The first time I experienced telepathy as a result of doing a mantra was at a retreat I attended in 2007. We did an exercise / a mini-experiment (suggested to the organizers of that retreat by Belsebuub) to investigate the connection between mantras and higher faculties.
Everyone present chanted the mantra “U” for some time. I remember feeling an intense and peaceful concentration going around the room as we sang this mantra, which made it easy to stay focused.
Before the practice started, a designated person was asked to pick a shape and a colour and draw it on a piece of paper. When we finished with the mantra he began focusing on visualizing that shape and we had to remain still and silent and see if we could mentally pick up on what he was visualizing. I recall clearly seeing a mental image of a simple geometric shape of a particular colour. Then other mental images began to come into my mind — particularly of another geometric shape of a different colour.
When this exercise was over we were asked what the shape we had seen was — we were not initially expected to answer out loud, just to decide internally. I was a bit conflicted since I had seen two images, but I decided to go with the first one since it was more prominently on my mind and since it came to me first.
Then the person pulled out the piece of paper with the drawing — it was the very shape and colour that I had mentally seen upon completing the mantra. It was also interesting to hear that there was a good number of others present who had seen the same thing as a result of focusing on this mantra.
What was even more interesting was that among the people that didn’t get the image right, many of them thought it was the second image I had seen, and I recall thinking it was interesting how thoughts can fly around the room, and how easily they can influence us.
Another Experiment with Exploring Higher Faculties
On one occasion, inspired by the investigative approach with the previously described experiment, a few friends and I decided to try another angle to explore the effects of sound and mantra exercises and came up with an experiment of our own.
We practised a different mantra related to telepathy and clairvoyance on one occasion. The practice was long, but somehow I felt very rejuvenated singing the mantra in that group environment and was able to concentrate on this meditation exercise better than usual.
After we finished singing the mantra, one person hid a mystery object (which turned out to be a tiny seashell) in another room and we went into it with the aim of trying to figure out where the object was hidden. The person who hid it concentrated mentally on the location where they placed the object.
I didn’t know what the object was, only that it was something small. As I came down the stairs into that room I turned to search in one location when I suddenly got a strong mental image of the tiny shell and where it was (hidden on a piano behind some books on the opposite side of the room), I did an abrupt 180 turn and walked straight to where I thought the object was and was able to locate it with ease — to the surprise of the person who placed it there.