Psychic abilities are fascinating to many people, however unknown to most in terms of direct experience. Some people seek ‘psychics’ for guidance or to get readings done about their future, often parting with hard-earned money for the privilege. But the problem with this is, despite how convincing (or otherwise) the psychic may be, if someone else is telling you something then you don’t really know the validity of the information for yourself. You would be much better off developing your own psychic facilities. One way to do this is with Mantras.
A mantra is a series of sounds, vowels or words that have a vibrational affect upon us. Just think about the affects various sounds can play on our psyche – consider the soothing affect the sound of a meandering stream has upon us, compared to the agitating sound of a car alarm!
Today we are going to explore the vibrational effect that certain mantras have on 5 major chakras (or energy centers) of the astral body, and the corresponding psychic faculty of each chakra. There are other chakras, however as we are looking at psychic facilities the ones I will cover are the most relevant and useful:
- The Third Eye Chakra, ‘I’
- The Throat Chakra, ‘E’
- The Heart Chakra, ‘O’
- Solar Plexus Chakra, ‘U’
- The Lung Chakras, ‘A’
Below is a diagram of these chakras, and their autonomic location:
1. The Third Eye Chakra; ‘I’.
The third eye chakra is related to the pituitary gland, which is situated between the eyebrows. Its corresponding phychic faculty is clairvoyance; this allows us to ‘see’ into the higher dimensions and perceive what our eyes cannot see.
Clairvoyance is most commonly regarded as having ‘visions’ of events both past and future, but can be exercised in many ways. When going somewhere for the first time, I like to try to visualize the place before hand, then see how accurate I am when I get there. Sometimes we will play a game at the Gnostic Center where someone puts a piece of paper with an unknown symbol into an envelope and we have to clairvoyantly ‘see’ what it is. These psychic faculties are latent within all of us, however like any ability they need to be exercised to be developed.
The mantras that stimulate this chakra center around the vowel ‘I’, which is pronounced as in “Ian” only elongated; “IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII” . You gently inhale through the nose, and as you exhale through the mouth you pronounce the mantra. You generally start out loud, and gradually take the mantra internally.
As you pronounce the mantra you can visualize the chakra spinning. All of the chakras spin in clockwise direction, lying flat like a plate on a table. You can either visualize it as a glowing disc, or as a lotus flower with 2 petals. It is represented by the color indigo, so you may like to incorporate this into your visualization also.
The ‘I’ mantra can be combined with other consonants to form powerful mantas for awakening clairvoyance. One such mantra is ‘ISIS’, with the consonant ‘S’ pronounced as a gentle calm whistle:
Another effective mantra is SUIRA, pronounced with a trilled ‘R'; “SSSSSSSSSSSUUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII… RRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAA”
Even a trilled ‘R’ on it’s own is said to stimulate clairvoyance;
It is recommended that the mantras are pronounced for at least 20-30 minutes each day for a period of time to stimulate the charka. You may like to start with 10 minutes and slowly increase your time each day as you feel comfortable; if you over-do it you may develop a resistance to the practice and not want to continue it.
In addition to the mantras, it is important to exercise the faculty of clairvoyance with activities such as visualizing something you haven’t seen then checking to see your accuracy. I.e. When speaking to someone on the phone, try to visualize what they are wearing and then ask them. If this faculty has not been exercised much then it may be weak at first, but keep persisting with the mantras and exercises daily to strengthen it, learning about how it works as you go.
2. The Throat Chakra; ‘E’
The throat chakra is related to the thyroid gland in the larynx. Its corresponding psychic faculty is ‘clairaudience’, which is the ability to ‘hear’ into the higher dimension and perceive sounds that are inaudible to the physical ears.
Examples of clairaudience include voices of the deceased or of spiritual beings, and music from higher dimensions. Earlier this year at a Gnostic retreat during a group mantra and I and another girl perceived music that seemed inaudible to everyone else.
The most significant experience I have had with clairaudenice (and clairvoyance) happened when I was about 16 years old. I had disembarked from a train and needed to get to the other side of the tracks. I got to the crossing as my train was pulling out of the station, and as it passed me I began to cross. The boom gates were still down but there were no gates over the pedestrian part.
I am half deaf, and as such I can’t tell the direction of sound very well. And the train was blocking my view of the other on-coming train which I couldn’t hear coming towards me.
All of a sudden I had a vision that flashed into my mind; it was of a TV commercial I had seen which warned drivers in the country to be careful in the absence of boom gates. In the commercial a car was in this exact same situation and got cleaned up by the oncoming train. I was like, “weird, where did that come from?”. Not realizing my situation I kept walking.
Then there was a voice, but it wasn’t a voice I heard with my ears; there was no sound, no words, yet there was; like someone talking to you with mental telepathy I suppose. This ‘voice’ calmly and gently said “step back”. I really didn’t think about it, I just did what it said… I took a step backwards almost unconsciously as the other train came sailing passed me – whoosh! It missed me by about 2 inches. If I didn’t step back I would have been cleaned up. Up until that point I had no idea the train was coming – none at all!
The mantras for clairaudience center around the vowel ‘E’, pronounced as ‘Egg'; “EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE”. It can be helpful to simultaneously visualize this chakra as a blue disc or lotus flower with 16 petals spinning in a clockwise direction.
Another is ‘Aum Chi Va Tun E';
To exercise this faculty I like to do one of these mantras for 20-30 minutes, followed by a concentration practice on a piece of quality classical music such as Beethoven, really listening to the sounds as intently as possible.
3. The Heart Chakra; ‘O’
As the name suggests, the heart chakra is located in the center of your chest in the area of the heart. The psychic faculty related to this chakra is intuition, the faculty more familiar to the majority of people. Intuition is that hunch you get, that subtle feeling that tells us information that is beyond the rational mind. Intuition is also essential to correctly interpret dream symbolism and to understand what dreams mean.
‘O’ is the principle letter for this chakra, pronounced as “Oh”; “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”. You can visualize it either as a green disc or lotus flower with 12 petals spinning as you pronounce the mantra.
Again it is important to exercise this faculty, and some ways I like to do this include using intuition to guide me when I don’t know the exact direction to somewhere, or using intuition to see which queue in the supermarket will get to the cashier first.
4. Solar Plexus Chakra; ‘U’
The solar plexus chakra is located in the area just above the navel, and is related to the pancreas. Its corresponding faculty is telepathy, which is the ability to perceive the thoughts and emotions of others. Examples of telepathy include thinking about something when someone in your company says exactly what you were thinking about, or when you think about a person and a few minutes later they call you on the phone – it is likely in these situations you communicated telepathically.
You vocalize the mantra “U” to stimulate this chakra, pronounced as in ‘Moon; “UUUUUUUUUUUUU”. At the same time visualize a golden disc or lotus flower of 10 petals spinning.
You can also add the letter “N” to make the mantra; “UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN”
5. The Lung Chakras; ‘A’
The pulmonary chakras relate to the facility of memory, specifically to the recollection of past lives. The vowel ‘A’ stimulates the lung chakras, pronounced as ‘Ah'; “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA“. At the same time you can visualize your lungs vibrating.
Again the letter ‘N’ can be added to this; “AAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNN”.
This is a particularly good mantra to recite before bed, so as to get information about your past lives in dreams.
Initially I would suggest you spend a month exploring each faculty individually, practicing the mantras daily and also investigating how the faculty works. As I said earlier, it is really important that the faculties are exercised in daily life so as to become familiar with them and to strengthen them.
Once you have explored each faculty, to maintain them you can combine all the vowels together as one mantra; ‘I, E, O, U, A'; “IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII… EEEEEEEEEEEE… OOOOOOOOOO… UUUUUUUUUU… AAAAAAAAAAAA”
Another effective mantra that combines all the faculties is ‘CHIS, CHES, CHOS, CHUS, CHAS'; “CHIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSS… CHEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS… CHOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSS… CHUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSS… CHAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSS“.
Psychic faculties are qualities of the consciousness, and as such they are more effective when the consciousness is activated with awareness. However as our psyche is comprised of only 3% consciousness and 97% subconscious, they are easily swamped by the subconscious (or egos) and usually are not readily accessible. As such the mantras need to be practiced daily to keep the chakras activated and the faculties awakened.
Psychic faculties can however be activated permanently with a serious psychological work on one’s self, which is what I am currently undertaking through the teachings found here.
Reference: ‘The Power of Mantras’ by Samael Aun Weor.