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Post Active imagination vs prayer
Well I'm gazing out over lake tahoe right now. Beautiful to say the least. There is something magical about the air here.

Anyway...
I would like to get some feedback into whether prayer can be said to fall under active imagination. If this is the case, then couldn't prayer do more harm than good? I arrive at this conclusion myself based on remo's evidence that AI is potentially destructive.
Is asking for something (from god, from the world soul, from ____) comparable to trying to engage images within ones own psyche?

My therapist recommended that I 'ask' to attract the type of woman I want in my life.
I am hesitant to do so, since I figure that whatever the higher power may be it would know what would be most beneficial to bring into my life. Not based on what I think I want but rather what I truly want and thus may be unconscious of.

What do you all think?

With love from the lake,
Michael

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Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:48 am
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Hi Michael,

Personally, I probably lack the determination to get results from this sort of thing, but to me, the methods seem to somewhat overlap. My suggestion would be that because we generally have a shadow agenda, and our desire is in some sense divided, we are going to get 'side-effects' along with what we actively seek. I am sure that this is often true of magic, for instance. There is the form of prayer where you hand the request over to a higher power, so to speak, and voluntarily relinquish any anxiety about the result. I am too egotistical to do this. I think that people tend to be more likely to do this when they are desparate and all else has failed them.

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Patrick

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Hi Michael,

The more I think about your question, the less certain I am. It really applies to the whole of our lives, not just finding partners. I suppose that it depends how you see it. Hope that isn't too much of a cop out. Lots of people use Active Imagination techniques, but maybe not to draw people to them in that way.

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Patrick

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Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:10 pm
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