Mindset Mastery 125 – Forms Of Imagination

Hill goes on to explain that there are different forms of imagination. Understanding these forms and their purposes is elemental in unlocking your mind’s potential for wealth creation.

Two Forms Of Imagination

The imaginative faculty functions in two forms. One is known as “synthetic imagination,” and the other as “creative imagination.”

Synthetic Imagination:
Through this faculty, a person is able to arrange old concepts, ideas, or plans into new combinations. This faculty creates nothing. It merely works with the material of experience, education, and observation with which it is fed. It is the faculty used most by the inventor, with the exception of the person who draws upon the creative imagination when he cannot solve his problem through synthetic imagination.

Creative Imagination:
Through the faculty of creative imagination, the finite mind of man has direct communication with Infinite Intelligence. It is the faculty through which “hunches” and “inspirations” are received. It is through this faculty that all basic or new ideas are handed over to man.

It is through this faculty that thought vibrations from the minds of others are received. It is through this faculty that one individual is able to “tune in,” or communicate with the subconscious minds of other men.

An Ideal Partnership

Between these two, what we are given is two essential halves to the whole. One is not necessarily more useful than the other. The synthetic imagination is not less because it requires information input; this is the mind that we can use and shape to our own every advantage. Nor is the creative imagination less of a power for its elusiveness. There is great benefit to be had from each for the person who understands the benefit of molding his or her own mind. To succeed, we need both the ability to use our practical working mind or imagination, and the inhibition of the freer creative mind to find new and inspiring ways to build wealth and success.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
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Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. Hi Sean,

    I am so greatful that I stumbled across you about over a year ago online.
    Because each time I receive an email in my inbox from you, it gives me more inspiration to achieve my goal in property wealth so that I have more time to spend with my family.

    I apologise for not thanking you each day for being my SUCCESS COMMUNICATOR.

    So I would like to take this opportunity to*** THANK YOU*** from the bottom of my heart, as I have found your emails have given me great value to achieving my goals and will continue to do so in the future.

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    Jenny Matano

  2. Well said Jenny!! Cheers to Sean for your wonderful blogs…it does inspire and gives motivation.

    Moving on forward in a fast way!!


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  3. I must agree with Jenny and Lisa. Sean has definitely inspired and motivated me to set myself goals and step outside my comfort zone. I have looked inside myself for things that I am passionate about and am now starting to achieve my dreams, all while enjoying myself on the way!

    Thank you Sean!

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  4. Imagination. The ability to dream, think of ideas, fantasise, hope for something better in this world. No wonder Einstein said it’s more important than knowledge.

    We owe so much to those in our society who have the imagination to come up with cures for disease, solutions to eradicate poverty, ways to make our planet healthier, enhance communication to bring us together and create things that make our lives easier.

    And of course, where would we be without the leaders, action takers and entrepreneurs to make it all happen. Imagination is the beginning to believing that the impossible is possible.
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..Green businesses in South Africa =-.

  5. Jazz Salinger says:

    Hi Sean,

    As Einstein said, “Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Imagination is the key to coming up with new ideas for creating wealth and building the life of our dreams.

    Creativity is vital but we need the practical application of imagination to make an idea a reality.

  6. I guess the “Synthetic Imagination” is what today very often is referred to as “thinking out of the box”. A new approach to/with something existing. Slowly slowly it get’s accepted for being something very useful.

    Imagination is what distinguishes us from most animals in the world, it is what helps us to make tools and whatever else we need or want. Lets make sure we never lose that ability but train it on a daily basis.
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  7. Hello Sean,

    Funny how I have read this blog before, yet with reading it again I can understand more, and take more in.
    “Forms Of Imagination” can come from many different aspects of life. I find Creative Imagination easy to understand. Synthetic Imagination is what I am coming to understand.
    Thank you for giving me the chance to learn.

    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..Chasing Your Dreams Or Chasing Your Tail =-.

  8. Hi Sean

    I think this article is beautifully written and there are many deep revelations in the words written here. I especially love this line ‘It is through this faculty that all basic or new ideas are handed over to man.’ It is so stunning that there are no words to describe.

    It is true that inspiration comes from the unspeakable. As soon as we call it something it becomes a label or concept. Perhaps we were given a mind to receive this pure inspiration and a body to action it out. Perhaps we need to be quiet sometimes when trying to find a solution and just relax and let the idea be handed to us. Maybe we will hear the answer in the silence.

    • Hi Elly,

      I completely agree with you. It always seems that when I can find some inner peace and quiet, the answers I need somehow appear. Sometimes my life is so hectic; it’s really difficult to hear what my subconscious is trying to tell me.

      It’s like it speaks so softly you have to listen carefully and place close attention otherwise you’ll miss it altogether.
      .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Finding Your Passion =-.

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