Visionary Worlds: The Making and Unmaking of Reality / Edition 1

Visionary Worlds: The Making and Unmaking of Reality / Edition 1

by Lee Irwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791428621

ISBN-13: 9780791428627

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Considers the role and significance of imagination and the myth-making processes that engage human beings in constructing a viable, living world of meaningful relations, beliefs and social interactions.

Visionary Worlds examines the role and significance of imagination and the myth-making processes that engage human beings in constructing a viable, living

Overview

Considers the role and significance of imagination and the myth-making processes that engage human beings in constructing a viable, living world of meaningful relations, beliefs and social interactions.

Visionary Worlds examines the role and significance of imagination and the myth-making processes that engage human beings in constructing a viable, living world of meaningful relations, beliefs, and social interactions. In this process of "world-building," we each draw on a wide variety of ideologies--religious, philosophical, aesthetic or scientific--which often conflict and clash with one another in the struggle to evolve a coherent and meaningful worldview. This unpredictable and fallible process often requires considerable readjustment or revisions as the complexities of an increasingly pluralistic society impinge upon us with greater divergence and multiplicity. This work examines the ways in which we all make and unmake our reality as part of the challenge of seeking greater spiritual maturity and relatedness to others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791428627
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
SUNY series in Western Esoteric Traditions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
1 Creating the World
Myths of Beginning
History, then Civilization
Patterns of Truth
Falsehoods, then Denials
2 Destroying Illusion
Time Is Not Lineal
Space Is Not Empty
Life Is Not Suffering
Dreams Are Not Fantasy
3 Chaos and Confusion
Fear, Isolation, Death
Anger, Jealousy, Violence
Love, Passion, Possession
Ecstacy, Joy, Trauma
4 Recreating the World
Recalling the Past
Foreseeing the Future
Forgetting the Present
Unweaving the Woven
5 Accepting the Unacceptable
Neither Self Nor Selflessness
Both-and-or-Other
Neither Ignorance Nor Knowledge
Made, then Unmade
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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