It is based on ancient knowledge that the power of thought, imagination, and intention or will can change circumstances favorably in the future.
Aleister Crowley defined magic as "the art or science of causing change to occur in conformity with the
Will." Magic occurs only as the result of the mental power and energy of the person performing it. This mental
power is what commands the change to occur in the direction desired by the practitioner.
How to Visualize
Remez Sasson offers these practical ways to achieve visualization:
"Visualization is an activity, which all of us perform every day. We plan and conduct our life according to
the images that rotate in our minds. All the strivings, desires and ambitions have much to do with our mental images.
We visualize constantly, whether we are aware of the fact or not. This activity has a very important place in the
life of everyone...
...What we visualize affects our attitudes, moods and state of mind. This means that we have to be very careful
with what enters our mind. Thoughts are visitors, but when the same kinds of thoughts frequent the mind often,
they become permanent residents. Do you accept and allow anyone to come and stay at your home? If you don't, why
do you let thought do that?
Now to the practical stuff. Visualizing and expecting intentionally an event, action, or object is doing more then
just an act of visualization. It is an act of creation. Deciding upon something that we really want to happen,
and visualizing it with concentration, faith and desire, set great powers into action. Creative visualization is
a powerful tool, which we need to know how to use correctly and positively.
Creative visualization is the creation of an image in the mind, and through natural laws cause it to manifest on
the material plane. It is a natural process all of us employ, though unconsciously. The thoughts that pass through
our mind create our life. It is possible to learn to accept only salutary thoughts, and then go consciously through
the process of visualization, to fill our life with happiness, success, health and magic.
Visualization and imagination are the cornerstones of magic. Spells and rituals make use of mental images, and
are not different from creative visualization. When casting a spell or performing a ritual, attention, concentration
and imagination are called into action. The energy evoked is the power that drives the mental images into action
Visualization should be done in a quiet and relaxed environment. You will find this helps when calling upon the
Divine for assistance in achieving the objective of the spell.