In the case of every historic scientific discovery and invention that is researched carefully enough, we find that it was imagery, either in dreams or in a waking state, which produced the breakthrough.
–John Curtis Gowan
Humans have four ways of knowing: thinking, feeling, physical sensing, and imagination, but we tend to favor only one of these modes—thinking. Of these four modes of knowing, imagination (or image-ing) is arguably the most powerful and least understood. To shed some light on this matter, I’m teaching an upcoming workshop at Book Passage on image and metaphor. We will focus on the role of image and metaphor on the creative process, as well as its role in shaping the “lenses” that we use to view the world around us. Here’s the link to sign up:
Metaphor in Everyday Life – Workshop
Book Passage, Corte Madera
Sunday, November 13th, 10 am-4 pm
Every aspect of our daily experience is influenced by metaphor. While writers may try to use metaphor to enrich their writing, the truth is that we are always writing (and looking) through a metaphoric lens. In this experiential workshop we explore metaphor as a potent force that shapes how we see the world. I hope you’ll join us!