HERMETIC - ESOTERIC - MYSTICAL PHILOSOPHIES
COLLECTION OF ESOTERIC & CABALISTIC MEDITATIONS
Unneeded, Unwanted, and Just Plain "Bad Stuff" from Your Being
1. Center and ground yourself (do this lying down on your bed if you can).
2. While lying down on your bed (face up, arms at sides with palms up, legs
slightly apart), imagine valves on the top of your head, in the centers of
your palms, and on the centers of the soles of your feet.
3. Mentally open all five valves and tell yourself that everything that has
attached itself to you from outside sources or from within yourself that is
unneeded, unwanted, or just plain bad for you will flow from the top of your
head down through your body and out through your palms and feet over the
next three minutes. Know that all of this unpleasant stuff will flow back to
the source of everything to be purified and recycled.
4. Mentally close the valves on your palms and feet and open yourself up to
the power of whatever God's) you believe in (or simply universal energy if
you prefer) for another three minutes so that you fill yourself up with
clean, clear, and relaxing energy of the very best kind.
5. Mentally close the valve at the top of your head and enjoy.
Note: This same exercise can be done while standing in the shower and timed
so that the shower washes out everything that needs to go; then as you
air-dry for three minutes, you can draw in everything that is beneficial to
you. (An overhead heat lamp would make a nice added touch to this process.)
The final basic exercise which I will present has been described by many
authors, including Israel Regardie and Alan Richardson. It is known as
the Middle Pillar Exercise. This exercise is designed to help you absorb
and make use of vitality from the world around you. Humans are made up of
several interpenetrating bodies, most of which are invisible to our five
physical senses. Just as your physical body has organs designed to help you
make use of the physical food you eat, your psychic body has organs designed
to take in spiritual power and then to distribute and circulate this power
where it can be used to your best advantage. When you gain control over this
process through exercising it consciously, you can direct this power to
bring about beneficial changes in your life and, potentially, the lives of
others as well.
The Middle Pillar Exercise
1. Center and ground yourself in the sitting position.
2. Imagine a sphere of brilliant white light above the crown of your head.
This sphere should be viewed as being active and abundantly alive with
energy; it is your Spirit Center and the key to your true self. Vibrate the
words 7 Am like a mantra, while maintaining this visualization.
3. After allowing your mind to
rest here for five minutes, imagine that your Spirit Center sends out a
shaft of white light down through your skull and brain, continuing until it
stops at your throat and expands to form another sphere of brilliant white
light. This is your Air Center. It is related to the powers associated with
the planet Saturn. Keep this in mind as you focus your attention on this
4. After allowing your mind to rest here for five minutes, imagine that your
Air Center sends out a shaft of white light down through your body until it
reaches your solar plexus and expands into a sphere of brilliant white
light. This is your Fire Center. It is related to the powers associated with
the Sun. Experience its energy as you focus your attention on this active
5. After allowing your mind to
rest here for five minutes, imagine that your Fire Center sends out a shaft
of white light down through your body until it comes to your genital region,
where it expands to form another sphere of brilliant white light. This is
your Water Center. It is related to the powers associated with the Moon.
Feel this energy as you focus your attention on this sphere.
6. After allowing your mind to
rest here for five minutes, imagine that your Water Center sends out a shaft
of white light down through your body until it reaches your feet, where it
expands to form a final sphere of brilliant white light. This is your Earth
Center. It is quite naturally related to the powers associated with the
Earth and things such as food, clothing, and shelter. Dwell on this as you
focus your attention on this sphere of solidity. Spend five minutes doing
7. Focus your attention on your
Spirit Center and imagine it vigorously absorbing spiritual energy from the
atmosphere around you. Exhale and visualize this energy flowing down the
left side of your body. Inhale and visualize this same energy flowing under
your feet and up the right side of your body to return to your Spirit
Center. Notice that this energy is inside all of your bodies, both visible
and invisible. Keep this visualization going until the energy has completed
at least six full circuits.
8. Imagine that this energy
flows from your Spirit Center down the front of your body to your feet as
you exhale, and then flows under your feet and up the back of your body to
return to your Spirit Center as you inhale. Continue this visualization
until at least six full circuits have been completed.
9. Send your attention down to
your Earth Center. This must be viewed as a vessel containing all power.
Imagine that your Spirit Center is drawing this power up to it as you inhale
in such a way that it fountains up out of your Spirit Center, and then, as
you exhale, it falls down all around your body until it collects again in
the vessel that your Earth Center has become. Visualize at least six of
these "fountaining" circulations of power.
The total visual effect of this
whole exercise will be what Don Juan of Carlos Castaneda's famous books
called a scintillating, luminous egg of energy extending from the center of
your being out to about an arm's length from the limits of your physical
body. I have presented The Middle Pillar Exercise in a simplified form,
however this will not detract from its usefulness in helping you pay
attention to your psycho/spiritual organs and in strengthening your entire
being. This exercise should be practiced daily. Remember: the stronger you
are on all levels, the stronger will be your psychic shield when you need
It often helps to develop a
daily routine when you are learning new skills. I would suggest that you
begin each day with the Middle Pillar Exercise and end each day with the
Draining Exercise. During the course of each day, you should find time to
work on the other exercises presented in the first two chapters of this
book. Keep a notebook to record the results of your efforts. An entry should
be set up to look something like this:
These two exercises are taken from the book "The Psychic Self-Defence
Personal Training Manual"
by Marcia. L Pickands - editors Samuel Weiser, Inc
These exercises are presented here to
"healthy seekers" who want to try them out. However, by no means are these
exercises presented here to replace or be a substitute for medical and
psychological help from professionals...
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