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Presentation: Imaginal Intelligence - An attempt at understanding the genius of Nikola Tesla with Robert Bosnak

  • Mitchell Theatre, SMSA 280 Pitt St Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia (map)

An ecology of intelligences is developing: first there was rational intelligence with its IQ; then an emotional intelligence was coined (EQ). Now Bosnak proposes an imaginal intelligence (maybe ‘ImQ’?) The word ‘imaginal’ was coined by Henry Corbin in order to distinguish it from the mere imaginary. The term refers to the reality of imagination as a fully embodied world in which we participate. This imaginal world has its own genius, its own kind of intelligence. A person’s aptitude to tap into this primal source may be called imaginal intelligence.

During his over 40 years of experience as a Zurich certified Jungian dream-analyst and as the originator of the embodied imagination® method Bosnak has investigated people’s aptitude for entering into creative imagination. Akin to musicality, some people are better at it than others. Are there criteria by which imaginal intelligence may be measured?

Our current electronic technology was made possible to a large extent through the work of lone inventor Nikola Tesla. Before and around 1900 he gave us the electrical grid by which we live, telecommunication such as radio, remote control, drones, and the potential for wireless internet used by the smartphone in your pocket. But for his inventions we couldn’t live our life today. Tesla was the unsurpassable embodiment of electronic genius. By looking closely at his aptitude for entering into creative states Bosnak (whose understanding of electronics is well below elementary,) will attempt to find some criteria for imaginal intelligence.

See more background on Embodied Imagination training and other initiatives in Australia at the Australian Embodied Imagination Website.

Robert Bosnak has been a Zurich trained Jungian psychoanalyst for over 40 years and pioneered the Embodied Imagination® (EI) method. He is the author of several books translated into a wide variety of languages. He is Past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and founder of the Santa Barbara Healing Sanctuary. He divides his life between Santa Barbara, California, Sydney, Australia and extensive global travel.

 Date: 19 January 2018
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Mitchell Theatre Level 1 Sydney Mechanics' School
of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: Members $15 Non-Members $25 Non-Member
Concession $20

*Psychotherapists and other practitioners can obtain credit for Professional Development hours recognised by PACFA and ACA for this presentation.