There are many helpful stepping-stone concepts on the way towards Enlightenment, including concepts such as reincarnation and psychic abilities. Though they still imply separate minds and separate bodies, they can help open the mind beyond older, more traditional and limiting human perspectives. It is always important to remember the A Course in Miracles teaching that all concepts are neutral, and it is only the purpose to which they are put that matters. Psychic abilities that are misused for the purpose of glorifying the personality-self will only hurt the mind and reinforce the ego. But they can also be used to bless and inspire when given over to the Spirit for the purpose of teaching forgiveness.