, only the one who achieves that capacity will hear the Voice of the Silence.
2. When the Gnostic disciple attains the capacity to not think, then he must learn to concentrate his thoughts on only one thing.
3. The third step is correct meditation. This brings the first flashes of the new consciousness into the mind.
4. The fourth step is contemplation, ecstasy, or Samadhi. This is the state of Turiya (perfect clairvoyance).
Within the Gnostic movement, only a few Turiyas exist. To make this clarification is necessary, because with few and very rare exceptions, only pseudo-clairvoyants and subjective mystics exist.
In reality, all of the mystical schools and all of the spiritualist movements are full of misguided pseudo-clairvoyants who cause more harm than good. They are the ones who give themselves the title of master. Among them abound famous reincarnations, like the John the Baptists, of whom we know more than a dozen, the Mary Magdalenes, etc. This type of person believes that Initiation is as easy as blowing glass in order to make bottles. Thus, based on their supposed mastery and their absurd visions created by their morbid mentality, they prophecy and excommunicate others at their whim, as they like, slandering people and denominating others black magicians, asserting that certain people are fallen, etc.
The Gnostic Movement must cleanse itself of this evil and harmful plague. Therefore, we have begun with the expulsion of Mrs. X.
We are not willing to further tolerate the unhealthy morbidity of all those misguided pseudo-clairvoyants and all those subjective mystics.
We disseminate spiritual intellectual culture, decency, refinement, logical analysis, conceptual synthesis, academic culture, higher mathematics, philosophy, science, art, religion etc. Therefore, in no way whatsoever are we willing to continue to accept the gossip of hallucinating people nor the madness of dreamers.
Indeed, the subjective clairvoyant transfers his dreaming type of consciousness to his vigil state of consciousness in order to see in others his own projected dreams. Thus, these projected dreams change according to the temperamental state of the dreamer. In the past, we have been able to confirm that when some pseudo-clairvoyant agreed with all our ideas and concepts, he would then see us as Angels or Gods; thus, he would praise us and even adore us. Nevertheless, when he changed his concept, when the pseudo-clairvoyant became enthusiastic about some new school, when he read some book that appeared marvelous to him, when he listened to some lecturer who came to town, when he resolved to change organizations or schools, then he would accuse us of being black magicians and would see us as demons, etc. This demonstrates that these pseudo-clairvoyants are only dreamers who see their own dreams projected in the Astral light.
The students who really want to reach the ineffable heights of true and legitimate clairvoyance must be extremely careful of the danger from those who deceive themselves. Thus, the students must submit themselves to authentic esoteric discipline.
The true and legitimate clairvoyant, the one who has achieved Supraconsciousness, never presumes of being a clairvoyant, never goes about saying so. When he gives advice, he does so without making others understand that he does it based on his clairvoyance.
All Gnostic sanctuaries must beware of those people who praise themselves and call themselves clairvoyant.
All Gnostic sanctuaries must exercise the greatest of vigilance to protect themselves against the spectacular pseudo-clairvoyants who, from time to time, appear on the scene to slander and discredit others, assuring us that such fellow is a sorcerer, that such a fellow is a black magician, that such a fellow is fallen, etc. It is urgent to comprehend that no authentic Turiya has pride. Indeed, all those who say, “I am the reincarnation of Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Napoleon,” etc., are proud fools, misguided pseudo-clairvoyants, stupid fools.
In front of the terrible and glorious majesty of the Father, we are nothing but miserable particles of dust, horrible worms of the mud. What I am stating in this paragraph is neither an allegorical nor a symbolic matter. I am literally and bluntly asserting a terrible reality.
Indeed, it is the “I” that says, “I am the master such-and-such, the reincarnation of the prophet so-and-so,” etc. Certainly the animal “I” is Satan. It is the “I,” the ego-devil, who feels himself to be a master, mahatma, hierophant, prophet, etc.
Consciousness, subconsciousness, and Supraconsciousness are summarized into only one thing: human consciousness. Therefore, we need to awaken the consciousness. Whosoever awakens the consciousness becomes Supraconscious, reaches the heights of Supraconsciousness. Such a one becomes a true illuminated clairvoyant, a Turiya. It is urgent to convert the subonsciousness into consciousness and totally awaken the consciousness.
It is necessary for the totality of the consciousness to become absolutely awakened. Only the person who has the totality of his consciousness awakened is a true clairvoyant, an illuminated one, a Turiya.
The so-called infraconsciousness, unconsciousness, and subconsciousness etc., are only different forms or zones of the sleeping consciousness. It is urgent to awaken the consciousness in order to become an illuminated one, a clairvoyant, a Supraconscious one.
Beyond the three known dimensions—length, width, and height—exists the fourth dimension; this dimension is Time. Beyond Time we have the fifth dimension; this dimension is Eternity. Moreover, we asseverate that beyond Eternity a sixth dimension exists; this sixth dimension is beyond Eternity and Time. In this sixth fundamental dimension is where total liberation begins. Therefore, only the person who awakens in all the six fundamental dimensions of space is a true clairvoyant, a Turiya, a legitimate enlightened one.
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