Imagination is a mix of thought and emotion where thought preponderates. When during emotional development thought becomes more prevalent than emotion, feeling becomes imagination.
Imagination = emotion + thought
Thought preponderates in imagination.
Imagination is more complex, more abstract than feelings.
Emotionality is the source of artistic creativity.
IMAGINATION IS THE MIND’S POWER OF VISUALISATION
A thought can shape a mental image in the mind based on our observations and personal experience. Imagination makes intellectual, artistic, cultural and ethical life possible, because we become able to think more abstract and complex thoughts. In imagination emotion still contributes to thought. Emotionality activates mentality, a process which results in the development of feelings and imagination.
Feeling and imagination are the outcome when emotion and thought intermingle in various degrees. Pure emotion (excitement, arousal) per definition lacks thoughts, is mentally blind. There is no knowledge to be found in emotions. Insight resides only in thoughts. The more thought in an emotion preponderates, the more concrete the mental image becomes and imagination unfolds. Imagination makes creativity possible.
Imagination is abstract thinking. When mentality develops thought becomes clearer and more complex. It can shape more abstract concepts, and not just reflections of everyday’s objects and events. Thanks to imagination ideologies can be constructed to formulate a world view in politics, religion, science, arts and philosophy.
THERE'S NO KNOWLEDGE TO BE FOUND IN EMOTIONALITY, ONLY IN MENTALITY.
EMOTIONALITY LENDS VIVIDNESS TO MENTAL IMAGES OF THOUGHT.
emotion as motivation
Pure thinking feels cold and dry and we need to feel vitalised to become active. The required vitality is provided by emotions as motivation so that we can develop mentally through emotional experiences. Once intellectual development makes us capable of controlling emotional impulses, the role of emotion as motivation in our lives is fulfilled. Then the intellect takes over and we become indeed rational.