The Unconscious Roots of Creativity

The Unconscious Roots of Creativity

With articles from 16 contributors, the “red thread” running through each of the offerings in this volume is that, whatever its ultimate expression, the creative impulse has its roots deep in the psyche.

Author: Kathryn Madden

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 9781630513870

Category: Psychology

Page: 350

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From whence spring the sparks of creativity? It is to this very question that the field of depth psychology—especially that of C.G. Jung and his intellectual descendants—has much to contribute. Just as the Muses were the offspring of Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory, our memories are the ancestors of our creativity that finds its multifaceted expression in the written word, image, theater, dance, and music. The Unconscious Roots of Creativity seeks to push the investigation into that domain of memory that is beyond our conscious reach. With articles from 16 contributors, the “red thread” running through each of the offerings in this volume is that, whatever its ultimate expression, the creative impulse has its roots deep in the psyche. Edited By Kathryn Madden with articles by Linda Carter, Anna Maria Costantino, Carol Thayer Cox, Leonard Cruz, Lisa Raye Garlock, James Hollis, Naomi Ruth Lowinsky, Ian Livingston, Kathryn Madden, Jordan S. Potash, Susan Rowland, Murray Stein, Ann Ulanov, Tjeu van den Berk, Robin van Loben Sels, and Heidi S. Volf.
Categories: Psychology

Creativity and the Unconscious

Creativity and the Unconscious

This paper questions the value of a conscious relationship to the unconscious using the artist as the focus.

Author: Suzanne Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:781752448

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Page: 219

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This paper questions the value of a conscious relationship to the unconscious using the artist as the focus.
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Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

John R. Maze provides a radical psychoanalytic reading of the life-historical and psychopathological themes underlying the intellectual and emotional force of Virginia Woolf's novels.

Author: J. R. Maze

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015040345996

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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John R. Maze provides a radical psychoanalytic reading of the life-historical and psychopathological themes underlying the intellectual and emotional force of Virginia Woolf's novels. Her repeated, progressive attempts at literary self-analysis yielded many years of original, insightful, and influential creativity, but were subverted in the end by intractable unconscious self-destructive impulses.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Higher Creativity

Higher Creativity

Discusses the nature of creativity, looks at the creative process, consciousness, and dreams, and explains how to harness one's own creativity

Author: Willis W. Harman

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 0874773350

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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Insight is the mind's magic in action, solving problems, understanding relationships, creating new images--with a speed and certainty unavailable to ordinary consciousness. Breakthrough insights go even further. They take a quantum leap beyond ordinary creativity and our previous ways of looking at things--to a whole new method of resolving our difficulties. Almost all of us have experienced such moments in relation to work oriented or personal problems, and wish we could have them more often--in fact, we can. According to Willis Harman, Ph.D., president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and Howard Rheingold, human behavior columnist for Esquire, the main reasons we fail to have this kind of breakthrough experience more frequently are that we don't believe we can, and we don't apply the known techniques which can generate these insights. In Higher Creativity, the authors discuss this self-imposed limitation and argue persuasively for an enlarged image of everyone's creative potential. They examine the secret history of inspiration through contemporary and historical accounts of profound creative breakthroughs, and finally they describe a surprisingly simple and reproducible sequence that has often triggered these insights for outstanding innovators in business, science, and the arts. These apparently special people became special by harnessing, sometimes quite accidentally, the awesome power of the unconscious in the service of higher creativity. Following their example and using historically validated procedures for reprogramming the unconscious, you can learn to capture the lightning for personal breakthrough in your own life.
Categories: Psychology

Dancing with the Unconscious

Dancing with the Unconscious

This book continues that discussion, emphasizing how the creative process in psychoanalysis and art utilizes the unconscious in a quest for transformation and healing.

Author: Danielle Knafo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136951336

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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In writing and lecturing over the past two decades on the relationship between psychoanalysis and art, Danielle Knafo has demonstrated the many ways in which these two disciplines inform and illuminate each other. This book continues that discussion, emphasizing how the creative process in psychoanalysis and art utilizes the unconscious in a quest for transformation and healing. Part one of the book presents case studies to show how free association, transference, dream work, regression, altered states of consciousness, trauma, and solitude function as creative tools for analyst, patient, and artist. Knafo uses the metaphor of dance to describe therapeutic action, the back-and-forth movement between therapist and patient, past and present, containment and release, and conscious and unconscious thought. The analytic couple is both artist and medium, and the dance they do together is a dynamic representation of the boundless creativity of the unconscious mind. Part two of the book offers in-depth studies of several artists to illustrate how they employ various media for self-expression and self-creation. Knafo shows how artists, though mostly creating in solitude, are frequently engaged in significant relational proceses that attempt rapprochement with internalized objects and repair of psychic injury. Dancing with the Unconscious expands the theoretical dimension of psychoanalysis while offering the clinician ways to realize greater creativity in work with patients.
Categories: Psychology

Subconscious Mind

Subconscious Mind

In order to tap into the amazing abilities of our brains, it can help to first understand how they work. This guide will aid you in your journey to comprehension.

Author: Emily Wilds

Publisher: Efalon Acies

ISBN: 9791220200974

Category: Self-Help

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In order to tap into the amazing abilities of our brains, it can help to first understand how they work. This guide will aid you in your journey to comprehension. Some things that will be discussed, are how our subconscious mind procrastinates things, mind wandering and its significance, daily escapes, predispositions that shape our thoughts, creative skills, and free choice as a gift of nature. All of these topics can enlighten you about the very nature of our thoughts.
Categories: Self-Help

Creating from the Unconscious

Creating from the Unconscious

Their design-oriented programs (in the widest sense of the word), continue to experiment with techniques sometimes similar to ones noted in this book, each, respectively, in the service of helping move forward the work of people engaged in ...

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ISBN: 9798724019194

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Page: 162

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Incubation in Problem Solving and Creativity

Incubation in Problem Solving and Creativity

This book is an invaluable resource for students and researchers of problem solving, creativity and thinking and reasoning as well as for students from all disciplines taking problem solving modules.

Author: Kenneth J. Gilhooly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351375979

Category: Psychology

Page: 130

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Can problems be solved by setting them aside or by sleeping on them? Incubation, the process of stopping conscious work on problems for a set period of time, is an integral part of the creative problem solving process. Providing an overview of the main issues, findings and implications of cognitive research on incubation effects in problem solving and creativity, this book argues that incubation is an effective strategy for tackling problems that do not yield to initial solution attempts. Gilhooly reasons that unconscious work is automatic and explores the underlying processes involved in incubation, providing evidence to showcase the major role of unconscious processing in problem solving. Incubation in Problem Solving and Creativity concludes with a discussion of the implications of unconscious work theory for enhanced problem solving, positioning incubation as an effective and important stage in creative problem solving. This book is an invaluable resource for students and researchers of problem solving, creativity and thinking and reasoning as well as for students from all disciplines taking problem solving modules.
Categories: Psychology

Subconscious Mind

Subconscious Mind

This book consists of two titles, which are the following: Book 1: The power of our minds stretches far beyond our current comprehension.

Author: Emily Wilds

Publisher: Efalon Acies

ISBN: 9791220201230

Category: Psychology

Page:

View: 285

This book consists of two titles, which are the following: Book 1: The power of our minds stretches far beyond our current comprehension. No matter how much science keeps progressing, they still find new wonders of the human brain. One of the reasons for this, is that the subconscious mind suppresses and exposes many impulses and neural pathways that we don’t generally notice in our daily lives. Therefore, in this book, we focus on several things, which include: how to decrease fears, phobias, and anxiety through the subconscious mind; how to use curiosity, conscientiousness, and creativity to our advantage; the inner language and monologue in our brains; and the difference between subconscious and unconscious thoughts and ideas. Book 2: In order to tap into the amazing abilities of our brains, it can help to first understand how they work. This guide will aid you in your journey to comprehension. Some things that will be discussed, are how our subconscious mind procrastinates things, mind wandering and its significance, daily escapes, predispositions that shape our thoughts, creative skills, and free choice as a gift of nature. All of these topics can enlighten you about the very nature of our thoughts.
Categories: Psychology

Subconscious Mind

Subconscious Mind

This is a 3-book bundle, which addresses various subtopics, including but not limited to these: Book 1: The power of our minds stretches far beyond our current comprehension.

Author: Emily Wilds

Publisher: Efalon Acies

ISBN: 9791220201261

Category: Self-Help

Page:

View: 659

This is a 3-book bundle, which addresses various subtopics, including but not limited to these: Book 1: The power of our minds stretches far beyond our current comprehension. No matter how much science keeps progressing, they still find new wonders of the human brain. One of the reasons for this, is that the subconscious mind suppresses and exposes many impulses and neural pathways that we don’t generally notice in our daily lives. Book 2: In order to tap into the amazing abilities of our brains, it can help to first understand how they work. This guide will aid you in your journey to comprehension. Some things that will be discussed, are how our subconscious mind procrastinates things, mind wandering and its significance, daily escapes, predispositions that shape our thoughts, creative skills, and free choice as a gift of nature. Book 3: Do you know what the seven keys are to think better? And do you understand the advantages of creative visualization? Many people have no clue what’s going on inside their minds. And even though I cannot promise that this book can explain every thought and every idea or imagination, it will definitely give you new insights that help you get a firmer grasp of the neurological connections your brain is making.
Categories: Self-Help

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

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ISBN: OCLC:36498846

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 220

View: 935

Categories: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity

The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity

The discovery of the unconscious. New York: Basic Books. Engell, J. (1981). The creative imagination: Enlightenment to romanticism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Erikson, E. H. (1958). Young man Luther: A study in ...

Author: James C. Kaufman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139490610

Category: Psychology

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The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity is a comprehensive scholarly handbook on creativity from the most respected psychologists, researchers and educators. This handbook serves both as a thorough introduction to the field of creativity and as an invaluable reference and current source of important information. It covers such diverse topics as the brain, education, business, and world cultures. The first section, 'Basic Concepts', is designed to introduce readers to both the history of and key concepts in the field of creativity. The next section, 'Diverse Perspectives of Creativity', contains chapters on the many ways of approaching creativity. Several of these approaches, such as the functional, evolutionary, and neuroscientific approaches, have been invented or greatly reconceptualized in the last decade. The third section, 'Contemporary Debates', highlights ongoing topics that still inspire discussion. Finally, the editors summarize and discuss important concepts from the book and look to what lies ahead.
Categories: Psychology

Art and the Creative Unconscious

Art and the Creative Unconscious

The consequences of this accentuation of the archetype in the creative man , who by his very nature is dependent on his receptivity toward the creative unconscious , manifest themselves partly in deviations from the development of the ...

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415209439

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

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First Published in 1999, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Psychology

Creative Teaching

Creative Teaching

Instructing the Individual in Creative Thinking. In Explorations in Creativity. Edited by R. L. Mooney and T. A. ... On Creativity and the Unconscious: Papers on the Psychology of Art, Literature, Love, Religion. New York: Harper & Row.

Author: James P. Downing

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563084768

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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This text contains a variety of workable techniques that seek to improve teaching skills. Some 75 activities, that allow users to practice skills as they acquire them, are accompanied by dozens of sample lessons and numerous tips for getting started and avoiding pitfalls.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Da Vinci

Digital Da Vinci

... interact with different virtual environment, but to also express their conscious and unconscious creative insight. ... of the session) given by BrainArt, we also performed a study on creative high-level mechanisms of individuals.

Author: Newton Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781493909650

Category: Computers

Page: 292

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“Science is art,” said Regina Dugan, senior executive at Google and former director of DARPA. “It is the process of creating something that never exists before. ... It makes us ask new questions about ourselves, others; about ethics, the future.” This second volume of the Digital Da Vinci book series leads the discussions on the world’s first computer art in the 1950s and the actualization of Star Trek’s holodeck in the future with the help of artificial intelligence and cyborgs. In this book, Gavin Sade describes experimental creative practices that bring together arts, science and technology in imaginative ways; Mine Özkar expounds visual computation for good designs based on repetition and variation; Raffaella Folgieri, Claudio Lucchiari, Marco Granato and Daniele Grechi introduce BrainArt, a brain-computer interface that allows users to create drawings using their own cerebral rhythms; Nathan Cohen explores artificially created spaces that enhance spatial awareness and challenge our perception of what we encounter; Keith Armstrong discusses embodied experiences that affect the mind and body of participating audiences; Diomidis Spinellis uses Etoys and Squeak in a scientific experiment to teach the concept of physical computing; Benjamin Cowley explains the massively multiplayer online game “Green My Place” aimed at achieving behavior transformation in energy awareness; Robert Niewiadomski and Dennis Anderson portray 3-D manufacturing as the beginning of common creativity revolution; Stephen Barrass takes 3-D printing to another dimension by fabricating an object from a sound recording; Mari Velonaki examines the element of surprise and touch sensing in human-robot interaction; and Roman Danylak surveys the media machines in light of Marshall McLuhan’s dictum “the medium is the message.” Digital Da Vinci: Computers in the Arts and Sciences is dedicated to polymathic education and interdisciplinary studies in the digital age empowered by computer science. Educators and researchers ought to encourage the new generation of scholars to become as well rounded as a Renaissance man or woman.
Categories: Computers

On Creativity

On Creativity

In On Creativity, a group of experts seeks to unlock this enigma.

Author: Sudhir Kakar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351189442

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

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The concept of genius has been a subject of much speculation and debate since the eighteenth century. However, in a world obsessed with creative genius and the possibilities of the human imagination, the actual workings of the creative process and its psychological underpinnings remain a mystery. In On Creativity, a group of experts seeks to unlock this enigma.
Categories: Literary Collections