"Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions" --- Albert Einstein
Imagination is one of the most powerful of all vibrations of Energy in the Universe. When considering imagination it must never be confused with mere fantasy, unreal thoughts or simply as a “figment of the imagination”, but rather as an extremely powerful, natural, God given ability that every single human being without any exception possesses.
Within the inner spheres of reality, as everyone will discover very soon after passing on from the physical world, everything desired is brought into instant manifestation by the use of will, intent and the power of imagination. Thoughts take shape instantly and the more power and emotion projected into thoughts, the more real they become and the longer they will remain.
Thoughts are vibration, manifestations of Energy, and most thoughts are transient, that is to say they appear, linger for a time depending on the Energy involved and then fade away again. To create something more permanent in the Astral worlds requires use of the imagination with as much will, intent and focus as possible. This however is often an entirely natural process requiring no particular effort; it is quite literally as natural as thinking.
By constantly making use of and thinking about a particular desire, for example a home, the more solid and real it will become and the longer it will persist. Creations of the type utilised by many people within the Astral worlds, consensus creations of perhaps thousands or even millions of people, can potentially last for infinity, such creations being the products of collective thoughts and beliefs projected in the same direction and focus by many people.
Within the Astral worlds, often known as “the beyond” or “the afterlife” where people transition after the process erroneously known as “death”, there are vast areas of Energy comprising just about every type of environment; all consensus creations of numerous people from the past, present and future relative to temporal concept of Earth “time”. These creations are the result of vast collective, consensual Energy configurations that are continually being influenced by Mind, and which Energy therefore endures under that consensual Mind influence almost ad-infinitum.
Many Astral locales including entire cities are inhabited by very large numbers of Astral residents, all continuously influencing the same creative Energy, and thus giving these Astral locales their permanency. As mentioned previously, the mid-Astral worlds to which people are attracted after the transition from the physical world in accordance with the Energy characteristic of the individual Astral and Mental body, the Soul and Spirit, are almost identical to the physical world, so much so that many people do not immediately know they have actually passed on. This is because the people of the Astral worlds model the Astral worlds based upon their own specific experiences and perception of the physical world they have just left, and how they “imagine” it should be. People at that level of evolution on the path often believe that “reality” is represented by material things just as they did on Earth, and accordingly use their powers of the imagination to reproduce that same habitat and perception within the Astral worlds, thereby creating that reality for themselves with which they feel the most comfortable.
On an individual level therefore a person might create his ideal home, whereas large numbers of people within the Astral at a consensual level will imagine larger scale constructions such as villages, towns and cities, just as they were used to in physical life. This applies to all Energy levels of the Astral planes, each level, from the darkest, “hell” like levels to the highest most blissful levels all being a perfect reflection of the vibration of the Soul and Spirit of the people living there, and also their own perception of what “life” should be like in their own reality. This is why, like the physical worlds, the Astral worlds are ephemeral, transient projections created by the Mind of humans, all of which are destined to progress and transcend that illusion on the path to the glories, splendours and bliss of the Spirit worlds, pure Mind worlds where the perception of form simply does not exist and does not need to exist. The reality and glories of the Spirit worlds are far greater than the temporal physical world or the ephemeral Astral worlds, as everyone will discover as they progress and evolve along the sacred path of perfection back to The Source, The First Cause, God.
The Astral worlds are vast, varied and complex, consisting of an infinite number of realms from the earthly equivalent of past present and future, many of which have been created by beings not of the Earth, but all of which have been created by the very same vibrations, creative Energy of the power of thought, the creative power of the imagination.
As we already know, the entire Ether of Universe consists of vibration, which is Energy. Thoughts, emotions and powers of the imagination are therefore also degrees of vibration of the same Energy. Keep in Mind that Energy cannot be created or destroyed it can only be influenced. It is the interaction and influence of Energy by Mind that results in the manifestation of the objects that are the focus of and are therefore influenced by the imagination in accordance with Universal laws, and in particular The Law of Attraction. Exactly the same laws also apply to manifestation into the physical world. Before anything at all can manifest as a reality into the physical world it must first be preceded by thought, a very powerful characteristic of which is imagination.
This is very often a subconscious process whereby for example the preparation of a meal is preceded by first imagining what the meal will include, how it should taste, how the meal will be prepared, where the ingredients will be obtained from and finally how it will be presented on the table. This is simply a very basic example whereby an act of creation commenced with the process of imagination is subsequently followed up with direct physical actions in the same direction in order to manifest the original object of the imagination into observable physical reality.
Manifestation can however equally be brought about without the need for any associated direct physical actions at all, exactly the same laws of creation applying to the inner spheres of the Universe also equally applying to the physical world, again in accordance with The Laws of Attraction and Correspondence in particular; “as above, so below”. Just as anything can be created within the inner spheres entirely by means of the powers of imagination, so too can manifestation take place into the physical world by virtue of the same Universal laws, without even the need for any preceding direct physical action.
The physical world however is very dense and of a much lower vibration than the inner Mind worlds of the Astral and Mental spheres, and therefore more Energy, concentration and focus is required in order to bring about a manifestation observable in the physical world. Many people will have heard of “Magic”. We should note straightaway however that by true Magic as practiced from time immemorial we do not mean the stage illusionists, prestidigitators, conjurors and other such people from the areas of stage entertainment, but rather Magic in its very truest, very highest and most sacred form. Magic is in reality a sacred science, the word “Magic” originating from the “Magi” who fully understood and applied natural Universal laws in order to bring about effect that many might consider to be miraculous.
The practitioner of true Magic understands, aligns him or herself with, and makes full and proper use of Universal laws in order to manifest the desired results in whichever plane of existence the desired result is to be experienced. People often erroneously associate Magic with occult practices, sorcery and witchcraft for example, but even this is not Magic in its truest and highest form. This is not to say of course that sorcery, witchcraft and similar types of “magic” are not effective, because they most certainly can be and often are, depending on the powers of the practitioner. The Universe does not recognise human labels, but only Cause and Effect by virtue of Universal laws and the influence of the Energy from which everything has been created and has its being.
Sorcery and witchcraft are often performed by utilising some Universal laws that result in the influence of Energy in the desired direction, by means for example of spells, rituals and other series of actions, but often without the practitioner ever being fully aware of what Universal forces are involved or how they are being applied. The most powerful true Magic is when the practitioner fully and consciously aligns him or herself with, and makes the fullest possible use of Universal laws, powers of the Magi.
What most people consider to be “Magic”, and again we are not referring to stage Magic, could more properly be referred to as “manifestation”. Manifestation is in the broadest terms the use of the imagination in order to manifest the object of the imagination into physical reality in accordance with Universal Laws and is the fundamental basis for all creation.
In the case of witchcraft, sorcery and similar practices practitioners often make use of spells, rituals and other regalia such as candles, swords, athame’s and much more, in order to provide the focus, intent and Energy required for the object of the imagination, usually by creative visualisation, to manifest into the material world. As we will see later, it is most certainly not at all necessary to practice witchcraft or sorcery in order to manifest into the physical world, these are quite simply age-old traditions that are still carried on today.
One of the most important aspects of successful manifestation is highly focussed and concentrated Energy in the form of thought or imagination. Indeed, the more Energy behind a manifestation the sooner it can materialise into the physical world as an observable reality. Very often, spells and rituals are only carried out once, meaning the chances of success are more variable and in accordance with the expertise of the focus, concentration and expertise of the practitioner. Magic, or more specifically manifestation can therefore be accomplished by anyone without requiring any form of occult, esoteric or mystical practices to be performed in order to be successful. Indeed, such practices can sometimes lead to frustration with the accompanying lack of observable results. Anyone at all can manifest and create any reality for themselves by fully understanding and applying natural Universal Laws utilising the simple, enjoyable and effective exercises that will be detailed later in this book.
Finally a word of caution; all your thoughts, imaginations and creative visualisations must only be for the purposes of good, either for yourself or for other people. Never, ever be tempted to use these powers to harm another person. If you do, the Universal law of Cause and Effect, of which karma is an integral aspect will most surely operate against you, and either in this or a future life you will have to pay the price. This is not intended to be a system of punishment as such as with a court of law. The simple fact of the matter is that every cause has its corresponding effect, positive, negative or neutral, and karma is no more than the causation of the Law of Attraction that ensure that no being can be the cause of anything negative without experiencing the corresponding effect. Note that we use the word “experiencing” rather than “suffering”. Everyone is here to experience and to evolve and not to suffer which is a human construct based on a perception relative to self and the ego. The Universe operates under the influence of the most powerful force in the Universe, Unconditional Love, and that applies to every aspect of human evolution, and indeed the evolution of the entire Universe and all Beings, all expressions of God.
Providing always that your thoughts, intentions, Energy, imaginations and creative visualisations are always only for the purposes of good and for genuine needs, and not based in greed, in other words will not bring harm to others in the process, only good will surely result, and your needs and desires will be fulfilled without karmic consequences.