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Embodied Imaginations: Fictional Characters Making Experiential Crossings into Real Life: An Unusual Phenomenon

by Chidambaram Ramesh

  • ISBN Hardcover: 9789357604079, 9357604073
  • ISBN Paperback: 9789357604109, 9357604103
  • Year of Publication: 2023
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 263
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishing House
  • Sale price ₹ 695.00 Regular price ₹ 695.00

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    About the Book: 

    The science behind the writers’ experience of characters developing their own will and taking objective forms. Many writers have the experience that their characters have evolved their own personalities. They start to tell their own stories, and sometimes they could even rebel against the author’s ideas for them and change the course of the whole plot. That is not all, though. Sometimes, literary characters assume objective appearances which are visible not just to the creators, but also to others and manifesting in the real world. These experiences raise several interesting philosophical and scientific questions. Have the writers unwittingly created quasi-conscious entities by the power of their minds? Can thoughts manifest as something tangible that can be seen, heard, or even touched? How genuine are the contents of the mind? Embodied Imaginations explores these questions, highlighting the results of an investigation on this fascinating topic, stemming from personal anecdotes of many writers. Providing scientific evidence for the existences of these mental constructs, the goal is to collect robust and reliable building blocks that may help to deconstruct perceptions and provide answers to this phenomenon. The book attempts to give modern science a place where spiritual, philosophical and mystical threads can be interwoven. Efforts have been made to corroborate theoretical claims with experimental evidence, contributing to research in cognitive psychology to determine the role of imagination in creating external reality. This book will introduce you to the mysterious and profound part of creative writing that you never knew existed before.

    About the Author: 

    CHIDAMBARAM RAMESH is a graduate of Madurai Kamaraj University in India with a degree in engineering. He is a freelance researcher and writer striving to rediscover and re-establish several lost, scientifically significant concepts from the past by incorporating these into modern science. He is the author of several works, including Thought-Forms and Hallucinations: Some Curious Effects of the Holographic Mind Process and Lightning as a ‘Photographer’–Revisiting a Forgotten Phenomenon of Nature. His current interests include studies of consciousness.