I is for Imaginal Realms
"The internet offers a wide alternate dimension to life where you can be whoever you want to be, it makes is easier to share dreams but it can also be hallucinations. On a screen you type just words, whatever you think and you feel (if you want to) but in the end the screen fails to reflect the “reality” side of any given person, you don’t get to watch them bitch about traffic, or running out of toilet paper, you don’t get to see how everyone is overtaken by their mind sometimes and fail to follow their own words.
We all preach to be so honest and truthful; we all speak about higher states of living, about art and spirit but are we really that good? On a screen you can be the person you wish you were, its only for moments of a day it will never reflect everything there is to a person, its fears, anxieties, traumas, scars, we all have an ugly side we don’t like to admit and no matter how in detail you could express it via e-mail or voice message it never compares to the real deal." Sofi Aubert
"The basic premise of Mage: The Ascension is that everyone has the capacity, at some level, to shape reality. This capacity, personified as a mysterious alter-ego called the Avatar, is dormant in most people, who are known as sleepers, whereas Magi (and/or their Avatars) are said to be Awakened. Because they’re awakened, Magi can consciously effect changes to reality via willpower, beliefs, and specific magical techniques." Mage: The Ascension
"Imagination is not Imaginary"
McGregor Matthers, Order of the Golden Dawn
This is the Belief that programs reality; This is the Belief that unbinds the Past and reinvents physics from moment to moment if needs be. This is the Freedom that unbinds it All. Even God may cease. The Higher Orders must conform to this for this is the True nature of Reality and the Magickal Multiverse. We have Free Will and as Will evolves, we can reprogram the fabric entirely to suit our desires. As Reality evolves in conformity to free will, we will it toward Freedom. This is the Magickal Universe.
Imagination is not made up. When we open up a theme within the creative Source, within White Space, we make a dream world. We do this all the time. The dream world that seems most real to us is the one which we experience as material density. That is a reason why the Tarot developed; to identify and measure the natural sequences, experiences, of dreaming through common symbolism. Be aware that there is an underlaying structure. This itself must ultimately conform to Will. Now you are beginning to understand the Reality Game, the limitless nature of the arena, the limitations of individual scope, and the distance between Now and Infinity. The confounded issue of Conformity.
"The Pain that we suffer is the Love we withhold." Vassaius
"In 1993 the physicist Gerard 't Hooft put forward the holographic principle, which explains that the information about an extra dimension is visible as a curvature in a spacetime with one fewer dimension. For example, holograms are three-dimensional pictures placed on a two-dimensional surface, which gives the image a curvature when the observer moves. Similarly, in general relativity, the fourth dimension is manifested in observable three dimensions as the curvature of path of a moving infinitesimal (test) particle. Hooft has speculated that the fifth dimension is really the spacetime fabric." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five-dimensional_space
The Fifth Dimension is typically yet incorrectly described as being "Above" "ours" for the reason that "As Above, So Below". What we experience is the manifestation of Imagination. So it is possible to use the word Imaginal interchangeably with 'fifth-dimension'. The term Imaginal came to my awareness from two sources; Carlos Casteneda uses the word to describe what Yaqui Mayan sorcerers are aware that we are all experiencing. Matthers and Crowley use the term in the OGD teachings to describe the same thing. A friend described it to me well;
"There is a plane, a dimension, where everything we imagine becomes real. Once one person has gone into it and created a new thing, other people can go into the same place and add to it." Joe Barnes
This resonates so strongly with what I describe as 'the Dream worlds' that it is likely the same thing. The fabric of reality is constructed by thought. Thought-forms set the motion spinning. Belief manifests as experience. I use the word Resonate here for a purpose; that harmonic fourths and fifths as explored in music, may very well be a system for explaining where one Version of a reality is in relation to another. Given the nature of the Ripple Effect this seems a safe method of orientation between Versions.
Aboriginal Australian Dreamtime describes the same thing. The name given to manifestations of thought-forms is the Songlines. Manay is the aboriginal word for Dreamtime, and it is imperative to take note that Maya is often translated to mean 'illusion' more accurately refers to the topic at hand. You can see the affinity between concept of 'illusion' and concept of 'dream' ? The word Mirage is a clue. The word Manyana means 'later' which follows the rationale that 'Light before Thunder' - what we imagine now (program) emerges later (manifestation process).
Celtic Otherworlds are as real and equivalent to the domain in which we live, which for the most part operates under the principles of Muggles because mainstream reality at this time all over the globe is powerfully held down by a control grid which sorcerers are striving hard to free ourselves from and to free all of us from. It happens naturally when we are ready, however encounters with low-spectrum reality generating control-obsessives using some system of abusive vampiric self-empowerment (psychopaths) is so much a part of life that it has been largely accepted globally as 'the System' in which the enslaving god Money is the ruling entity.
I have been there several times. Typically during OBE Outer Body Experiences. Other travelers have been there also, describing the same place to verify to me that it is not me alone who knows of its existence and its apparently ease of access.
Strip the paradigm from religious dogma. It is not 'heaven' or 'a waiting room' or any such thing. Although it does feel blissful not to have the bodies aches and pains, material density gravity dragging us down, and a sensation of bliss, love, 'the forgiveness of guilt for all sins' feeling is something that has given me deeper insight in to what is called 'Christ consciousness' although I am trying hard to explain 'Christ' as an energy rather than a deification (personification of a concept) as it was originally intended before 'religion = control = dogma'.