counterworld

counterworld

(ˈkaʊntəˌwɜːld)
n
(Philosophy) an alternative world opposite to the virtual world
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Other relationships in my life expanded the "more" of Ceal and Spike, but my parents were the first people to usher me into the counterworld of soul seeing, of feeling and being more than a captive of meritocracy They never talked about it; they just did it.
Further on, Iwasiow notes the division between a literary counterworld and the requirements of reality in even more clear-cut words: "I encourage to reflection: what about the roles in Polish reality?
It is from the earlier pastoral tradition of Virgil, Milton, and Marvell that Hartman first detects how intimately pastoral itself can be drawn toward prophecy, so that its own "green belt" has a counterworld tension.
What is this counterworld, this being within our being, this zone of desire that poetry evokes?
The ecstatic experience (in the original Greek sense of ek-stasis, to step outside of oneself) of leaving behind the normal world and entering an imaginary counterworld is the basic experience which is inscribed into the pattern of the Walpurgisnacht, whose characteristic elements are journey, flight, night, dream, chaos, rapture, and collective ritual.
night not only as a cloak for actions unsanctioned by day, but as a counterworld in which "nocturnal scenarios" and "psychic scenarios" are juxtaposed (23), one replete with "dangerous nocturnal enjoyment" (41).
The afterlife suddenly struck me as a counterworld invented by men exhausted and parched by their ceaseless wanderings across the dunes or up and down rocky trails baked to white heat.
Jonathan Raban maintains that "[i]n the United States, as not in Britain, writing about the sea has been contiguous with 'nature writing', as if the sea offered not so much a counterworld as a liquid extension of the green fields and forests within the land itself" (24).
Elizabeth McCutcheon has argued that Book 2 offers a "strange counterworld or biosphere located somewhere between Dream and Nature," a positive alternative to the "negative ecosystem" of Book 1 ("More's Utopia" 78).
Kopf lets his fictional Piranesi state: "The dungeon as mirror of the world, distorted and exaggerated, but in that way all the truer--the dungeon as counterworld in which our terrible world can be depicted" (50).
Consequently, Bialilc "drastically disrupts the canonical au thority of the Bible--by forging out of the biblical materials themselves a compelling counterworld to that of the Bible" (p.
One should allow this limbo world to seep into the "real world" and not attempt to explain this different counterworld by means of "real-world" knowledge.