Chapter 3 Technique

3.1 Three types of energy

Telepathic inter-relation between the members of a group grows through the medium of a i) constant attitude of reflective thought and ii) a steadfast love for each other. I would remind you that when I use these terms I am referring to the two major types of energy in the world today. Essentially, energy is active substance. These two types of force are of a vitality, potency and substance so subtle and fine that they can work through and “force into activity” the pranic fluids which constitute the substance of the etheric body and to which I referred in a much earlier instruction.

The three types of energy involved in telepathic work, as seen in esoteric philosophy:

  1. Force of Love: This force attracts the necessary material to clothe the idea or concept being transmitted. It serves as a linking quality between the transmitter and recipient. The emphasis here is on the necessity for love and non-criticism. Love of a cause, party, or idea is becoming more prevalent, leading to a dominance of attitudes of love which will heal breaches and produce synthesis among people.
  2. Force of Mind: This illuminating energy “lights the way” of an idea or form to be transmitted and received. The success of this depends on the alignment of the bodies of the transmitter and recipient. There must also be mental development and control. This form of telepathy is a characteristic of the human soul working from mind to mind and from brain to brain.
  3. Energy of Prana: Also known as the etheric force of the vital body, this energy responds to the dual energies of love and mind. The idea or thoughtform that must be recorded in the recipient’s brain consciousness opens a way in the pranic fluids, controlling their activity so that the brain becomes responsive.

“The passage gives practical advice on how these three types of energy can be used: by using the energy of love to send out love to your brothers; by using mental energy to polarise yourself on the mental levels of consciousness; and by consciously using the energy of the etheric ajna centre, and sometimes the head centre or throat centre.”

3.2 Chakras

The “Supreme Science of Contact” further expands on the stages of human spiritual evolution, the role of different energy centers (chakras). Here’s a summary:

  • Solar Plexus Center: True aspiration is essentially an astral product or reaction. Aspirants initially work through the solar plexus center, gradually focusing lower energies there before transmuting and elevating them to the heart center. Some disciples, under their Master’s instruction, deliberately work on the astral plane to impress neophytes with knowledge and subtle information needed for progress. These impressions are directed to the solar plexus area of the magnetic aura.
  • Throat Center: The throat center serves as another point of entry in the magnetic aura, used by creative workers who have made direct contact with the soul. Their intuitive ideas source their creative work. However, not all creative works are of high order; some are merely solar plexus creations.
  • Head Center: The magnetic aura around the head is sensitive to the highest impressions and serves as the entry point to the head center. The ajna center remains the agent of directed impression for several more centuries and won’t be the objective of such impressions.

3.3 Ajna center

[Note: given the crucial role of the ajna center, and its dual role as both transmitter and receiver — a TRANSCEIVER — in the Science of Communication, an extended direct quote follows]

Intuitional telepathy is one of the developments upon the Path of Discipleship. It is one of the fruits of true meditation. The area involved is the head and throat, and the three centres which will be rendered active in the process are the head centre, which is receptive to impression from higher sources, and the ajna centre which is the recipient of the idealistic intuitional impressions; this ajna centre can then “broadcast” that which is received and recognised, using the throat centre as the creative formulator of thought, and the factor which embodies the sensed or intuited idea.

Let me attempt to reduce the above information to practical simplicity, thus showing how these three types of energy can be used in practical work:

  1. Using the energy of love in three ways:
  • 1.1. By sending out love (not sentiment) to your brothers at the time of transmission or reception. [Page 28]
  • 1.2. By capitalising on the inherent power of love to attract the material or the substance, and thus to “clothe” in the occult sense that which you send out.
  • 1.3 By sending forth the “clothed” idea, impression, etc., on a stream of love which your brother—alert, receptive and waiting—will attract to himself by the means of his conscious love for you.
  1. Using mental energy through the effort to polarise yourself upon the mental levels of consciousness. By a definite act of the will you lift your consciousness onto the mental plane and hold it there. This action is a reflection upon a lower plane, and in the brain consciousness, of the mind’s ability to hold itself in the light. The success of all telepathic work you do, as a group or as individuals, will be dependent upon your capacity to “hold yourselves steady in the light” mentally. The difference is that this time you do it for the purpose of the planned work, and attempt to hold the mind steady in the light of the group, or in each other’s light, and not so specifically in the light of your own soul.
  1. By the conscious organised use of the energy of the etheric ajna centre, and sometimes of the head centre, when receiving, and of the throat centre, when transmitting. This swings etheric force into activity when engaged in telepathic work, but entails its conscious subordination to the power of the other two energies. Practically, you will observe that this involves on the part of the disciple the power to do three things at once. You need to ponder more deeply upon the fact and necessity of active outgoing energy [Page 29] when you are occupied with the task of transmission, and with active receptivity when you are functioning as a receiver.

The first stage of correct telepathic reception is ever the registering of an impression; it is generally vague at the beginning, but as a thought, idea, purpose or intention of the sending agent concretises, it slips into the second stage which appears as a definite thoughtform; finally, that thoughtform makes its impact upon the consciousness of the brain in the location lying just behind the ajna centre and consequently in the area of the pituitary body. It can appear also in the region of the solar plexus centre. But for those Lives Who have surmounted life in the three worlds and Who are not conditioned by the triple mechanism of the personality, the impression is the factor of importance; Their consciousness is impressed, and so sensitive is Their response to the higher impression, that They [Page 42] absorb or appropriate the impression so that it becomes a part of Their own “impulsive energy.”

This Science of Impression is concerned with the activity of the head centre as an anchoring centre for the antahkarana, and that the ajna centre is concerned with the process of translating the recorded intuition into a form (through recognition of and reaction to a mental thoughtform) and its subsequent direction, as an ideal objective, into the world of men. In the early stages and until the third initiation, the Science of Impression is concerned with the establishing of a sensitivity (an invocative sensitivity) between the Spiritual Triad (temporarily expressing itself through the abstract mind and the soul or the Son of Mind) and the concrete mind. This mental triangle is a reflection, in time and space, of the Monad and of the two higher aspects of the Triad and is reflected (after the process of invocation and a succeeding process of evocation) in another triad—that of the lower mind, the soul and the vital body. When the relation between the lower and the higher mind is correctly and stably established, you have the swinging into activity of the lowest triad connected with the Science of Impression—the head centre, the ajna centre and the throat centre.

In the above I have given you an interesting and brief elucidation of the technique to be applied to the energising of the centres in the human body. I would remind you that what is true of the individual disciple must be and is true of that great disciple—Humanity, the entire human family. It is also true, as an outgrowth of this idea, of all the three planetary centres: Shamballa, the Hierarchy and Humanity.

The name Science of Impression is that given to the process whereby the establishment of the required relationship in all these units of life takes place. The Technique of Invocation and Evocation is the name given to the mode or method whereby the desired relationship is brought about. [Page 51] The Creative Work is the name given to the manifestation of the results of the two above processes. The three aspects of the Technique of Invocation and Evocation with which the average disciple should concern himself are those of the building of the antahkarana, the correct use of the lower mind in its two higher functions (the holding of the mind steady in the light and the creation of the desired thoughtforms), and the process of precipitation whereby the impression is enabled eventually to take tangible form.

In the above exegesis I have given you much food for thought in connection with telepathic possibilities; it all fits into the theme of world service as it is to be applied in the expansion of the human consciousness on a large scale. This is one of the major tasks of the New Group of World Servers.

The Science of Impression is the bedrock or the foundation for the practice of telepathy. If a major world test were to be made, those receptive to impression would be found to fall into two groups: [Page 88]

  1. Those possessing unconscious receptivity to telepathic impression. They at present constitute a majority wherein the impression is received via the solar plexus, and the thoughtforms thus generated are dispatched from the throat centre of the one who is the impressing agent.
  1. Those who are developing or have developed a conscious receptivity wherein the impression is, first of all, received by the mind and then imparted to and registered by the brain. The one who is the impressing agent in this case works via the centre between the eyebrows, the ajna centre.

This necessarily involves the three aspects of the mind, found therein: the concrete mind, the Son of Mind, and the abstract sensitivity or reaction. This involves (on the physical plane) an activity of the pituitary body (as you can readily see) and also the use of the ajna centre.

HIGHER ASPECTS OF RELATIONSHIP: the higher aspects of “relationship within the Universal Mind.” Sensitivity to impression involves the engendering of a magnetic aura upon which the highest impressions can play.

The magnetic aura around the head is that which is truly sensitive to the highest impressions and is the point of entry to the head centre. Upon this I need not enlarge; all that I have taught you is related [Page 118] to the awakening of this highest centre, prior to the aspirant’s becoming a member of the Kingdom of God. The ajna centre is not involved and it will remain for several more centuries the agent of directed impression and not the objective of such impressions.

The centres below the diaphragm, i.e., the solar plexus centre, the sacral centre and the centre at the base of the spine, are controlled by the four ethers of the planetary physical plane; the centres above the diaphragm, i.e., the heart centre, the throat centre, the ajna centre and the head centre, are controlled by the four cosmic ethers, to which we give the names of the energies of the buddhic plane, the energies of the atmic plane, the energies of the monadic plane and the energies of the logoic plane.

There are two centres which are regarded as “receptive and distributing agents” in an unique manner:

  1. The Ajna Centre (the centre between the eyebrows) works in connection with the three major centres but mainly, at this stage of human development, as the distributor of soul force and of spiritual energy as received from the heart and throat centres.
  1. The Solar Plexus Centre works in connection with the sacral centre and with the centre at the base of the spine, the centre of life; it works also with all subsidiary centres below the diaphragm, gathering and transmuting their energies and transmitting “that which has been purified” into the higher major centre.

3.4 Operational factors

The three major factors involved in the process of telepathy:

  1. The Initiating Agent: This refers to the individual or entity initiating the telepathic communication. The ability to work telepathically, both as an initiator and recipient, is considered a sign that a person is ready for the process of spiritual initiation.
  2. The Recipient: This is the individual or entity that receives the telepathic communication. They are the ones who interpret and understand the thoughts, ideas, wishes, or imprints conveyed by the initiating agent.
  3. The Medium: This refers to the channel or mechanism through which the transfer of thought occurs. It can be any form of energy or consciousness that facilitates the transmission of information from the initiating agent to the recipient.

3.5 Communication protocol

A detailed guide on how to successfully conduct telepathic work. In summary:

  1. No Barriers: The first condition for successful telepathy is the absence of barriers between the transmitter and receiver. These barriers can take the form of criticism, lack of sympathy, or love.
  2. Focus on the Symbol: The broadcaster should concentrate primarily on the clarity of their thought or word, rather than on the receiver. A moment of connection established through love and understanding is sufficient to set up rapport.
  3. Establish Connection and Forget Personality: Receivers should think fondly of the broadcaster initially to establish an energetic link, then forget about the personality. The energy link exists independently once created.
  4. Work with Detachment: Receivers should approach the process with a casual, carefree attitude, focusing closely on their inner imaging capability. Excessive effort or intense desire to see the symbol and connect with the sender’s mind can hinder the process.
  5. Brain as a Reflective Surface: The brain should serve as a reflective surface for the content of the mind. Outgoing force from the receiver’s mind or a strongly emitted thoughtform can block the incoming signal. However, a well-trained transmitter can overcome this.
  6. Quiet Spirit and Well-regulated Thoughts: Maintaining a calm demeanor and well-controlled thoughts can facilitate successful telepathic work. Cultivating dispassion, especially the absence of selfish desires, is beneficial.
  7. Need for Sensitivity: The need for sensitive receivers is emphasized. Training and self-forgetfulness are encouraged, as are attentiveness to spiritual voices and mutual love and loyalty.

3.6 Individual Telepathic Communication

  1. Between soul and mind: This form of communication takes place within an individual, connecting their soul with their conscious mind.
  2. Between soul, mind, and brain: This is a more advanced form of internal communication, linking the spiritual, cognitive, and physiological aspects of an individual.

3.7 Interpersonal Telepathic Communication

  1. Between soul and soul: This form involves a spiritual connection between two individuals.
  2. Between mind and mind: This type of telepathy operates on a cognitive level.
  3. Between solar plexus and solar plexus: This is a purely emotional form of telepathy, centered around the solar plexus chakra.
  4. Between all three aspects of energy simultaneously: In very advanced individuals, communication can take place simultaneously at the spiritual, cognitive, and emotional levels.

3.8 Agni Yoga

The practice of Agni Yoga prepares both the communicator and the communicant for the act of communion (spiritual, intuitive telepathy).

“The Master, in a study meeting in the Ashram, once taught us this spiritual formula of the new era:”Truth must be presented in such a way that it may convince without binding, and that it may attract even without convincing, and this can only be accomplished by the language of the heart”. I wonder, however, how many disciples in the world will be able to introduce the cosmic energies inaugurating the new era into their hearts, making these energies operate there, with the magic of transmutation necessary to transform the heart center into the sole depository of divine wisdom.

The supreme lines of Agni Yoga can be configured from three different but absolutely complementary angles:

  • serene mental expectancy,
  • perfect psychological adaptability, and
  • profound attentiveness to the facts brought about by unfolding life events.

The serene expectancy contains in its activity two cosmic correspondences. First, serenity corresponds to the activity of the heart – which has acquired a certain peace once the consciousness has returned to the abstract levels of the mind. Second, the mind has become expectant, that is, absolutely and completely attentive to the flow of the events registered in the consciousness immersed in the great adventure of synthesis. The natural result is a great equilibrium between mind and heart, fully complementing each other, releasing new energies and opening new dimensions in the life of the disciple. This newly found equilibrium will facilitate the conquest of time and the permanent expression of eternal values in the unfoldment of karmic existence.

… the psychological activity which I call serene expectancy, from which the Divine Will which rules the whole of Nature establishes contact with the heart of the disciple, filling it with fire and resolve. Agni Yoga, therefore – when seen esoterically – is a supreme act of surrender, of letting oneself to be molded by the Divine Potter of the higher consciousness.

We therefore insist on the line of Agni Yoga in the structuring of a system of adaptation to all karmic situations, based fundamentally on serene expectancy and careful observation, without resisting the facts, circumstances and events that occur incessantly within and without our own life. Peace is not the result of efforts or the many ways of disciplining the vicissitudes of existence. Peace is the simple, humble and systematic work of “seeing life flow in all its infinite scope,” without mentally trying to change its course. Such is the infinite wisdom of Agni Yoga ruling Discipleship in the New Age.

As you can see, I have very deliberately avoided terms such as “mind control,” “behavior discipline,” or “self-imposed attentiveness.” It is assumed, as we enter the fertile ways of Agni Yoga, that many such approaches were transcended in the past, or are in the process of being transcended today. Therefore, we will not assign importance to these psychological approaches.” -Vicente Beltrán-Anglada