By Angela Voss, William Rowlandson
From the creative genius to the tarot reader, a feeling of communique with one other order of truth is often affirmed; this 'other' should be termed god, angel, spirit, muse, daimon or alien, or it can be obvious as a facet of the human mind's eye or the 'unconscious' in a mental experience. This quantity of essays celebrates the daimonic presence in a range of manifestations, offering new insights into encouraged creativity and people' dating with mysterious and numinous dimensions of fact. In paintings and literature, many visible and poetic kinds were given to the daimonic intelligence, and within the realm of latest age practices, encounters with spirit beings are facilitated via an expanding number of tools together with shamanism, hypnotherapy, mediumship and psychedelics. The participants to this publication are usually not focused on 'proving' or 'disproving' the lifestyles of such beings. particularly, they paint a vast canvas with many colors, evoking the daimon in the course of the views of background, literature, come upon and function, and exhibiting the way it informs, and has regularly expert, human event
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