Towards a Magical Technology
About the Book
Inventing Reality is a brief extended-essay that opens the reader up to a new way of thinking, one that invites you to be original and creative.
Through practical exercises using our everyday experiences, and through fields as diverse as computer programming and water-divining, Tom Graves presents a framework in which synchronicities become a meaningful part of the reader's creative life.
This book was ahead of its time when it was first published in 1986. It is still leading the field.
(A paperback edition of this book is available from Grey House at http://www.greyhouseinthewoods.org/inre.htm , priced at £7.95 / US$11.95)
- Preface to the third edition (2006)
- What’s in a word?
Is it just coincidence?
- Working in the world
Can’t we explain this scientifically?
- Points of view
- Technology is not ‘applied science’
- Explanations, explanations
The subtle art of insanity
- The failure of logic
- Beginner’s luck
- Inventing reality
- Changing the rules
Round the bend
- Wandering through the labyrinth
The practical art of magic
- A sense of vision
- Introducing the guide
- A world of archetypes
- Getting unstuck
- Inspired guesswork
- The tool for the job
- Building a toolkit
The joker in the pack
- ‘Applied science’ – a technology without magic
- Medical madness
- Murphy’s Law
- Mistaken magic
- Nature has the last laugh
- What’s the use?
- Further reading
- Appendix: Contacts
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