Introduction: A Very Brief History of the Imagination

with Leonard George


An Evening Workshop
Friday, April 30, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET

“I feel more and more every day, as my imagination strengthens, that I do not live in this world alone but in a thousand worlds.”
~ John Keats (1818)

Defining the imagination is like grabbing the wind. Imagining is ambiguous, ambivalent, creative and subversive. Controlling others’ imaginations has long been a means of oppression; but fresh imaginings can bring liberation and healing. And imagination has featured since time immemorial in the quest for the sacred.

In this event we will ponder ideas about imagination through the ages, study forms of imaginative activity in the quest and introduce methods for tapping the potentials of the esoteric imagination.

Esoteric pursuits like hermetism, theurgy, alchemy, magic and kabbalah have always been entwined with imagination.

In this session we will unlock a tool-kit of ideas and means for the study of imagination. We will also reflect on the history of conceptions of imagination and their roles in suppressing and supporting esoteric views.

Co-sponsored with the Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred.

Click HERE to read Meet the Teacher: Leonard George, PhD.

Note: This event can be taken individually or as part of a three workshop combo. Click HERE for complete details.

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.


  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly

Introduction: A Very Brief History of the Imagination

  • 1 Session(s)
  • Apr 30 2021 7:00 PM ET





Leonard George, PhD, lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Now retired, he was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Music Therapy at Capilano University in North Vancouver, B.C., and served as the Chair of the School of Social Sciences there.


© 2020 New York Open Center, Inc. Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy