This is an article that was written to be read more than once. I realise that my advice regarding mental discipline will fall on deaf ears with some readers, but I suppose that is to be expected. After all, I certainly ignored similar advice when I first set my feet on the psionic path. It was only later, and through other studies, that I learned the value of a clear and disciplined mind. I hope that the reader won’t fall into this trap.
However you choose to practise, I urge you to be an active participant, rather than an armchair theorist. Theories are great, but they’re all for naught if you don’t put them to use, and put them to the test. Far too much has been written by those who prefer to sit back and regurgitate things they’ve read by others (often by others in a similar position), with their own spin on how it actually works. That is one of the reasons I decided to take a long time to pen this article, being sure to include only those techniques I’ve used myself. Often I’ve found myself stopping the flow of writing just to take some time out to try an exercise for myself and ensure it really works from a practical point of view. Some areas have been left intentionally vague in an effort to discourage the thinkers from just thinking and hopefully give the doers a nudge in the direction of practical experimentation. If you want in-depth information about constructs, spend some time making and dismantling them. You’ll find more useful information under the surface of a humble psi-ball than you will in most online articles, this one included. That that reason, I urge you to trust only your own experience. If somebody tells you something, and your experience contradicts this, go with your experience. All ideas and hypotheses should be tested for yourself. Take nobody at their word.
Constructs are easy to make, cheap to build (you don’t even need to visit the local hardware store before you can make one), and very useful. They can also be a lot of fun, especially if you have a sense of humour. There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when you watch somebody look around the room for the tenth time because you made a construct to simply stare at them.