Visionary (or Metaphysical) Fiction is a literary form that illustrates the process of growth in human consciousness. While it contains an all-inclusive spiritual component and often makes use of paranormal modes of perception, it employs story elements like plot, character, and setting to immerse the reader in a drama of evolving awareness—rather than an exposition of specific teachings or practices.
While the visionary mode of writing with its specific content appears throughout the literature of numerous cultures in many ages, the term “Visionary Fiction” has only recently come into vogue. Contemporary authors have formed organizations like the Visionary Fiction Alliance to clearly define what the genre is and what works belong to this category. At Modern History Press, we see Visionary Fiction as a way to raise the consciousness of all peoples in an exploratory and collaborative way.