Imaginative thinking primer

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8 SUNDAYS (8 WEEKS) – 2 hour sessions – STARTING ON 15th AUGUST – CONCLUDING ON 10th OCTOBER

Thinking imaginatively as opposed to thinking functionally and pragmatically is not a given. It has to be developed and nurtured as a skill. Imagining is a risk of sorts, it can carry one away. But it is also a special ability that can free us from the dull routine of everyday life. In this workshop imagination itself will be considered. Methods to cultivate and exercise one’s imagination will be considered.

Imaginative thinking can add thrill and excitement to one’s life and not make it seem dull anymore. Imagination can transport us to another location and allow us to not feel stuck anymore. What is considered intrinsic and ordained by birth is in fact an ability that can be learnt, practised and expanded.

What Will You Learn?

  • Cultivating imaginative abilities
  • Nurturing a capacity to regularly come up with imaginative ideas
  • Protect one's fragile sense of imagination from mundanity and pragmatic thought
  • Rescue oneself from dull and boring circumstances by having a capacity to make a flight of fancy

Course Content

Learning to actively imagine.

  • Introduction to Active Imagination.
    30:44
  • Pages from Inner Work Using Dreams and Active Imagination for Personal Growth (Robert A. Johnson).
    00:00
  • Carl Jung on imagination.
    02:51

Reviewing history and the contemporary thought on imagination.

Some methods of jump-starting your imagination.

Profiling what you have: knowing your imagination.

Imagination can transform your life!

Imagination and children.

Creativity and imagination and their effect on aging.

Exercises and final project.