In the Avengers, there is a scene where Erik is working on the device and Loki goes into a type of meditation. Soon the area surrounding him dissipates and he is brought to Thanos's throne area (although we don't know Thanos is involved yet prior to the ending). How is it that he can do this? I know he can move about other places that contain shards of the Bifrost, but this doesn't seem to be that kind of "path".
Part of me thinks he uses the Mind Stone, since you can kind of see him "inhale" or meld with it prior to speaking to The Other. But I thought the Mind Stone would be used more for manipulation of others, as he uses it throughout the movie pretty frequently. So how does this transporation to see the Other occur?