The Imagination


When I was still a teenager, I studied philosophy. It was then that I learned about the medieval concept of the intellect being composed of reason, memory, imagination and intuition. The word “realm” was used to refer to the province of each of the four functions of the human intellect. 

More than a decade later, a chance meeting with Gabriel Moran led to me adopting the imagination as a “coat-hanger” — Moran described his interest in revelation as a “coat-hanger,” something off which he could hang his studies — and to use my imagination to build my view of the world.  

Richard Patrick Branson