Chapter 3. 2.4 Humming sound and the magic of beesSit in a meditation position, with your back extremely straight.Become aware of the cervical part of the spine, in the neck, andaim for a perfectly vertical position aligned with the rest of theback.Keep your eyes closed.Become aware in the larynx.Start chanting a continuous humming, buzzing sound, makingyour throat vibrate. Make the sound while both exhaling andinhaling. Make short inhalations and long exhalations.Remain aware of the physical vibration generated in your larynxby the buzzing.Continue the practice for a few minutes. Then remain silent andmotionless for a few more minutes, just feeling the vibration inthe throat. Tips • This technique can be quite intoxicating. If practised longenough, it induces a slightly exhilarating altered state ofconsciousness. The effect is strongly reinforced by being aware inthe third eye at the same time, according to the principlesdeveloped in the nextChapter. • One way of practising this exercise is to make your hummingsound resemble the buzzing of a bee. Then the practice becomes thebhrāmarin technique of Hatha-yoga. If this proves difficult, don’tworry. Any humming sound will do, provided you create atangible vibration which you can feel when placing your fingerson the protuberance of the larynx.Bees, who are great experts in humming/buzzing sounds, arehighly alchemical little creatures. Their connection with the sexualenergy of plants is easy to observe. For instance, they help manyplants to reproduce, by carrying pollen (the plant equivalent ofsemen) from one to another. They take the nectar from thereproductive parts of plants and turn it into honey.
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Honey is a remarkable substance in many ways. It keeps for yearswithout any preservation process – a very long time, especially ifyou compare it to the lifespan of a worker-bee, which is about oneor two months. So the bees take a sexually-related product andturn it into a non-perishable substance. This of course reminds usof the alchemical processes by which the sexual force istransmuted and which result in the formation of the body ofimmortality. On a simpler level, royal jelly, another product ofthe hive, is highly sought after and regarded as a substance oflongevity.Honey, interestingly enough, has always been considered anexcellent remedy for the throat, and bees a symbol of eloquence.In Hebrew one of the words for voice is dibur, coming from theroot daber that gives the verb ledaber, to speak. And bee is dvora,coming from the same root. (The name Deborah comes from theHebrew dvora, bee.)
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Chapter 3 – Awakening the Third Eye 3.1 What is the third eye?The third eye is the gate that opens to the space of consciousnessand to the inner worlds. It is also the main organ through whichthe body of energy can be awakened and governed. So, practically,the third eye acts as a ‘switch’, which can activate higherfrequencies of the body of energy and thereby lead to higherstates of consciousness.From a therapeutic point of view, it has been my experience overthe years that many clients get better when they connect withtheir third eye, whatever the nature of their problem. Due to itsfunction as a switch, as soon as it is activated the third eye tendsto set into motion several circulations of energy. Thisautomatically results in correcting a number of physical andemotional disorders, a process that could be described as a kind ofself-acupuncture. Moreover, even the beginning of third eyeawakening tends to put people in touch with more profoundaspects of themselves, which in itself has a major healing action.Of course, I am not suggesting that it is enough to connect withthe third eye to heal everything, but still the potential of thiscentre is so enormous that I would not be surprised if in thecoming decades, more and more ‘third eye therapies’ weredeveloped.From a spiritual point of view, in both the Christian and Hindutraditions one finds texts that compare the body to a temple. Ifwe were to develop the analogy, we could compare the third eye tothe temple’s portal. By crossing the portal one goes from theprofane to the sacred, from the stage where one reads and thinksabout spiritual life to the stage where one starts experiencing it.The third eye has always been regarded by those who seek to knowthemselves as a most precious jewel, hence the precious stoneplaced on the forehead of statues of buddhas.In this
Chapter we will describe how to begin to establish aconnection with the third eye (practice 3.2). Then we will cover atechnique of meditation (3.7) through which the third eye can befurther explored and developed.31
3.2 First opening Preliminary advice for the opening practiceThis opening practice is designed to give you a first ‘thread’ to thethird eye, by awakening a certain feeling between the eyebrows. Itis designed to be practised only once, or a few times within ashort period of time. Then the work on the eye will be continuedwith the meditation technique indicated below (3.7), and with allthe other practices of the book.A good way to start is to choose a day when you don’t haveanything else to do, at the beginning of a weekend for instance,and to focus intensely on the practices. After this strong initialimprint it will be easier to follow the rest of the techniques.You can either do the practices alone or with friends, which willmake the energy more intense. The best day of the month to startis the one preceding the Full Moon. However you do not have toworry too much about the calendar. The important thing is to doit, rather than wait for the perfect time.Preferably wear light-coloured clothes (white is best). Avoidwearing black.Remember that you are dealing with subtle perception. Thevibration should not be expected to feel like a dagger in yourforehead. Even if you can only perceive a faint little tingling orpressure between the eyebrows, that will be enough to start theprocess. All the other practices in the book will contribute toenhancing and developing the perception.Remember, no imagination, no visualisation. Let things come toyou. A certain tiny vibration is already present between theeyebrows in everybody. The purpose is to reveal this naturalvibration, in order to cultivate it later on.Read the instructions given in the following section carefully afew times before putting them into practice. PreparationChoose a quiet room where no one will disturb you for at least anhour. You do not have to be alone, you can implement this practicetogether with friends. But there should not be anyone in the roomwho is not practising with you.Light candles around the room.Take off your shoes.
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Undo your belt, tie, or other restrictive clothing.Take off your watch.Lie down on the floor, on a carpet, blanket, or thin mat. The armsshould not be crossed but should lie by your side. It is preferableto have the palms facing upwards.The legs should not be crossed.Close your eyes. Keep your eyes closed until the end of thepractice.Relax for 2 or 3 minutes.Do 5 or 10 minutes of humming sound (section 2.4). Phase 1Become aware in the throat. Start breathing with the throatfriction, as explained in the last
Chapter (section 2.1).Become aware of the vibration generated in the larynx by thefriction.Be just aware, without any particular concentration.Flow with the energy. If some movements take place in your bodyor in your consciousness, let them happen.Continue for 5 to 10 minutes, breathing with the friction, awareof the vibration in the larynx. Phase 2Maintain the throat friction.Instead of placing your awareness in the larynx, now become awarein the area between your eyebrows.Do not concentrate. If you ‘grasp’ the area between the eyebrowswith too tight a focus, the process can’t unfold. Flow with theenergy. Follow what comes spontaneously. If the breath naturallychanges and becomes more intense, then follow the breath. Butmake sure that you maintain some friction in the throatthroughout these first 5 phases of the practice.Remain ‘just aware’ between the eyebrows, breathing with thethroat friction, for about 5 minutes. Time precision is notrelevant for this practice, so there is no need to look at yourwatch. Phase 3Place the palm of your hand in front of the area between theeyebrows. The hand does not touch the skin, it is about 3 to 5centimetres (1 or 2 inches) away.
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Note that the hand does not touch the skin.For a few minutes, stay lying on the floor with the eyes closed,breathing with the throat friction, aware between the eyebrows,and the palm 1 inch in front of this area. Phase 4Keep your hand in front of you or put it back by your side, asyou prefer.Remain with your eyes closed, breathing with the throat friction,aware between the eyebrows.Start looking for a vibration between the eyebrows. It can takedifferent forms: either a clear vibration or a tingling, or even arather blurry pressure, a weight or a density between theeyebrows.Do not try hard. Remain vacant, let things happen.Note that your eyes remain closed during all phases of thispractice. Phase 5As soon as the faintest feeling of vibration or tingling, pressure,pulsation, density or weight is perceived, proceed as follows: startconnecting the throat friction with the feeling between theeyebrows.Connecting means being aware of both the friction and thevibration (or density, or pressure…) between the eyebrows at thesame time. As you proceed, the link between the friction energyand the third eye will be perceived more and more clearly.The vibration will change as you combine it with the friction. Itwill become more subtle, and yet more intense at the same time.
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If vibration or tingling is felt in some other part of the body, forinstance the whole of the forehead, the arms or even the wholebody, do not pay any attention to it. Just remain aware of thevibration (or density, or pressure…) between the eyebrows.Continue this phase for about 10 minutes, building up thevibration between the eyebrows by connecting it with the throatfriction.Remember, no imagination, no visualisation. Just flow with whatcomes. Phase 6Stop the throat friction.Do not focus on the vibration any more.Remain with your eyes closed, just aware between the eyebrowsfor another 10 minutes or more.Be extremely still, feeling the energy around you. The moremotionless you become, the more you can tune in.Observe if any feeling of light or colours can be perceived betweenthe eyebrows. Tips, tricks and traps • Do not concentrate or ‘grasp’ the area between the eyebrows,just keep a very gentle focus in the area. Grasping would onlyblock the process. Do not try to ‘do’, let things happen. • Focussing between the eyebrows just means being aware of thisarea, and not directing your eyeballs as if trying to look at thisarea. If you were to implement such movements of the eyeballs, itwould create a tension that could only disturb the natural courseof the experience. So the eyeballs are not directed in any particulardirection. Same throughout the book. • A common experience, in the beginning, is to feel vibration (orpressure, density…) not only in the area between the eyebrows,but also in other parts of the forehead or the face. If this happensdon’t pay attention to it, just focus on the vibration between theeyebrows, connecting it with the throat friction. With practice,everything will fall into place. • If you practise with friends, make sure you are not touchingeach other, in order to avoid inappropriate transfers of energy. • If the experience becomes too intense, all you have to do is openyour eyes and you will be brought back to your normal state ofconsciousness.
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First opening, synopsis of the practiceLie down and relax.1) Throat friction + awareness in the larynx2) Throat friction + awareness between the eyebrows3) Same as 2) + palm of the hand in front of the third eye4) Throat friction + looking for vibration, tingling,pressure, density… between the eyebrows5) Connecting the throat frictionwith the vibration between the eyebrows6) Motionlessness – connecting with the energy around you 3.3 Various experiencesIn
Chapter 10 you will find a summary of the most commonexperiences encountered when starting to work on the third eyeaccording to the principles and techniques developed in this book.As far as this first opening is concerned, the only things thatmatter are the vibration (or tingling, or density…) between theeyebrows, and the light, if you happen to perceive it. The bestattitude is to pay no attention to any other manifestations thatmay occur while implementing the practice.When dealing with the third eye and with etheric energy,especially in the beginning, minor manifestations may take place,such as tingling or even twitching, here and there in the body, orimages flashing back to your consciousness. Let them come and letthem go, for they do not mean much. Just follow the technique asif nothing was happening.It may be that the vibration, tingling, density or light you willfeel between the eyebrows will be quite intense, but it really doesnot matter if they happen to be faint or blurry. As we will seelater, the intensity of the energy can vary greatly from one dayto the next for the same person, so it may just be that you haveattempted the ‘first opening’ on a low intensity day. Howeverfaint these qualities may be, they are a first thread, and asystematic technology will be gradually introduced in the book totransform them into a clear perception of the third eye. 3.4 Experiential references vibration ~ etheric (life force)
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colours, light ~ astralpurple light ~ astral space As you practise the various techniques working on the third eye,you will encounter mainly 3 types of experiences between theeyebrows: 1) vibration, 2) colours and light, 3) purple light.Roughly speaking, the first one indicates an activation of theetheric layer, the second indicates the astral, while the perceptionof the purple light indicates that a connection has been made withthe astral space (the terms etheric and astral will be developedfurther on in this book).Of course these indications are far too simplified to be completelyexact. But from an experiential point of view they provide helpfulreferences to allow you to find your way in the beginning.1) Vibration, tingling, a feeling of pressure, weight, or density, allhave the same significance when felt between the eyebrows. Theyindicate that something is being activated in the etheric part ofyour third eye.The etheric body is the layer of life force, equivalent to the prāṇaof the Indian tradition and the qi of traditional Chinese medicine.(The third eye is not a physical organ, it is predominantly ethericand astral.)The vibration (or any of its equivalents, such as tingling, pulsing,pressure, density…) is the sensation by which the etheric isperceived. Whenever you feel it somewhere in your body, itindicates that the etheric layer is activated in this area. So theperception of the vibration between the eyebrows is nothing otherthan a perception of the etheric part of the third eye.Since tingling, pressure, density or weight have more or less thesame significance, to simplify I shall refer to all of them by thesame word: vibration. Therefore, whenever you read ‘vibration’ inthis book, it refers to any or all of these different forms. Forinstance, “Build up the vibration between the eyebrows,” means:build up the modality that is most natural to you – vibration,pressure, density, or their equivalent. Anyway after some timethe vibration will be perceived as all of these simultaneously.There are different levels of vibration, just as there are differentlevels of etheric energy, some more subtle than others. Theintensity of the vibration may vary from one day to the next.Apart from quantitative variations, it is also the quality of the
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vibration that tends to vary naturally from one day to another.Consequently it is important not to cling to any modality but toflow with what comes each day. After some time the experiencewill become more stable and the energy movements will be moreunder your control.2) The second type of experience that can take place between theeyebrows is that of (non-physical) lights of various sorts, from avague haze, cloud, or glow, to colours and organised patterns. Thesevarious manifestations can be regarded as equivalent, and indicatethat something is being activated in the astral part of your thirdeye. To simplify, I will refer to all of them by the term ‘light’. Soeach time you read ‘light’ in this book, it means all or any ofthese: haze, colours, light patterns, shining dots or anything thatglows. Choose the one that comes most naturally to you and let itbe gradually refined into a more and more brilliant light.The astral body is the layer of mental consciousness and emotions.The equation ‘(non-physical) light = astral’ is not absolute, forcertain high frequencies of light come from far above the astrallayer. But as you will quickly learn to recognize, the lights andcolours that commonly appear between the eyebrows when you‘switch on’ your eye are a clear indicator that the astral part ofthe third eye is being activated.3) The purple light is often perceived as the background of theother lights or colour patterns. It gives the feeling of an expanseor of a space that extends in front of your third eye. The deeperyou contact the purple light, the more you perceive it as a spacethat is not only in front of you but all around you. This spacecorresponds to what esotericists call the astral space.This space of consciousness is not always perceived as purple, butalso as dark blue or even black. What matters most is the feelingof space, whatever the colour of darkness perceived. I willtherefore use the word ‘space’ for the dark expanse at thebackground of the third eye, regardless of its colour.Note that the perception of the purple space is quite simple, andthat many people have experienced it (in particular duringchildhood) without realizing its real nature. 3.5 If you are not feeling any vibration at allHere are a few indications for those who might not seem to feelany vibration between the eyebrows while implementing theexercises.
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It is possible, and not uncommon, that the vibration is there butyou are not registering it. Maybe you are expecting somethingextraordinary, or very intense. Maybe it is too simple. Thisvibration has always been between your eyebrows and you neverpaid any attention to it.Maybe you are blocking the process by trying too hard. Make sureyou do not concentrate, let things happen. Don’t look for thevibration, let it come to you. Continue with the practice, insist,but in the spirit of letting go.There is another reason you may not feel any vibration at all: itmay be that you are getting light instead of vibration. Rememberour simple references:vibration ~ ethericlight ~ astralIf you are perceiving light in any form (from a simple blurrywhitish haze to the wonderful purple of the space, through varioustypes of colours and patterns), then you are already in the astral,hence no longer in the etheric. You can’t (in the beginning anyway)be outside and inside a house at the same time. Consequently, ifyou are getting light, it is quite possible you have bypassed thelevel of the vibration. In that case, just go on with your practicewith the light instead of the vibration. In the scheme of ourmeditation technique (section 3.7), go from phase 2 to phase 3.Don’t worry about the vibration, connect the throat friction withthe light.After implementing these practices with hundreds of students atthe Clairvision School, I have never seen one who did not manageto feel the vibration after a bit of practice. Follow theOxyrhynchus Sayings of Jesus, where it is advised that those whoseek do not cease until they find, “and when they find they willbe astonished.” Persist, persist, persist… and everything will come. 3.6 More about the third eyeA useful hint is to consider the eye as a patch or a 50 cent coin onthe forehead. In reality, the third eye is more like a pipe or atunnel, going from the area between the eyebrows to the occipitalbone at the back of the head.The tunnel of the third eyeAll along the tunnel are a number of centres of energy, throughwhich one can connect with different worlds and areas ofconsciousness. This explains why different systems may ‘locate’ the
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third eye in different places: each of them chooses a differentcentre along the pipe, or even a structure of energy adjacent tothe tunnel, as a reference point.Another important point to keep in mind is that the third eye isnot physical. The grossest part of the third eye is a structure ofenergy belonging to the etheric body or layer of life force. Theetheric body has many connections with the physical body andtherefore the third eye, being the ‘main switch’ of the ethericbody, is also closely connected to certain structures of the physicalbody, for instance the pituitary and pineal glands.However it would be over-simplified to say that the third eye isthe pineal gland or the pituitary gland, as stated by certain books.As explained before, the tunnel of the third eye is not physical. Itimpacts its energy on a number of structures of the physicalbody, including the frontal sinus, the optic nerves and theirchiasma, the nerves of the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone,the pituitary and pineal glands, some of the nuclei at the centre ofthe brain, the ventricles of the brain, and others. It would be fartoo simplistic and limiting to pick one of these physical structuresand label it ‘third eye’. Once more the third eye is not physical, itis an organ of energy. It may have some privileged connectionswith certain physical structures, but it cannot be limited to anyof them.
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In the beginning, do not worry about any other part of thetunnel, just remain aware between the eyebrows. One has to startsomewhere, and this particular centre between the eyebrows hasthe great advantage of creating a protective energy all around youin your aura as soon as you activate it. Other centres of the ‘pipe’will be introduced later.So in this book, whenever we talk about ‘the eye’, we mean thearea between the eyebrows. That does not mean the area betweenthe eyebrows is the whole third eye, of course. But in the earlystages of our training it is the area we will use and develop as themain switch, the place to remain aware of permanently. If you getsensations in other areas of the head, don’t try to suppress them,but don’t pay attention to them either. Keep your focus betweenthe eyebrows. 3.7 Third eye meditationLet us now start our main technique of meditation. The initialstages of this meditation process are not intended to project youinto spectacular states of transcendence, but to work at buildingup the third eye systematically and later on to achieve true innersilence. As will be discussed in
Chapter 9 on awareness, one of theprinciples of our approach is that one cannot fight mentallyagainst the mind. One cannot force the mind into being silent. Butone can build a structure beyond the mind, from which the mindcan be mastered. In that sense the third eye can be compared to acontrol tower, similar to that of the 20th hexagram of the IChing. The first phases of this meditation process aim atstructuring the third eye and imprinting it as tangibly as possibleinto your system.Phases 4 and 5 deal with the inner space and the mysteriousvortices. During the first weeks of your practice, to simplify youmay decide to bypass phase 5 (the vortex), going straight from thephase on the space to the ‘non-technique’ or meditation proper,when you remain ‘just aware’ above the head. PreparationRemove shoes, belt, tie and watch.Sit cross-legged on the floor or on a chair with your back straight.You do not have to be on the floor but your back should be verystraight. If you sit on a chair it is preferable not to lean backagainst it, so that you allow a free flow of energies.
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Meditation phase 1: the larynx of energyClose your eyes. Keep your eyes closed until the end of themeditation.Start breathing with the throat friction (section 2.1).The friction breathing generates a vibration in the throat. Becomeaware of the vibration in the larynx. Use the friction to intensifythe vibration in the larynx.The vibration in the throat is made of two parts: one physical,created by the mechanical action of the breathing, and a moresubtle one, like a tingling, that can still be perceived when youstop the breath.Use the throat friction to intensify the non-physical tingling.Adjust the position of your spine. Look for the absoluteuprightness. Align the neck with the rest of your back in quest ofa perfectly straight posture. Make sure that the head, the neckand the rest of the back are in a straight line.Watch how the vibration in the larynx and the flow of energy inthe throat can be enhanced by getting as close as possible to aperfectly vertical posture.Cultivate stillness. Meditation phase 2: vibration in the eyeKeep on breathing with the throat friction, but drop theawareness of the throat. Become aware of the vibration betweenthe eyebrows.Connect the vibration in the eye (i.e. between the eyebrows) withthe throat friction.If you are not too sure of what ‘connecting’ means, just remainaware of both at the same time: the throat friction, and thevibration between the eyebrows. Very quickly, it will become clearthat a certain interaction takes place between the throat and theeye. That is what is meant by connecting.Phase 2 consists of using the throat friction as an amplifier, tocultivate and build up the vibration in the eye.If you have the choice between heavy density and subtle tingling,rather go for the tingling. Avoid grasping. Keep the experiencelight. Meditation phase 3: light in the eyeMaintain the throat friction. (The eyes remain closed till the endof the meditation.)
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Drop the awareness of the vibration. Instead, start looking betweenthe eyebrows for a fog or a haze, a glow, or any form of light orcolour. All of these can be regarded as different modalities of the‘light’ which of course, in the context of this book does not referto physical light but to spiritual light, perceived with your eyesclosed.Remember, no imagination, no visualisation – just awareness ofwhat is in front of you.As soon as you perceive any of these modalities of light (fog, glow,colour…) even very vaguely, connect it with the throat friction.Just as in phase 2 you were connecting the friction with thevibration between the eyebrows, you are now connecting thefriction with the light. Instead of amplifying the vibration, youare now working at amplifying the light.As you go on practising you will perceive brighter and brighterparts of the light. Gradually drop the awareness of the hazierparts to focus on the most shining ones. Connect your amplifier-friction with the most luminous part of the light.A common experience is that of tiny shining particles of light,spread in the space in front of you and drifting in variousdirections. As you connect the friction with these luminousparticles, some will enter you and go straight into your heart,feeding it with a precious energy. Meditation phase 4: awareness in the spaceRemain in the eye, between the eyebrows.Instead of focussing on the light itself and on its shining particles,become aware of the background of the light. The darkness or thepurple light at the background of all the colours will give you thefeeling of a space, extending in front of you.The space may appear purple, dark blue, or even just dark. Morethan the colour it is the feeling of expanse that matters.Just remain aware in the space. Let yourself be absorbed in it.At this stage the throat friction can be decreased or even dropped.Start breathing with the friction again if the mind goeswandering with thoughts. Meditation phase 5: spinning in the spaceStart spinning into the space in front of you, spiralling forwardsand clockwise, as if you were falling forwards into a tunnel.
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Spin as if you were caught in a vortex.The vortex is there, in the space, waiting for you. Do not try tomake up a spiralling movement. Rather let yourself be caught bythe vortex and carried by its natural motion.As you go on spinning, the qualities and colour of the space willsometimes change, as if you were projected into a completelydifferent area. Just acknowledge the various feelings and continuewith the vortex.From time to time, or even constantly if you wish, you may usethe throat friction to amplify the vortex effect. Non-techniqueDrop any awareness of the breath, of the eye, of the space…Just become aware above the head.Doing nothing, looking for nothing, being ‘just aware’.Not even aware of yourself – just aware.Remain extremely motionless.Practise the art of losing control.Let the awareness take over, above the head. Coming back and finishing the meditationBecome aware again between the eyebrows.Listen to the sounds outside.Become aware of your body. Take a few long inhalations.Take as much time as you wish to come back fully, and then clickthe fingers of the right hand and open the eyes. Tips, Phase 1 (Vibration in the Larynx) • It does not matter if in the beginning you find it difficult toseparate the physical vibration from the non-physical one. It isenough to get a vague sense of the vibration, both physical andnon-physical, for the process to follow its course. Anyway, bytrying to be too precise your mind would probably get in the wayand block the process.All that is related to the vibration will probably become clearerafter readingChapters 4, 6 and 8 and practising the channelrelease techniques. • In the beginning it may be helpful to place your hand close toyour throat, about 1 inch away, to enhance the feeling of energyin this area. Later on, this won’t be necessary.
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• For this practice as for any work on the larynx of energy, it iscrucial for the neck to be as vertical as possible.What obvious differences can one observe between the bodies ofanimals and those of human beings? A major one is that the humanspine is vertical while animals live mostly in a horizontal position.Similarly, while animals have a larynx, it is not vertical. This givesus a clue about the importance of verticality for the larynx toachieve its cosmic status in connection with the Spirit. Anotherclue can be found by perceiving what happens when youimplement the first phase of the meditation: as soon as you reacha perfectly vertical position of the neck, a sudden enhancement ofthe vibration takes place in your larynx. Tips, phase 2 (vibration in the eye) • The larynx of energy acts as an amplifier and a giver of shape.By connecting the area between the eyebrows with the frictioncoming from the throat, you work at building up the third eye.In terms of experience, the intensification of the vibration in theeye that takes place as soon as you connect it with the frictionindicates that the action of the larynx is taking place. • As explained before, the vibration can also be felt as a tingling, apressure, a density… This phase works at building the etheric layerof the third eye. Tips, phase 3 (light in the eye) • In the beginning, connecting the light in the eye with thethroat friction just means feeling the two simultaneously. Then itautomatically happens that an exchange takes place between thetwo, by which the energy generated by the throat friction iscommunicated to the part of your (third) eye that perceives light.In practice the experience is quite simple: the friction seems to‘feed’ the light, to make it more tangible and brighter, which isanother example of how the larynx can be used to ‘give shape’. • Most of the students who think they can’t see the light actuallysee it but don’t recognize it. You have to accept that in thebeginning, the feeling of light may be faint, like a blurry whitishhaze for instance. And yet this faint glow is the first thread. Usethe amplifying effect of the larynx to develop it. Practise,practise, practise… and the humble glow will turn into anillumination.
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Tips, phase 4 (the space) • A common experience when reaching perception of the purplespace, is that of an immense feeling of relief in the heart, as if ahuge weight had suddenly been lifted. As soon as you contact theinner space, your heart feels immensely lighter. Some explanationsfor this will be found in section 3.10. Tips, phase 5 (the vortex) • The clockwise direction should not be taken as systematic andcompulsory. As always, you have to follow the energy of theinstant, and that may sometimes make you spin backwards andanticlockwise. Nevertheless, when no particular wind takes youbackwards, it is preferable to move forwards and clockwise. • The vortex is both a vortex and a tunnel at the same time. It ispreferable not to have fixed expectations as to what it should looklike. Let the perception arise by itself gradually. • Spinning in the space leads to an elaborated science of thevortices, through which one can travel far in space and time. Thisintroduces a form of travelling in which the purpose is not toproject yourself outside your body, but to go so deep inside thatthere is nothing left to get out of. The vortex effect that leadsfrom one space-time to another is used intensively in ISIS, theClairvision techniques of regression. • Approach the vortex with great respect and wonder, as youwould approach an archangel aeons older than you, and it will takeyou into extraordinary mysteries. Thoughts during meditationIf thoughts arise during meditation do not pay attention to them,just follow the process. You will soon notice that a strongvibration between the eyebrows tends to quieten the mind andsignificantly slow down its continuous flow of thoughts. So noneed to fight mentally against the thoughts. Just don’t focus yourattention on them. Each time you get distracted by a thought,simply go back into the eye and continue the exercise. Persist inthe process, and as the third eye develops, thoughts willautomatically become less and less of a problem. Past a certain levelof development the third eye gives the capacity to get completelyout of the mind and thus out of the thoughts at will.Often, when the level of thoughts becomes disturbing, one canquieten them down by intensifying the throat friction, which has
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the action of reinforcing the vibration in the eye. But rememberthat in our meditation, the purpose is not to make the mind silent– a notoriously hopeless exercise – but to build the third eye.Once this is achieved, thoughts won’t matter any more.Synopsis of the third eye meditationPreparation: sitting with your back vertical1) Throat friction + vibration in the larynx2) Throat friction + vibration between the eyebrows3) Throat friction + light between the eyebrows4) Space5) Spinning in the space: the vortexNon-technique: just awareness above the head Suggested times for each phase: • For a 30 minute meditation: 5 minutes for each of the 5 phases,plus 5 minutes above the head. • For a 60 minute meditation: Phase 1, 5 minutes. Phase 2, 10minutes. Phase 3, 10 minutes. Phase 4, 10/15 minutes. Phase 5,15/20 minutes. 5 minutes above the head. • For a 10 minute meditation: take roughly 2 minutes for eachphase.Do not neglect phase 1, even when short of time, for it is anessential part of the process. 3.8 More humming/buzzing This technique uses the humming sound we practised in section 2.4.Sit with your back straight and become aware in the throat.Repeat phases 1, 2 and 3 of the third eye meditation, usinghumming/buzzing instead of the throat friction.Then let yourself be immersed in the space, as in phases 4 and 5,using humming sound from time to time to penetrate deeper intothe space. Tip • These humming sounds provide a powerful way to projectyourself into the space. Don’t hesitate to have recourse to themwhenever you are disturbed by thoughts or mental activitiesduring your meditation. 3.9 How to organize your practice
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During the first days of your practice do as much meditation asyou can, repeating the first opening practice (section 3.2), andusing the third eye meditation (3.7), as well as its equivalent withthe humming sounds (3.8) and any other techniques you may pickup from the rest of the book. This strong initial imprint willmake it easier to follow the rest of the process.Then a good way to proceed is to spend some time every morningpractising the third eye meditation (3.7) and other exercises. Forinstance, meditate for 20 or 30 minutes, then practise the channelrelease exercises (Chapters 4, 6 and 8) for 10 minutes, then thetechniques on seeing (Chapters 5 and 7) for 10 minutes, then thetechniques on protection (Chapters 18 and 20) for 10 minutes. Do anight practice (Chapters 13, 14, 15) every evening before going tosleep, and possibly in the afternoon or early evening, for instanceif you are tired after coming home from work.If you have more time it is certainly possible, and beneficial, todevote longer periods to the exercises. Yet it should be clear thatthe Clairvision techniques have been designed for those who live inthe world. They do not invite you to withdraw from youractivities, but to start performing them with a new awareness, aswill be discussed in
Chapter 9.To succeed, the secret is not so much to spend long hoursmeditating but to incorporate more and more of these practicesinto each of your daily activities. The cornerstone of our methodis to maintain a permanent awareness in the eye (between theeyebrows) whatever you are doing (apart from sleeping). This doesnot refer to the light or the space, which are to be kept formeditation times. But by permanently keeping an awareness ofsome vibration between the eyebrows, you will achieve a doublepurpose. On the one hand you will gradually become more presentin your actions, and centred; on the other hand your third eyewill be nurtured by your awareness and develop into a powerfulcentre of energy. So all the techniques of this book are to beregarded as occasions to cultivate a new awareness. The first andmain benefit of our techniques of vision is that to implementthem you have to remain aware and present between the eyebrows.If you are short of time, you can very well follow the processindicated in this book by meditating (technique 3.7) only 5 to 10minutes every morning and incorporating the other practices intoyour daily routines. But these 5/10 minutes of morning
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meditation are essential for the development of your third eye. Ifyour schedule is such that your practice time is in the evening andnot in the morning, still try to keep the 5/10 minutes of morningmeditation at any cost, for they secure a reconnection of youreye, which completely modifies your energy for the whole of theday.Whatever format you decide to adopt for your practice, rememberthat this part of the path has to do with building – subtle bodybuilding. The more you practise, the quicker the building will beachieved. 3.10 The mysteries of the spaceWhile practising ISIS, the Clairvision techniques of regression, it isnot uncommon to re-experience the condition of the embryoduring the very first days that follow conception. The foetus canbe felt ‘bathing’ in the purple space. The purple space is all aroundit, like a sea. The embryo is very tiny and the space around is feltto be immense. This space is no different from the purple spacethat you perceive in your eye, in the fourth and fifth phases ofthe third eye meditation.To the embryo the space is outside, all around itself. But to us, thesame space is inside. To enter the space we have to withdraw insideand go through the portal of the third eye. In the Upanishads, ahuman being is compared to a city with ten gates. Nine of thesegates lead outside and only one leads inside. The nine external gatesare the two eyes, the two ears, the two nostrils, the mouth, theanus and the generative organ. The tenth gate is the third eye, orājñā-cakra, which does not open into the external world but intothe inner space.So what was outside for the embryo is now inside for us. Duringthe embryological processes that build up the foetus, aninternalization of the astral space has taken place. It is afascinating reversal, through which the inside becomes the outsideand the outside becomes the inside. And at death the opposite takesplace: the individual reintegrates into the space.This leads us to a deeper understanding of the word ‘existence’,used to describe the period of life on Earth. In Latin, ex meansout, and sistere means to take position. Existence therefore meansto take position out, that is, to exit from the space. Existence isthe temporary exit from the space that we experience betweenbirth and death.
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Now you can understand the feeling of relief in your heart whenyou immerse yourself in the purple space during meditation. It isas if your heart was suddenly relieved of all the pressures ofincarnated life, all the troubles of existence – enough to make youfeel much lighter! One of the results of initiation is to establish apermanent connection with the space without losing any of one’sanchorage on Earth. One can then enjoy the peace of the cosmicspace and at the same time, remain fully involved in one’s dailyactivities. Past a certain level, the joyful lightness forever stays inyour heart, whatever may be happening outside.Yet let it be very clear that the purpose of the Clairvision style ofwork is not to take you out of incarnation into some happy-floatyparadise, but to prepare you for a work of alchemy,transformation of the very substance of your bodies. The purposeis enlightenment here and now, in the middle of the cosmic messof modern life. Paradoxically, connecting with the space creates aninner freedom that allows you to be more fully in the world.
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