Vision is about creating an image of reality. Two
things are important here. A vision is something concrete you can
see: an image, possession detail and continuity in time. A vision
is something you create; it is an act of the mind that produces
something that was not there before.
Vision is connected to purpose. Vision means creating an image of
the world with the specific purpose of changing things so that the
image becomes reality. Vision is about changing the world, that
is vision VISH-style:
There is an esoteric power to this idea, given the following definition.
According to Aleister Crowley, Magic (or Magick, as he preferred)
… the science and art of causing change
to occur in conformity with will
In changing the world in accordance with your vision
it is important to get the purpose right. A right purpose is a purpose
- Truly and authentically yours
- Derives from your deepest values
- Is in balance with the world
To elaborate upon this last point: Nature has a tendency to balance
things out, it is a fundamental principle. All actions have consequences,
and they must of necessity be included in your vision. You must
accept the results of your actions, no matter how unexpected. Much
of this is common knowledge, contained in proverbs like: sow the
wind; reap the whirlwind, and principles like the Dialectics of
Progress (initial advantage leads to a disadvantage as developments
In a different era the central philosophical question
related to the individual was:
What am I?
Who am I?
This question can now be reformulated:
What do I (really) want?