Imagination is the use of a fundamental aspect of consciousness whereby activities that may supersede the information from the senses is appreciated as sets of mental images. These images may very well be representative of actual events.
Intuition is closely associated with imagination. Inductive inference is a psychological process that may incorporate acts of imagination to help link or bridge various related experiences.
The startling fact is that our senses only harvesting 5% of the information from the environment, it is our Imagination that attempts to connect the dots of the missing 95%.
Conscious acts of Intention are exponentially fortified by associated Images.