Psychic experiences are the perception of reality that is greater than the ordinary perception of the five senses.
Just as an ant can see only part of reality through its simple compound eyes, so too the human body is limited in what it can perceive. It does however have capacities that are latent and seldom used, which give us the ability to see more.
Back in the early or mid 1970’s the Daily Mirror, a national newspaper in the UK, put on a psychic experiment. The details aren’t so clear now as it’s a long time ago, but I decided to join in.
A well known psychic at the time called Matthew Manning went to the Post Office tower in London I think it was, and broadcasted a series of things with his mind. Participants had to try to ‘see’ what he was broadcasting.
At the appropriate time, I held a pencil and a notebook and closed my eyes. I began to draw a series of items including a house, a number, and other things. I also picked up on flags flying around the place, which weren’t in the test. After the experiment, in an impromptu moment, with my eyes closed again, I made random marks on the notebook. When I opened my eyes, I was surprised to see a well drawn fish – this wasn’t in the experiment, I just did it there and then. I had never done this kind of drawing before and never have since, but I later learned that Matthew often did; I think it’s called automatic drawing.
Participants were supposed to post their results to the newspaper. I thought of doing it, but I intuitively felt not to. Days later the newspaper released the results of the test. I had everything right apart from one digit in a long number -it was just as well I didn’t submit my results though, because I heard that the winner was later subjected to scientific tests. I never felt that spirituality was compatible with this kind of scientific experimentation because of the attitude of the scientists towards it.
Matthew, speaking about the experiment, later said that he found it difficult to concentrate on the objects because he was surrounded by flags, which made him lose concentration.
I was very impressed by Matthew’s psychic abilities; it must have been very difficult to focus clearly with all the distractions and pressure upon him and to have kept his mind clear like that was quite an achievement. Interestingly Matthew also had similar poltergeist and paranormal activity to me in his own childhood, which, like in mine, was witnessed by several other people. I believe he now dedicates himself to healing and I wish him all the very best with it.
Back in the 1990’s I was in a Mind Body Spirit festival in Sydney Australia, and I thought I saw Matthew there, but he didn’t have a beard, which I remembered him having from the newspaper in the 1970’s. I was unsure it was him, and I was hesitant and didn’t go and talk to him, but I should have; we probably would have had a lot in common.
As I’m writing about this experiment, although there’s not much room to fit a lot in here, I might as well mention a few things about my own childhood psychic and supernatural experiences. Most children are psychic to a degree, but as we get older we tend to lose these finer perceptions. I like many children, thought extra sensory perception was the normal way everyone saw the world.
I frequently had visitations of both divine and demonic kinds as well as hauntings and poltergeists, which moved things around.
I would often predict future events and see things that were not visible to sight. At school I would describe what was on the other side of walls and other things that were not ordinarily visible. I would play games with my friends where they would mentally think of a number between one and ten, and accurately I’d tell them what it was. This could go on for a long time. At one point the predictions became so frequent, that one morning before class started I remember wondering what the point of going to school was, since I had an idea of what the teachers were going to say anyway.
I could partly perceive the activities of the other dimensions from this one, and there were always two forces making their presence known, one very spiritual and the other demonic; I felt both were trying to influence me. I was incredibly drawn to the spiritual side and felt comforted by the many divine presences that would be around. It seemed the darkness wanted to destroy me while the light guided and supported me.
When I went to bed the apparitions became strongest. I would also see my egos outside my body. When the lights went out, I saw them as strange, large, amoeba shaped forms. These hovered around me; they had a life of their own and seemed to have the capability of communication in a strange sort of way. They were almost mocking towards me and felt inherently bad.
There were more in the beginning, but as time passed they grew fewer, as one by one they merged with me. I could see them in the space above me, leaving their position and coming towards me. As they came into me, I could feel the unpleasantness merging with me; each one was different.
This continued until I was seven, and then one night there were no more left. These are the different egos that hover around a child, and slowly incorporate until the personality is formed by the age of seven. If you are practicing astral projection or doing a practice such as meditation, you may keep your awareness and consciousness for longer as the body goes into sleep. If you do, you can occasionally hear a load of disjointed voices and human sounds – these are the egos splitting from the body as we go into the fifth dimension with sleep.
My father would often come in to reassure me that everything was alright, that it was just my imagination. But the psychic activity was accompanied by real things in the physical world, such as sounds and objects that appeared in different places from where they were left. These phenomena became a permanent part of my life; although no-one else outside my family knew about it, until my parents invited a friend of mine to stay overnight. When the light went out these psychic events appeared, and of course they kept him awake. Another friend was invited at another time, and he saw the same things.
On occasions, these appearances could be heard from outside my room. After many years, I decided to have a frank discussion about it with my parents (never ones to admit the existence of the paranormal). We sat down in the living room and I said to them that the house was haunted. They started to say it was impossible, but just as I spoke, a loud thumping and scraping noise, which came from hauling heavy furniture, went right across the ceiling from my room above. I and friends had heard this sound many times before, so I said to them, “What’s that then?” My mother looked resigned to it.
My First Esoteric Ceremony
These phenomena and psychic perceptions and a strong religious upbringing led me to research the supernatural and by 1971 I created my first esoteric ceremony. I was looking for a name I could use for a ceremony that could connect me to forces of light and I found Tetragrammaton in an old book. And so to create my first ceremony I drew a circle on the ground around me in chalk. I had some words prepared that would reach out to the light, I drew a pentagram the right way up inside the circle, and stretched up my arms chanting and pronouncing Tetragrammaton. I looked upwards and imagined the forces of light flow to me and in me from above, and I could sense the presence of divine beings. I made some gestures which I can’t remember now and ended my first ceremony.
There was no one else I knew then that was interested in this and I had no one to talk to and so I had to keep it all to myself.
By the time my teens began, my psychic abilities had started to noticeably reduce, and by the time I was about 16 they had almost disappeared. It was these early psychic perceptions however that gave me a broader view of reality than I was brought up to believe, they led me challenge the way I understood the world as I was being taught it was and to see life in a more holistic way; it was these psychic experiences that would be the catalyst for me to search for the spiritual and the nature of reality and existence.
To Practice Telepathy and Remote Viewing
If you want to practice remote viewing and develop other faculties of extra sensory perception, you have to be able to pick up on the signal, which means being able to recognize it as distinct from everything else in your psyche, which is quite difficult.
You could try little exercises of perceiving things at a distance, which you can’t see with your five senses. You could for example get a friend to place an object somewhere else and you try to tell what the object is. It takes lots of practice and you have to be prepared for it to be wrong, a lot. But if you keep practicing, you will gradually be able to distinguish the feeling you get with a correct perception, from an incorrect one, which is usually a result of thought and the images of the mind.
One of the biggest obstacles is the almost constant flow of images and the way imagination interferes with perception. You learn to know when you merely have imaginative viewing by recognizing the feeling you get when you get it right and by learning about the influence of imagination upon seeing. The best way to do this is to observe ego states and how the subconscious affects how you see the world. You can get more information about this in my book Searching Within.
Another way to increase the ability to perceive psychically is to raise the inner level or vibration to a higher spiritual level. One of the easiest ways to do this is through sound. Chanting mantras is an especially effective way to get your perceptions to a finer, more sensitive level, and being at that level we can perceive more clearly what was previously imperceptible.
If you can remember your childhood psychic experiences and want to share them, post them in the comments below.