IMAGINATION DAY

( ( ( SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 2022 ) ) )

IMAGINE Magazine will celebrate its one-year anniversary on the second-annual Imagination Day, Sunday, October 9th, 2022, in honor of the 82st birthday of John Lennon and the 51-year anniversary of his and Yoko Ono’s global anthem for peace, Imagine.

IMAGINATION DAY celebrates the creative power of the human imagination and serves as an annual day for reflecting on and reimagining the role of the imagination in the modern world. It is dedicated to providing people with a thoughtful context for reflecting on the deeper meaning and purpose of imagination that stresses its power for personal and social growth, health, and wholeness. It is with this goal in mind that IMAGINATION DAY attempts to present key advocacy messages for the imagination while helping to develop a global image and presence for the culture of the imagination as a whole.

As a worldwide celebration of imagination, IMAGINATION DAY has been established on October 9th, the birthday of iconic musician John Lennon of The Beatles, to promote the many ways that imagination, along with creativity, invention, and innovation, can enhance the quality of our lives, particularly in these unprecedented times.

IMAGINATION DAY is celebrated and observed all around the world as a special day where people come together to acknowledge, express, and share the role of imagination in uplifting our lives and making the world a better place. In the spirit of the song Imagine, which Rolling Stone described as John Lennon’s “greatest musical gift to the world,” IMAGINATION DAY seeks to inspire people to speak on and speak out about the importance of imagination and imagining as a force for a brighter future for all. Through the efforts and impact of the IMAGINATION DAY campaign, IMAGINE hopes to drive home the message that imagination is essential to the well-being of people and planet as a process of empowerment open to everybody.


IMAGINATION DAY’s IMAGINE-A-THON!

All day Sunday for IMAGINATION DAY we will showcase all of the contributors who have helped to make IMAGINE’s first year a major success on our social media sites including Twitter: @IMAGINEzine & @ImaginationDay1, Facebook: IMAGINEzine, and Instagram: IMAGINEzine1. Please follow to be a part of the celebration and have your presence felt and your voices heard!

Celebrating John Lennon’s 82nd birthday on this day, IMAGINE proudly showcases Tribute to John Lennon: In honor of Lennon’s birthday by Gary Tillery, author of The Cynical Idealist: The Spiritual Autobiography of John Lennon.


IMAGINE Vol. 2 Launch

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS: Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

The highly anticipated second issue of IMAGINE arrived on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022, for Salvador Dalí’s 118th birthday. In honor of Dalí and the Surrealist movement he was a leading figure in, IMAGINE Vol. 2 was officially launched and unveiled in Paris, France at the legendary Café de Flore where the “Surrealist Revolution” began at midnight. In the spirit of Surrealism, IMAGINE Vol. 2 puts a special focus on The Surrealist Imagination with featured essays by Nadia Choucha, author of the  book, Surrealism & the Occult: Shamanism, Magic, Alchemy, and the Birth of an Artistic Movement, and Mario Gonzalez Lares, renowned researcher and scholar of the life and work of Salvador Dalí, plus a Q&A with La Sirena Surrealist Group, along with contributions from 100+ creative innovators from around the world, including visionary artists such as Martina Hoffmann, Jake Baddeley, Annie Haslam, Daniel Merriam, Ben Goossens, Jr Korpa, and ADT AYALA STUDIO, along with many great writers, designers, philosophers, theorists, and superb musical artists like John McLaughlin, Annie Haslam, Clara Ponty, and Richard Barone. Navigate the new issue through our introductory page called The Art of Imagination.


IMAGINATION DAY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 2021

The inaugural issue of IMAGINE Magazine launched on the first-annual Imagination Day, Saturday, October 9th, 2021, coinciding with the 81st birthday of John Lennon and the 50-year anniversary of his and Yoko Ono’s global anthem for peace, Imagine.

IMAGINATION DAY celebrates of the creative power of the human imagination and will serve as an annual day for reflecting on and reimagining the role of the imagination in the modern world. It is dedicated to providing people with a thoughtful context for reflecting on the deeper meaning and purpose of imagination that stresses its power for personal and social growth, health, and wholeness. It is with this goal in mind that Imagination Day attempts to present key advocacy messages for the imagination while helping to develop a global image and presence for the culture of the imagination as a whole.

As a worldwide celebration of imagination, IMAGINATION DAY has been established on October 9th, the birthday of iconic musician John Lennon of The Beatles, to promote the many ways that imagination, along with creativity, invention, and innovation, can enhance the quality of our lives, particularly in these unprecedented times.

IMAGINATION DAY is celebrated and observed all around the world as a special day where people come together to acknowledge, express, and share the role of imagination in uplifting our lives and making the world a better place. In the spirit of the song Imagine, which Rolling Stone described as John Lennon’s “greatest musical gift to the world,” Imagination Day seeks to inspire people to speak on and speak out about the importance of imagination and imagining as a force for a brighter future for all. Through the efforts and impact of the Imagination Day campaign, IMAGINE hopes to drive home the message that imagination is essential to the well-being of people and planet as a process of empowerment open to everybody.

Gary Tillery reads his Tribute to John Lennon live on IMAGINATION DAY!

Gary Tillery’s Tribute was the perfect introduction to IMAGINE, which he generously offered to present as live reading on IMAGINATION DAY during our Launch Party on Twitter Spaces at 1:00PM EST on Twitter Spaces. The one-hour program featured a complete introduction to IMAGINE’s Inaugural Issue, acknowledged the names of its 150 visionary contributors, and was crowned by Tillery’s Lennon Tribute at 1:30PM, the time of his birth in Liverpool.

In the spirit of John and Yoko’s global anthem for peace, Imagine, this segment of the IMAGINE Launch Party was conceived as a global imagining, an invocation-visualization-celebration of The Collective Imagination, an activation of a community of shared imagination that is capable of working together to remake the world in and from our imagination, one which embodies what Yoko meant in saying:

All of us have the responsibility to visualize a better world for ourselves and our children. The truth is what we create. It’s in our hands. Remember, a dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

Following Tillery’s Tribute, John Lennon’s Imagine was played. This was followed one minute of silence, and topped by a live reading of the poem, Imagine, by poet, singer-songwriter, Anglican priest, and academic, Malcolm Guite.