Book Review: Embodied Imaginations by Chidambaram Ramesh

Title: Embodied Imaginations – Fictional Characters Making Experiential Crossings Into Real Life
Author: Chidambaram Ramesh
Pages: 263
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass 
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Written with a unique tone and reflecting the essence of stupendous writing, Author Chidambaram Ramesh’s remarkable literary fictional title, “Embodied Imaginations – Fictional Characters Making Experiential Crossings Into Real Life” can be described as a pure reading treat. The incredible efforts put forward by the author in this title of his is simply praise worthy. With each chapter, highlighting a new aspect of the Humans’ Imagination Ability, the author has simply created magic with his words and wonders with the stories in this book. Undoubtedly, the stories are written in such a manner that they will definitely strike the readers!

Author Chidambaram Ramesh, is a graduate of Madurai Kamaraj University in India with a degree in engineering. He is a freelance researcher and writer striving to rediscover and re-establish several lost, scientifically significant concepts from the past by incorporating these into modern science. He is the author of several works, including Thought Forms and Hallucinations: Some Curious Effects of the Holographic Mind Process and Lightning as a ‘Photographer’ – Revisiting a Forgotten Phenomenon of Nature. His current interests include studies of consciousness.

This book, “Embodied Imaginations – Fictional Characters Making Experiential Crossings Into Real Life” by Author Chidambaram Ramesh is a brilliant piece of writing, presenting the readers with an unusual phenomenon. Interestingly, the book presents a thought provoking and intellectually stimulating exploration into the intriguing phenomenon of fictional characters, transcending the boundaries of imagination and crossing over into the real world. Moreover, this incredible title delves into the science behind the writers’ experiences, where characters seemingly develop a life of their own, assuming objective forms that become visible not just to the creators but also to the others in the real world of action!

In addition, the book sets off on an enthralling journey by posing thought provoking questions that have baffled writers and thinkers for ages. Have authors unwittingly created quasi-conscious entities through the sheer power of their minds? Can thoughts transform into tangible manifestations that can be seen, heard, or even touched? These enigmatic questions form the foundation of “Embodied Imaginations,” which seeks to unravel the mysteries of creative writing and the human mind. Well, through the ‘10 Reading Worthy Chapters’ in this title, the author had made a very commendable attempt to present the readers with several aspects of the humans’ imagination abilities.

Well, if we look at the Book Title, “Embodied Imaginations – Fictional Characters Making Experiential Crossings Into Real Life” then one can say that the title for this book is certainly an appropriate one. Moreover, with reference to the collection of chapters added to this book by the author, the book title makes complete sense. In addition, it is a very ‘Catchy Title’ and this is something, which makes the book even more interesting, as the title itself compels you to pick up this book for a read. In this case, the title is giving a very interesting as well as stimulating vibe so you would feel the urge to go inside the chapters and try to understand the Author’s thoughts!

In addition, I must mention that the title of this book is very much “Justified” with regards to the reading worthy chapters present in this book. Undoubtedly, it is a very apt Book Title for this book & the Author had been extremely wise to go for this title.

Coming to the Readers’ Connect part, it becomes obligatory to mention that one of the book’s standout features is the attempt to blend scientific evidence with spiritual, philosophical, and mystical threads. Author Ramesh seamlessly combines theoretical claims with experimental evidence, providing a robust and reliable foundation for understanding this unusual phenomenon. As readers journey through the pages of “Embodied Imaginations,” they gain insights into the role of imagination in shaping external reality, contributing to research in cognitive psychology and exploring the power of the human mind. Well, the authorhas done a great work with his book & he had completely succeeded in creating an impactful read for the readers of all age!

Another very important aspect of this book is that the narration made by the author is indeed engrossing & interesting and the language used in this book is so lucid, that it would totally hook the readers until the very last page. Moreover, this is a book, which will make the readers think about the plot for several times, even after completing the book.

Now, coming to the final part of this review, i.e. the Book Verdict, we can conclude that a title like, “Embodied Imaginations – Fictional Characters Making Experiential Crossings Into Real Life” is for sure a MUST READone and deserves a chance by the readers. Well, the book is a compelling and enlightening read for writers, researchers, and anyone intrigued by the wonders of the human mind and creative imagination. Author Chidambaram Ramesh’s meticulous exploration and presentation of evidence leave readers with a deeper appreciation for the intricate connections between the inner world of writers and the tangible reality they bring forth through their art. If you are curious about the profound aspects of creative writing that lie beyond the surface, then this book is a perfect fit to captivate your imagination and open numerous new vistas of understanding!

Chidambaram Ramesh deftly weaved the personal anecdotes of the writers, sharing their experiences of characters evolving their own personalities, telling their own stories, and sometimes even rebelling against the author’s original ideas. This gives readers a glimpse into the complex relationship between writers and their literary creations, blurring the lines between imagination and reality.

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