Well, I had decided to Google this subject today because, well I was just curious. I mean everything I know about imagination is that to have it you need to have lots of angles to pull from in which to create your own ideas. There was a scientific article that had described something more on the lines of how the brain works all on its own using whatever images it needs in which to create a "fantasy" or something in our imagination. It had gotten very technical, but was still very informative I had found. I had read it earlier in the week (like on Monday or Tuesday), so I really do not recall the link and I feel very badly that I did not at least bookmark the link. However, the good news is it is on my Twitter feed because I had retweeted the article so I can look for it again later on.
Anyway, I had just wanted to share this article with you all about esoteric imagination because I have never heard of this term until today and did not even know there was such a thing until I had just Googled in these words. Also, I was wanting to know what some of you had thought about this subject or had heard about this subject too.
So here is the link: http://www.awakening-intuition.com/CreativeImagination.html
(I had provided a link because there are lots of other interesting things I had found there, and so this link I will definitely be bookmarking for sure.) =)
well... I can get some of the famous 20th century Theosophers (perhaps earlier as well)
Jung, Eliade, Corbin, Faivre and many others ... I think the Eranos foundation got involved with it in the Jung Project. That group was instrumental, including academic brain power, that influenced the west more than any other group. Faivre nailed it in the book Oz mentioned. It is a universal key part of Theosophy. Imagination is the piece that connects External, Internal (spiritual) together via the Human Creative Imagination (Imaginal, Maginal, magical e.g.)
OMG, I'm glad you found this! I fell in love with Imagination in a book I read "Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition" by Faivre, there I found all kinds of ways and definitions of imagination. I've come to the conclusion that Imagination is probably one of the most important factors in our lives and especially in dealings of spirituality... it's strong but it matters what type. John is really good with breaking up the types of imagination hopefully he'll jump on here with a few types of it.. You'll be surprised once you go into this, Imagination is just not your ordinary type of thing that you think of from the dictionary :)
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