"When myth incarnates in the waking world...”

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Oberon, Titania, and Puck With Fairies Dancing by William Blake

There is much overlap between the concepts of mythorealism, magic realism, and fantastic realism. It could be said that mythorealism incorporates the insights of these sister movements into a somewhat broader philosophical framework, including ethics and metaphysics as well as aesthetics. The essence of mythorealism, however, remains primarily aesthetic, so much that is termed fantastic realism or magic realism could equally well be considered manifestations of the mythorealist tendency. Here are some links to websites on these related movements, and to artists and writers whose work seems to us to “incarnate myth in the waking world.”

beinArt Collective This international group of artists shares an interest in surreal and imaginative themes.

The Society for the Art of the Imagination: The purpose of this group is to" foster the resurgence of interest in imaginative and sacred art" and make it accessible to everyone. This art goes by many names including Fantastic Realism, Surrealism, Magic Realism, Visionary Art, Cosmic Art and Inspirational Art.

Vienna School of Fantastic Realism The Vienna School concerns itself with "presentation of the conscious and subconscious world as an inseparable whole." Artists of this school draw their inspirations from the layered labyrinthic underground which represents the other side of life of this city (Vienna) and its inhabitants. This other side, which is an inner imaginative-inspirational counterpart to the real outer world...could be seen as an alternate reality. Like in dreams, the categories of outer reality and of space and time are dissolved, and past and future blends with the present."