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Imaginal Reality
Volume Two: Voidcraft
Aaron B. Daniels, With Laura M. Daniels
ISBN: 9781904658566
Book (Paperback)
AEON Books
$39.95
6 x 9
240 pages
August 10, 2011


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This is Volume Two of Imaginal Reality, a work that has been described as "The finest book on contemporary existential magic I've ever read" (George Holochwost, Magus (1), Illuminates of Thanateros).

Readers will dive deeper into the imagination of magic and learn to develop the fictional gaze necessary to claim authority and authorship of their lives. This second volume contains an extensive glossary of over 300 scholarly entries on esotericism, existentialism, psychology, and the magical revival.

This volume moves more explicitly into the practice of magic - that is, the ongoing journey of claiming our lives more fully and deeply. This cultivation of intentionality and vision, though never a one-time decisive victory, can become a more habitual attitude. To gird these hard-fought realizations, this volume presents the other four voids - Nothingness, Meaninglessness, Freedom and Responsibility, and Change and Finitude - in detail.

Aaron B. Daniels teaches clinical psychology at New England College in New Hampshire. He holds degrees from: Baldwin Wallace College (BA); Duquesne University (MA), where he studied existential phenomenology; and Pacifica Graduate Institute (PhD), where his degree emphasized the depth tradition. After working for a decade in private and public practice, he transitioned into academia. His previous two works, Imaginal Reality, Volume One: Journey to the Voids and Imaginal Reality, Volume Two: Voidcraft were both published in 2011. Written with Laura M. Daniels, they are syntheses of imaginal psychology with existential principles.
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