A fascinating discussion about recovering the imagination of magic and the magic of imagination.
This book is for everyone. We all yearn for (and do) magic. We just don't let ourselves see it. Our world is a far wilder, weirder and more mysterious place than we ever admit, yet the magic we perform every day hides beneath the countless explanations we foist onto life. In the face of these convincing yet empty explanations, we displace our hunger for a sense of the magical onto other goals, addictions, and distractions. Left at odds with the very sublimity that animates our every moment, we have turned magic into an exception, a collection of superstitions, a historical backwater, and a cinematic spectacle, rather than the very fabric of life as lived.
This book is about recovering the imagination of magic and the magic of imagination. This, the first of two volumes, introduces the landscape of the imaginal and the existential voids. Through illustrative stories and self-assessment exercises, Imaginal Reality brings the often-obscure language of existentialism, esotericism, and imaginal psychology to life.
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