Difference Between Psychic and Spiritual: Astral Dimension Deception

In the video I’m reading out an insightful theosophical article which I have summarized and added my own commentary below.

Many people don’t know that psychic is not the same as spiritual. In fact, psychicism has nothing to do with spirituality.

Those who have psychic abilities are not necessarily spiritually advanced, as psychic abilities can be acquired without spiritually growing in any way and they can also be inherited at birth.

It’s easy to plunge into the psychic ream for those sort of experiences but it’s hard to apply your mind, intelligence and personal effort to really spiritually grow.

Thus we have many undeveloped psychics yet very few spiritually mature people.

A psychic simply has the ability to see the astral – psychic – realm which is the next realm to our existence and has another sort of physicality to it.

Broadly speaking, there are many psychics in this world as the ability to perceive the astral realm is quite common. Yet usually people choose to call themselves psychics when they sell their psychic services (which is a useless thing to do when you know what that realm actually is).

Psychics are usually highly emotional and dramatic people who completely believe in all they observe with their astral sight. They describe phantastical Buddha or Jesus visits, and describe in detail their experiences in heaven or hell.

They completely believe in what they see, especially if they are from the West, because of their ignorance of the low nature and unreliability of that realm. Some easterners are more aware with regards to this issue, and therefore don’t fall into this common trap.

Most psychics never choose to question their astral experiences and are found highly deluded in other areas of life as well. If they are Christians, they stay stuck with Jesus visits, heaven and hell scenarios as well as end-time prophecies. If they are of a non-monotheistic faith, they sometimes involve themselves in psychic mediumship, angel contact, crystal work and other New Age practices, and like to call themselves lightworkers.

Rather than thinking, these people prefer feeling. They are unwilling to spend time and exert effort to truly spiritually grow, because it’s much easier stay in touch with the psychic realm. In fact, it requires almost no effort for those who were born with this ability or acquired it after the thirde-eye opening or kundalini awakening.

Feeling is good, but the best and safest combination is feeling plus thinking.

What is the psychic plane? It’s the dimension immediately after ours, and it’s created from humanity’s fears, thoughts, hopes and other mental imprints. It can be validly called humanity’s unconscious.

Thus, this realm is totally subjective and there is no truth in it. In fact, you can directly manipulate it and see things changing right in front of your eyes.

In nature, this realm is earthly and material and not spiritual or divine. It has nothing to do with the two latter qualities. Entering this realm almost always guarantees one’s deception, delusion and confusion. Full of fantastical beings and imagery, this ever-changing realm fools most spiritual aspirants.

According to theosophy, the astral realm has seven layers, but even the highest one is simply populated with humanity’s psychic refuse and is therefore worthless.

There is genuine clairvoyance and clairaudience that is spiritual, but people in touch with this genuine realm usually keep quiet about it and work in silence for the benefit of mankind. Such people are rare, however, because around 99 percent of all experiences that are not of this plane are psychic, and therefore deceptive.

Psychic realm stands as a block to the spiritual realm. Its not a place of learning and wisdom but a hindrance that only a few cross.

Reaching that spiritual realm shouldn’t be our first priority anyway, because we haven’t even learnt our earthly lessons: love and compassion. Giving, moral discipline, patience, meditative contemplation and wisdom should be next qualities we should strive to acquire, and this in itself might take a lifetime.

If we follow our development in the right order – first focusing on our perfection before proceeding to working on a spiritual plane – this will provide us with a firm and permanent foundation to proceed to the spiritual plane.

There were many people who could have been very useful to humanity were they not ruined by engaging in the psychic. This realm is one of the greatest weapons of the dark forces against the potential lights of this world. The psychic realm draws in many people with great potential and sabotages their spiritual progress.

To avoid this pitfall, the astral realm should never be confused with the spiritual but should be seen for what it is – a trap for the unawares that should be left alone.

For those who hope to finally reach the true realm of spirituality, the steps to follow is not indulgence in the astral realm (which leads one nowhere) but the perfection of moral qualities. When one learns the lessons associated with this realm, only then it is time to proceed to the spiritual.


  1. I typed this article on a mobile whilst on a long bus ride, so I apologize if there are any typos or incorrect word replacements!

  2. Great article! Thank you. I would also recommend to anyone to avoid loitering in these levels ( astral / psychic realms ) of consciousness. I think that good part of the New Age theories or false spiritual experiences are based from there.

  3. So the psychic realm is transient, changeable, conceptual, illusive, an imprint, a human expression created through emotion, thought, and the physical. it may seem like a mirror reflection of something real, but there is nothing tangible in it. like astrology, tarot, crystals, spirits, etc. Very good point.

  4. YES, this makes absolute sense to me, after my many many years of living + seeking truths.
    I’ve had a lot of experiences, positive & negative…. they helped me discern.
    I applaud you & I see you using discernment, but you are still young….WONDERFUL.
    It gives me hope for our future. To know that such as like you , will still be there..after I’m gone.
    May God preserve your life here long time
    My hopes & wishes for you ,same as daughter of mine

  5. Thanks Simona I found this article helpful. I have been waking up at night seeing all sorts of weird things, an old woman lunged at me and faded before my eyes last night. I was wondering what you thought of Rudolph Steiner’s work?, do you still think yoga is dark?, and what are your thoughts on meditation these days?, sorry for all the probing, so hard seeking truth amongst lies, i’m Always drawn back to you, so thanks for all your hard work, bless you xox

    • I like Rudolf Steiner. No, I no longer think yoga is dark but it’s designed to awaken kundalini for which many people are totally unprepared, especially if they live in polluted cities. I think meditation is good too. Thanks for your comment, Annie.

      • And what type of preparation should be done before opening crown chakra so that one do not go through any confusion or conflict and be safe sound through this process?

        • Lots of grounding, living totally pure life, solving as many of your inner and outer conflicts now as you can, as when the awakening happens they will be solved in a very rough way and this will be very unbalancing. Facing negativity now rather than letting it all come out during the awakening, which is frightening.

  6. The psychic realm is there for a reason, just like a strait to an ocean. It’s not void, nor does it forfeit any good purpose. It’s not were ungood buds. It’s the human’s choice how to use what they have, and to stop where they want. If they think they belong in astral, if they feel at home there, I believe nothing’s wrong about it. They haven’t put enough work to have crossed to the spiritual realm is what you wanna say. What if, astral is where they should be at the moment. There is no right place or wrong place, right time and wrong time. Those are just ideas. At the end of the day, everything boils down to ascension. And no one is in a race to ascend. Let everyone take as much time as they need, commit earthly things as they want. Some things are needed to ascend, some paths are needed to get there. A left turn when life says right is not that bad.

    The psychic realm is there for a reason, just like a strait to an ocean. It’s not void, nor does it forfeit any good purpose. It’s not were ungood buds. As there is no higher plane because everything does not lie in one flat horizon.

    We all are learning. And wherever we are, it’s were we need to be at the moment.

    • LovelyBees says

      I think this is right. The astral is a trap (just like the physical) but also a necessary space for souls to learn.

  7. Very interesting article. Thks for it. A good friend of mine is completely in Astral realm, it spoils his life, but I cannot help him.

  8. kathleen smeiles says

    Thank you for untangling the confusion I have felt these past several years. What you read was exactly what I needed to hear.

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