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#748 From: "PJ Gaenir"
Date: Tue Oct 8, 2002 11:35 am
Subject: Visualization dennanm
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A long time ago, when I had more involvement with formal magick, I
spent a lot of time in visualizations. There are a number of
exercises which suggest that visualization ability is really primary
and key in a lot of mental-intent-result. So I would visualize the
typical things (geometrics et al).
I found that if I did this often enough, and then long enough, at
some point, everything would "jump into 3D" as I called it.
By this I mean, say you are daydreaming something idly. Then
suddenly it is hyper-real, super-clear, close-up. Almost like what
they say about lucid dreams getting suddenly more amazingly "realer-
than-real". Except in my case, though I've lucid dreamed all my life
(not so much the last several years), I seldom had the experience in
the change in dream quality when I realized it was lucid -- usually
there was already a fairly vivid environ.
This 'jump' in perception of the visualization was startling
especially at first. It was so incredibly real and right there. As
if I hadn't realized I was a 'long way off' from something until some
hyperjump happened and it was right THERE in my face. We are used
to 'reality' being one thing, and then when we close our eyes, what
we think of, is another -- we may remember well, or visualize well,
but it's not like eyes-closed is anywhere near as literal and
seemingly physical and fully-surrounding as 'waking' state is. Yet
this made them equal.
Generally I could bring it on just by practicing for a long period of
time, although that period varied, maybe depending on my state of
mind. I had a physical dissociative practice I did since childhood (
sort of self-hypnotic, nearly autistic thing) in which I could
actively visualize for hours and hours. It was usually when I'd been
doing this -- even if off and on through the day -- that the effect