The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination

Floris Books has posted the cover art for my new book, The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination, which is due out in October of this year. Amazon has it listed as coming out in January 2017, but this is inaccurate. I’ll be posting excerpts from the book closer to publication, but for now let me say that it is a kind of distillation of some of the main themes of The Secret Teachers of the Western World and also of Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin WilsonThe central idea is that of imagination as a cognitive faculty; that is, not as something concerned with ‘make believe’ but with a deeper perception, grasp, and understanding of reality. Oddly enough, as I was writing the book the whole question of ‘reality’ became a hot news item, with our descent into a ‘post-truth’ world make of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’. And soon after finishing it I was commissioned to do a new book about precisely that, about how ‘reality’ seems to have become peculiarly flexible and pliable these days, and subject to the influence of – the imagination. Some kind of sychronicity seems to be at work – or am I letting my imagination get the better of me? You can find out some time next year when Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump sees the light of day.

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4 Responses to “The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination”

  1. Robert Mitchell Says:

    Reblogged this on Robert Mitchell Jr. and commented:
    This is exciting — can’t wait for this title!

  2. By the way…I consider that Trump…is under psi influence…by…guess who? No, not the American Band…lol.

    • I’m glad you liked Secret Teachers. I don’t know the book you mention but will look out for it. As for Trump, well if the Guess Who was controlling him, we might take comfort in the fact that they had no time left for him… Best, Gary

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