Psychic phenomena that is commonly experienced at a good level of spiritual practice is precognition in the form of regular de ja vu’s, telepathy in the form of unconsciously catching others thoughts, astral traveling in the form of regular lucid dreams, but also occasional spotaneous OBEs, weak clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience and healing, but these will all tend to be spontaneous.
An advanced practitioner will experience spotaneous levitation, spontaneous recall of past life memories, astral travel at will, ability to direct and redirect prana at will, controlled telepathy, clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience. Regular contact with spirits.
Very advanced practitioners will be able to teleport, levitate, increase and decrease their size and morpth their body into other forms, manipulate matter through telekensis, materialise objects by manipulating astral matter, resurrect the dead, control anothers body, develop extraordinary strength to literally lift mountains, time travel, become invisible, access any knowledge.
In my case I have experienced only some of the first category of psychic phenomenon. A friend of mine who was practicing Buddhist meditation claimed very high degrees of telepathy.
A symbol is anything that is a representation of something else. All language is symbolic. You call god “Jesus” others call god “Allah, Jehova, Shiva, Vishnu, Spirit” As god is infinite being, whenever we render that infinite being into words, we are symbolizing it. As god is the infinite he is all encompassing and thus he encompasses you, me and everything. There is nothing that god does not permeate. Therefore I cannot speak of “god” as separate from me. God cannot be objectified.
So Hindus are simply very honest about this and they admit that their 330 million gods are just made-up. Creative human interpretations of god. The honest concept of god in Hinduism is the absolute reality or pure being. This absolute reality or being can be approached in various ways, and no single approach is better than the another:
Monisim: That absolute reality/being is who I really am
Dualism: That absolute reality/being is worthy of worship
Qualified Monism: I must become one with that absolute reality/being
As a Catholic you subscribe to the dualist perspective and the symbol you use to worship god is Jesus. You are in the same category as Hindu Shivaites, Vaishnavites and Shaktas(their symbol is Shiva, Vishnu and divine mother respectively) I am a Vedantist and I subscribe to qualified monism and thus I have no particular symbol of god, other than as an abstraction. Thus I do not worship any particular symbol. Rather I aim to reconnect to the absolute reality.