Sacred Imagination: George Macdonald, Pagan Roots, & Holiness with Shari Suter

Sacred Imagination: George Macdonald, Pagan Roots, & Holiness with Shari Suter

Aug 2, 2023 | Latest, Shows

Shari Suter, an Orthodox homesteader since 1997, joins Dominic, LegendFiction founder, to discuss the concept of imagination as described by George MacDonald. Shari is wonderful for plumbing deep into topics, and we circle the roots of paganism as a way to understand the holy imagination.

💡 George MacDonald emphasizes the importance of nurturing and cultivating the imagination.
💡 Imagination is a powerful tool for understanding the world and oneself.
💡 Paganism, in its core, involves seeing the sacredness and holiness in all things.
💡 George MacDonald emphasizes the importance of imagination in discovering the works of God and finding meaning in creation.
💡 Writers should use their imagination to clothe deep ideas with the forms and beauty of creation, recognizing that creation itself is a story waiting to be understood.
💡 Imagination should be approached with reverence and respect.
💡 Following the boundaries and limitations of subject matter allows for the discovery of transformation and truth.
💡 Imagination serves as a bridge between the individual and the unity of creation.

We explore the distinction between imagination vs fancy. MacDonald emphasizes the importance of nurturing and cultivating the imagination. We also chat about the role of imagination in perceiving the meaning and vitality in the world, as well as its connection to the sacred and the divine. Imagination should be approach with a sense of reverence and respect, allowing it to reveal both the world and oneself in a profound way.

Explore with us the relationship between imagination and storytelling, allowing the boundaries and limits of of things to discover transformation and truth. Ultimately, imagination serves as a bridge between the individual and the unity of creation, allowing for a deeper understanding of the world and oneself.

LINKS:
Undine: https://www.amazon.com/Undine-Introductory-Essays-MacDonald-Lafcadio/dp/1528717775
Fantastic Imagination: http://www.george-macdonald.com/etexts/fantastic_imagination.html
Lilith: https://www.amazon.com/Lilith-George-MacDonald/dp/0802860613
Owen Barfield: https://www.amazon.com/Saving-Appearances-Idolatry-Owen-Barfield/dp/081956205X

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Dominic Vera

Founder of LegendFiction, and a total Wandery. Geeks over epics, mystics, science, the angelic, & Netflix. A young, Catholic dad and novelist passionate about worldbuilding and faith-inspired fiction. A graduate from the Writer’s Institute for Children’s Literature, self-published a children’s novel, and works as a full time marketer and graphic designer. Married, with a small girl and a smaller corgi. Website | See more of Dominic's posts

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