I’ve talked about and posted quite a lot about the magickal imagination. Personally, I believe this skill to be one of the most important skills to have in evocation, scrying, manifestation, and well - pretty much every magickal practice would benefit exponentially from a well developed magickal imagination.
I have studied this, played with it, built technique after technique - kept some, tossed others. I have pretty much developed a step-by-step course for building from a normal imagination all the way to where I am now (which isn’t amazing, but it’s much better than it was previously).
And god damnit, I just came up with a new step. And holy shit it works great!
Note: this is probably more for those who can already project an ethereal “ghost” vision. What I mean by this is - if you are able to project an image in front of you such that it actually takes on an energetic 3D form with texture and “substance” with a very ghostly overlay of the details and colors. Akin to a near mirage type of a look.
I don’t know if this will work for earlier stages, but I am definitely interested in finding out. For those of you who wish to take this up and try it, I would be well pleased to hear the results.
For me though, this is an excellent technique to bump things up to the next level.
Now, I’m not a proponent of television. In fact, I hate it. I try to watch as little of it as possible. But I do have a few shows downloaded for the occasional commercial free zone-out. If that makes any non-hypocritical sense. heh
At any rate - I just put 2 and 2 together.
My black mirror/pyramid was sitting next to my monitor, and a cartoon was going for the my daughter. I set the mirror right next to the screen and began gazing into it. With everything that was going on in the cartoon, I tried my damnedest to replicate it in the mirror and keep up with the cartoon.
… and wow …
This will stretch your abilities. The cartoon is about 20 minutes long. So that’s 20 minutes of intense visual exercising.
It’s simple and easy and extremely effective. I have a feeling that this may very well be one of the exercises capable of bumping the magickal visualizations up to the level where you can actually get a solid form in front of you. I don’t know for sure, but having exercised with it, there is something about it. You’re basically translating the semi-peripheral images from the screen, directly into the mirror as accurately as possible. Every detail, every move, every object and position. You can just feel it working.
If anybody decides to give this a go, please let me know and, if you would be so kind, let me know your current level of visualization as well as what kind of progress you see after a few weeks of this exercise.
Hope this helps