Franz Bardon: Focusing on a single idea

So I’m working on the part of the book where you focus on a single idea. The way I have been doing it was, for example, the other day I decided to focus on amethysts. So I told myself things like “if you charge amethysts in strong sunlight, their purple colour can fade” and “there are amethyst mines in Brazil”, and “you can use amethysts to enhance telepathy by placing one on your third eye as you send out the thought”, “I was given an amethyst ring on my 18th birthday”, and so on.

Am I doing it correctly? Can any of you share how you do the exercise, please?

Thank you.


No, you see, you think you have focused on one thing but different ideas came up.Focus on only am amethyst if that you aim for.


Ah, I see. Thank you.

Do you have the Bardon cheat sheet? Get that first.
Now back to your question. Ignore what Littleshart is saying, they obviously don’t know the curriculum that you’re working from.

So you’re on ‘Thought Control’ right?
The name is a bit misleading because the idea for this exercise is that you’re not meant to control your thoughts actually.
You start with a single thought, hold it, and then as thoughts begin to arise, observe. Observe how your mind latches onto a new thought. Don’t try to control.
Gradually, the new thoughts that pop up will slow down.
You’re meant to observe how your mind behaves.

Have you seen a Bardon Companion?


You are actually doing the thought train exercise

Bruh :joy::joy::joy: you are the one who is confusing.

Why are you mixing letting go of thoughts with holding on to that single thought lmao?

I had my success on that on stage.You can show a different way for sure.Thats fine.

Try to understand.
He’s talking about IIH. Have you studied that? It is something very specific.
He’s not asking about your ideas on what ‘Thought Control’ is.
He’s asking about Franz Bardon teachings because he wants to practice Franz Bardon’s teachings.


Having obtained a certain skill in this exercise, you may turn to the following one. The
purpose will now be to hold onto a single thought or idea for a longer while, and to suppress
any other thoughts associating and obtruding with force on the mind. Choose for this purpose
any train of thoughts or ideation or a suitable presentation according to your personal taste.
Hold onto his presentation with all your strength. Vigorously refuse all the other thoughts that
have nothing to do with the thoughts being exercised. At first you probably will succeed only
for a few seconds, later on for minutes. You must manage to concentrate on one single
thought and follow it for 10 minutes at least.

This is what Bardon himself wrote dude.

So, where does it say, that you should observe? Hm?


You’re quoting a totally different exercise.
He’s on Thought Control.

“With Step One, the “Schooling of the Spirit” concerns three basic types of meditation. The first is titled “Thought Control”, but this is sort of a misnomer. What is meant here is not direct, active control of what thoughts arise in your mind; rather, what is referred to is establishing yourself as an active observer of your thoughts. When the observer-perspective is established, the multitude of thoughts that normally arise, will naturally slow of their own accord.”

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Dude, are you mocking me? Look what OP had said.

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Oh, hold on, I get what you are saying now.

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I think you’re trying to be smart for the sake of being smart.
Here you go (From A Bardon Companion)


  1. What is “thought control”?

In the initial exercises of Step One, Bardon describes three sorts of mental discipline or meditation. The first type involves merely observing what goes on in your mind. In this exercise, the student does not block any thoughts, s/he merely observes what is present. Given time and repeated practice, you will notice that the flow of thoughts naturally slows down. But what is really happening is that you are re-tuning your mind to another, less cluttered, level of mentation. This is not something that you can force, so it does little good at this stage to be blocking certain thoughts while letting others through, etc.


Yeah. It’s pretty easy for anyone who’s studied IIH to see what he’s asking.
At no point does anyone get this exercise mixed up like you had.

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I only got you were quoting Rawn Clark.To be fair, his word isnt Bardons, is it? :thinking: You said OP ask about Bardon, not Clarks commentary on Bardon.

Mate I did my part, on that chapter already, believing or not is up to you.Thats Clarks words, not Bardons.Thats how Clark interpreted it.

Here is an excerpt on the exercise from IIH:
" Take the behavior of a silent observer toward these trains of thoughts,freely and independently. According to the mentality and the mental situation you happen to be in at the moment, this exercise will be more or less easy for you. The main point is not to forget yourself, not to lose the train of thoughts, but to pursue it attentively."

A Bardon Companion is the definitive guide to understanding IIH and is at this point heralded universally by followers of the Bardonian system as the best guide to support study of IIH.
You can see for yourself that Bardon’s words are not too dissimilar.

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Also this is what clark says about spesific part I am talking about.

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Well you did the exercise wrong based on what you’re trying to instruct OP. You can ignore a Bardon’s companion, but these are Bardon’s words. Not much ambiguity there…

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Dude, he’s not on the third exercise.
Why do you keep telling him stuff that’s not relevant.
He’s on step 1 - thought control.
You’re flooding his thread with nonsense.

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Dude.He is on excersise 3 of step one.

Can you understand, can you understand that dude? You are the one with bullshitting. :ok_hand: