The imaginal realm is a realm of the psyche in which imaginal forms are experienced. Imaginal forms are symbolic in nature and depict archetypal themes. Such forms can occur as actual symbols, various beings (deities, animals, persons, etc.), various physical objects, various moods, etc.  The imaginal realm is considered to be ‘real’ in that the experience of it is an experience of consciousness, not merely a representation of consciousness. It is also considered ‘real’ in that it’s symbols have meaning and importance beyond the intellectual interpretation of them. Imaginal work involves bringing conscious attention to the imaginal experience in order to facilitate transmutation. 


The Imaginal Realm

Alone with the Alone: Henry Corbin book 

The Way of the Shaman: Michael Harner book

Archetypal Psychology: James Hillman book

The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche book


The Alchemical Process of Transformation Nigel Hamilton article

Anatomy of the Psyche, Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy: Edward F. Edinger book




Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious of Carl G. Jung in the Light of  Quantum          Psychology Adam Adamski  article

The Two Million-Year-Old Self: Anthony Stevens book

The Daimonic 

Projection and Re-Collection in Jungian Psychology: Marie-Louise von Franz book

Embrace of the Daimon: Sandra Lee Dennis book



Biology of Kundalini: Jana Dixon article


Which Way Madness Lies: Rachel Aviv article