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The remediation of the imaginary PDF Print E-mail
Life – Consciousness

Bozzetto.1956 commonImagination is one of the fundamental creative forces and a fundamental factor behind the field of social, economic, and cultural institution.
From the point of view of evolution, the role of the creative imagination is of particular importance, but its constructive aspect can be approached only through a dialectic relation of balance with the concept of sustainability.

The problem of liberation from the negative sides of the imagination has to do, to a large degree, with the field of quality, in which the imaginary is polarised in man. This field of polarisation of the imaginary is also the determinant factor for the dynamic and consequences of its use.

Apart from the 'imaginary institution of society', we also have the 'imaginary institution of the economy'.[1] The imaginary functions as a factor for the broadening of possibilities. The view of the psychologist Carl Jung on the creative and the unbalanced functioning of the imagination is of interest: Fantasies are the fruit of the spirit which ripen for him who pays his tax in life. The indolent person experiences nothing but his own sick fear and they do not reveal anything to him.[2]

This observation reminds us of the need for the citizen to map out a route of maturation of the consciousness, self-realisation, and liberation. Otherwise, the dynamic of the imagination leads to unbalanced collapse and destruction on terms of a usual statistical development of events and in conditions which are statistically marginal.

The crucial issue for us as citizens remains and is that we should "transubstantiate all the play-acting resources, and regard wealth as a play-acting resource, as well as spectacle, into a liberating ontology of self-realisation, in immediacy and a spirit of wholeness, in full progressive and revelatory confession".[3]

[1] Ioanna Moutsopoulou, 'The economy as a field of power and authority', 2010.
[2] Jung, Carl, Word and Image (ed. Aniela Jaffe) [Greek edition] publ. Iamvlichos, 2003, p. 97.
[3] Yiannis Zisis, 'Confessional anthropology, ontology, and cosmology. The deeper nature of the consciousness', 2010 [In Greek].

Yiannis Zisis, writter

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Date of publication (in Greek): 30 October 2010

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