Journal of Futures Studies

Imaginal Visioning for Prophetic Foresight

by Oliver Markley

ABSTRACT

This article makes the case that:
a) Rational/analytic methods for futures research, foresight and planning need to be complemented by “imaginal” visioning methods that are based on higher intution—especially in times involving systemic disruptions and transformative change expected in the next decade and beyond; and
b) “Prophetic” foresight, involving a moral or wisdom component, is similarly essential for the evolution of wise futures.
After tracing the 40 year-long development of imaginal visioning methods by the author, foundational concepts are introduced that support the idea of personal, interpersonal and transpersonal co-creative partnerships in the use and communication of imaginal visioning for prophetic foresight.(continue…)

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084