The third stage of conscious transmutation
The prospect of experimenting with the transfer of consciousness in animals might seem daunting at first glance, given the immense variety of species inhabiting terrestrial biomes and the vast array of adaptive strategies and evolutionary stages adopted by the animal kingdom. However, before embarking on such an endeavour, it is crucial to comprehend the nature of animal experience.
The concept of evolution is an expression of the energies of the spirit in time and space. The mineral kingdom serves as a foundation to fix spiritual essence in a material state, while the vegetal kingdom is the first intermediary between the terrestrial and celestial states. The next step involves the emancipation of forms from the constraints of persistence, the unmooring from the matrix element followed by new degrees of freedom in the evolution of nature. The animal kingdom represents the essential or exact consciousness of nature itself through the primacy of instinct. Although it does not yet possess true self-awareness, it embodies a will that aims to animate and endow with a soul, breath, and life. Thus, we can consider the animal kingdom as the expression of a form of independence, still subjugated by instinct but capable of increasing and expanding nature’s project towards new stages of representation.
The practice of identifying with an animal form (insect, reptile, mammal, etc.) involves a step-by-step process. Initially, referring to an image of the chosen animal in immobility is advisable. Following this, one should begin to perceive its motion – flight, crawling, or swimming – depending on the selected subject. While one can concentrate on a live animal in their presence or evoke its figure through imagination (if you are sufficiently familiar with the Step Three mental training exercises), it is better to proceed gradually. Due to the differences in perception and sensitivity of an animal compared to a human being, it is sufficient in this practice to carry out the second stage of conscious transfer. Even so, one can have enlightening experiences about how animals perceive their environment through sense doors.
Once you have acclimated to the sensations and form experienced when transferring consciousness, such as the sensation of flight for a bird, you may move on to practising with humans once you can maintain the required visualisation for five minutes.