Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence

Rowlandson, William and Voss, Angela, eds. (2013) Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 455 pp. ISBN 9781443847261. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

From the artistic genius to the tarot reader, a sense of communication with another order of reality is commonly affirmed; this 'other' may be termed god, angel, spirit, muse, daimon or alien, or it may be seen as an aspect of the human imagination or the 'unconscious' in a psychological sense. This volume of essays celebrates the daimonic presence in a diversity of manifestations, presenting new insights into inspired creativity and human beings' relationship with mysterious and numinous dimensions of reality. In art and literature, many visual and poetic forms have been given to the daimonic intelligence, and in the realm of new age practices, encounters with spirit beings are facilitated through an increasing variety of methods including shamanism, hypnotherapy, mediumship and psychedelics. The contributors to this book are not concerned with 'proving' or 'disproving' the existence of such beings. Rather, they paint a broad canvas with many colours, evoking the daimon through the perspectives of history, literature, encounter and performance, and showing how it informs, and has always informed, human experience.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 13:13 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2015 09:31 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43227 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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