Consciousness at different levels or stages perceives different kinds of events, In order
to perceive some of these you have only to learn to change the focus of your attention from
one level to another. There are minute chemical and electromagnetic alterations that accompany
these stages of consciousness' and certain physical changes within the body itself in hormone
production and pineal activity.|
You usually glide from wakefulness through to sleep without ever noticing the various conditions
of consciousness through which you pass, yet there are several. First, of course, with various
degrees of spontaneity, there is the inward turn of consciousness away from physical data, from
worries and concerns of the day. Then there is an undifferentiated level between wakefulness
and sleep where you act as a receiver - passive but open, in which telepathic and clairvoyant
messages come to you quite easily.
Your consciousness can seem to float. There are varying physical sensations, sometimes of
growing large, sometimes of falling. Both sensations are characteristic of moments in which
you almost catch yourself, almost become aware of this undifferentiated area, and then translate
some of its experiences into physical terms. The sensation of largeness, for example, is a
physical interpretation of the psychic expansion. The feeling of falling is an interpretation
of a sudden return of consciousness to the body.
This period can last for only a few moments, for half an hour, or can be returned to. It is a
cushioning, supportive, and expansive stage of consciousness. Suggestions given during this
time are highly effective. Following this period there is an active state, that can occur,
of pseudodreaming, where the mind busies itself with physical concerns that have managed to
cling through the first two stages.
If these are too vigorous, the individual may awaken. This is a vivid, intense, but usually
brief stage. Another undifferentiated layer follows, this time marked quite definitely by
voices, conversations, or images, as consciousness tunes in more firmly to other communications.
Several of these may compete for the individual's attention. At this point the body is fairly
quiet. The individual will follow one or another of these inner stimuli to a deeper level of
consciousness, and form into light dreams the communications he is receiving.
Somewhere during this time he will go into a deeply protected area of sleep, where he is at the
threshold to other layers of reality and probabilities. At this point his experiences will be
out of all context to time as you know it. He may experience years though only minutes have
passed. He will then return toward physical reality in an area marked as REM sleep by your
scientists, where physically oriented dream productions will be created, putting the knowledge
he has gained into use.