Originally posted by TheWanderer
Anything that you create with your imagination in the Astral is an illusion. Just like you can't create an island in RL, nor can you in the Astral. It only clouds your vision of what is really there, and clouds your true purpose -- to progress along the Spiritual Path. Visit mysticweb.org, and enroll in their free courses if you want to find out more of what I am talking about.
If you can't create things in the astral, then how do you think astral things got to be there in the first place? In other words, if I astral project into a garden, then where did all the astral plants come from?
I agree with veliki. If you create something in the astral, it's every bit as "real" as you make it. In my opinion, there is no such thing as something with isn't real, because if it can be imagined, then it already has some sort of realness to it. As an example, the monster under the bed may not be "Real" to an adult, but it's certainly "real" to the child.
From my own experiences, I look at astral creations in this aspect. If I create, say, a chair with my mind, and then I sit on it, it's real. Does that mean that everyone else may see that chair? Well, if they are in the same room, then the answer is quite possible yes.
Now, if I told them to project to that chair from another location, they may not find it, because it is something I just created, with no connection to anything else.
Now take the Astral Pulse Island, for example. This is a place, concentrated on by HUNDREDS of people, fixating on it in their minds, imagining all the details of this island. As it is thought, so it is created. The more people who believe in it, the more "real" it becomes, and the more permanent it will last. This is how belief system terrorites are created (pearly gates, hell, etc).
This is all my opinion, so take it with a grain of salt. It's just what I've come to believe based on my experiences.