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5 years ago  ::  Sep 08, 2009 - 10:17AM #1
Bearsky
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It seems to me that imagination plays a central role in both ordinary daily life and in what we choose to call magic or sorcery.   If you can't imagine it, you can't willfully create it!  But then what's the difference between an ordinary passing daydream and a concrete act of sorcery in which the imagined is made manifest.  Is it the intensity of the imagination and/or the emotions connected to it...or is it the intensity of our will power/intent to make the goal manifest or is it the level of our belief a successful out come to our efforts, or......?  Dennis

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5 years ago  ::  Sep 08, 2009 - 4:52PM #2
Bearsky
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For what it's worth:  It's long been recognized that imagination is the cradle of productivity and innovation.  What hasn't been so well recognized in occult circles is that imagination is also the fountainhead of magick.  The focus all too often has been on the 'dead words' of the ritual or the tools or the robes or this or that thing.  Of course to the degree that these things were needed by the practicioner to help fuel his/her imagination, credulity and intent they may have helped but in the end only to the degree they became the physical conduits through which imagination could flow.  Dennis

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5 years ago  ::  Sep 08, 2009 - 8:30PM #3
Bearsky
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Again for what its worth, if you're having difficulty making magic then perhaps you should first look at you imagination.  If you have little or no imagination then you'll accomplish little or no magic.  If you don't believe you  can do it and do it well then you have a failure of imagination and raising your belief in yourself and your own powers is the first order of business...you need to imagine yourself/see yourself as a person of power who can produce magic.  If you have the imagination and the belief but it doesn't seem to work well for you, perhaps its your level of intent or will or focus that you need to work on.  Dennis

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4 years ago  ::  Dec 23, 2010 - 3:09AM #4
CommieJesus
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you are right. There are certain practices in the Bardonist tradition that might enhance imagination and visualization. Daily practice is good,but I think it is a aptitude that we all have at birth a certain amount, some more some less and it can be acquired and developed with disciplined practice.


 

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2 years ago  ::  Jan 19, 2013 - 4:26PM #5
Bearsky
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Commie Jesus: Bardonist Tradition?  Thanks, Bearsky

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