Changes occur that transforms the astral temple into a place between the worlds where the practitioner is no longer restrained by physical limitations of ordinary reality. The environment of the astral temple is similar to a dream experience in which the person completely controls and directs the dream according to his will. Imagination is employed to visualize the appearance of the temple that the will situates in a proper place.
When the practitioner has entered the astral temple it is like he has entered a magickal world, or a world of his own. He has left the physical world, or realm, and has entered a magickal/mystical one. All limitations of physical reality are gone.
Now the practitioner is in control of his thoughts and visualizations. He feels that he has the power to produce whatever he visualizes. This includes the temple’s appearance as well as the effects that he wishes to produce in the physical world too.
In magic the astral temple combines the elements of perceptual gestalts, whole environments, and the use of kinesthetic memory. The astral temple is the imaginary, or mythical, place where the magician goes to perform his acts of magic. Traditionally, the descriptions of astral temples employ of quasi-Masonic and hermetic symbolism; however, there is no reason other designs such as a cyberspace zone, space station, or an undersea room could not be used.
The main idea is that the design of the temple makes the person feel safe when performing his magical work. Within the temple anything becomes possible; the only limitation is one’s imagination. With continued practice in the temple assumes the individual’s emotional associations so when in it he becomes calm, relaxed, and feels he becomes most powerful. A.G.H.
Hine, Phil, Condensed Chaos: Introduction to Chaos Magic, Temple, AZ, New Falcon Publications, 1995, p. 67
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