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Imagination
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According to a tradition derived from Aristotle, the imagination (Greek phantasia; Latin: imaginatio) is a faculty of knowledge intermediary between the senses and the intellect or rational intelligence. Together with the “common sense” (to krinon or sensus communis) and the memory it belongs to the so-called “interior senses”; but one also sometimes encounters it as equivale…

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Van den Doel, Marieke J.E. and Hanegraaff, Wouter J., “Imagination”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_178>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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