Genetically, not by beliefs. Those evil beliefs/practices, I gave up at the age 14 or so after discovering how evil and perverse the teachings of the tanach were.<quoted text>
Joel is your clansman.
The integral yoga has put me into direct contact with the ranges of consciousness but after a time I got trapped for sometime when that evil sorcerer (ex-master) intervened....it always happened that when you make rapid progress in the yoga, the hostile vital beings decide to block progress using any means. Now, I'm free of him and am on the sidelines recovering and the yogic experiences like the one this morning keep coming spontaneously without me making any effort. I have been seeing the inner light and hearing the subtle sounds since age 4. The subtle experiences shut down at age 8 or 9 and remained shut all throughout school at Cathedral and later at IIT. They began soon after stepping out of IIT at age 23 and that's when I made a serious attempt at yoga. Job? I don't need to work since we have always been very well off.
Today, I am 28 and the yogic experiences are still continuing albeit spontaneously.
How do you define mind?
Do you think there exist ranges of consciousness that exceed mind?
Which range of consciousness could be infra-mental?
What is matter?