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Experiencing Telepathy through a Mantra Exercise

Experience submitted by Jenny

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.

  • Nice experiments with telepathy there Jenny! For me now it’s become quite common to notice that thoughts are shared between my husband and I. Who they originate from I’m not sure, but I’ll often be thinking of something and he’ll say something related. I really love mantra U, maybe as it seems to sooth the emotional centre which is always under bombardment!

  • It’s really heartwarming to hear how you explored mantras with a group of friends. I first learned and practiced mantras with Belsebuub’s online courses. The main thing I noticed was how they could calm and focus my mind on what is important, sort of cutting out the mundane chatter. I also enjoyed exploring the different mantras to see their effects, and remember having experiences of polyvision (seeing into other dimensions) on several occasions.

  • Nice description of those experiments Jenny.

    I can certainly relate to what you’re saying at ‘learning about mantra meditation.’ When I learned about mantras and how to use them (from an earlier version of the Astral Codex) I was also very keen to explore and see the effects of higher faculties and the things I would feel inside. Sometimes when regularly doing mantra O, I had these intuitive knocks, but I wasn’t quite sure if that was the intuition spoken about by Belsebuub. But because I could see that what the intuitive knocks were telling me was coming true, I started to know how intuition worked. It’s really useful! and is even there to help us with little things in life. Sometimes though when I question an intuitive moment too much with my mind’s reasoning and it doesn’t make logical sense and I consequently don’t follow its advice it always ends up less beneficial for me. So best to trust it!

    Telepathy is also very interesting! One thing I noticed is that the ability of seeing ego states in other people, due to knowledge of our own ego states, sometimes almost transcends a normal observation and we can ‘know’ what others are thinking.

    • I definitely never thought to actively pay attention and learn to value intuition until reading about it in conjunction with the mantra O as well. But now that I think about it, it’s really something that should be very natural (intuitive? πŸ˜„ ).

  • Beautiful examples Jenny of the clear ways we can learn to listen to our inner faculties. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Hi Jenny,
    I remember that experiment at the retreat! That was the first time we met as well πŸ™‚
    Well, what can I say, I know I was one of the people who got the color wrong – hehehe πŸ˜‰ But, it was really neat to see how about half the room got the color and shape right, and the other half of the room got the wrong color but the shape right. I remember we joked that whoever was sending the other color was pretty good at telepathy.
    And, I felt the same. that little experiment gave me a similar understanding that we do have higher spiritual senses / faculties (though so atrophied nowadays) as well as giving me a sense of tangibility to something that is unseen. Well, really nice to read your neat experience! Thanks for that.

    • Hehe. Yes, I recall the orange / yellow controversy πŸ˜‰ What an amazing retreat that was though. I had experienced so much new while there, and also it was the first time I met a lot of people — like yourself, Jon, etc. πŸ™‚ Ah, the good old days! πŸ˜€


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