Empathy & Primal
- Extreme Empathy – by Myriads (aka Myriad)
Gives an excellent picture of what it is like to be a strong empath, including some of the pitfalls (like the tendency to become everyone around you instead of being yourself). Explains how empathy is useful in everything from business to politics and the military, since it allows you to know other people’s personalities and imitate them to put them at ease, as well as anticipate what they want. Also illustrates how empathy can be used effective in combat, and how to control it instead of it controlling you.
- Empathy: What it is, what it is not, and what to do about it – by Jael
Clarifies the difference between psychological empathy and psychic empathy. Explains how grounding, centering, and shielding can help with determining if an emotion is yours or someone else’s, and describes how to deal with the effects of empathy.
- Empathy Seminar – by RainTurtle (aka Rainsong)
Distinguishes between psychological and psychic/psionic empathy, and outlines how empathy relates to telepathy. Q&A on how empathy tends to behave when both broadcasting and sensing, and various theories on how it works including “where” empathy and telepathy are “felt”. Describes techniques for sending to both individuals or large groups (via “puffs” of emotion and psi, or by using wards) and for sensing (via extending one’s field to probe or using a type of “scanning”).
- Beginners Guide to Learning Empathy – by Peebrain
Explains what empathy is and what it’s useful for. Also gives some cautions about learning it and recommends learning to shield first. Describes techniques for both active empathy via linking, and passive empathy. (Note: learn about links and how to break them first–links can cause problems if they are allowed to stay connected after the practice session is over.)
- Empathy – by Rainsong
This being a condensed version of the seminar I gave last night, we’ll start with a friendly definition, so we’re all on the same figurative page. “Empathy,” in psionics, is the ability to sense other being’s emotions and to project one’s own emotions into another being’s mind. […]
- The Empathy Manual – by Myriads (aka Myriad)
- Empathy Seminar – by Myriads (aka Myriad)
Part 1 of this seminar explained what empathy is, how archetypes play into the different ways people sense things empathically, the bioplasm or EMF field theory of how it works, how to create a filter shield, and ended with practicing shields. Part 2 continued with more details on shielding, how to sense things empathically, how signatures work, and ended with a sensing exercise. Part 3 explained (and practiced) sending and receiving emotions, as well as broadcasting and projecting.
- Orion’s Lessons Series – by Orion
Rather than being an introduction to general psionics, this series covers the methods used specifically by the author. Tends to use energy manipulation for all techniques, even those that are mainly mental.
Lesson 1: Introduction
Lesson 2: Feeling and Manipulating Psi (also published on Shifted Perspectives as Feeling and Using Psi)
Lesson 3: Understanding Constructs
Lesson 4: Grounding
Lesson 4.5: Binding
Lesson 5: Basic Empathy
Lesson 6: Basic Telepathy
Lesson 6.5: Telepathic Suggestion
Lesson 7: Basic Remote Viewing
Lesson 8: Linking, a How-To
Lesson 9: Basic Scanning
Lesson 10: Basic Astral Projection (never posted)
- The Cursed Gift – by JediKaren
Describes common experiences and traits of natural empaths, and how the ability often seems more like a curse until they learn to control it. Notes that there are different levels and layers of emotions, distinguishing between normal emotions and primal emotions. Explains how to send an emotion by feeling the emotion as strongly as you can without getting lost in, and directing it to the target. Recommends beginning to practice empathy in a way that gives you no external cues (“pure receiving”), such as body language or tone, but details practicing empathy both in person and online where external cues may be present (“non pure receiving”). Outlines ways that empathy can be used in every-day life. Includes excerpts from the author’s journal on the subject and tips on how to help yourself or someone else who is experiencing an empathic overload.
- The Uses of Psi – by JediKaren
Describes some common problems that newbies tend to have with practicing (lack of motivation, no teacher, not knowing how to train or use abilities in everyday life). Explains situations in which various abilities can be used, including empathy, telepathy, clairvoyance, remote presence, scanning, psychokinesis, meditation, astral projection, precognition, healing, and constructs. Warns against using psi in ways that could ruin your reputation or those of psions in general.
- Psionics, how to get better without practice – by Stolide Demens
Explains how to incorporate psionics into everyday life so that separate practice sessions are no longer necessary. Lists ideas for telepathy, psychokinesis, empathy, energy manipulation, clairvoyance, and healing.
- Empathic Broadcasting – by Jaci
Briefly covers what empathy is and the recommended prerequisites to learning it. Describes several types of empathic broadcasting techniques in detail, including both the nature of each and how to perform them. The types covered are: unfocused broadcasts, focused broadcasts (links, group broadcasts, and individual broadcasts), and construct assisted broadcasts (programming a construct to make an empathic broadcast on command).
- Psychoenergetics – by FrozenFlames (aka Hech)
Begins with awareness exercises to notice the different patterns of energy in a room (including those generated by people, objects, constructs, and ambient energy) and how they interact. Briefly mentions how knowledge of these patterns can help with empathy and crowd control. Points out that programming a construct changes the pattern of the energy and therefore how it interacts with the energy around it. Outlines an exercise in “manual” programming via changing the patterns directly rather than relying on the sub-conscious to pattern the energy for you. Also discusses how this method of understanding programming can be used for self-defense and for making more efficient constructs that are less likely to get corrupted and can change programming on command. (Note: this article was also published on a few other sites by the title of Advanced Energy Manipulation and Programming.)
- Telepathic Projection – by RainTurtle (aka Rainsong)
Discusses various kinds of mind to mind transmissions including telepathic and empathic projections, as well as how to project a mental “gesture”.
- Telepathy – by Rainsong
Explains what telepathy and empathy are, and how surface thoughts can be broadcast (often unintentionally). Gives an exercise for sending thoughts, noting that it is important to both hold the whole thought in mind and keep focus on it. Describes how the exercise can be adapted for distance-sending. Includes suggestions for further reading.
- Empathy & Telepathy: The Right Touch – by Annie
Describes how the author experiences empathy and telepathy as a continuum rather than distinct abilities, and how in her work she often picks up ‘pathic information about the person when she touches them. Includes recommendations for developing this kind of sensitivity.
- Noon Class 7: Primal Ability Practice – by Winged Wolf
Primal input and output ability practice. Includes techniques and practical exercises.
- Noon Class 6: Nervous System Ability Practice, Primal Ability Introduction – by Winged Wolf
Introduction to and practice of nervous system input and output abilities. Introduction to primal input and output abilities. Includes techniques and practical exercises.
- Noon Class 5: Emotion Ability Practice – by Winged Wolf
Emotion input and output ability practice and some general discussion about empathy.
- Noon Class 4: Thought Ability Practice, Emotion Ability Introduction – by Winged Wolf
Thought input and output ability practice. Introduction to emotion input and output abilities. Includes techniques and practical exercises.
- Evening Class 5: Nervous System Ability and Primal Ability Introduction and Practice – by Winged Wolf
Introduction to and practice of nervous system input and output abilities. Introduction to and practice of primal input and output abilities. Includes techniques and practical exercises.
- Evening Class 4: Thought Ability Practice, Emotion Ability Introduction and Practice – by Winged Wolf
Thought input and output ability practice. Introduction to and practice of emotion input and output abilities. Includes techniques and practical exercises.
- Empathy and Healing – by Annie
Describes how empathy can be used in healing work. For example, using physical empathy to get a clear picture of what is going on with a person’s body, then using projective empathy/telepathy to direct the body on how to heal itself. Gives other excellent recommendations for becoming a good healer, and how to approach various common problems.
- Emotion Input Ability – by Winged Wolf
Methods for practicing sensing emotions with a partner (linking and sensing the information with one’s solar plexus). Practicing without a partner is difficult, unless you ask everyone around you how they are feeling to verify what you sense.
- Article on Linking, Pinging, Sending, Receiving – by Master Wolf
- 15 Steps to Improve Your Empathetic Ability – by Brandonslau
- FAQ: Empathy – by Shifted Perspectives
A list of answers to commonly asked questions about empathy and living as an empath.
- How Do You Know It’s Real? ( Basic Psionics ) – by Peebrain
While the results of intentional exercises like remote viewing or telepathy practice with a partner are easy to verify, real life application of psionic abilities can be more difficult to verify. The author encourages skepticism at first, balanced by an open mind and lots of practice. Gives an example of practicing empathy and how the ability comes more naturally and with more confidence.
- The Basics of Awareness and Sensitivity – by Neveza
Explores why sensitivity is important to the practice of psionics and reasons why sensitivity may differ between people. Explains how focusing your awareness with meditation can help to increase sensitivity. Also addresses how to control sensitivity through shields (though the author does not recommend these and explains why) and mental control via willpower.
- You’re Grounded! – by JediKaren
Explains the difference between empathic overload and energy overload. Describes two methods of grounding excess energy: the “golden roots” method which uses visualized tree roots, and simply moving excess energy down through your body toward the ground. Cautions against panicking during an overload.
- Cloaking Shields – by Stolide Demens
Explains what cloaking shields are and outlines how to program several types of cloaks including a general telepathic suggestion cloak (“I am not here” or “I am a tree”, for example), an empathy cloak (for hiding your emotions or broadcasting some other emotion entirely), and a psi signature cloak (for hiding your signature or broadcasting a different one). Includes tips for use during combat.
- Perception Q&A – by PsiPog
Answers to various member-submitted questions about psionic perception abilities, including scanning, pinging, telepathy, empathy, remote viewing, etc.
- Remote Viewing Practice of January 29, 2005 – by JediKaren
General introductions to what remote viewing and telepathy are, a shapes & colors telepathy practice session, and an empathy practice session.
- Empathy Practice Log Done in 2005 – by JediKaren
Covers the basics of empathy before an empathy practice session.
- Empath Talk Log 9-13-2008 – by JediKaren
Discussion and Q&A about what empathy is, what can be done with it, emotions in general, how to deal with overload, and how to help people without getting burnt out. Includes a practice session of sending and receiving emotions. (Note: log is a little hard to follow because all of the screen names have been edited out.)
- Attacks and Protection Chat Late Jan. 2008 – by JediKaren & The Enigma League
Discusses the difference between shields and wards, different kinds of attacks to look out for (including empathic overloads), signs of an attack, and the steps of how to deal with an attack or an overload. Includes some tips on grounding and centering.
- Empathy – by Sentinel
This article is a bit on the melodramatic side, but presents some things that are helpful for empaths to keep in mind, including: you can’t help everyone, avoid getting too close to people with troubled emotions, don’t always sugar coat what you need to say, and take care of yourself.
- Body Language and Interpersonal Attraction, Part II – by Roy
Discusses proxemics–how physical proximity is used in body language. Useful for understanding what kinds of things can be communicated even without psychic empathy.
- Body Language and Attraction: A Comprehensive Introduction – Part I – by Roy
Outlines some common expressions of body language and how they can be interpreted, and illustrates how each component of someone’s body language should be taken in context. Useful for understanding what kinds of things can be communicated even without psychic empathy.