Psi balls, (also called chi balls) are the most common place to begin when learning energy work. A psi ball is a very basic construct made by programming some amount of energy to stay in the shape of a ball. These articles describe different techniques for making them, troubleshooting for common issues, how to “shell” a psi ball so that it holds together better, and how to work on “flaring” (making a psi ball visible). There are also ideas on what to use psi balls for scattered throughout.
- Your Psi Ball Source (Peebrain’s Method) – by Peebrain
A detailed description of Peebrain’s method of making psiballs, including hand positions, sources of energy, visualizing drawing from the source, and forming the psiball. Also gives techniques for making a psiball denser.
- Constructs for Noobs – by Rainsong
Outlines the minimum amount of programming needed for a basic psiball or other construct shape. Demonstrates how to gather energy using the “moving without moving” method and the cobweb method, then how to pack the energy into a psi shape, and several methods for instilling the needed programming (for instance, making sure the shape lasts instead of falling apart). Also covers several exercises for learning to sense energy.
- Detailed Psiball Creation – by Hech
Thoroughly describes how visualization can be used to communicate intention to one’s sub-conscious. Includes step by step instructions and recommendations for both making and destroying a psiball.
- The Shelling Guide – by Gnome
Instructions on programming a shell for a construct so that the construct does not dissipate as quickly. Includes both tactile and visual methods.
- So You Think You’ve Mastered Psi Balls? – by Peebrain
Moving conceptually from psiballs to psi constructs, describes how to make psiballs into different shapes and program them to simulating things like fire or ice. Also discusses throwing and juggling constructs.
- Seven Years of Psi Balls (Tactile Method) – by Peebrain
Starts with an introduction to what a psiball is and how to charge your hands with psi using Robert Bruce’s tactile visualization method (essentially trying to recreate the feeling of a physical sensation on your palm). The psiball is then created by charging your hands, putting them near each other and visualizing a ball forming between them.
- Psi Ball Walkthrough (log) – by GreatSheepKing (aka SheepKing)
- 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)
- Did You Make a PsiBall? : A Guide to PsiBall Identification for Newbies – by PsiPogAuthor (aka KMiller)
Describes several common sensations that are often felt by people making a psiball, including an electric pulsation, burning or cooling sensation, magnetic pulsation, and tickling or tingling along the skin. Explains what each of these sensations usually means, as well as a couple of other ways to verify that you’ve made a psiball, like giving the psiball to someone else or making it affect a thermometer.
- Energy Manipulation: Beginner Level – by Brent (aka Psi_Ninja)
Briefly addresses theories of what psi energy is, then explains how to visualize and make a psiball and a psi cube, as well as how to shell them. Includes a discussion on the roll of will and belief in energy work.
- Easy as 1, 2, 3 – by JediKaren
Helps with troubleshooting difficulties with making psiballs. Clarifies the skills necessary in making a psiball including: sensing energy, moving energy, and shaping the energy into a ball. Explains why learning to make psiballs is a useful foundational exercise for psionics, and what kinds of skills may be trained after mastering the psiball. Answers common questions about psiballs including: how to make it visible (flaring), why you can make a strong psiball one day and not the next day, why you get worn out, why taking a break may be necessary, and what to with too much energy.
- Constructs for Newbies – by Lesenthe
A very thorough and well written article which focuses primarily on the practical, but also discusses some theories which explain what is encountered in practice. Introduces and discusses constructs, subtle energy, programming, sentient constructs, and thoughtforms. Explains how to begin to sense energy, via visualization and tactile/spatial awareness, so that you can know when you’ve actually succeeded in creating a construct. Includes an excellent description of how visualization works to help learn to manipulate energy. Explains the importance of mental discipline and how to practice via focal meditation, blank-mind states, and visualization. Recommends exercises for learning to control energy. Walks through the method for creating a construct in detail (planning the complete construct blueprint, externalizing the blueprint in energetic form, and then energizing the blueprint), and sources of energy for powering the construct, also touching on the links between programmer and construct, and between construct and energy source. Devotes special attention to the human energy body and briefly introduces planar theory. Contrasts the author’s method of programming with the method commonly taught in the OEC, and explains why shelling is unnecessary. Touches on what kinds of things can be perceived in a construct and how to examine them closely to improve your skill. Overviews several types of constructs such as shields and wards, guardian constructs, and constructs that influence the physical plane.
- Basic Programming, Where it All Begins – by Miri
Outlines several methods of programming: visualization, intent, and instinct. Tries to demystify visualization and explain how it doesn’t matter what sense you visualize (visual, tactile, conceptual) as long as it is meaningful to you and your sub-conscious. Gives a step-by-step process of programming a construct, as well as specific instructions for psiballs and bubble shields. (Note: the SunTzu article he recommends reading first can be found here.)
- A Newbie’s Guide to Psiballs – by Stony1205
Explains what a psiball is and gives a thorough description of the three important things about making one: the location of the psiball, how to draw the energy to make it, and how to form the psiball from that energy. Includes signs of what to look for to know if you’ve succeeded in making a psiball.
- Psionic Constructs – by Rainsong
Explains what constructs are and various things they can be programmed to do. Discusses the most common constructs–the psiball and the shield–as well as ideas for other basic and intermediate constructs, and how to move energy and program it via visualization.
- Oomph – or Getting results from Psionics (Class 2) – by RainTurtle (aka Rainsong)
Points out the visualization is not enough to accomplish psionics or magick. Discusses what psi is and some of its history. Since the sub-conscious seems to do most or all of psionics, visualization is used to communicate one’s intent to the sub-conscious. Illustrates this concept with an exercise for making a “cobweb” psiball. Also addresses psionic’s effect on blood sugar.
- 2008 Autumn Series – Class 2: Visualization, Basic Energy-Movement (Water in Pipes), Grounding (Frog Stance), Fatigue Banishing – by Rainsong
Gives an example of practicing visualization and using it to direct energy. Discusses the various uses for grounding and describes the “frog-stance” grounding technique. Also describes techniques for getting rid of fatigue and indigestion. Includes cautions about properly getting rid of the energy to be grounded.
- 2008 Autumn Series – Class 1: Introduction to Psionics – by Rainsong
A thorough introduction to the basics of psionics, including defining some common terms and describing the model of how psionics works that is taught by the Psionic Social Club. Includes several different exercises for generating and sensing energy, as well as introducing how to make a “cobweb” psiball.
- Basics Class 9: Psiballs – by Solet
Describes several methods for learning to make a psiball, including tactile visualization, visualizing energy moving from one’s abdomen, and the moving-without-moving method. One of the attendees hadn’t made a psiball before, so some time was given to helping him troubleshoot. Instructions were then given for making a paintball-like psiball, and the class concluded with a giant psi-paintball match.
- The Art of Programming – by SunTzu
Describes visual, tactile, and conceptual methods for programming constructs.
- An Introduction to Tactile Visualization – by Spawn968
Describes tactile visualization and how to use it. Gives an example of making a psiball via this method.
- Basic Construct Design and Programming – by Anayan
Introduces what programming and constructs are. Begins with creating a basic psiball and then explains how to add programming to make more complex constructs.
- Throwing and Sending Psiballs – by TKKid
How to send or “throw” psiballs at people for games like Pass the Construct using programming and visualization. Includes a rather extensive discussion on how to aim properly (Note: be careful not to limit your subconscious by thinking that aiming is difficult, most if not all of it can be accomplished by simple intent).
- Psiballs: The epic tale of how-to – by SheepKing
Introduces psiballs as a basic construct. Addresses how to hold your hands, how to move energy from your solar plexus (he calls it the sternum) to make a shelled ball, and how to move the psiball once you create it.
- Psi Ball Warm-Up IRC Class Log – by Peebrain
A group practice session on making and programming psiballs, including troubleshooting and the various results and experiences of those involved.
- Psi Ball FAQ – by Peebrain
Answers to various member-submitted questions about psiballs including visible psiballs, visualization techniques, throwing psiballs, sources of energy, feelings, interaction with physical objects, etc.
A video adaptation of several of these questions can be found here.
- Fun Things to do with Psi Balls – by Rainsong
Various uses for psiballs including practicing energy manipulation, making visible or light emitting psiballs, more complex shapes, using a psiball to ping or communicate a thought or emotion, juggling or playing ball with them, practicing focus by moving them in complex patterns, changing their temperatures, and even using them to heal.
- Basic Psiballs – by Ally
Outlines two visualization techniques for making psiballs. The first involves visualizing drawing energy from another source (though the author clarifies that energy is not actually being drawn from the source, it is only a technique to help the person generate energy themselves), and the second involves visualizing energy as a substance like water, light, or sound and manipulating that into a ball.
- Psionic Paintball and other Simple Psionic Games – by Rainsong
Psionic games involving the psiball, including: psi-yoyo, juggling, psi-squooshie, water fight, and paintball.
- Lesson 1 Constructs – by Miri
A series of pages explaining basic constructs. The pages are organized in a tree fashion which can make it tricky to navigate, so here is a list of all of the pages in order of reading:
- FAQ: Psi Balls – by Shifted Perspectives
A list of answers to commonly asked questions about psiballs and flaring.
- FAQ: Energy Manipulation – by Shifted Perspectives
A list of answers to commonly asked questions about energy work, training safely, psiballs, and constructs.
- Psi Balls and Basic Constructs – by Dangpp
Defines psi as energy made by the mind, and gives some basic ideas about learning to feel it. Explains how to make psiballs using cupped hands as a focus, as well as the concept of programming and some general ideas of what constructs to start with. Also recommends grounding in order to avoid or relieve overload.
- Energy Manipulation and Psiballs – by Magicdood
Briefly explains a theory of how energy manipulation works, and describes the visual and tactile visualization methods for moving energy and making that energy into a psiball.
- Introduction to Energy Manipulation Class Series – by Innerfire
A series of IRC classes focusing on the basics of energy manipulation. Begins with moving energy and forming it into psiballs in Class A, shelling constructs in Class B, programming basic shields in Class C, and using visualization to communicate concepts to your sub-conscious while programming in Class D. Workshop A and Workshop B included practice and troubleshooting, while Workshop C and Workshop D were organized pass-the-construct games for practice in making and scanning constructs.
- How to NOT Practice Psi – by Kobok
Explains how some techniques for learning to make psiballs encourage biofeedback rather than actual energy manipulation, how using your hands when practicing psychokinesis can prevent you from developing actual control over the ability, and how frontloading during scanning practice can result in analytic overlay instead of accurate results. Recommends practice that can be objectively verified.
- Cullen’s Energy Manipulation Class: Two – by Cullen
Begins with an energy manipulation exercise involving controlling the way a mass of psi flows around one’s body. The second exercise involves making and shelling several psiballs simultaneously. Also includes a brief sensitivity exercise.
- Cullen’s Energy Manipulation Class: One – by Cullen
Begins with a charging exercise, using the sensation of blood flowing to one’s hands after shaking them as a pattern for tactile visualization of energy. Leads step by step through creating a psiball and then wrapping it in a programmed “cloth” to create a shell. Includes instructions on “zipping” or binding a psiball into an object for storage.
- Cullen’s Guide to Energy Manipulation: The Sequel – by Cullen
Gives a practice schedule for developing ability to generate and control psi energy. Describes an exercise for practicing sensing psi with a partner. Suggests creating a webbed field around your body programmed to gather information about you surroundings. (Note: your aura naturally does the same thing, you just have to practice to become aware of it.) Gives instructions for shelling a psiball and binding it to an object, and lists some ideas for more complex constructs to try.
- KMiller’s Catch-up Lecture for Beginners – by KMiller
Discusses theories on the origins and properties of psi energy. Explains how to feel psi energy and move it via biofeedback and visualization, how to make a psiball, and how to make a basic shield.
- Manipulation Q&A – by PsiPog
Answers to various member-submitted questions about psi manipulation abilities, including psiballs, shields, constructs, programming, etc.
- Psi Manipulation – LPSC – by KMiller
- Introduction to Psionics, Lecture 3: Basic Constructs and Introduction to Shielding – by SawyerHickory & Metalforever
Explained what psiballs are and described several common types of shields. Gave a method for making a psiball then moved to the practice room for a pass-the-construct practice session.
- Ouch! The Dangers of Psi – by NeoPsychic
Covers psychokinesis, energy manipulation, and telepathy, as well as briefly covering empathy, remote viewing, and astral projection. Describes what the author considers to be beginner, intermediate, and advanced forms of the abilities, although they are rather arbitrary and in many cases very ill-informed, as well as the various possible dangers that the author believes may accompany each. Suggests shields as the solution to most of the problems.
- Podcast 3 – by JediKaren & The Adfeng
A recording covering the speakers’ opinions on what psi is and how it feels, the best ways to practice things like psiballs, grounding, shielding, meditation, and various other training methods. Also covers how to practice safely and handle overloads and attacks.