Great Teachers give the following advice regarding psychism:
1. Do not force yourself to be a psychic but let your powers flourish naturally.
2. Never manipulate your centers and never concentrate upon them.
3. Find a wise Teacher when you feel that you are ready for instruction.
4. Never use your powers to satisfy the curious or selfish interests of others. Study the Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, The New Testament, the works of H. P. Blavatsky, Alice A. Bailey, Helena Roerich, and other such literature.
5. Learn how to meditate.
6. Observe your moral life, and do not be trapped in sex, vanity, greed, hatred, and fear. Such elements destroy the communication line between you and your Solar Angel.
7. Try to live in the light of your Solar Angel.
8. Do not talk about your own spiritual striving and discoveries with average people.
9. Any psychic experience must be reported to your Teacher and no one else.
10. Any psychic order revealed from the subjective realms must not be obeyed until your Teacher’s advice is sought.
- Torkom Saraydarian (Breakthrough to Higher Psychism, pp.92-92)
There are two kinds of psychism. One is lower psychism. The other is higher psychism. Lower psychism is related to the astral and lower mental planes. It is related to self-interest, matter, position, possessions, greed, aggressiveness, separatism, sex, negative emotions, domination, and control.
Higher psychism is related to the higher mind, intuition, and atmic awareness. Its source is the Spiritual Triad. It is related to the Hierarchical Plan, to the Divine Purpose, to the Common Good of humanity, to the law of evolution, and to karma. It is related to Cosmic Centers, such as Sirius, Pleiades, and the Great Bear.
The purpose of higher psychism is to lead humanity toward perfection. its devices or equipments are mental, intuitional and atmic senses. Its intention is to establish the Will of God on earth. The higher psychic is selfless and lives a life of sacrificial service. His ego and vanity are totally nonexistent.
Higher psychism is never related to so-called spirits, astral entities, corpses, or astral guides. The higher psychic is related to higher etheric centers, such as the Hierarchy, Shamballa, and other centers in space that are treasuries of Cosmic Wisdom. His whole existence is based upon sacrificial service for all living forms.
The consciousness or awareness of a higher psychic functions in the abstract mind, in the Intuitional, Atmic, even in higher Planes. This is why his communication is relatively pure.
A lower psychic functions in the etheric, astral, and lower mental planes, and his communications are conditioned by the pollution found in these three planes. Most of the time all contacts of lower psychics are distorted or fabricated. Because of such a work carried on by the lower psychic, the dark forces show great interest in him. Eventually they possess him and use him against the law of evolution. This is the greatest danger awaiting a medium, a channel, and a lower psychic.
- Torkom Saraydarian (Consciousness vol.1, p.26)