Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Imagination: The action of imagining or forming mental
images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses. Scheming or devising; a fanciful project. The faculty of fanciful thought.
Peter: The human brain with its ability to cogitate, reflect and communicate
is the only intelligence known to be currently manifest in the universe. These unique functions, when overlaid over the instinctual rudimentary
‘self’, produce in humans a much more sophisticated and complex self than in any other animal. Further, this individual self has been
painfully aware not only of a ferocious world of wild animals and a harsh environment, but also of the fact that it could die or be killed at
any moment. At some seminal moment in evolution, there began a faculty of fanciful thought, an escape from harsh reality and a retreat into the
world of imagination.
The sun became a thing of awe in the face of fear of darkness, the night skies and
stars things of wonder in the face of the hell of life on earth. Thus the world of the heavens was to be eventually seen as populated by good
and evil spirits, later to be personified as gods and goddesses, demons and devils. In the face of instinctual fear, humans escaped into a
fanciful imaginary world that was to become so strong, so powerful, and so convincing as to be eventually accepted as being as real, and as
substantial, as everyday reality.
Curiously, this world of imagination is not only confined to the spiritual world
but is also rampant in all scientific communities as is evidenced by the meta-physical ruminations of theoretical physics, pure mathematics,
psychology, anthropology, psychology, astronomy, etc. Various attempts have been made to crack through, or escape from, the stranglehold this
imaginary psychic construct has over humanity, but all have failed to go all the way (up until now).
This capacity for imagination is imbibed with mother’s milk – the first stories
we are told, and therefore the first world view we have, is of an ‘other-world’ of fairy stories, fictionary romance, heroism, tales of
good and evil – all totally imaginary and having no relevance to the physical, actual world of people, things and events in which we live.
We are, in fact, inducted into believing the imaginary world to be primary and real, and consequently
to regard the physical, actual world as secondary and illusionary. This primary imaginary world includes both a ‘real’ world-view and its
associated ‘spiritual’ world-view, neither of which are actual. This obsession with imagination, belief, trust, faith and hope offers a
continuing haven of denial of the facts of the Human Condition and prevents us from getting up off our bums, or up from our lotus position, and
taking the necessary action that will lead to the eventual elimination of malice and sorrow from this fair planet.