If I'm honest, (and when am I not!)...the best part of this book I am reading
is the part about the Imaginal.
Bourgeault proposes that as oppose to imaginary,
the Imaginal is actually a place.
When MM saw the risen Jesus on Easter Sunday and was directed to go and spread the good news, (the apostle to the apostles), Bourgeault suggests this was not a vision, but a real meeting on another plane.
It's why I have always loved the author
John O'Donohue (thank you V.). He explains Ireland and Irish lore as inclusive of
an underworld as a real place.
Right after our Mum died, I only dreamed of her once, she and I sat on a flight of stairs and she looked me right in the face and said "I can't find Daddy".
This neither distressed nor surprised me (she and my father had a volatile relationship and I wouldn't put it passed Dad to hide from her). I've never thought this was a dream or an illusion, but always felt this was part of Mum's exit from this life.
I'm not sure after reading Willow's post on her haunted manor
I wouldn't be highly motivated to move, but I am very strongly attracted to the notion of