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Tom Cheetham's weekly conversations about our world and the imagination it takes to live well in it. We wander in poetry and the arts, philosophy, science, psychology and religion, and elsewhere. "The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us" and no matter our age, we can regain the "beginner's mind" we had as children.

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Jan 22, 2017

The phrase "poetic basis of mind" comes from the psychologist James Hillman (1926 - 2011). We'll explore the psychology of creative imagination, some of the ways language both controls and liberates our thought, the difference between literal truth and metaphoric or provisional knowledge, and why this matters in our individual lives and in the culture as a whole.