In this chapter from Daimonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence (2013), I explore the phenomenon of the daimon in Neoplatonism in relation to the visibility of spiritual intelligences as lights. I draw on Iamblichus, Synesius and Henry Corbin’s writings on the mundus imaginalis, I conclude by considering contemporary paranormal phenomena, and suggesting that the mode of ‘imaginal’ vision is little understood in our contemporary literal world.

 

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