All of us, at all times, inhabit imagined worlds. An imagined world is an emotionally and aesthetically modulated vision of oneself and the world one inhabits. … The imagined worlds we inhabit overlap with the imaginative virtual worlds created by artists or by collective cultural efforts extending over generations or centuries. Imaginative virtual worlds feed into our imagined worlds, profoundly influencing the way we imagine our own actual lives. For instance, the Biblical myth of the creation of the world is, for many people, part of the imagined actual world that they inhabit.