The Importance of the Impossible
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Welcome to the Endless Never

Posted by A.E. Marling in Welcome to the Impossible

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand,
while imagination embraces the entire world,
and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
~Albert Einstein

Of what use are thoughts of the impossible? Do we gain as much from reading fantasy as an informative non-fiction? Do daydreams make us stronger, more productive, more resilient as individuals? What role have stories of magic and wonder played in the past? And do myths and archetypes still shape society?

This online auditorium will house deliberations to those questions and more, voices of reason and (better yet) unreason reverberating between venerable columns of html code. As a fantasy writer, I am no more biased toward this subject than a monkey toward a banana, but my tentative tenor will be far from alone. Quotes from the famous and soon-to-be-famous Indie writers will ring out like golden trumpets played by black angels in Heaven’s jazz band. The words of psychologists will jangle your imagination like Tarzan swinging through a jungle of neurons. The musings of Joseph Campbell, legendary mythology professor, will drag your consciousness through the gates of Hades then hurl it skyward through the blinding arsenal of Zeus.

I caution those of delicate constitution toward the written word to stay clear of this venue. Men and women who prefer the level ground to the ascent of inspiration, please leave and never return, for your own safety. There. You have been warned, and I will not be held responsible for any cerebral hemorrhages caused by overloads of awesome.

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