A mythical beast with scaly humanoid body and the bearded head of a philosopher, swallows a nineteenth century soldier whole, head first.

The Phenomenological Experience of Story Immersion

The Phenomenological Experience of Story Immersion is a multi-disciplinary PhD in philosophy and creative writing, by Jamie Rhodes. Never before has the power of stories to trigger ontological shifts in individuals, and consequently the societies they partake in, had such great an impact on such large populations. In striving to offer a contribution to world knowledge, I believe the phenomenological method could hold tantalising insights into why stories can be so influential and describe how they appear to alter our fundamental experience of reality.