Stimulating Primary Energy Centers
What have the primary energy centers (major chakras) to do with
Well, just as the NEW secondary system
conditions the energy body and helps prepare it for conscious-exit
projection, so does a little work on the primary circuit. With
conscious-exit projection, energy is simply everything. During an
OBE, the entire energy body, including all the primary centers,
becomes active and contributes energetically toward the generation,
projection, and maintenance of the projected double.
Some people (those having plenty of natural ability) may not need
what is given in this chapter, but experience has taught me that OBE
training and preparation should be tackled in the same way as any
other psychic ability. If standard energetic development procedures
are applied to OBE training, results are far easier to obtain.
Using today's visualization-based methods, successfully stimulating
and developing the primary energy centers (major chakras) can take
many years. The NEW techniques make successful primary-center
activation possible even in the very early stages of development.
Because of this, I urge you to be careful when using these
techniques on the primary centers. The NEW techniques are far more
effective than are the more obtuse visualization-based methods
You may have heard a lot of hype about the dangers of primary energy
center work and kundalini energy. I believe this comes from a lack of
understanding of the energy body and how its energy centers and
structures work. While there are some potentially adverse side
effects, the primary energy centers and the kundalini are not
energetic time bombs waiting to go off should you accidentally touch
the wrong energetic button or wire inside your own energy body.
If primary-center development work is undertaken with care, respect,
and intelligence, there is very little to worry about. Triggering a
full raising of the kundalini takes enormous preparation, effort,
and self-discipline over an extended period of time. I do not
believe this could happen accidentally or through simple
experimentation while using the energetic development system given
in this book.
You may come across a few accounts telling the experiences of some
very special people, where kundalini is reputed to have
spontaneously arisen in response to their intellectual and spiritual
development. Cases like this are rare in the extreme. I would hazard
an educated guess that the chances against this happening to the
average person undertaking normal levels of energetic development
would be more than a million to one.
Working on primary centers is only one step above working on their
supporting secondary centers. Raising energy and stimulating primary
energy centers is very simple. You have already learned all the
There is, however, quite a bit more to
learn about the primary centers before beginning any serious work on
them. They are far more complex and powerful than the secondary
centers, and must be treated with great respect. Make no mistake
about it; mistreating the primary energy centers can be dangerous -
physically, emotionally, mentally, and psychically. I have given
several cautions and warnings within these pages and strongly advise
these be carefully heeded.
To me, primary energy centers are the major energetic organs of the
energy body. When observed clairvoyantly, these may look like simple
wheels or vortexes of multicolored light, but in reality these are
extraordinary complex energetic structures. They are always active
to some extent, even if not perceived as active. They are an
integral part of all bioenergetic and pure-energetic functions of
the human energy body. For the purposes of training and development,
however, I mink these are best thought of as being simply primary
Many types of raw energies are collected through the energy exchange
ports and channeled throughout the secondary system, where these
energies are conditioned. These energies are then either used for
bioenergetic life processes, fed into storage areas, or channeled
into primary energy centers. The primary centers transform these
into energies with higher pure-energetic values, as set by current
Other than the crown and brow centers, which are directly attached
to parts of the brain, primary centers have their roots within the
spine. These are also attached or energetically related to major
organs, glands and nerve ganglia, and are linked with each other and
interconnected with the rest of the energy body's supporting
circuitry. The complete energetic structure of the human energy body
is as complex as its biological nervous system.
One more thing before I continue: There are conflicting opinions
over the number and placement of the primary centers (chakras). My
own hands-on research agrees, in these matters, with the Hindu
science of Tantra.
For further reading on the more esoteric
intricacies of chakras, according to Hindu Tantra, I
recommend the excellent book by Harish Johari, Chakras -
Energy Centers of Transformation.
The primary energy
For energetic stimulation purposes,
primary energy centers are best imagined as circular energy vortexes
roughly the size of the palm of your hand, except for the navel and
crown centers, which are larger.
The base center has its roots in the
base of the spine, but the center of its external vortex is best
thought of as flowering between the anus and the genitals. This is
the area that is generally worked on.
It may seem as if this would be
difficult to stimulate because of its location, but in practice this
area is quite easy to work on.
Genital center: center point in
genitals (male and female)
Navel center: center point in
Solar plexus site: center point
in solar plexus
According to the Hindu science of Tantra,
the solar plexus area does not contain a separate primary energy
center per se, but is related to and connected with the larger
navel center below it. My hands-on exploration of the primary
centers supports this view. There is, however, most definitely a
large, important, and fairly sensitive energetic structure at this
It feels and behaves like other primary
centers when worked on, and if successfully stimulated, produces
similar energetic sensations.
The larger size of the navel center may be part of the problem.
People may simply be working on and stimulating the higher parts of
the larger navel center. When the navel center is stimulated, it
often causes a throbbing sensation in the solar plexus just above
it. Parts of the heart center, when stimulated, can also cause
chakra-like sensations in the solar plexus. The sub-heart storage
center - quite active in most people - is situated in the upper
region of the solar plexus. Regardless, I suggest the solar plexus
be treated for all intents and purposes as a primary energy center.
I have therefore included the solar
plexus as a primary energy stimulation site, while not listing it as
a primary energy center, per se.
Heart center - center point in
Throat center - center point in
base of throat
Brow center - center point in
middle of forehead, between eyebrow ridges
Crown center - center point in
middle of crown
The crown center is much larger than the
other primary centers. With its entire support structure, when it is
fully active, it flowers and covers the whole top of the head above
the hairline. All awareness actions on the crown center should
therefore be much larger to reflect this greater size. All energy
centers, primary and secondary, are connected with and represented
in the crown center and its support structure. The crown center can
be likened to being the central energetic brain of the energy body.
This bears the same relationship to the
energy body as does the physical brain to its physical body.
Starting with Primary Centers
Beginning work on the primary circuit is a significant step forward
in energetic development, especially with the very effective NEW
techniques given in this book.
I do not recommend serious primary
center development work be undertaken to any great extent until the
NEW secondary system given earlier has been practiced for at least
three months. The energy body must first become used to the
secondary system and be given time to stabilize. All heavy
energy-movement sensations, as caused by the NEW system, should be
given time to reduce before primary centers are worked on.
A great variety of potential problems
can be avoided simply by conditioning the energy body first. This
will make the energy body more robust and responsive, while
generally increasing conscious control over energetic flow through
The lighter secondary energetic circuitry powers the heavier-duty
primary energetic circuitry. The secondary and tertiary circuits
need exercising, developing, and conditioning before primary circuit
work can safely and effectively be done.
At the very least, I suggest the NEW secondary work be concentrated
on regularly, preferably daily, for a few weeks before any serious
primary-center work is done. The timing is, of course, up to the
individual. Some early experimentation with primary centers, say
during OBE attempts, will rarely cause any problems. However, if
problems occur, or if you have difficulties getting primary centers
working, please return to the secondary system and spend more time
Continue until you can progress onto the
primary circuit with more confidence.
In the beginning, you may
have to spend several minutes stimulating each primary center. You
may also find in the early stages that some primary centers seem not
to be responding well. This is normal. It is unusual to find persons
with no primary center response at all, especially if they have
worked successfully with the secondary system.
As with the secondaries, primary centers
become progressively more awareness-sensitive and hence easier to
For training purposes, you will not need a deep level of relaxation
or the trance state. But a slightly deeper level of relaxation than
that used for secondary work is recommended. Primary-center work is
more effective when done during the trance state, as the energy body
is naturally more active then. If you have trouble stimulating
primary centers, use the full relaxation and trance techniques
before each session of primary-center work.
The techniques for stimulating primary energy centers (stirring,
brushing, tearing, and wrapping) are the same as those used with
secondary energy centers. The actions should be slightly larger to
reflect the greater size of the primary centers. Adapt these as you
see fit and vary the size of each action to what feels the most
natural and effective. Try to feel primary center awareness
stimulation actions as penetrating a couple of inches inside the
body as you use them.
Just as with secondary energy centers, scratch, rub, stroke, or
brush the sites of primary centers, as needed, to highlight and
target them with body awareness. Do away with this type of manual
targeting as soon as you can.
The large, whole-limb sponging awareness action is used to raise
energy up through the legs to the base center. This same action is
also used to raise energy up to and through all of the primary
centers, as if sponging liquid energy up through the body.
With all primary centers, cease stimulation actions as soon as
energetic sensations are felt. There is no need to overdo primary
center stimulation, especially for the purposes of projection
training. Overstimulation can cause a great many problems. Once a
center starts to stiffen, cramp, throb, pulse, buzz, tingle, bubble,
or feels warm or cool, consider that center active, and move on.
Overstimulation of primary centers is unwise, especially during the
early days of primary-center work.
The base center is the most important primary center to stimulate
during early exercises. Unless the base center is sufficiently
stimulated, energy may not flow strongly enough into the higher
centers to enable any noticeable activation. I suggest that more
time be spent on the base center than on any other, unless
noticeable energetic sensations are felt therein. An apparently
inactive base center will not stop the activation of higher centers.
If you can successfully activate even one of the higher centers,
then energy is definitely flowing through the base center.
I recommend that the genital center not be stimulated or used at
all. This center is extremely sensitive and can be somewhat
volatile. If the NEW stimulation techniques are applied to it, this
center can become unstable and cause a great many problems. It is
intimately linked with the powerful sexual energy structures within
the groin and genitals of both males and females.
If this center is activated, even
accidentally, it can create conditions that can make it difficult to
continue with further development exercises at that time... for
obvious reasons. However, do not worry if you occasionally feel some
mildly erotic sensations coming from this center during these
Sometimes this cannot be avoided and it
will not usually interfere with further primary-center work at that
time, nor cause any serious or ongoing problems.
Primary Center Stimulation Process
This process can be done
while sitting or lying down, but I recommend that the sitting
position be used while learning it. Try both positions and use what
works best for you. Run through the relaxation exercises once, then
clear your mind with the breath awareness technique (see chapter 15)
until you are well settled. You do not need to be in the trance
Alternatively, close your eyes and
settle yourself while taking ten long, slow breaths before
Use a full-body circuit for a few minutes before beginning primary
center stimulation. In particular, make sure you spend a little time
stimulating the whole of both feet and both hands before starting.
They will be providing the majority of
the energy raised and used during these exercises, and it helps if
you have them energetically ready.
Raise and sponge energy from feet to base center, repeatedly
using a deep sponging action up through the whole of both legs.
(Alternate one leg at a time if you cannot split awareness.)
After several upward leg sweeps, use the stirring, then
brushing, then tearing actions on the base center, one at a
time. Continue stimulation for several minutes, alternating
awareness actions, or until energy sensations are felt When
energy sensations are felt, or if nothing is felt after several
minutes, continue with the next stage.
Raise and sponge energy from feet to base center again.
Smoothly take energy up through the base center, sponging energy
up through the genital center and on up to the navel center.
(Again, direct stimulation is not advised.) If taking energy up
through the genital center causes sexual arousal or other
problems, avoid this center entirely by taking the energy around
it. Loop it under the genital center, taking it through your
body and directly to the navel center on the surface of the
stomach. Adapt this to what feels most natural and comfortable.
Raise and sponge energy from feet to base center again.
Smoothly take energy upward through the base, through or under
the genital center, and on up to the navel center. Stimulate the
navel center with the three stimulation actions. The navel
center is larger than the other lower centers, so work on an
area at least double in size for the best effect. Continue
stimulation for several minutes, or until you feel energy
sensations. When you feel sensations, or if you feel nothing
after several minutes, continue to the next stage.
Solar Plexus Stimulation Site
Raise and sponge energy from feet to base, to genitals, to
navel, and smoothly on up to the solar plexus stimulation site.
Stimulate the solar plexus site with the three actions. Continue
stimulation for several minutes, or until energy sensations are
felt. When you feel sensations, or if you feel nothing after
several minutes, move on to the next stage.
Raise and sponge energy from feet to base, to genitals, to
navel, to solar plexus, and smoothly on up to the heart center.
Stimulate the heart center with the three stimulation actions.
Continue stimulation for several minutes, or until energy
sensations are felt. When you feel sensations, or if you feel
nothing after several minutes, continue to the next stage.
Raise and sponge energy from feet to base, to genitals, to
navel, to solar plexus, to heart, and smoothly on up to the
throat center. Stimulate the throat center with the three
stimulation actions. Use the wrapping action around your throat
for extra stimulation, wrapping around the entire neck a dozen
times or more. Continue stimulation for several minutes, or
until energy sensations are felt. When you feel sensations, or
if you feel nothing after several minutes, continue to the next
Raise and sponge energy from feet to base, to genitals, to
navel, to solar plexus, to heart, to throat, and smoothly on up
to the brow center. Stimulate the brow center with the three
stimulation actions. Feel these actions as penetrating inside
your forehead. Try not to let your forehead or eyes tense up as
you do this. Continue stimulation for several minutes,
alternating between all the above techniques if necessary, or
until energy sensations are felt. When you feel sensations, or
if you feel nothing after several minutes, continue to the next
stage. When the brow center reaches a normal level of activity,
a pulsing, throbbing sensation will usually be felt in the
middle of the brow. Cease stimulation as soon as this is felt.
Extra Brow Center Stimulation
If no activity is felt in the brow center after doing the
above, or if a high-level projection attempt is to be made, the
following will provide extra stimulation.
Use a deep stirring action on the left and right temples for
twenty seconds or so on each, stimulating the two large
secondary centers there. Then, bounce awareness smoothly from
temple to temple, through the center of your head, for another
twenty seconds or so. Use the wrapping action around the entire
forehead, as if wrapping a bandage around the circumference of
your head, a dozen times or so. Then use the brushing action
across the entire forehead, from temple to temple. Finally, use
the brushing action up and down from the tip of your nose to
just above your hairline, a dozen times or so each way.
The above process can be repeated several times for high-level
projection attempts, but is not advisable for regular
stimulation sessions done for development purposes. Overdoing
brow center stimulation can cause brow center pain, headaches
and a plethora of other physical, mental, and psychic problems.
Raise and sponge energy from feet to base, to genital, to
navel, to solar plexus, to heart, to throat, to brow, and
smoothly on up to the crown center. Larger actions are required
for stimulating the crown center and its support structure.
Start by using a wide brushing action, as if painting the whole
top of your head with a large paintbrush, in all directions,
covering the surface above the hairline. Next, use a large
stirring action that covers the whole top of the head. Finish by
using large tearing actions, as if repeatedly tearing apart a
large, round, flat loaf of bread that is covering the whole top
of the head.
Feel all these actions penetrating inside your head. Try not to
let your head, brow, or eyes tense up while doing this.
Alternate these actions and continue stimulation for several
minutes, or until energy sensations are felt. When you feel
sensations, or if you feel nothing after several minutes, cease
work or continue to the next exercise. As with the brow center,
do not overdo crown center stimulation.
You will usually feel stronger sensations in some primary energy
centers than in others. Spend a little more time on inactive
centers than on active centers to promote more even energetic
balance and development. Active primary centers showing
noticeable signs of activity should be left alone.
Continuing Primary Stimulation
Once you have completed the above primary center stimulation
exercises, it helps if you keep some energy flowing gently
through all these centers.
You do not need to repeat the above
process to do this. Using an upwardly sponging awareness action
from the feet, sponge energy smoothly upward through all the
primary centers to the crown center in one long sweep, then
flick awareness back to your feet again. Move your awareness
through all the primary centers during the upward sponging
Do not sponge downward; just flick
awareness back to feet at the end of each upward sponging
action. Alternatively, this action can be done from the base to
the crown center only, as long as your legs are providing a
reasonable flow of energy. These two methods can be alternated
Additional energy can also be drawn into the body through the
hands and arms with this process, but this should be considered
optional as most people find this addition difficult. Try both
methods and see what works best for you. Repeat this action
gently and continually for as long as is required.
Another good way to raise energy through all the primary centers
is to use the smoke rings trance-induction technique (see
chapter 17). The full-body secondary circuit can also be used
here with good effect, as can the two-part energy-raising and
storage circuit (see chapter 13).
Do not overdo or use too much effort with any of the above
methods, as gently and steadily really is the best way to work
on the primary circuit. Stimulation exercises can be returned to
at any time, during any exercise or practice requiring energy
usage, to increase energetic flow whenever needed.
Primary Center Breathing Circuit
The whole idea of the primary breathing circuit is to raise
energy upward into the primary circuit to provide continual
stimulation of all centers with a steady, gentle flow of energy.
Raising energy upward through the whole body tends to interfere
with the natural breathing rhythm. You will often find yourself
breathing IN and holding your breath as you raise energy upward
through your body. Breathing can thus be used with good effect
to enhance energy-raising actions. Following is a very simple
breathing circuit that not only enhances energy raising, but
also regulates the breathing pattern.
Breathe naturally at all times
during this circuit and avoid shallow, stilted breathing.
1. Center awareness in feet at
the start of the IN breath.
2. During IN breath, sponge energy up legs, through all
primary centers, to crown center.
3. Draw through arms as energy passes where hands are
4. Hold awareness centered in crown center until IN breath
5. At the end of each IN breath, flick awareness to feet and
hold, ready for next IN breath.
6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 continuously, for as long as
Development Session Times
In the beginning, when primary-center work is first undertaken,
development sessions will tend to be fairly lengthy affairs. Just as
with learning the NEW secondary system, primary-center work takes a
little time to learn and do well.
With a little regular practice, the time
necessary to accomplish this will significantly reduce.
Primary-center stimulation work can then be included in regular
development sessions. This can be incorporated as a part of the
full-body circuit, using the NEW secondary system, with a little
primary center stimulation being done before starting the full-body
The length of time the primaries are stimulated depends greatly on
the type and level of development sought after, but I suggest that
this level of work not be overdone. Once the techniques are learned,
a half-hour session each day is quite adequate for most
Any more than this is overdoing things and
could cause problems to arise.
Primary Center Sensations
Primary energy center sensations can be quite strong and variable,
depending on their natural state, the level of activity, and the
amount of energy flowing through them. Active primary centers can
affect nerves, muscles, and surrounding flesh in many peculiar ways.
Strong energetic movement in a primary center can cause the flesh
around it to twitch, pulse, and/or throb quite noticeably. These
sensations can often be felt with the fingertips, showing that they
are real, not just subjective sensations.
The condition of the secondary and tertiary supporting structures of
the energy body plays a large part in the type and level of
primary-center activity that can occur. If you experience
uncomfortable or painful primary-center activity, or no activity at
all, please return to and spend more time on the NEW secondary
system, especially the full-body storage circuit, as this will help
alleviate these problems.
Regular work on the secondary system should not be stopped just
because you have begun work on the primary circuit.
You should always use the full-body
circuit as the mainstay for all energetic development practices.
Most Common Energetic Sensations
Hot or cold sensations
It would seem logical that the
heavier the energetic sensation, the more active the energy
center. This is partly true, but overly strong or uncomfortable
sensations are fair indicators of energy blockages and
malfunctioning parts of primary energy centers, and of their
supporting energetic structures.
Typically, a primary energy center at a normal level of
functioning will cause a fairly noticeable localized throbbing
and pulsing sensation and a steady feeling of pressure. The
speed and heaviness of this throbbing will vary according to the
energetic demands being placed on a center.
Some primary centers, however, will
be found to cause some fairly predictable sensations during
development exercises or projection attempts, and thus deserve
special mention here.
Working this center will often cause a bruised, buzzing kind
of aching feeling. This may last for a few days after it has
first been successfully activated, and seldom any longer. This
sensation will eventually settle down to a steady and
On that note, base center stimulation exercises may appear to
intrude slightly into the lower genital area, because of the
proximity of the genitals to the base center. This will not
generally cause any problems, as long as awareness is focused
specifically on the base center. It is quite normal to feel
slight tickling, tingling, or buzzing sensations in the
genitals, even verging a little on the erotic side, while
working on the base center. This is quite normal and is no cause
It will not usually cause any
problems, as long as awareness is not allowed to drift into and
become locked in the genital area - a definite no-no for the
A generally comfortable warm throbbing and pulsing around
the belly button, extending a few inches all around it, is
normal for this center. You may also feel a fluttering,
bubbling, gassy feeling of movement inside the stomach, between
the belly button and pubic line and a few inches either side of
This odd bubbling sensation is
related to the workings of the sub-navel storage center, which,
although a separate energetic organ, is also related to the
energetic workings of all primary centers, especially the lower
Solar Plexus Stimulation Site
This site can generate a feeling of pressure, tension, and
even anxiety, and the feeling you are not getting enough oxygen.
Move on to the next stage of the exercises, breathing slowly and
deeply, and this sensation will usually pass fairly quickly. If
this plagues you, however, reduce the amount of time you spend
stimulating this area, or even skip it entirely if this
This is more commonly felt the first
few times it is successfully stimulated into full activity, and
will generally pass if development exercises are practiced
Heart center sensations can be extremely visceral and hence
are the most worrying and difficult of all to ignore. Normal
heart center activity feels like a throbbing in the flesh and
ribs in the surface of the chest, much like the heavy heartbeat
you get after exertion, but on the surface of the chest and
without any shortness of breath.
Anything more than this is unusual
for normal development exercises. Heavy sensations can occur,
though, especially if a spontaneous OBE, or near OBE, occurs.
This will often happen during primary center development work,
especially during the trance state. These potential extra-heavy
sensations are thus well worth a special mention here.
Heavy heart center sensations are at their very strongest during
the exit stage of an OBE. This occurs as the projectable double
is internally generated as well as during its projection.
Extreme heart center sensations associated with projection
indicate unavoidable energetic conflicts caused by the presence
of an awake mind during the projection process.
The heart can feel like it is racing, sometimes at a seemingly
impossible rate. It is not the actual physical heart racing,
however, but the heart center. The heart center works overtime
to provide the greater amount of energy required for a
conscious-exit OBE to occur.
The heart center causes these heavy
sensations, which makes it feel like the physical heart itself
is racing. If you hook yourself up to a heart monitor during a
conscious OBE exit, you will find your heart rate increases only
slightly and that this increase is mainly due to excitement. A
racing heart center will not hurt or damage you at all, but it
takes quite some getting used to, I must admit.
The heart center, when fully active, especially during an OBE
exit, feels something like this: Place one hand on your chest,
with your fingertips resting over your heart. Tap your
fingertips on your chest, roughly in time with a normal
heartbeat-thud-thud... thud-thud... thud-thud. Increase this
rate until you are thudding on your chest as fast and as hard as
your fingers can move. Add some really heavy full-body
vibrations, a continual falling sensation, and some really
strange noises, and this is something like how the heart center
may feel during a conscious-exit projection.
Be warned, and be ready to accept and weather these heart center
sensations during your first successful projection attempt. If
you are not fully prepared for these they will cause you to
panic and shock you out of your first real projection success.
On the brighter side, heavy
heart-center sensations always reduce during subsequent
projection attempts, albeit often slowly.
When active, the pressure and throbbing in the throat center
can sometimes cause mild but uncomfortable choking sensations,
and even shortness of breath, as if something were touching and
pressing against the windpipe. This is partly caused by the
sensitive area this center is in, but also can be tied in with
strong heart center activity.
These sensations are mainly felt
during early successful stimulation attempts during the trance
state. If you bear with them, they will ease off gradually in
response to regular energetic development work. If, however,
choking sensations continue to disrupt development exercises and
projection attempts, either reduce the amount of time spent on
this center or skip it entirely.
In fact, any primary centers that
cause sensations that are too uncomfortable or painful should be
worked on only very lightly or skipped entirely until the
Brow and Crown Centers
You will usually feel pressure and throbbing in the brow
center during stimulation and development exercises. This is
quite normal. These sensations can be very strong and noticeable
in some people.
Strong brow center pressure sensations will usually be felt at
some time during the course of long-term energetic development,
especially if dormant psychic abilities are present. You will
feel pressure as either localized in the middle of the forehead - as if someone were pressing a thumb hard into it - or as a
tight band around the circumference of your head at the brow
level. This last feels as if a wide leather belt were tied
around the head and being slowly tightened by an invisible
sadist. If the crown center is also involved, this pressure may
also involve the entire top of the skull above the hairline.
Brow and crown center pressure can be uncomfortable, even
painful at times, but is generally sporadic. It will not happen
every time. Strong pressure is a fairly common sign of
development, and can aptly be thought of as energetic growing
pains. If headaches or migraines result from this pressure,
treat this as you would normally.
Please see a medical doctor if pain
persists. Ice packs and hot-water bottles, alternated, usually
ease this type of pressure pain.
The Strobe Effect
The strobe effect is my term for an occasional
energetic-cum-visual phenomenon that can happen at any time
during normal meditation or sleep, as a delayed side effect of
energetic development. A sudden flash of stunningly bright
silver-white light is seen behind closed eyes, in the mind's
eye, usually accompanied by a slight feeling of concussion over
the whole brow and facial area, as if from an open-handed blow.
The wide area over which this
painless slap is felt involves the support structure in the
face. The strobe feels something like it would if a powerful
camera flash were set off at very close range while the eyes are
open, but without hurting the eyes.
Many people have contacted me over the years, extremely worried,
believing they were under some kind of entity attack because
they had experienced the strobe effect. They often break off
energetic development because of this. But this phenomenon is
caused solely by the brow center, as it strobes accumulated
energy upward into the crown center. This effect is strongly
related to clairvoyance and is a strong indicator that
clairvoyant potential is present.
Being an energy clairvoyant myself, I am all too familiar with
this effect. The strobe effect marks the beginning of the
energetic creation of the vision screen, which forms the visual
backdrop that holds the vision stream. The vision stream is the
flood of vivid mind's eye visions seen by an energy clairvoyant.
Energy clairvoyance is my term for visual mind's eye
clairvoyance, brought about through pure energetic stimulation
during the trance state.
One of the most basic functions of primary energy centers is
their ability to accumulate energy, acting much like subtle
energy capacitors. Once a primary center's energy accumulation
reaches a certain point, it strobes its accumulated energy
upward into higher centers. The strobe flash-activates
surrounding energetic structures, and forges many new energetic
connections, which allows for a much stronger, higher-quality,
This enables the higher functions of
primary centers, e.g., in the case of the brow center,
clairvoyance and other psychic abilities. Temporary energetic
connections and structures dissolve when the energy centers
responsible for their creation become energetically exhausted.
With the brow center, unlike all other centers, the strobe
effect is extremely visible in the mind's eye. I consider this
similar to how the electronic condenser in a camera flash works.
When the brow center achieves a full charge, it strobes
powerfully once. If the energetic flow permits, the brow center
will strobe several more times. The energetic creation of the
vision screen used for energy clairvoyance, however, takes a
slightly stronger and more stable energetic flow than nature
usually provides for.
If the energetic flow is stable enough to maintain the
full-energy clairvoyance process, a few seconds after the first
initial strobes the brow center will begin strobing regularly
every few seconds. This will quickly increase in frequency to
about quarter-second intervals, speeding up to a continual
blurring strobe. The vision screen will then begin to form in
the mind's eye.
The vision screen looks very much like an oval mirror. Imagine
one about two feet high and one foot wide, hanging at arm's
length in front of you in your mind's eye, bordered by dense,
dark-gray smoke. The surface of the vision screen is made up of
very pale-gray textured smoke. Its surface moves and swirls
slightly, with occasional sparks and flashes of light coming
from within it.
On this backdrop, energetic flow
permitting, you see a stream of brilliant 3-D visions, often
with full sound and color. Clairvoyant operators eventually
learn to manipulate their vision screen, and mentally tune in to
areas of interest. They even shift out of their bodies and enter
the vision screen and experience visions firsthand, which can be
likened to a powerfully akashic-records type of OBE. The
creation of the vision screen, from the first strobe to its
formation, is absolutely fascinating to watch.
The strobe effect is completely natural, energetically speaking.
It simply means the brow center in question is better developed
than average, or has stronger natural potential. The strobe
effect will never cause any harm and is a very good sign, if you
are planning to develop any type of psychic ability.
It also indicates a strong potential
for developing high-level projection abilities.
While doing secondary or primary center development work, it
is fairly normal to experience periodic tingling adrenaline-type
rushes up through the body, especially through the back and
These tingling body rushes are
caused by energy movement resulting from secondary and primary
centers generating pulsing waves of energy up through the energy
body. These are not to be mistaken for kundalini-type energy
spikes. Kundalini energy spikes are far heavier, often
uncomfortably hot, and come with a fairly strong cramping
sensation in the anus, perineum, coccyx, colon, and lower spine.
These sensations are generally
localized to the lower half of the spine. Normal energetic
body-rush surges can be triggered by many things, including
energy-raising efforts that release significant blockages, as
well as by emotional upsurges. These can be likened to the
surging, tingling waves of energetic feeling caused by uplifting
Energetic waves affect nerve endings in the physical body,
particularly in the spine and back muscles. This causes the
tingling, surging adrenaline-type body-rush sensations. These
can be quite strong, even breathtaking at times, but are normal.
However, if these energy rushes are felt as particularly strong
and cramping, and are felt shooting up through the lower part of
the spine and stomach, and if burning heat or cold and pain are
felt, stimulation should be stopped immediately. These
sensations indicate premature kundalini activity.
If any symptoms cause worry or continue to be a problem, I
suggest you stop primary-center work and use only the secondary
system. The NEW secondary system is much gender, safer, and more
predictable than primary-center work. It has far fewer side
effects and is a much gender system overall. You can return to
primary-center work later.
If you suspect that a kundalini
spike has occurred, I would suggest that you take at least a
three-month break from all primary-center work, to give the
energy body time to adapt.
Development exercises can then safely
Reducing Primary-Center Activity
After any type of energetic work involving the primary centers it
is, traditionally, thought to be very important to close all energy
centers that have been opened (that is, stimulated). This is
illogical and ineffectual.
No localized awareness action, and no visualized action either, will
be found to cause an energy center vortex or chakra to reduce
activity, deactivate, or close. A visualized stimulation action
(commonly called a chakra opening or closing action) will only
affect the energy body if it is localized to the site of a primary
energy center. It thus becomes a type of body-awareness action,
albeit a fairly obtuse one.
Experience has taught me that no matter how an awareness or
visualized action is performed at the site of an energy center, if
it has any effect at all it will cause further stimulation. I
consider it illogical to think that any reversed action will succeed
in shutting down or closing an energy center once it has become
This is, in principle, a lot like
fanning a spark into a flame with a stimulation technique and then
trying to make this flame go out by fanning it from a different
Whatever the technique used, opening and closing methods both
involve a similar localized action at the site of a primary center.
Primary energy centers (chakras) are complex nonphysical organs,
each with many subtle bioenergetic and pure-energetic functions.
They should not be likened to simple
mechanical devices that can be opened and closed. Primary energy
centers are not just little doorways that can be opened and shut
with good intentions and a little visualization. Some people may
dispute this, being convinced energy centers must be deliberately
closed. Be that as it may, my logic is based on solid firsthand
experience: Energy centers simply cannot be deactivated or closed in
Those who believe they have succeeded at doing this will find that
their actions are merely coincidental with their supposed result.
The energy centers in question would have been deactivating on their
own anyway. In most cases, primary centers begin deactivating the
moment relaxation and trance disciplines are broken and normal
levels of physical and mental activity are restored. The best way to
deactivate energy centers is to leave them alone and stop using
Energy centers will also cease activity when the energy body becomes
energetically exhausted. This can happen when the energetic support
structures in the energy body become exhausted, and are rendered
incapable of supplying the energies necessary to support energetic
If no significant continuing energetic activity is felt in primary
energy centers after a development session, they should be left
alone. An attempt should be made to reduce activity in them only if
continuing energetic sensations are pronounced or uncomfortable.
Following is a list of ways to reduce activity in the energy body.
Combinations of these actions will,
under normal circumstances, significantly reduce energetic activity
in the primary centers.
Reverse energy-raising actions
in the legs and arms, dumping energy.
Stop focusing awareness on the
energy body and its primary energy centers.
Break physical and mental
Move, stand, talk, stretch, and
restore full circulation and movement.
Curl up and go to sleep - if
this is appropriate.
Hug a hot-water bottle into an
uncomfortably overactive center, then go to sleep.
Alternate the above hot-water
bottle with an ice pack.
Vigorously rub or slap hands,
arms, and legs, to draw awareness away from primaries.
Walk, jog, swim, do aerobics -
physical exercise can help.
Take a shower or two - ice cold
Avoid any type of energetic
exercise or practice until all activity has ceased.
When all else fails, EAT, and
keep eating until all unwanted sensations cease.
I have had a few cases where primary
centers have refused to deactivate for some days after stimulation.
This problem can arise when severely depleted parts of the energy
body suddenly have their energy flow restored. A strong, continuing
energetic demand can thus continue long after stimulation and
energy-raising efforts have ceased.
If this ever happens - and this is quite rare, I might add - make
use of all the above-listed ways of reducing primary-center
I suggest that alcohol and recreational
drugs be avoided, and meditation and energetic practices be
curtailed. I suggest you concentrate on normal physical life and
activity until the problem corrects itself, as it always will. The
general rule with any type of energetic problem is to take an
energetic break, for as long as is necessary.
In the worst case I have ever come across, it took almost a month
before energetic activity stopped altogether. This consisted mainly
of pulsing and fluttering in brow and heart centers, along with
frequent adrenaline-type energetic body rushes. This problem slowly
eased and eventually disappeared.
Note, this person also had a serious
eating disorder, was fairly hyper, and was steadily losing weight at
this time, and against my advice, continued to diet all throughout
this episode. I think the diet factor significantly contributed to
the overall energetic problems and the lengthy time this condition
took to stabilize.
I have found that die fastest way of slowing energetic activity is
to eat large amounts of heavy food, especially heavy protein. (This
is an excellent short-term solution, but long-term use will
obviously cause weight gain.) Digesting a heavy meal takes a great
deal of energy. After a heavy meal, the energy body diverts its
resources into bioenergetic digestion processes. The energy body
virtually shuts down when the stomach is overloaded. A large meal
thus uses up all available energy, leaving nothing to support
For this reason, any energetic or development-related work, even
simple meditation, can be a waste of time if undertaken within an
hour or two of a heavy meal. This is one of the most common problems
presented to me, where energetic development exercises have seemed
ineffective. A light meal, or even temporary abstinence, is
recommended before development exercises.
If you have problems getting your energy
body to respond to any of the exercises given in this book, going on
a low-fat or low-protein diet for a couple of weeks, or any similar
diet, can make all the difference.
Potential Negative Side Effects
While conceivably some risks are involved with primary-center work,
I consider it quite safe to undertake at the levels given within
this book, provided all procedures are followed and cautions are
duly heeded. The main problems that can arise from primary-center
work, apart from those already discussed, are dealt with below.
The incidences of serious problems are
rare. Other contributing factors, apart from energetic development,
are almost always involved.
Out of the hundreds of people who have consulted with me on
energetic development, in person and through the Internet, only a
small handful have developed what could be deemed serious problems.
In all cases, I have found outside factors have been contributing to
or causing these problems.
Any problems that can arise through
primary-center work can easily be overcome if they are recognized
early and handled with a little common sense.
While raising the kundalini
is an extraordinarily difficult thing to do, it can be very worrying
if kundalini energy begins manifesting prematurely. The body and
mind must be energetically, mentally, and physically prepared to
handle this level of energetic movement.
Normally it takes several years of
mental, energetic, and spiritual development and purification before
it can be done with reasonable safety. A small number of people
will, however, occasionally feel symptoms of kundalini energy
stirring when they undertake serious energetic development of the
primary circuit. This can result in spikes of energy shooting up
through the lower spine, often accompanied by stinging and cramping
This is not to be mistaken for the normal, often breathtaking,
adrenaline-type energetic rushes up through the base center and
spine associated with normal levels of secondary and primary energy
movement. These energetic body rushes are completely normal symptoms
for that type of development work.
In more than two decades of personal energetic development work,
because of my need to find my own way in these matters, I have
experienced and lived through just about every stupid mistake and
foolhardy blunder it is possible to make. Through experience, I have
found that no matter how bad the mistake, or how severe its effects,
it can be overcome.
Taking a complete break from all
energetic work, including meditation, and concentrating on real-life
physical matters is the very best way to alleviate problems and undo
mistakes of this nature.
For example, in the late eighties when I first raised my kundalini
it almost killed me, quite literally. My body experienced severe
physical shock. Once I had recovered from that, the resulting
onslaught of energies and impressions at work within and around me
began unbalancing me in many subtle ways. I was fully aware of what
was happening and why, but also intuitively knew the cure. I shut
down everything for just over one year, apart from gentle meditation
and prayer, and concentrated solely on my physical life, family,
work, health, and intellectual pursuits.
I kept my feet firmly planted on the ground at all times, until my
energy body and perceptions were completely stable again. Once I was
totally satisfied that everything inside was functioning normally
again, I returned to my energetic and mystical practices. I found,
after my energetic holiday, that everything inside worked
beautifully once more-much better than before, in fact.
There was no recurrence of my problems,
nor has there been for the last decade.
Mental and Emotional Imbalance
In cases where I have come across psychological or emotional
problems that appeared to have been caused by energetic development,
other contributing factors have always been present. Upon
investigation, I usually find that suggested procedures are being
modified and cautions ignored.
Either that or preexisting mental or
emotional instabilities are at work, causing or contributing to the
overall problem - more usually both. Because of this, I strongly
recommend that people with preexisting weaknesses and instabilities
in these areas think very carefully about this.
These factors must always be considered before any type of serious
energetic development, especially primary circuit work, is
undertaken. If in doubt, please seek the opinion of a qualified
therapist or medical doctor. If energetic development is undertaken
regardless, I suggest that the NEW secondary system be practiced on
its own for at least one year, or until such time as it is felt that
primary-center work can be undertaken with confidence.
It is quite possible to cause mental or psychic instabilities if the
brow or crown centers are overworked, or if they are worked on to
the exclusion of other development exercises. In the same way, too
much work on the heart center can cause emotional problems to
manifest. These same problems can also arise if my warnings are
ignored and the sub-brow or sub-heart storage centers are actively
No matter how often or how firmly I warn people about these dangers,
they often think they know best and do it their own way regardless.
While I can relate to this attitude, please understand that the
warnings and cautions given in this book are very carefully thought
out. They are not given lightly. All are based on hard firsthand
experience and have been given for very good reasons.
Heeding my advice on these matters will help avoid many unpleasant
side effects, mistakes, and potential problems. This, in itself,
will greatly speed overall development time. In many cases, where
cautions are not heeded, problems will not arise immediately, but
the conditions that allow potential problems to manifest have been
A problem may thus arise later, or occur
intermittently, especially if unwise energetic practices are
Most people who have ignored cautions and then come to me for help
fully believed that they could safely take shortcuts to psychic
abilities. This was something they wanted at any cost, without
having to bother about all that seemingly time-wasting and boring
old development stuff. More often than not, these people paid a
steep price for their lack of foresight, through slowed or
indefinitely suspended development.
Breaking the rules here may gain a
person some quick temporary psychic abilities, but at what price, I
At what price? Mental, psychic, and emotional instabilities are
no laughing matter. These can have devastating effects on all
aspects of life.
A good example came my way recently. A young man e-mailed me about
some advice I'd given in one of my very early online tutorials
(published on the World Wide Web several years ago) not to overwork
the brow and crown centers during primary center development work.
He said that, after reading this caution, he had worked exclusively
on his crown and brow centers for almost a month, just to see what
would happen. He was most annoyed that nothing weird had happened -
while I was most relieved. This type of reckless behavior totally
defies logic and common sense.
Another common reason for defying my cautions, I have found, is that
people take advice based on people's experiences gained through
using ineffective visualization-based methods. Because of the
powerful nature of the NEW system's awareness-based techniques,
anyone not fully experienced with them in the long term is a totally
unfit adviser, no matter what their background or experience. I say
this without reservation.
There are right ways and wrong ways to do just about everything, and
this saying particularly applies to the many aspects of energetic
and psychic development. The development exercises given within
these pages nurture psychic abilities in a safe and totally natural
If these exercises are regularly
practiced and not overdone, all warnings and cautions are duly
heeded, and if a little common sense is applied as required, any
latent psychic abilities will soon rise to the surface. These can
then be used and nurtured safely and naturally, one small step being
taken at a time.
There are no safe ways to rush these
Increased Sexual Desire
It is fairly well known today that primary-center energy work has
the potential to cause a plethora of energetic problems, of which
greatly increased sexual desire is probably the most well known.
This fairly rare genital center problem is more related to kundalini
energy than to normal levels of primary or secondary energetic
This is a potential problem only -
something to be aware of but not overly concerned about.
As with all potential energetic
developmental problems, this is a common-sense matter. It is easy to
spot the signs and rectify matters before they can grow into serious
Increased sexual desire can potentially become a problem with the
NEW primary center manipulation and development techniques given in
this book, mainly because of the very effective nature of the
techniques used. Barring accident, however, deliberate misuse and
sexual energy experimentation are the biggest causes for this type
Problems normally will arise only if the
genital center is deliberately focused on and actively stimulated.
Body awareness can thus become locked into the genital center; it
can then be very difficult to shift the focus of body awareness away
from that area. If this is allowed to continue, it will not usually
cause any lasting damage or harm - barring sexual and energetic
exhaustion, of course.
The solution is to quickly move body
awareness and move on to the next exercise. If, however, body
awareness tends to keep flicking back into the genital center of its
own accord, discontinue the session immediately, break relaxation
discipline, and use the deactivation measures given earlier.
Clapping hands and stamping feet are also good ways of forcing body
awareness away from the genital center. If all else fails, a cold
shower will normally do the trick.
The ultimate cure for this malady
probably is standing in a bucket of ice water, with both hands also
submerged in iced water.
There are people in the world today advertising their services,
under many different tides, as energetic masters capable of opening
primary energy centers (chakras) for other people. This service
usually has a steep price attached to it, often thousands of
They claim to have high levels of
knowledge and ability, and that once chakras have been opened by
them, psychic powers will be enabled in the recipient of their
services. They claim they can save people many years of boring old
development work. They offer a quick fix and an easy shortcut - for
a price. Without exception, these people are frauds and charlatans,
more interested in opening people's bank accounts than in opening
their chakras, which they cannot truly do anyway.
Activating a person's primary energy centers from the outside (often
from a great distance) simply cannot be done. Persons like this, if
they have any ability at all, may be able to cause a few energetic
sensations in another person's primary centers (but in person only),
by raising and directing energy into them.
If at all possible, this would be a
simple energetic transfer similar to healing. However, this will not
have the intended long-lasting effect on the recipient's primary
energy centers. The persons receiving this energy would feel no more
by way of energetic sensations and gain no more benefit from it than
they would get by raising their own energy and stimulating their own
It should be fairly clear by now that primary centers are not simple
little mechanical devices that can be opened and shut with a few
waves of a magic wand and some good intentions.
Barring accident or natural ability,
primary energy centers have to be nurtured out of dormancy and their
supporting energetic structures developed and strengthened. This
must be done in a balanced way or the energy body will become
unbalanced, which can cause serious problems. The development of the
energy body and its primary centers takes time, as long as it needs
Shortcuts and quick fixes are neither
wise nor advisable.