Chapter 1-5 mechanisms of the human mind, speech, reason, and science. Matter cannot move itself newton"s law: when force is placed on object it will move eternally until stopped continuance of motion is responsible for the transformation of sense into thoughts or. When you make strange associations between old memories imagination then becomes memory simple imagination vs compound imagination compound imagination is what creates for religious visions or centaurs. God, visions, and prophecy fall under hobbes concept of imagination : mostly referring to catholicism as the english hated catholicism, rhetorical strategy as many of these can also be applied to christianity. Understanding - a form of imagination defined as the idea produced by the physical sensation of words or visible signs: train of thought. 2 types of train of thought: the unguided train: mental discourse wanders in no particular direction, as in dream, the regulated train: the thinker directs mental discourse in a specific direction.