"We do not see things the way they are but as we are".
Most people possess five senses: Sight, Touch, Smell, Hearing,
and Taste. These can be attributed to the five elements,
hence; they also find their place in the points of the
There is a "sixth sense", which is believed to reside within us
all. There is some indication that this sense is transmitted in
the genes, as some strongly psychic people have had strongly
psychic children. It is conceivable that this sense is made up
of all the information sent to the brain by our other senses.
They gather together in our subconscious to create a separate,
independent sense which furnishes any missing data relative to
When humans were in the early stages of Evolution (before the use
of language) we possessed a very powerful form of "Telepathy".
It was the only way which one could communicate with another. As
the use of language became more prominent, telepathy diminished
as we slowly ceased to use it. The use of the senses is an
evolutionary process designed to help the species deal with
problems. Most of the parts of the brain of which science is
familiar are dedicated to the methodology of processing
electrical signals sent by our senses. If the percentage of the
brain which is unused can be used as a scale in which to measure
human evolution, it then becomes clear that as a species we've
got a long way to go.
There are ways to exercise this forgotten "sixth sense" and
regain its use. The method which I have used with great success
has proved to be a wonderful way to do this. I call it
"Isolation", it is a form of sensory deprivation.
The method is quite simple: You isolate all of the senses but
one by focusing all your attention on the particular chosen one.
You accomplish this by doing everything possible to prevent
stimuli to the other senses.
You may notice, for example, that a blind man has an acute sense
of hearing and touch; while a deaf man possesses an incredible
sense of sight and smell. This is because the consciousness
required to operate the lost sense has been diverted to the
healthy ones. Thus making it possible for the brain to divide
the energy once used on the damaged faculty the other senses.
Imagine how much we could heighten the senses by alternately
depriving all of them! Deprivation of the five will surely make
you aware of the sixth.
This is not a new method. Egyptian adepts would subject their
students to a similar method by making them spend days inside of
pyramids. There they would find no light, sound, odors, or
tastes. This proved to be quite a dreadful experience to all but
a few very well balanced individuals. Let me explain something
which must be made clear: WHEN THE BRAIN IS DENIED THE STIMULI
FROM THE SENSES IT WILL IMPROVISE WITH DATA WHICH HAS BEEN STORED
IN THE SUBCONSCIOUS. VISIONS, VOICES, FLAVORS AND ODORS ARE NOT
UNUSUAL WHEN PERFORMING THESE EXPERIMENTS. IT IS EVEN POSSIBLE
TO FEEL THINGS ON ONE'S SKIN. IT WOULD BE FOOLISH TO ATTEMPT
THIS WORK WITHOUT HAVING FIRST BECOME ADEPT WITH THE LESSER
BANISHING PENTAGRAM RITUAL AND HAVING PREPARED YOUR MIND AND BODY
The single and most important objective in this exercise is to
enhance the senses so much that you can take them with you on the
Astral Plane; where you must exercise complete control over your
Astral Body. Exploring the Astral is a beautiful experience when
you can see it. It is much more enjoyable when you can touch it,
hear it, smell it, and taste it.
It is theorized that the Astral and Etheric Bodies to be made up
of "Protoplasm"; only in rare cases can this be physically seen
by others. The more of yourself that you bring into the Astral
the denser, stronger, and visible the Astral Body.
Another word of warning: IF AT ANY TIME YOU HEAR, SEE, FEEL, OR
OTHERWISE EXPERIENCE SOMETHING UNPLEASANT YOU MUST MAKE IT STOP.
THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY IS THE "STAR RUBY". REMEMBER: THESE
IMPRESSIONS MUST BE WILLED AND MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO MANIFEST
UNTIL THEY ARE CALLED INTO CONSCIOUSNESS BY THE MAGICIAN. IT IS
ALSO GOOD TO KEEP IN MIND THAT ANY IMAGE WHAT-SO-EVER IS A
PROJECTION OF YOUR OWN SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. THEY COULD NOT EXIST
ANY OTHER WAY! These impressions when properly understood can
lead to better Knowledge of your Self, and of course, this must
always be our goal.
There are many things at your disposal which you can use to
isolate your senses. Ear plugs, blind-folds, nose-plugs, etc.
Because our skin is so sensitive to pressure, temperature, and
pain; I recommend the use of a flotation tank. Asana works
moderately well but it is quite uncomfortable unless you have
mastered it. There are places you can go to, which for a nominal
fee you could spend some time in a flotation tank.
There are just as many things to enhance your senses: Music, the
sound of the wind blowing on the trees, or the sound of the birds
at sunrise. The taste of fruit and the fragrances of nature.
The texture of bark, earth and rocks, or the softness and
temperature of the air as it caresses your body. The coolness of
the water and the heat of the Sun.
When working with sight, start with a living thing such as a
tree. Look at it; I mean REALLY look at it. Notice the
different shades of green and brown. Try to see its Aura. Is it
more visible on the trunk or on the leaves? Find the True Beauty
in all things that you encounter, they are there for your
pleasure. Also, keep in mind that no two people ever see the
same object in exactly the same light. You will soon realize how
much we normally don't see. How much we take for granted! Do
similar things with the other senses, always depriving those
except the one you are working with. Keep records in your diary.
After some time you will have trained your mind so that it will
be able to fix its energy on one sense while depriving the
others, all without the use of the tools mentioned above, and
this will help you even on the Physical Plane.
We begin "Programming" our senses at birth when we have very
little experience in the Physical Plane, our limited knowledge
feeds us false information. That is why the Sages of Ancient
times have always insisted that all is an illusion. To
illustrate this point try this experiment:
1. Take a glass of hot water and put it in front of you on your
2. Take a glass of cold water and place it in front of you on
your right side.
3. Take a glass of room temperature water and place it in front
of you between the other two glasses.
4. Put the forefinger of your left hand and place it in the hot
water and keep it there. (Naturally you will feel heat).
5. Put the forefinger of your right hand and place it in the
cold water and keep it there. (Naturally you will feel
6. Take both of your fingers out of the hot and cold glasses
and put them both into the glass containing the water at
The finger that was once cold is now feeling hot, while the
finger that was feeling heat is now feeling cold, yet the water
is neither cold nor hot but room temperature. We are
experiencing an illusion.
This is why we have to reprogram our senses, using the knowledge
we have today. The exercises given above will also accomplish
There is yet another illusion that we face on a daily basis:
The illusion of color.
When we look at a tree, we see the color green in its foliage
because that is the color that is being reflected by the leaves.
This means that all the other colors except for green have been
absorbed. In reality you are not seeing the tree, but a
reflection of the tree. Everything which we see is Light. We
perceive light in the same manner that radar perceives sound;
instead of picking up noise being bounced off of objects we pick
up light being reflected from them. The true color of the leaves
on the tree must then be every other color except green (which is
not being absorbed but reflected).
By working with color scales and using a little imagination we
can "train our brain" to pick up the true colors. Once we see
the true essence of things we have overcome the illusion. (We
see things for what they are. This process is what the
Alchemists call: "The First Matter".)