To answer the question of the topic: Yes, I do and I also can produce images. Why? I am not sure, but I have a hunch.
I'll explain this best way I can, and I don't need you to accept it as a fact because I myself do not know whether it is fact or not; this is not my
idea, but something that has been suggested to me when consulting the dead. This needs little bit background info however, so I'll begin:
In traditional alchemy, there exists a way to enter another realms, or planes of existence. Especially the Astral plane is now under our scrutiny. To
enter these different planes of existence, one need to be silent, doing nothing and mediate oneself to be close of the dreamstate, between asleep and
awake, so that you can hold on your consciousness, but yet access the unconsciousness. Then think how vivid are some dreams? You can actually smell
and feel in dreams if they are lively enough! So it is not surprising, that when one is at this 'twilight zone', he'll begin to hear, feel and see
things. Furthermore, if the consciousness can be preserved well enough (takes practice), one can create images and so on, just like one wants to. He
his own toughtforms in Astral Plane. It is no way reality - everything in Astral is false to some extent, but they may become
reality if you master the magick
So the Astral Plane really is an imaginary place, where all kind of ideologies and ideas takes their pre-form. It is our imagination, animated by our
parts of brain that can form images in dreamstate - but these parts are accessed and controlled consciously in meditative state.
But because there is something known as collective unconsciousness, one adept enough can learn how to access this part of this 'unreal' plane.
Forgive me when I say 'unreal', for I don't mean that it does not exist. It does, but not in physical worlds before they get form in material (i.e
mother). So the seed really is an imaginary thought in Astral plane, consciouss act or not. And when the father casts his seed into the mother, a form
is starting to take place and it becomes 'real'. So, collective unconsciousness is in a way more objective than our personal one - it is shared by
all the people, creatures and stuff alike. It withelds the archetypes of our global mind, and I think we are speaking of legendary Gaia when we talk
about collective unconsciousness. There the forms that affect whole sphere of our existence takes place before they appear in the material level.
I feel like I should stop now, so I'll do that. Best regards,
PS. If you like read more about what I tried to explain above, please visit my thread:
Explaining the occult - the interconscious and astral.
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