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How Can a Blind Person Practice Visualization?

This post was written by Anna
on April 14, 2014 | Comments (6)

Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jean-Louis de Biasi, author of Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons, The Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis, and the forthcoming Rediscover the Magick of the Gods and Goddesses. Jean-Louis is also Lifetime Grand Master of the Ordo Aurum Solis and Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Cross.

 

Jean-Louis de Biasi Visualization is key for anyone involved in self development, self empowerment, and magic rituals. This is the first skill to learn and to practice. Of course, visualization is not the only component of a successful ritual, but it is the essential to it.

There are many ways to improve our ability. We can practice alone and in group. As Grand Master of the Aurum Solis, I have often taught visualization techniques during sessions and workshops. A common question and concern from students is regarding vision. Visualization is an ambiguous word. I have become progressively convinced that even if this is the right word for this ability, it has to be explained in a different way.

Let’s say it in few words: a good visualization is not necessarily a mental picture! You can build a very efficient visualization without visualizing, or mentally seeing, anything.

Building a clear, strong, and precise mental image is difficult. It is also a challenge to maintain this mental focus for a few minutes. Of course, we can be trained to do this, but it is not necessarily the best way to learn.

When someone says to me that he or she has difficulty with this, my answer is often a new question: how do you think that someone who is blind from birth can visualize? Do you think he will use visual representations? Do you think he will draw a kind of mental picture? Certainly not! He will create a mental construction composed of sounds, feelings, odors, etc.

This is the same for us. We don’t all memorize the same way. Some will clearly remember a picture, others the smells, others the sounds, etc. Even if we are not blind, one of our senses is often dominating. An interesting first step is to find which one. If it is sound, for example, you will build your inner representation composed with sounds. Then progressively you will associate other sensory elements, such as odors, feelings, and visual memories.

In order to visualize and experiment I suggest that you, for a time, forget the visual image itself!

Try this process:

  1. Remember a moment from your day. Don’t try to build an image—ust think about it. Then be aware of which sense is the most involved in this recollection. Is the sense of smell? Or touch? or another?
  2. When this is done, think about something you want to achieve tomorrow. Focus on it mentally using the sense you fond the most important for you. Progressively, now or the days after, begin to consider the other senses in this way.

Our thanks to Jean-Louis for his guest post! Visit Jean-Louis de Biasi’s author page for more information, including articles and his books.

Reader Comments

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#1 
Written By Stoyan
on April 14th, 2014 @ 7:56 pm

I just want to thank Jean-Louis for these very useful tips on visualization practice and I hope that everyone who has some “problems” with this skill will eventually stumble on this article. When I was making my first steps on the spiritual path, sometimes I felt absolutely frustrated because of what I thought was lack of “mental power” when it came to “creating pictures” in my mind. I couldn’t properly see the “pictures”, symbols I was supposed to see. But eventually I found the solution (or the solution found me) – I teached myself to feel what I had to see. And it really worked out for me. So, as Jean – Louis stated in the article – you need to find your own way of “seeing”. And everything will work out for you. Good luck!

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#2 
Written By kenneth osei karikari
on April 15th, 2014 @ 5:32 am

Sir
I love this presentation very much.Indeed being made in the image of God.we can also create unlimited resources since our superconscious mind is part of the universal mind and spirit of GOD.WSir you see,when I begun reading esoteric materials many years ago,I did not understand most of these spiritual concepts;infact we can create ourselves as billionaires and eventually we cam materialize this dream because we part of God and Wealth.I hope towards the later part of this year,I will have the opportunity to study the MBA in France or Switzerland then I can imbibe divine knowledge, skills and abilities under your feet.May God grant you a very long life.

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#3 
Written By Bonaparte Arnaud MOMBO NZENGUI
on April 15th, 2014 @ 8:25 am

Very very good teaching about visualization

Thank you a lot of Grand Master Jean-Louis de Biasi for having time and for your lovely to the consciencous development

Be blessed In the name of the Grand Universe Creator

Bonaparte Arnaud

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#4 
Written By carlos Melo
on April 15th, 2014 @ 4:47 pm

Obrigado pela dica. agora vou acompanhar sempre.

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#5 
Written By kenneth Barning
on April 15th, 2014 @ 4:50 pm

This is a very insightful way of understanding visualization. I have come to the realization based on this article that effective visualization doesn’t only happen with building a mental picture, but that we can use the faculty that best resonates with us and build from that. The process to try is also great and simple. I find since we all don’t learn, memorize or connect in the same way, this will put the individual who use this process in touch with what works best for them and then will bring about a more effective result rather than struggling to make out a mental picture which may not work for everybody.” A good visualization is not necessarily a mental picture” Thank you Grand Master Jean-Louis for this enlightening article.

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#6 
Written By Jean-Louis
on April 17th, 2014 @ 10:37 am

I am happy to inform that my latest blog has been translated in Portuguese (http://goo.gl/GdoL9r) and Russian (http://goo.gl/lZMjFz)!

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