Visionary fiction. What kind of world is possible?

Written by OGUNWUMI ABIMBOLA

Visionary fiction is a genre that inculcates the idea of science fiction, magic, fantasy, horror, spirits, alternative timelines, and so much more. It’s quite different than just average science-fiction because of the inclusion of spirituality, mysticism, paranormal themes, and psychic phenomena. We can say it’s the combination of science, magic, and spirituality.

  • Esoteric
  • Ancient
  • Metaphysical

Visionary fiction also crosses consciousness expansion themes, which have to deal with humans’ awareness of external and internal stimuli, which can be spiritual, psychological, and even through a medically altered state. Visionary fiction also contains new age themes, including the belief in humans’ ability to communicate with angels, forest-masters, and the unification of science and spirituality.

  • Reincarnation
  • Dreams
  • Psychic
  • Universal wisdom and worldview
  • The growth of consciousness 

We’ll be taking a look at two of the best visionary fiction books that I’m sure would better explain the concept.

THE ALCHEMIST

No doubt, a large number of us have heard of it, and many must have read it. If not all…  

It’s a story that leaves no boundaries and doesn’t limit the mind to certain possibilities. A story about a shepherd boy in search of the fulfillment of his dream. He goes on a series of journeys, learns quite a lot of lessons while searching for this dream, meets an alchemist, undergoes transformations, only to learn his dream had been at the starting point all along.

The beauty of the alchemist is not in the ending but the voyage. It inculcates science and magical themes that help to explain deep-seated truths that resonate with you. It’s the kind of book you drop with a sigh, with a million thoughts racing in your head, a thousand confirmations resonating from your soul, and a hundred emotions flowing from your heart. Despite all fantasy, magic, and science fiction, it’s also the kind of content that you can relate to. It teaches about love, friendship, losses, and the journey to finding oneself. I think I’m going to finish reading it tonight… The idea has intoxicated me for quite a while; a book about self-realization is not a book I can let go of! 📚☕️

THE CELESTINE PROPHECY

It’s a story about one man’s trip searching for ancient scrolls known as The Celestine Prophecy. The amazing fact about the prophecy is that it predicts an awakening in the human mind, and as this man goes in search of this prophecy, he encounters events and people that bring him to that revival. The book builds up the idea that when the mind is opened up, amiable to new possibilities, we can establish a connection with Divinity. It explains how coincidences have a way of helping our life-path, how it leads to the road to find our-true-selves. 

The book is a novel of curiosity: how seemingly unimportant decisions are actual road pointers to those who personally experience them; how our daily activities might just be preparing us for something bigger. 

It explains man’s constant grumbling and frustration in the heart; it combines science and soul. Just imagine conspiracy in high places, bullets flying, plane rides, lots of sacred assessments, and a whole lot of deep meanings, and you’re one step closer to making sense of the old Celestine Prophecy. It’s not a dull read, that’s for sure… 🤔

I love this book because of the mystic lessons, the knowledge of self-realization, the honesty of how unsatisfied the human heart is.

I believe, in an infinitely vast and ever-expanding universe, to think there’s just one right vision of the future only cuts us off from our own visionary potential. We are, each of us, the creators of the world.

Any world is possible.
Your world is possible! 


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17 Responses

  1. George F. says:

    Thanks for the education. Love it. BTW,. Paulo Coelho, author of the Alchemist, originally self-published, until one day a photograph of Jackie Kennedy was taken…holding one of his books! The rest is history…

  2. Always good to look at other sides of the fiction coin, VR. Thanks. 😁

  3. I’m not really into SF but I love a good fantasy, I love magical, and transformations and journeys.
    Great recommendations.

  4. Sorryless says:

    I think you need to turn off reality when you write, sometimes.

  5. K E Garland says:

    The Alchemist is one of my favs. I’ll have to check out the other.

  6. kinkyacres says:

    Seeing is not always limited to our eyes!

  7. The Alchemist is such a great book. One of those books that I’ve read several times. Reveals more on every read.

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