Visualizing Something In Your Head

What does it look like when you visualize something in your head (while awake)? Can you actually see it as if it was in front of you, or is it like you see it but somehow not see it at the same time?

For me, I CAN visualize things, but it's not like actually seeing them as if they were real things. They're not being seen by my eye, but some other part of my mind, somehow. Of course, while dreaming, I can see things as if they were in front of me.

How do you visualize things in your head?

Isn't it kind of spooky that we have this kind of "2nd sight", what exactly are we doing thinking we're visualizing something while not actually seeing anything?

How do you visualize moving objects, can you visualize objects that move on their own without you "making" them move?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I recently visualized a block game like minecraft in my head. I was mining stairs underground but visualizing the feeling of hitting the blocks and moving forward causes my body to respond to the stimuli as well. When you are asleep you can't move your body thus you can't have any problems such as moving around while visualizing. I also imagined a snake game by removing blocks and I should note that I am able to visualize a single moving image for quite a long time

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    women lack creativity because they talk so much rather than think. You can thank women for motivating so many men to retreat into their mind and think rather than listen to whatever nonsense they’re spewing

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      says the glowBlack person talking about some completely off topic shit instead of doing something cute -_-

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm 0, I rape the apple

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The thing is, I see the bright red apple, but I don't "see" it if that makes sense.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe you're seeing it with your Third Eye (the mind's eye), but not literally seeing it behind your closed eyelids. Do you have photographic memory?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not that anon, but I can visualize whatever within my minds eye, and it’s realistic. As a thought experiment I rotate the apple and dissect it into 32 equal slices, and I can easily count them. Yes it’s the third eye, and yes I have a photographic memory. Why?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Why?
            I was curious if aphantasia makes having a photographic memory impossible.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You and I we are exactly the same. That's what happens when I am daydreaming too It's like I can see what I am daydreaming but I can't actually see I know it doesn't make any sense but if you know you know.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Interesting questions, OP.

    There are 3 transitory states of consciousness, supported by 3 bodies. The gross state of consciousness is supported by the physical body, and is the place where the objects you have designated as "real" exist.
    The subtle state is supported by the dreaming body, and is the realm where these imaginary objects you refer to appear. In dreams, you are often convinced that they are "real" since at that moment the dream is all that is real to you .
    The causal state of consciousness is supported by the causal body, and consists of witnessing awareness itself: you who are reading these words are the One to whom this refers. The question of how to attain this state is cause by doubt as to whether it is ever-present.
    There is also a permanent, undeniable, unavoidable state of consiousness called the nondual. This is supported by the diamond body. This is the Ground of Being from which these temporal states arise.

    Passage through these during distinct phases of death called "bardos" is described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

    >How do you visualize moving objects, can you visualize objects that move on their own without you "making" them move?
    You can imbue subtle objects with consiousness by sending causal energy to them. This is documented in the literature on tulpas and egregores.
    Causal objects can be invited into awareness, and have a consciousness which can convincingly be regarded as "their own", if one is not observing carefully. If you don't know how to do this, you could try praying to a particular deity or entity and see if it shows up in your consciousness as an apparently independent being.

    One simple shortcut is to look at sacred geometry, such as pic related, for extended periods. The trick with this one is to imagine black balls inside the circles, and black lines inside the bars. Try and do this for 5 minutes at first, and build up to an hour. You'll be amazed!

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      good post.
      when I meditate I count breaths (in/out=1 breath) in cycles of twelve, and each breath is accompanied by a floating ball of clay in front of me. as I count, the clay divides itself into the corresponding number of balls. by the time I get to 12, I can make some pretty interesting geodesic designs before going back to 1 and starting again

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >when I meditate I count breaths (in/out=1 breath) in cycles of twelve, and each breath is accompanied by a floating ball of clay in front of me. as I count, the clay divides itself into the corresponding number of balls. by the time I get to 12, I can make some pretty interesting geodesic designs before going back to 1 and starting again
        Does this accomplish anything noteworthy? Not that dividing clay isn't cool, but anything else? Techniques? Experiences? I've never heard a description like that before. Thanks.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Does this accomplish anything noteworthy?
          yes, to me this practice is of great value. I make things for a living, doing this meditation helps me take advantage of my creativity - I can visualize and execute better/more efficiently IRL, and it gives me a routine that helps me focus directly on what I'm doing at any given moment. the challenging nature of it (continuing to visualize subsequent sequences of floating clay balls without allowing thoughts to interrupt) is like doing mental push-ups - the more I do it, the longer I can go and the intricate patterns and designs can visualize. usually twenty minutes will do, but at this point I can do this for hours- I go into a trance or SATS-like state until I get hungry/thirsty or my body gets tired.

          • 4 weeks ago
            DonktheClown

            Makes sense. To me, that's advanced thinking. I'm going to give it a try tomorrow. Best Wishes !!

          • 4 weeks ago
            shambhala jim

            Yes! Best of wishes, and remember practice practice practice. an expert does something 1000 times, a master does it 1000 times more. do it for the sake of doing it, and you will understand better how to live life to the fullest and even make it better for the rest of the world that is suffering.
            it's important to note that my visualizations will not, and should not, be the same as yours - for example, I came up with mentally manipulating floating clay, but my teacher just had a guy with a gun shooting his thoughts with each breath - on sight and at will, he would completely destroy all that was vain or unnecessary. the only necessity is that which keeps you breathing.
            creation blossoms from this place.
            first work on developing your own visual mental space, sanctuary in which you feel comfortable letting go of each thought, especially ones that concern you most. I have a dojo (it's turning into more of a temple) but you might have something completely different - after many cycles of ceasing your thoughts, your mind will show you what makes sense to you. roll with it, try changing it, or rather, discover new zones.
            like mentioned before, try 20 minutes a day, either right after you wake up (drink some water maybe, but don't do anything else). then up that to 40 minutes/day (20 after you wake, 20 right before sleep). I did this for 2 years, almost religiously, and it afforded me a great wealth of clarity and permanent improvement in mental chemistry. your dreams will get cooler, too.
            eventually you will get to a point where you don't need to sit at all, but you have to be diligent to earn that ability. you will still need to meditate from time to time, but your brain will craft permanent pathways to this state for access anytime.
            this is all backed by science, but being on /x/ you should know that's not important. your life path, and more importantly, your time are paramount to your existence Bless your journey! and please don't do anything evil, lol

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          many physical exercises in a gym actually accomplish nothing... yet they build the muscles.

          Exercises on focus, will and imagination do the same but for the energy body.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That stuff about sending out causal energy is really interesting. Really interesting post thanks anon

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Let me make this clear: there are cerrain mantras and other practices which cause something to be imbued with subtle or causal energy. If you chant ZIN-URU to something, for example, subtle energy gets put into it which causes it to become able to act and move as if on its own. "As if", because it moves according to the exact pattern that was willed into it; if the will is shaky or uncertain in any way, the movement appears to have elements which are outside the control of the enchanter.

        There is also an advanced form of ZIN-URU which can imbue objects with causal energy, but I will leave that as a hint for initiates. You can find it on YouTube with careful and conscious searching.

        But there are other ways of putting causal energy into something. This is the energy of the Witnessing Self, the Atman. For example, the first thing you see as you leave samadhi is left with an impressipn of hour consciousness upon it. Also, HPPD during dhyana will do something similar. Trikata is a very good way of imprinting upon something as well.

        You must note that anything which is present at the moment of orgasm is also causally entangled with the One who is cumming. If that is a sigil, the sigil is charged. If it is pornography, then it is siphoned off. If it is a UFO, sacred geometry or an orgasming partner, then there is an explosion of mutual energy and mutual imprinting which causes there to be additional love pulled out from free reserves existing in the universe and put unto the realities of the entities experiencing the orgasm. This is a practice. Sigils are a form of magick which attempts to use causal energy to create subtle entities called "servitors" who help the magician accomplish certain tasks in the world. This latter method is not like that: it creates a surplus of subtle energy. In particular, with practice, jerking off to UFOs, subtle energy mandalas and at sacred sites can lead to the creation of new Selves.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    depends if it's something I'm purely imaginating or if it's something I've experienced irl, the latter is much easier
    >How do you visualize moving objects
    I don't know, I can picture myself being driven around in a car or people playing football just fine

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The universe was created through imagination that got “solidified”.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it can be categorized into visualizations under ordinary consciousness, variable in clarity and subject to practice, and visualization under a non-ordinary state of consciousness. The former I can practice, and at the height of focus, the imagery can appear to be "seen" as if by your eyes. The latter happens occasionally and can't be predicted, it is always a realistic scene clear as day, like you're wearing perfect VR goggles. The scenes seem random and are never intentional. I marvel at the detail and how perfect the physics is, from light refraction to interference. Completely unlike intentional visualization, and I have experienced it wide awake.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thinking in general is kinda just like remembering stuff, except you only remember specific snippets in order to create a new thought, like those ransom notes you see in movies that use snippets from magazines instead of handwriting, it's just that you have so much fricking material to work with that your mind is able to make it feel perfectly coherent instead of schizophrenic

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I always thought it was weird,as a kid i'd be playing with my guns, running around the backyard or in the house and i would be lost in my imaginated scenarios. I would physically be in the house or in the yard, but it was like i was in another world. Seeing what i was imagining. I'd be the doom guy blowing away demons wiyh my daisy shot gun (that thing was fuggin awesome) or in space blowing away pfhor aboard the marathon. Even in war torn cities fighting whatever. It was i could mentally transport myself into these worlds but if i thought about it, it would take me right out of the fun.
    I can still do it, though different now as an adult, usually helps me better visual with level design and such for games.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I used to jump into the bushes and give suppressive fire for my comrades. Too bad I was walking through town with my mom for groceries lmao

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    frick it I'll bite
    >What does it look like when you visualize something in your head (while awake)?
    just like it does in a shared 'observable' space, but only I can see it
    >Can you actually see it as if it was in front of you, or is it like you see it but somehow not see it at the same time?
    both - clarity requires focus
    >They're not being seen by my eye, but some other part of my mind, somehow.
    you're too focused on your eyes and what you think you're seeing
    >How do you visualize things in your head?
    za zen meditation, (done with the intent of arresting the thought-process completely)
    >Isn't it kind of spooky that we have this kind of "2nd sight"
    yes, quite
    >what exactly are we doing thinking we're visualizing something while not actually seeing anything?
    speak for yourself, I design load-bearing structures in my head before building them IRL
    >How do you visualize moving objects,
    I visualize an object and I imagine it moving
    >can you visualize objects that move on their own without you "making" them move?
    to me, this is the most interesting question - most people are interested in making things move (having some control)
    you seem to be interested in visualizing things that aren't in your control. imo, it's easier to do that than move things in your mind deliberately. I guess I'd compare it do daydreaming. when you daydream (or do the right amount of hallucinogens) the filters in your brain break down and allow thoughts to 'marry' images more readily- basically like dreaming, your mind is dredging up shit from your subconscious and feeding it to your conscious processing bits for you to observe and wonder about, creating memories of these 'pictures', or rotating older memories to fit new information and ideas.
    meditation also breaks down those filters but there is an element of being able to manipulate your visualizations with the right amount of focus.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ya

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I see things perfectly, better than I can with my eyes.
    I expand tiny objects, so that I can have a better look at them.
    When I am looking out into the distance, sometimes I zoom in to see what's really there.
    While I am driving, sometimes I am looking right at a place or an object that is not there, but I see it perfectly, and then I will become aware that I am driving, and I might be miles down the road, and I really do wonder "who has been driving, because I certainly haven't been?"
    I shut my eyes and just relax, and sometimes I will see a flash of something in perfect detail, but I don't know what I am looking at. Sometimes the object is finely carved metal, very ornate, but I don't know what it is.
    I wake up sometimes, I don't know who I am, where I am, or even when I am in time.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are 3 types of visualization I can experience. I would classify them as:

      1. Movies
      2. Visions
      3. Dreams

      I chose to classify them in terms of intensity.
      Movies are what I chose to call the normal visualization I have during the day. Mind you I also have an internal monologue and I can combine the two.

      Vision are what I experience when I close my eyes for a short duration of time and don't fall asleep. I only started to experience them recently. I must've done something good to have been granted the access to them but I really don't know what. Maybe it's because I started having a healthier diet.
      They are basically mini lucid dreams. I never lose control of consciousness during the whole thing and I can still remember exactly who I am and what I am I doing. The scenario is not something I can always choose though. Sometimes it works sometimes it does. I can clearly see and hear everything like in a normal dream. They never last for more than 10 minutes though. It feels like the same time I spend in a vision corresponds to the time that passes in real life. They are very strange. I can also trigger them at will if I clear my head.

      And everybody knows what dreams are.

      >What does it look like when you visualize something in your head (while awake)?
      A white mass amongst absolute darkness (I meditate with the lights off) that forms into an image.
      >Can you actually see it as if it was in front of you
      It seems like it's real but when I break my trance and wave my hand in front of me there's nothing there. Sometimes the visualization seems so real forget that I'm not sitting quietly in the dark.
      >How do you visualize things in your head?
      I use padmasana to create blood pressure in my legs so that the blood is forced into my head. It produces a mass of white light that forms into an image.
      >sn't it kind of spooky that we have this kind of "2nd sight"
      sort of? I know squirrels and birds can astral project and I go on adventures with them every night when we are all asleep.

      https://i.imgur.com/wzOOuDN.jpeg

      I've never thought about the WAY I've imagined things, but having to explain it, id say:
      I picture a reality in my mind were I can observe and interact with the subjects of my imagination.
      It's like having two disconnected sets of eyes.

      gets of explanation

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think I can best compare it to a film with frames missing and random bluriness depending on focus.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't have any sort if visuals when I close my eyes and think, there is no apple there. Instead my mind explains to me what the apple appears as, how it tastes and smells, how it feels. That's it. I get to hear it not see it.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sometimes I can see it like a photo behind my eyelids. I have hppd so I use the static to form something

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I barely live in reality anymore I have so many vivid fantasy worlds help me

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can see flashes, or if i focus on a particular scene or objects I can play it back/see it in a void

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are 3 types of visualization I can experience. I would classify them as:

    1. Movies
    2. Visions
    3. Dreams

    I chose to classify them in terms of intensity.
    Movies are what I chose to call the normal visualization I have during the day. Mind you I also have an internal monologue and I can combine the two.

    Vision are what I experience when I close my eyes for a short duration of time and don't fall asleep. I only started to experience them recently. I must've done something good to have been granted the access to them but I really don't know what. Maybe it's because I started having a healthier diet.
    They are basically mini lucid dreams. I never lose control of consciousness during the whole thing and I can still remember exactly who I am and what I am I doing. The scenario is not something I can always choose though. Sometimes it works sometimes it does. I can clearly see and hear everything like in a normal dream. They never last for more than 10 minutes though. It feels like the same time I spend in a vision corresponds to the time that passes in real life. They are very strange. I can also trigger them at will if I clear my head.

    And everybody knows what dreams are.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What does it look like when you visualize something in your head (while awake)?
    A white mass amongst absolute darkness (I meditate with the lights off) that forms into an image.
    >Can you actually see it as if it was in front of you
    It seems like it's real but when I break my trance and wave my hand in front of me there's nothing there. Sometimes the visualization seems so real forget that I'm not sitting quietly in the dark.
    >How do you visualize things in your head?
    I use padmasana to create blood pressure in my legs so that the blood is forced into my head. It produces a mass of white light that forms into an image.
    >sn't it kind of spooky that we have this kind of "2nd sight"
    sort of? I know squirrels and birds can astral project and I go on adventures with them every night when we are all asleep.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    The path of eternal life is LHP
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  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based thread, finally something not shit on /x/, I wish I knew.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagination. Minds-eye clairvoyance allows you to make a TV screen behind your eyelids. It's a rare ability unlocked through meditation and energetic development. Imagination is different from this, and is the second-sight you mention.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What does it look like when you visualize something in your head (while awake)?

    The question about the level of detail and how it ranges, and the difficulty associated with said visualizing is something non existent for me and I have no idea what it means to not be able to NOT visualize something.

    If I spend 10 minutes with my eyes closed, I can make worlds so real with so much depth that opening my eyes back to reality feels bleak and dull.

    I physically feel that way as well sometimes.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you can RV this one, enjoy it. If I could share it I would, honestly lol.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Visualization happens not in front of you, but behind you. It comes as a visions, often of distorted focus, where colors and lines may seem shifting, these represent ideas, objects, and emotions. Spinning lines of color. Multiple fading shapes. Okay, that is a basic "hazy head" feeling, when I'm moving or even chilling, in a state of static consciousness. I can shift the distorted focus into more acute awareness of the mental projection (often these visions appear within a black void, the colors can seems translucent, 'think" of a hologram). The sharper the image, the less translucent, and the more vivid it can seem. It's almost like peering back into myself. I can see alot of motion, movies really are a good representation of thoughts, although thoughts would be more 4th dimensional, and overlapping, as I would describe it, often several distinct "pictures" could be playing, each serving it's own perpose, rather that be entertainment, or simulation. These pictures could look anywhere from realistic, such a memory, to stylistic, such as looking at a cartoon. Often feelings and emotions could be associated with these pictures to create a more dynamic mental reaction, sometimes becoming physical. Sounds play a large part in guiding the types of pictures you see, I can freely construct scenarios, images, or looses colors and lines to represent thoughts or objects, acting as icons. I can create feelings or pressure in my brain such as one may hold down a finger to represent a thought you're holding on to. I can project these visualizations onto the real world, though I don't suddenly see it, rather I understand spaccialy where it would be. The most I can do mental is minorly warp my vision, this may effect color vibrancy, and wavyness, but nothing fantastical. Often I would imagine flying through geometric tunnels, of alternating color. I think my thinking is very spacial and it all feels like movement tied to emotions, the color seems to be a consequence of that.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Different levels of thought, and thoughts within thoughts, such as an image that contains within it several icons that each reveal their own levels of detail equal to one another, stories, imagination truly is bliss. It's compression, how much is hidden in this thought? Thinking is connected to movement, if you can't visualize, try to move, get your blood pumping, but your hand on your head, scratch that shit, that thought is dying to make itself prsent, and it has so many wonderful surprises hidden in every detail you decide to explore.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've never thought about the WAY I've imagined things, but having to explain it, id say:
    I picture a reality in my mind were I can observe and interact with the subjects of my imagination.
    It's like having two disconnected sets of eyes.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    most don't realize this, but visualization is a skill you can improve with practice.

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