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Metaphysical Glossary

Physical Plane (Etheric Plane or Etheric/Physical Plane), Astral Plane (Emotional Plane), Mental Plane (Manasic Plane), Buddhic Plane (Intuitional Plane), Atmic Plane (Spiritual Plane), Monadic Plane, Divine Plane (Logoic Plane or Adi). Most people, when they die, will stay in the astral plane of existence. The level within the astral where they reside will depend on their individual vibrations.
The record of a soul's past, present, and future lives stored on the causal plane.
The borderline brain activity between conscious and subconscious; the creative cycle; 8-13 cycles per second.
The phenomenon of exiting the physical body and traveling around in an "astral" body.
Problem-solving, normal state of conscious brain activity; 14-30 cycles per second.
A remote viewing term that means consciousness is fully at the target. The target can either be a person, place, event, or object.
The causal plane is just above the astral plane. The place where memories and karmic patterns are stored. The reader of the future or past looks to this plane for information, or accesses it from other dimensions.
CHAKRAS - As per the new age link on
Chakras are the spherical whirlpools in the etheric body, that act as transmitters of energy. They influence our physical activities through the function of our endorine glands (glands of internal secretions, such as the thyroid). These glands effect our physical functioning, our mental equilibrium and emotional integrity. In accordance with the use we give to them, they may be constructive or discordant. Our ethereal body has 7 basic chakras. For more information go to the Astral Projection link and click on "Subtle Body Energies."
The supernormal hearing of sounds or verbalizations.
The observation of objects or events concealed from or outside the normal range of the ordinary physical senses.
Deep, slow brain activity found in deep sleep; 0.5-3.5 cycles per second.
The sensation of having the consciousness at two locations at once. Common when consciously leaving the body.
Founder and Director of the Consciousness Research Division (CRD) of the Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In addition to The Conscious Universe, Dr. Dean Radin has published 165 journal articles and technical reports.
ESP (extra sensory perception). The knowledge of facts, happenings, or presences through means other than the five senses of the physical body.
FOUR LEVELS OF AWARENESS - As described in Astral Odyssey by Carol Eby
The conscious part of the mind includes mental activity that we are aware of-- immediate perceptions from the senses and activated mental process such as memory, emotion, imagery, reasoning, creativity, decision making, learning, and thought. Conscious observation of the external physical world includes discerning publicly verifiable qualitative and quantitative information, categorical knowledge and rules of society, and events near and far, first hand or otherwise. conscious observation of the internal world includes comprehending information from the senses (hunger, pain, body position), deductive reasoning, logical induction, inference, problem solving, reflection on past experience and emotion.

The subconscious consists of cognitive information that both the unconscious and conscious have access to, but of which we are intermittently aware. The conscious operates selectively in monitoring the environment, only registering as much information as it can manage directly; therefore many perceptions that go unnoticed by the conscious are retained in the subconscious. Learned responses are also stored in the subconscious, making it unnecessary for the conscious mind to deliberate on such automatic action as walking, avoiding sudden danger, or riding a bicycle. Unconscious mental processes and contents are blocked from direct conscious access. Rather than experiencing them directly through introspection, we can learn about them only through inference or indirect methods.
The unconscious contains the neurophysiological processes that keep the physical body alive and healthy under ideal conditions, or those that cause disease and death through psychosomatic illnesses under adverse conditions. The unconscious creates, maintains, and controls the brain, nervous system, and nerve impulses, and mediates between the organic mental apparatus and mental activity. The unconscious mind codes thoughts, messages, and responses in biophysiological pathways which scientists are just beginning to understand.
*SUPERCONSCIOUS (aka Christ consciousness and the dharma - body or God Body):
The term superconscious is used to refer to the part of the mind involved in ESP, which includes telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, precognition, retrocognition, and psychometry.
HEMI-SYNC (Taken from the Monroe Institute's Website)
Hemi-Sync is a trademarked, state-of-the-art audio technology based on the natural functioning of the brain that encourages coherent brainwave activity. Our brains produce waves or patterns of electrical activity. Different patterns indicate different mental states, such as rest (occipital Alpha), deep sleep (central Delta), meditation (central and frontal Theta), physical activity (wide-spread Beta). Hemi-Sync's audio binaural beats influence these brainwave patterns and in concert with other components of the Hemi-Sync process provide experiences in focused states of consciousness.
This is the border state of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness. This state has been found to be accompanied by a distinct physiological characteristic, relaxation, decreased EEG tracings showing theta waves production, slow eye movements (SEM's), less activity of the frontalis (muscle of the forehead).
This is the state of consciousness when you are coming out of sleep, yet not fully awake.
As described in Astral Odyssey by Carol Eby: A rare type of dream where the dreamer becomes aware that the experience is a dream as the dreaming mind understands its true condition. The dream continues and the waking mind gains control. Lucid dreams can typically lead to an astral projection.
The present perception of future events.
The paranormal perception of an object's history or psychic vibration through touch.
The ability to perceive people, places, events, and objects by directing the consciousness to any destination provided via specified coordinates. There is no limit as to whether it's current or past, large or small, near or far. Developed largely by Ingo Swann working under contract for SRI International, formerly known as Stanford Research Institute.
The present perception of past events.
A term created by Robert Monroe that means "Thought Balls". R.O.T.E. stands for Related Organized Thought Energy which is transferred from one soul to another.
Telepathy is the transfer of thoughts, feelings, or images directly from the mind of one person to another without using physical means.
Drowsy state of brain waves; 4-7 cycles per second.
Our third eye is one of the seven primary chakras (brow chakra) and is located between your eyebrows, but slightly raised (mid forehead). To develop this region gives you certain attributes such as better visualization, increased psychic perceptions, and better creativity.
A rapid oscillation or shaking that appears to be physical but is not; tremors that are usually felt during altered states of consciousness.

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