I’m wondering, or hoping at least if anyone has experience with developing their minds eye. No I don’t mean your third eye, but rather what most people call their imagination. Until I started researching and learning about magic I had no idea that most people are able to form vivid pictures in their mind when they close their eyes. Unfortunately I am not. All I see is usually dark/black or brown or red if there is a bright light.
After image work does leave bright colors, however I am unable to manipulate or change the image formed from after images. When I’m trying to fall asleep I do reach a point where my mind flashes images vaguely that are more like something very far in the distance or semi transparent, never anything clear.
Strangely I’ve always had bright vivid and lucid dreams in which I can touch, taste, feel and even smell.
I find it somewhat discouraging that I am unable to visualize anything when everything magical requires visualization. I definitely imagine and say dream… but it’s more like a mental dialogue with myself than an image.