The most “advanced” magical technique needed in herb magic is visualization;
i.e., forming a picture in your mind of your need. (See Practical Guide to
Creative Visualization by Denning and Phillips, Llewellyn Publications.)
Many books have been written on this subject, for students often complain
that they have difficulty visualizing clearly. Usually, the ability is present but
hindered by inhibitions.
Can you, at this moment while reading this book, see your mother’s face?
What about that of your closest friend, or worst enemy?
This is visualization. In magic visualization is used to direct the power by
forming a picture of your need: a car, a love, employment, and so on. If you
need an object, visualize yourself owning it; if a job, see yourself working; and
if love is needed, visualize a ring slipping onto your finger, or any symbol you
associate with love.
The need must be visualized as if you have already obtained it, or as if it
has already come to fruition. Use your creativity and natural visualization
talents to really see your need. Don’t think of the reasons behind your need;
simply see it in concrete terms.
As with everything from golf to cooking, practice makes perfect. Even if
you’re never capable of completely visualizing your need, magic will work as
long as the intention is there.
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