process imagining

creativeimagination

Every great imaginative conception is a vortex into which everything under the sun may be swept.

~John Livingston Lowes, The Road to Xanadu, p. 389

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in Whitehead's analysis, The widest horizon of thought is not that of metaphysical universality, but of the civilizational dynamics implicating a metaphysical consciousness. that is, the ultimate horizon of philosophy is not static abstraction of what (maybe) is (out there), but actualization of what could be in a process of universally entangled becoming.

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...habit is the exact antithesis of the creative imagination. The habitual image obstructs imaginative powers.

As a note, this is far different than Bachelard's use of the motion of an image. The habitual image is the image that comes from the same form, and thus the repetition is sameness. Bachelard, like Nietzsche, seeks the images difference, and thus its motion.

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