The key to all magickal operations is a strong ability to visualize.
Everyone can visualize, but some need to strengthen their visualization
abilities in order to gain the effects they are working for. The following
technique has proved highly effective in intensifying one's
Exercising Your Inner Eye
(taken from Experiences in Visual Thinking by Robert McKim)
Taking your time, translate each of the following descriptions into a
mental image. Go back and do it again in a few weeks and then a few weeks
later, and notice the difference. Notice the difference, also in the way
you see things--inner as well as outer-- after you've done these
Now sense (see, touch, hear, taste, smell) with your minds eye:
- a familiar face
- a galloping horse
- a rosebud
- your bedroom
- a changing stoplight
- a newspaper headline
- the sound of rain on the roof
- the voice of a friend
- children laughing at play
- the feel of soft fur
- an itch
- a gentle breeze on your face
- the muscular feeling of running
- of kicking a can
- of drawing a circle on paper
- the taste of a lemon
- of toothpaste
- of a potato chip
- the smell of bacon frying
- of a gardenia
- of perspiration
- the feeling of hunger
- of a cough
- of coming awake
- a stone dropped into a quiet pond with concentric ripples forming
and expanding outward
- these words flying away, high into the blue sky, finally
- your shoe coming apart in slow motion and each piece drifting away
- an orange being cut into five equal pieces and the pieces being
arranged into equal patterns
Uses for Creative
Creative Visualization, also sometimes called Guided Imagery is useful
for many aspects of inner work, self healing, and magickal workings.
- Uncovering personal obstacles and blocks.
- Finding "spirit guides" or "power animals".
- Healing, yourself and others.
- Clarifying your aims and goals.
- Tapping into deep levels of creativity.
- Along with meditation, may allow you to access the "collective
- Relieving stress and tension
- Past life exploration
- Precursor to astral travel.
- Promoting your connection to the divine.
- Increasing effectiveness of magickal workings.