November 3, 2006

Hello everyone and welcome to the start of Knowing Imagination, a blog intended to provide a forum for discussion about the role of imagery and the imagination in knowing. I have lots of ideas about this and have developed methods to use these ideas to help people in their personal development; support growing and healing; and expanding notions of the self.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist who has been practicing for over 35 years and in private practice for over 25 years. My approach to helping people who come to me is primarily based in the use of the imagination as a way of knowing. My development has come through psychology, philosophy, second-order cybernetics, spirituality and religion, shamanism, psychotherapy, meditation, and Tibetan Buddhism and Bon Buddhism. All of these and more have had an impact on me and my view of people and reality in general. You can find out more about me and what I do at www.theinwardeye.com or email me at imaginal@theinwardeye.com. I intend this blog to be less about me and more about ideas.
The premise on which I am writing is that, in some large part,  the way we know what we know happens outside of our rational minds, including sensing, feeling and the imagination. I have become increasingly interested lately in the depth and breadth of the knowing that is available through attention to the imagination.
So this discussion will start here and expand to who knows where. Hopefully, there are a number of you reading this who will be interested in keeping track of what is written here and will also contribute to the conversation. I’ll try to post often, at least once a week, so check back in soon.

One Response to “WELCOME”

  1. Great idea, looking forward to it!


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