It seems desirable that I should briefly state my entire ignorance of natural science, and that what I do know has been gained without technical knowledge, with the determination that imagination should not interfere with strict investigation. [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, General Remarks on Harmonies of Tones and Colours, page 12]

1872.—"It gives me great pleasure to write to you on this subject. Music deals more with the imaginative faculty than any other art or science, and possessing, as it does, the power of affecting life, and making great multitudes feel as one, may have more than ordinary sympathy with the laws you work upon. You say 'from E, root of B, the fountain key-note F, root of C, rises.' There is a singular analogy here in the relativities of sounds, as traced by comparing the numbers made together by vibrations of strings with the length of strings themselves, the one is the inverse or the counterchange of the other. The length of B and E are the counterchange of F and C, hence they are twin sounds in harmony." [Harmonies of Tones and Colours, Extracts from Dr. Gauntlett's Letters1, page 48]

Colin Wilson
Imagination should be used, not to escape reality, but to create it.” [Colin Wilson]

"Imagination supposes something not real." [Quimby]

Franz Hartmann
"The plastic power of the soul, produced by active consciousness, desire, and will." [Franz Hartmann, The Life of Philippus Theophrastus, Bombast of Hohenheim, Known by the name of Paracelsus and The Substance of His Teachings; George Redway, London, 1887]

"(Q) What causes the body to cry so easily - in church, at ceremonies, joy, gratitude, beauty, any slight emotional provocation? Can anything be done to control this?
(A) Over sensitivity of the individual as related to those of the imaginative forces within the body itself – these, while they may appear to be over effeminate, and to be overactive – these, rather than being suppressed should be rather made proud of, that the abilities are to give expression of that felt." [Cayce 428-1]

Christ Returns - Speaks His Truth
"What this method of 'meditating' will achieve for you will be a relief from the thoughts and stress that your ego pressures are creating for you. In the world of imagination, the ego may - or may not - be dormant." [Christ Letters - Letter 8, page 24]

James Hillman
"The encounter between lover and being loved takes place from heart to heart, like the encounter between sculptor and model, between hand and stone. It's a meeting of images, an exchange of imaginations. When we fall in love, we begin to imagine the romantic way, vehemently, unbridled, madly, jealously, with possessive intensity, paranoid. And when we imagine intensely, we start to fall in love with the images evoked before the heart's eye: like when we start a work project, plan a vacation, prepare a new home in another city, carry on a pregnancy... Our images attract us More and more totally inside the reckless endeavor. We can't get out of the laboratory, we can't stop buying more equipment, making us give us a dépliant, imagining names. We are in love because there is imagination. Freeing the imagination, even identical twins get rid of their identities." [James Hillman, The Soul Code, p. 189-190]

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