I am new to the forum and new to this type of magickal system (I’m a recovering Wiccan). I have two questions for all you master magicians out there (at this point anyone more experienced than me seems like a master). As I work through some of the exercises that EA suggested in his mastering divination course I have started to realize how often I get mental flashes of images and that I receive information instantly when I ask for it. This is not new for me, this has always been my experience but I chalked it up to imagination (I have a VERY active and visual imagination) so dismissed my impressions and waited for the real answers which never came. This happens to me outside of theta/gamma sync (which I am still struggling with, by the way). So, my first question is, how do I know when I am receiving real magickal/psychic information and how do I know when I am just imagining something? I must say that I dismiss some of my impressions, especially ones I see in my minds eye, because they are somewhat disturbing. For example, as of late, I have been imagining (or what I’m calling imagining) hands coming out from under my bed to grab my feet when I put them down on the floor. I also keep seeing in my mind’s eye some kind of scary looking entity that chases me up the stairs in my house. Perhaps it’s easier for me to believe I am just imagining things than to face that there are entities in my house? I swear that I do not have a mental illness and am perfectly sane (for the most part Any assistance on sussing out what’s what would be immensely helpful! Thank you!
My next question has to do with the connection between magickal ability and physiology. I've been doing a lot of reading and have learned that the pituitary gland is connected to the third eye and magickal ability. My pituitary gland does not work (and has never worked) due to a condition I was born with. Does anyone know whether this might cause a problem with developing magickal skills/ abilities? Thanks again!