Most people take their imagination for granted. Did you know that some people simply cannot imagine? They have no idea of what it it like to have images within the mind’s eye. Many of them don’t even realize that it’s possible? It is a condition call aphantasia which is the inability to make mental images.
After years as a clinical hypnotist I’ve come to realize that we don’t all have the same ability to imagine. Our ability to imagine exists on a spectrum. There are some people who can’t make pictures within their mind’s eye. I have some theories about why the might happen and designed a training program based on my theories that might help improve anyone’s ability to imagine.
At the end of 2019 I began a research project. I asked for volunteers to help me test out a training program designed to improve the imagination. Seven people volunteered. Their ability to imagine varied for “almost no ability to imagine within the mind” to moderate. Each of them worked with me once a week over 3 to 7 weeks doing a series of exercises designed to improve their mind’s eye. The results were impressive.
Each of them described an improvement in their ability to see thing within their imagination. Detail, clarity, contrast and color as well as the stability of their internal images all improved.
The ultimate goal of this training is to enhance ones imagination enough to create visual hallucinations at will.*
There are vast occult documents that describe the benefits and methods of “opening the third eye”. All they mean is to enhance the imagination. I’ve striped away the occult mumbo-jumbo and reduced the process to simple neurology. — This is how your brain works — This is how to improve your imagination.
The training is designed into 11 audio lessons.
01 – Intro
02 – Preparation
03 – The Ultimate Objective
04 – Beginning Instruction
05 – Mind Calming to Enhance Awareness
06 – Present Tense Awareness
07 – Visual-Kinesthetic Integration
08 – Turntable ver 01
09 – Turntable ver 02
10 – Turntable ver 03
11 – Belief, Expectation and Conclusion
*None of the volunteers reported full hallucinations during this project. Most acknowledged how it would be possible with practice.