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[Xmca-l] Practicing Imagination



Just received a book written by Robert McKim in 1980 titled Experiences in Visual Thinking. It has a section on Imagining that begins as follows: The following six chapters are devoted to strengthening the organ of inner vision, the mind’s eye. The mind’s eye, spontaneously active in dreaming, can also be consciously directed. Unlike the sensory eye, which is bound to the here-and-now, the mind’s eye can travel in space and time, to the there-and-then, can entertain fantasy, can form, probe, and manipulate structures and abstract ideas, can obtain insight into realities that have not yet been seen, and can foresee future consequences of present plans. 

Ed