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1. ‘Fantasy’ (Gk., phantasia, from phainomai, ‘appear’) in the sense of imagination (Lat., imagin-, ‘picture,’ ‘image’; → Social Myths and Fantasy Images) usually denotes the power of conceptualization or mental representa…

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Görnitz, Brigitte, “Fantasy/Imagination”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 21 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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