– Activity and receptivity,
More and more people, nowadays, are interested in such things as mediumship, clairvoyance and telepathy, and would like to develop these faculties in themselves, thinking that it would be a great advantage to be able to know and delve into the unknown. It is true: it can be very advantageous, but it is also very dangerous.
Why dangerous? Because, in order to be clairvoyant, in order to be a medium, one is obliged to maintain an extremely passive, receptive attitude. It is because they have this attitude of passivity that clairvoyants can be messengers of the invisible. But when people are too receptive, they are like a sponge; they absorb everything, the good with the bad; this is where the danger lies. The invisible world is not empty, and it is dangerous to venture into it without preparation, for not all the entities that inhabit it are luminous; some of them are malicious and hostile to human beings, and they are more than ready to lead them into error or persecute them.
The invisible world also contains many monstrous creatures created by the thoughts and feelings of criminals and black magicians, and these creatures are always ready to sneak in to a human being whenever they find an open door, that is to say, whenever they find someone too weak or too ignorant to defend themselves. Psychiatric hospitals are full of people whose eagerness to make contact with the invisible world through their gifts of clairvoyance and mediumship led to their being invaded by these creatures of darkness.
Mediumistic faculties belong to the feminine principle; this is why those who possess them should take care to develop their masculine qualities as well, so as to be able to defend themselves.
To be continued…
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Izvor Book 228, Looking into the Invisible, Intuition, Clairvoyance, Dreams