In this exclusive interview for The Interalia Centre, Lindsay Clarke discusses themes of mythology and dreams in his work, as well as the transformative and ethical aspects of the imagination and how the imagination can be applied to all areas of life.
‘Midwinter, the red sun on the brink of the tree far side Of the valley. We sit, she and I, in the frozen wide-eyed Silence, watch the living come-and-go of our breath.’ John Moat, extract from Coda 4. Read the full poem and listen to an audio recording on the Poetry Archive. John Moat is a novelist, poet and artist, who […]
“At this time, the world we live in is in great need of a balance between our heads and our hearts, so that we may connect to the ‘tap-root’ in us all by opening us to the realm of imagination, inspiration and integration.” Sacha Abercorn Sacha Abercorn is an innovator in creative education and the founder […]
Man is an imagining being.Bachelard, Gaston. The Poetics of Reverie. 1960. Gaston Bachelard was one of the great minds of our times. His prodigious ability, displayed in twenty-three books and expressed in subtle, suggested prose has produced the single most important body of thought in the recovery of imagination in the twentieth century. Beginning his intellectual career […]
An artist with a deep sense of working with the ‘poetic imagination, Helen Garrett discusses her work and the ‘conversation’ she has with her work during its creation. She asks “do these expressions of creativity come from the imagination or is the imagination a portal that opens this space and allows the conversation to occur?”
Clouds are often given a ‘bad press’ but, as the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society discusses, looking at clouds puts you in a frame of mind that involves embracing the fortuitous formations, the stimulation of the imagination and the creation of ideas.
Cognitive scientists hypothesize that our ability to imagine is the result of something called a “mental workplace,” a neural network that coordinates activity across multiple regions of the brain.
Discussing his latest research, neuroscientist Alex Schlegel explores this in its relation to consciousness and the future of ‘fathoming the mind’.
The Pushkin Trust has become synonymous with creativity, inspiration and expression, encouraging both children and teachers to find their ‘Voice’. Its founder, The Duchess of Abercorn, discusses what role ‘imagination’ plays in this.
James Harpur is an interior poet with a fascination for spirituality. Angels and Harvesters is taken from his published collection of the same name, a collection that displays both human tenderness and an otherworldly wonder. Set Text: Philoctetes is a new poem. This is its first publication.
Murray Hunter explores imagination as a multidimensional concept which encompasses a number of different modes that may overlap, work in tandem, be functional, or even dysfunctional.