Friday, April 20, 2007

Intro

A few things by way of introduction.

First, I plan on using this blog as a place to muse about books and writing, in particular speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy, some include horror under the same umbrella).

As for the the title word--imagicosmology--I came up with the term while studying cosmology to denote the creative, imaginary and imagistic nature of cosmological thinking. My primary art form involves imagicosmology: the creation of an imaginary world and cosmology (the common definition of which is "the study of the origins and nature of reality").

Finally, the layout. I downloaded this template here. It is quite elegant but, of course, also quite Tolkien. Perhaps at some point I will change it, but for now...

More to come.

4 comments:

John said...

Hi, Im from Melbourne Australia.
Are you familiar with the literary masterpiece The Mummery Book by Adi Da Samraj? The ultimate in cosmological "fiction"!

Please check out:

1. www.mummerybook.org
2. http://global.adidam.org/books/mummery.html

Grey said...
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Grey said...

Hey, I noticed you're on Zaadz, too, and an integral practitioner, so I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts on any "integrally-informed" SF or SF authors.

Jonny Bardo said...

Hi Grey, thanks for stopping by!

I'm sure I'll touch on the interface of integral and SF, but for now the most obvious name that comes to mind is David Zindell--who has mentioned Ken Wilber and Aurobindo among his influences, and was actually listed in the Integral Art division of Integral Institute--at least way back at the beginning. Check out this interview:

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/nonfiction/intdz.htm

I hope to see you around!

Regards,
J