A Way of Seeing

Perception, Imagination and Poetry

John Allison

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Quick Look

This beautifully written book by Australian poet John Allison shows how poetry can reveal aspects of the world invisible to science.

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Lindisfarne Books
Subject:
Art & Literature; Mind, Body, Spirit
Extent:
160 pages
ISBN:
9781584200123
Publication date:
29 Jan 2004

Description

This beautifully written book by Australian poet John Allison shows how poetry can reveal aspects of the world invisible to science.
Allison describes the path to 'true imagination', an intensification of ordinary imagination, which can lead to real knowing. He examines how poets such as Shakespeare, Blake, Coleridge, Keats, John Ruskin, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Rainer Maria Rilke have developed and practiced this kind of 'deep seeing'.

Reviews

'Where do we go to find some guidance in how to improve the way we see the world? I suggest the very best person to assist is a poet. John Allison has written a book that shines a light on what happens as one works on one's own senses, thoughts and feelings. Brilliant and important.'
-- Michael Burton, New View, Summer 2004

Author

John Allison is a former Steiner-Waldorf teacher and now works in management consultancy. He is an established poet with three published collections. Born in New Zealand, he lives outside Melbourne.

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