Consciousness Integration Part 2: Activating Thought Paths

Monday, September 6th, 2010

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In this post:

  • How to activate thought paths to connect your conscious and unconscious minds
  • The easy way
  • A faster but more complex way


This series is about repairing your unconscious mind.  I’ll show you how to connect your unconscious mind to your conscious mind so you can update unhealthy thought patterns.

Start at the beginning of the series.  This post won’t make sense without that context.

This post covers the second step of consciousness integration: Activating the thought paths you found in the first step, so your conscious mind can help unhealthy thought patterns adjust to the adult world.

Remember, this is advanced magick, targeted at someone with 3-5 years experience controlling magick consciously.  Make sure you’ve done the prep work in this post.

Overview: How To Activate Thought Paths

You can tell if a thought path is active or inactive by its energy signature.  Active ones have an obvious signature, and all of them look pretty similar.  Inactive ones have a more muted energy signature, but all the inactive ones look pretty similar, too.

But you can’t activate a thought path by changing its energy signature. The energy signature doesn’t determine whether a thought path is active or not, it reflects the underlying state.  Think of it like a tree: Green leaves on a tree signify that it’s healthy, and also contribute to its health, but if you take an unhealthy tree and attach green leaves to it, it doesn’t become healthy.

Now that you have the idea, here’s the technical explanation that lets you see the solution: There are several layers between the body’s energy layer and physical cells.  When you shift the energy layer, that new signature will seep down a few layers, but not all the way down to cells.  The cells still have their previous signature, which seeps up through layers toward the energy layer.  A single application of energy won’t be enough to shift the cells’ signature.

So, we’re going to shift the energy signature, let it seep in, then do it again, for a few hours.  Eventually, the new signature will seep through enough layers to change the behavior of your cells, activating the thought path permanently.

Activating a Thought Path: Version 1

Now that you know the plan, you need to find the right energy signature, make that type of energy, and put it in the right spot.  Here’s how:

Finding the Right Energy Signature

Just use the energy signature of an active thought path.  Look around, spot a few, and use an energy signature that looks similar to all of them.

Remember in the preparation steps when we went from the thought layer to the nerve layer?  To activate the thought path, you need to work at the nerve layer.  That’s the only way to make long-lasting changes to your mind.  Make sure to move from the thought layer to the nerve layer before doing this step.

Making the Energy

You have to make it yourself.  Making energy with particular signatures is one of the core skills of magick, so I can’t step you through the entire process here, but I do have some tips for this particular effect:

  • Aim for making a precise signature, not making a ton of energy.
  • Make the energy in the part of the body that will use it (your brain).  If you make it in your chest, the signature will be tuned to your chest, and will conflict with your brain.
  • If you’re used to energy feeling like a tingle, heat, or other big obvious sensation, you’re not ready for this technique.  Those sensations happen when energy DOES NOT align to your body.  If you get those sensations here, you will get a tremendous headache.
  • If you do it right, you shouldn’t feel much of anything, just a general fatigue as your brain accepts the new thought path.

Putting the Energy in the Right Spot

Apply the energy throughout the thought path.  The energy will spread out a little from whatever point you focus on, but it won’t effectively spread to the entire thought path.  You need many points along the thought path.  Make sure to go all the way to both thought areas (your conscious mind and the unconscious area).  If you miss the ends, the effect won’t work.

Don’t ground (release the energy).  The whole point is to retain the energy to produce a change in your nerves.  Also, if you’re making so much energy that you need to ground, you’re making far too much.

Remember to work at the nerve layer, not the thought layer.  If you’re not sure which is which, return to the preparation steps.


Return to the thought path ever 3-5 minutes.  After around 30 minutes*, you’ll see the energy start to return to the inactive signature.  Re-apply the active energy signature (the steps we just did).  Repeat until the energy signature doesn’t shift to inactive for at least 4 hours.  This will probably take a day.

*30 minutes is a total guess.  It entirely depends on how you make your energy.  But once you see how long it lasts, use that as your baseline.  It will last a little longer with each iteration.

Activate the Thought Level

The previous steps were to activate the nerve-level path.  Once that’s set up, activate the thought-level path.  Use the same technique, but at the thought level, not the nerve level.  This step should set in much faster because the nerve level now supports the path.

Activating a Thought Path: Version 2

Version 2 will work faster than version 1.  It’s a change to the energy signature.  You can get good results with version 1, but if you found it simple and slow, here’s the next step.

In version 1, you just made energy in the signature of an active thought path.  But remember we said that inactive thought paths have a signature, too?

The signatures of active and inactive thought paths are pretty similar.  Kind of like how all humans share a lot of their DNA.  So instead of making energy with the entire signature of the active thought path, make energy with a signature containing only the differences between active and inactive thought paths.  That way, you’re only altering the parts of the signature you need to move.  This more focused signature shift yields faster results.

All the other steps are the same.

Activating a Thought Path: Advanced Version

When I do consciousness integration, I add steps to make the new signature set in right away, so it only takes one session.  It involves changing the signature of the layers below energy, and changing the energy being produced.  But this series is already long and complex, so I’m leaving the advanced version for another time.

Next: What to do once the thought path is active, and how to know you did it right.

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Consciousness Integration Part 1: Mapping The Mind

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

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In this post:

  • Defining the parts used in consciousness integration
  • How to find the parts of your mind responsible for unhealthy thoughts
  • How to find the paths you’ll activate to fix those unhealthy parts of your mind


This series is about repairing your unconscious mind.  I’ll show you how to connect your unconscious mind to your conscious mind so you can update unhealthy thought patterns.

Start at the beginning of the series.  This post won’t make sense without that context.

This post covers the first step of consciousness integration: Finding the areas of your mind and brain where those thought patterns live.

Remember, this is advanced magick, targeted at someone with 3-5 years experience controlling magick consciously.  Make sure you’ve done the prep work in this post.

Overview: The Components and The Plan

Your brain is what you think it is: Nerves in your head.

Your mind is the thoughts and energies your brain makes as it works.  It’s the subjective experience of consciousness and the magickal structures that go along with it.

Different kinds of thoughts live in different parts of your mind (called mental areas).  Feelings of not being good enough in one mental area.  Guilt about lying in another.  Good ones, too, like trusting family, have their own mental areas.

An unconscious mental area is just called an unconscious area.  Your conscious mind is essentially one big area, so it’s just called the conscious mind.

Your unconscious areas push emotions into your body (a feeling of tightness in your chest, a change in your breathing, etc.) and thoughts into your consciousness.  But they don’t get much feedback from the conscious mind, so they don’t know when their responses are obsolete, unhelpful and unhealthy.

We’re going to activate thought paths between your conscious mind and specific unconscious mental areas to let them communicate.  This lets your conscious mind explain how the adult world you live in is different than the world was when those unconscious mental areas were born, which lets the unconscious areas update themselves.

Step 1: Pick a Thought Pattern

Before you can begin consciousness integration, you need to pick a thought pattern you want to update.  Something that’s been bothering you lately, that you know is unhealthy but that you can’t make stop.

Also, pick at least one trigger for this thought pattern.  A memory or conscious thought that sets it off.

Step 2: Find the Unconscious Area Responsible

You need to find the unconscious area that drives the thought pattern you want to update.

To do that, make connections throughout your mind, like you did in the final step of preparing for consciousness integration.  Then trigger the thought pattern to make the unconscious area that handles that thought pattern change signature.

When you relax yourself, the unconscious area will return to its resting signature.  Alternate between triggering the thought and relaxing it until you find the unconscious area that handles it.

Step 3: Find Your Conscious Mind

You’ll need a magickal connection to your conscious mind to do consciousness integration.

To find it, make connections throughout your mind again.  Relax, so you’re not emotional, then think about something unemotional like math or the grocery list.  The unconscious areas that handle emotions will be quiet, but your conscious mind will be active, processing the unemotional thoughts.

Once you find your conscious mind once, it will be easy to find again because it has a different signature than your unconscious areas.

Step 4: Find the Thought Path Connecting Them

There’s already a thought path between the unconscious area and your conscious mind.  It’s just inactive.  Once you activate it, the unconscious area and your conscious mind will talk and begin integrating.

To find the thought path you’ll activate, just focus on the connections you have to the unconscious area and to your conscious mind.  Think about finding the path that connects them.  It should become obvious, as long as you completed the preparation steps to activate the mental areas responsible for working with thought areas and paths.

The thought path should have 1 of 2 possible forms:

  • It may be a single path directly connecting the unconscious area and your conscious mind.
  • It may be a 2-stage path.  The first stage goes from your conscious mind to a point near many unconscious areas.  The second stage splits, with one path going to each unconscious area.  You’ll need to activate the entire first stage, and the second stage path going to the unconscious area you want to integrate.

Once you have the path, you’re ready to activate it.  That’s next post.


If you’re having trouble with these steps, return to the preparation post.  Practice those steps until they become easy.  This will also ensure that you’ve activated all the mental areas* you need.

*Mental areas are the parts of your mind that drive magick.

If you can do everything else but have trouble finding the thought path, it may be that you’ve activated the mental areas for working with thought areas but not the one for working with thought paths.  Just practice looking for them, like you practiced looking for mental areas, and it should activate.

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How To Prepare For Consciousness Integration

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

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In this post:

  • The 3 steps to prepare to do consciousness integration

Note: This is for the practitioner doing consciousness integration, not the person being integrated.  It’s advanced magick.  If you’re new to magick, take this as an example of something you can do in 1-3 years, and don’t worry about the details.


This series is about connecting your conscious and unconscious minds to update thought patterns that formed as a child but are unhealthy for your current, adult world.

Start at the beginning of the series.  This post won’t make sense without that context.

This post is about the steps to prepare yourself for learning consciousness integration:

  1. Learn step-by-step visualization, sensory connections and mental activation
  2. Activate the mental areas for working with your brain and thoughts
  3. Learn to recognize thought areas

Learn Step-By-Step Visualization, Sensory Connections & Mental Activation

Learn The 3 Steps to Controlling Magick Consciously.  Here’s a quick summary of each:

Step-by-step visualization is when you visualize each step in the process of your magick.  It lets you control each step as you do magick, instead of giving a general instruction and letting your unconscious work out the details.

Visualizations are your best guess at what will happen.  Sensory connections let you see what actually happens.  The basic version is covered here.  You’ll probably want the advanced version, which is coming soon.

Mental activation lets you activate the parts of your mind that drive a particular magick skill.  You only need the basic “focused practice” version, covered here.  If you know the more advanced version, feel free to use it.

Activate the Right Parts of Your Mind to Drive This Magick

You need to activate the parts of your mind that drive magick (the mental areas) for working with nerves and thoughts.  Each mental area does one task, so even if you’re good at other types of magick, you still need this step.

First, read the post on mental activation.  Summary if you didn’t click: Practice looking around to strengthen the mental areas before you try to alter anything.

For consciousness integration, you’ll work with nerves and thoughts.  Each is a different energy layer in your brain.

Connect to the energy layer in your head as though you’re doing energy healing on yourself.  If you normally channel energy for energy healing, DON’T do that to your brain, or you will get a massive headache.  Just look around with non-energized sensory connections.

At first, just find the 2 energy layers.  Don’t worry about which is which.  Whichever one you find first, get comfortable looking at it, then ignore it and look for other energy signatures.  You’ll find the second layer.

For anyone advanced in physical effects: Both nerves and thoughts have the same state layer (the layer closer to actual physical cells).  If you go from nerve energy layer to the state layer, it’s easy to find the thought energy layer.

Here’s how to tell which is which:

Nerves are the physical cells.  The nerve energy signature corresponds to the overall brain state: tired, alert, etc.  It’s stable from minute to minute, and more obvious than the thought signature.

The thought signature corresponds to thoughts and emotions.  It’s more subtle than the nerve signature, and it changes as you think and feel different things.

Once you’ve found the 2 signatures, watch each as you recall memories that change your emotions.  The thought signature is the one that will change.  To activate the mental areas you need, practice looking around both nerve and thought energy layers until it becomes easy.

Learn To Recognize Thought Areas

Before you can find the particular thought area you want to integrate, you’ll need to be able to recognize thought areas in general.  Here’s how:

  1. Connect to your thought layer.  Look around it and find where the signature changes suddenly.  These sudden signature changes are the boundaries between thought areas, which are the units we work on for consciousness integration.
  2. Pick a single thought area.  Make many small connections to cover the entire area, all the way to the boundary.  Practice this until it’s easy.
  3. Connect to a thought area as in step 2.  Relax yourself, and note the signature.  Take on different emotions (recalling emotionally charged memories works well), and note how the signature changes.  Try this with several thought areas.  Most thought areas only respond to a few emotions, so don’t worry if you don’t always see a change.
  4. Connect to many thought areas.  Repeat step 3, noticing which thought areas respond to which emotions.

#4 is the first step of consciousness integration.  Once you can do it comfortably, you’re ready to move on.

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How Consciousness Integration Works

Monday, August 16th, 2010

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In this post:

  • How activating thought paths integrates your conscious and unconscious minds
  • An overview of how to do the effect
  • What to expect after doing it


This series is about connecting your conscious and unconscious minds to update the thought patterns that formed as a child but are unhealthy for your current, adult world.

This post is about how it works, an overview of how to do it, and what to expect once you do it.

How Consciousness Integration Works

The Problem It Solves

Your conscious mind works with thoughts and concepts.  Your unconscious mind works with emotions.  They cannot communicate directly.

This is a problem because parts of your unconscious mind often get stuck with the worldview you had when they were formed.  If you were nervous talking with authority figures as a child, you’ll still be nervous as an adult, not because it’s healthy or logical but because that unconscious thought pattern learned to make you nervous in those situations, and never got updated.

How To Solve It

Enable a path to let your conscious mind talk with those unconscious thought patterns in words and concepts, rather than just emotions.

The unconscious thought pattern primarily wants to be recognized and listened to*.  Letting it talk with your conscious mind fills that need and calms it down.

*That’s one thing Havi Brooks focuses on.

After listening, the conscious mind will explain how the world has changed, and how your capabilities have changed, since that thought pattern was formed.  The unconscious thought pattern will work with the conscious mind to update its beliefs, responses and drives to be healthy for you today.

The Effect

Each area of your mind, both conscious and unconscious, communicates with other areas using stable paths.  Those are the paths I talked about in the previous section.  I call them thought paths.

Your conscious mind has many active thought paths connecting the various conscious areas*.  But most thought paths between your conscious and unconscious minds are inactive.  That’s why your unconscious mind is, well, unconscious.

*Shorthand term for “area of your conscious mind.”

To let your conscious mind communicate with your unconscious areas, we’ll activate those thought paths using a precise, stable energy.

Nerves, and the thoughts they create, respond to energy.  Blanketing a person’s mind in energy can influence their emotions.  And matching an inactive thought path with a stable energy reservoir activates the thought path.

There are 2 tricks to making this work:

  • Find the unconscious area you want to integrate and the path connecting it to your conscious mind.  The energy needs to follow the inactive path all the way from the unconscious area to your conscious mind.
  • Match the energy signature to your mind’s signature. The energy you produce from visualizing white light won’t work.  Neither will Reiki, which is built to heal injuries, not interact with thoughts.

This is an overview post.  I’ll explain how to do each of those items later in the series.

For now, just know that your mind can easily move concepts along a stable energy path, as long as that path has the right signature.

The effect typically takes 5 minutes once you know how to do it.  When doing it on others, most of the time goes into mapping their conscious and unconscious minds.

Integrating Your Conscious and Unconscious Minds

Once you have a stable path between your conscious mind and an area in your unconscious mind, meditate on a thought or experience that triggers that unconscious area’s activity, and imagine your adult self talking to the version of you that lived the experience.

The unconscious area will notice the new path and start using it.  Your conscious mind will notice the activity, communicate back, and update the unconscious area’s worldview.

The meditation typically takes 15-30 minutes.  I’ll devote a post to this, and to recognizing when it’s working, at the end of the series.

What To Expect After Consciousness Integration

The unhealthy thought patterns were trying to help you.  They just didn’t understand the current world and your capabilities, so they gave you bad guidance.

By updating their worldview, you let them help you again.

I integrated a thought pattern focused on being accepted by your social group.  As a child, the approval of parents and teachers was very important, so it learned to worry about the approval of authority figures.  That made me unnecessarily nervous talking with my boss as an adult, though.  After integrating it, it stopped making me nervous and instead helps me decide the right social norms for whatever situation I’m in.

The change should be immediate and obvious.  When you recall experiences that used to make you anxious (“What if my boss / friends / parents disapprove”), you should be calm and objective.  If it’s not obvious, it doesn’t count*.

*Sometimes a successful effect will produce a subtle change.  Don’t count those until you know the effect well.  It’s too easy to fool yourself with a subtle placebo effect.

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The Technology of Enlightenment: Consciousness Integration

Monday, August 16th, 2010

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In this series:

  • How to permanently quiet nagging thoughts that enter your consciousness
  • How to update patterns you learned as a child that don’t work in the adult world
  • How to make those changes in minutes, and know they worked


Everyone is after enlightenment.  For me, meditating on a mountain was never that appealing.

I like using magick — altering the world through thought — to solve problems.  And I usually succeed.  This series is about how to alter your mind using energy and the structures that stabilize it to become more enlightened.

It’s like a year of personal growth in an afternoon.

How To Do It: Consciousness Integration

Unconscious thought patterns form throughout our lives.  Many formed during a time — childhood, for example — with very different rules than your current adult world.  They get stuck with that old worldview, producing anxieties and drives that are unhealthy now.

Ideally, your conscious mind would explain how your world has changed and how much more capable you are, so the unconscious parts could adjust themselves.

But that doesn’t happen. The unconscious parts only communicate through emotion, not conscious thought. The conscious mind can’t explain anything to them.

This series is about activating thought paths so your conscious mind can talk with the rest of your psyche and update your thought patterns to your adult world.

I call the effect immediate consciousness integration.  Once you learn it, you can update thought patterns in minutes. It’s like a year of personal growth all at once.

What To Know Before Starting

This series is written for experienced mages. You’ll need to be able to make sensory connections, develop your own visualizations, and work with the physical and thought layers of your mind. If you aren’t there yet, that’s fine, just know that some of the exercises may be difficult for you.

Ready To Start?

All the posts in the series are below.  Start with How Consciousness Integration Works.  It’s a bonus double-post Monday!

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