imaginal
research

& research about the imaginal.

research

Essays and analyses based on our research into psychological topics ranging from the nature of complexes, to the ethics of imaginal work.   research

explorations

Whether you are a clinician, a creative, or a general-interest reader, here you’ll find articles and approaches to nourish your own imaginal work.   explorations

portals

Continue your explorations into complex psychology and imaginal theory, including tools, podcasts, and the work of other researchers.   portals

about

Learn more about us — our team, our subject areas, the principles that guide our work, and more.   about

 What do we mean
       by imaginal?
Coined by scholar Henri Corbin to distinguish it from the oft-dismissed domain of the imaginary, the imaginal encompasses the subtle territories within and between persons. Similar to the Greek onar (the world of dream, as opposed to the hypar, the material world), we engage the imaginal by way of the faculty of imagination.