After my last diary note it occurred to me that I have on two or three occasions over the years seen through the third eye.
In each case I was lying in bed, focussed, and it was just prior to projecting from the body. I did not set out to see through the third eye, or indeed determine the object of my vision. It is quite possible I received higher help in doing this.
I was looking through a single eye in the forehead region, as though I was looking through a telescope or magnifying glass at a particular location on the other realms which, I believe in all cases, was a countryside vista.
It was necessary, and this I clearly remember, to maintain this focus with some effort, rather like a relaxed effort if there is such a thing, and if I didn’t I would lose it. So it wasn’t just like relaxing into a dream, for example.
One particular country scene I can still remember, and it was hedgerows on a path leading towards a wood with my vision starting to move along this path and speed up as it did so, until I left my body and I was there. And then the astral experience took place, probably under guidance.
I realised that this is very different from being awake and seated, and deliberately inducing vision through the third eye at will, which I have not achieved in this life yet.
However, it does give me some encouragement in that I know it can be done and I recall the clarity of vision as I beheld the location I was seeing on another realm on these occasions.
I wasn’t out of body, I wasn’t in a dream, I was lying down, but I was very focused.
I know that a clairvoyant experience is achieved normally with the eyes open, which enables you to determine what you look at, e.g. the aura of a person in the same room as yourself. The eyes start to blur over – hence the “mist” which descends on a crystal ball – and go out of focus as the vision is transferred towards the third eye. Although in many cases it is no doubt a reflection of a lower centre, probably the solar plexus centre.
There is a combination of what might be called the “mind’s eye”, in other words a mental impression, with actual third eye or psychic vision in such clairvoyance, as when I saw and was able to describe Count Cagliostro in my office at Aetherius House and confirmed later that my vision fitted with how he had actually looked.
But seeing through the third eye in that chakra at will and possibly determining the object of one’s vision is quite another thing which I have yet to achieve. With the eyes closed, I suspect that you wouldn’t necessarily see what is in your physical vicinity because you wouldn’t be spatially limited, as it were, but that’s only a theory which I have yet to experience.