On Creativity and the Unconscious

On Creativity and the Unconscious

This diverse collection includes "The 'Uncanny,'" "The Moses of Michelangelo," "The Psychology of Love," "The Relation of the Poet to Day-Dreaming," "On War and Death," and "Dreams and Telepathy."

Author: Sigmund Freud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061718694

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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On Creativity and the Unconscious brings together Freud's important essays on the many expressions of creativity—including art, literature, love, dreams, and spirituality. This diverse collection includes "The 'Uncanny,'" "The Moses of Michelangelo," "The Psychology of Love," "The Relation of the Poet to Day-Dreaming," "On War and Death," and "Dreams and Telepathy."
Categories: Psychology

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

Writing from Within

Writing from Within

This book teaches proven and effective techniques for exploring the inner world of your divine creativity by delving deep into your psyche to mine the gold within you.

Author: Mark W. Curran

Publisher: Nmd Books

ISBN: 1936828162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Learn how to supercharge your creative writing and infuse it with inspiring energy by tapping the unlimited source of new ideas that sleeps beneath the surface of your awareness. By using the power of the creative unconscious, writers can learn to innovate and imagine to heights never before achieved and to experience the profound ecstasy of creation. This book teaches proven and effective techniques for exploring the inner world of your divine creativity by delving deep into your psyche to mine the gold within you. It examines effective techniques writers have used for decades to tap into this mysterious creative power - with real world examples and advice from successful modern day writers such as Issaac Asimov, Stephen King and Ray Bradbury. It also reveals the secrets discovered by the literary masters: Edgar Allan Poe, Ernest Hemingway, William Falkner and Mary Shelley to create great works of timeless beauty by accessing the power of their subconscious minds. Learn to avoid common mistakes when attempting to access deeper levels of awareness. Discover tips and tricks on how to get your own ideas out of your head and onto the paper even when you feel blocked or discouraged. This book helps both aspring and professional writers to become more prolific and productive by showing how to tap the creative power of the subconscious mind. This resourceful writer's tool is a valuable asset to any reference library. It has been called "The Swiss Army Knife of the Creative Unconscious." by Publisher's Weekly. "Well written and organized - A Swiss Army Knife of the creative unconcious." - Publisher's Weekly "A concise resource tool for writers in navigating the shadow world the subconscious" - The New York Times "A very helpful book in accessing the depths of creativity that lie hidden beneath the surface." - Writer's Digest
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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: 9781136951343

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

Quantum Creativity

Quantum Creativity

In this mind-expanding work, physicist Amit Goswami, Ph.D., explores the world of human creativity—the ultimate source of joy and fulfillment—through the lens of quantum physics, and offers up a unique way to nurture and enhance your ...

Author: Amit Goswami

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401940768

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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In this mind-expanding work, physicist Amit Goswami, Ph.D., explores the world of human creativity—the ultimate source of joy and fulfillment—through the lens of quantum physics, and offers up a unique way to nurture and enhance your own creativity. According to quantum physics, reality occurs on two levels: possibility and actuality. Goswami uses this same duality to explore what he calls "quantum thinking," which focuses on two levels of thinking—the conscious mind of actuality and the unconscious mind of possibility. He then poses questions that probe the wellspring of creation that exists in each of us. What is creativity? Can anyone be creative? What kinds of creativity are there? And through this inquiry, he lays out a guidebook for understanding the power of the mind to access creativity in a whole new way. Combining the art of creativity with the objectivity of science, Quantum Creativity uses empirical data to support this new method of thinking and outlines how to harness our innate abilities in order to live more creatively. In short, Goswami teaches you how to think quantum to be creative.
Categories: Self-Help

Origins of Genius

Origins of Genius

Simonton substantiates his theory by examining and quoting from the work of such eminent figures as Henri Poincare, W. H. Auden, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Niels Bohr, and many others.

Author: Dean Keith Simonton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195351703

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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How can we account for the sudden appearance of such dazzling artists and scientists as Mozart, Shakespeare, Darwin, or Einstein? How can we define such genius? What conditions or personality traits seem to produce exceptionally creative people? Is the association between genius and madness really just a myth? These and many other questions are brilliantly illuminated in The Origins of Genius. Dean Simonton convincingly argues that creativity can best be understood as a Darwinian process of variation and selection. The artist or scientist generates a wealth of ideas, and then subjects these ideas to aesthetic or scientific judgment, selecting only those that have the best chance to survive and reproduce. Indeed, the true test of genius is the ability to bequeath an impressive and influential body of work to future generations. Simonton draws on the latest research into creativity and explores such topics as the personality type of the genius, whether genius is genetic or produced by environment and education, the links between genius and mental illness (Darwin himself was emotionally and mentally unwell), the high incidence of childhood trauma, especially loss of a parent, amongst Nobel Prize winners, the importance of unconscious incubation in creative problem-solving, and much more. Simonton substantiates his theory by examining and quoting from the work of such eminent figures as Henri Poincare, W. H. Auden, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Niels Bohr, and many others. For anyone intrigued by the spectacular feats of the human mind, The Origins of Genius offers a revolutionary new way of understanding the very nature of creativity.
Categories: Psychology

What Do Dreams Do

What Do Dreams Do

Inspired by distraction mind wandering facilitates creative incubation.
Psychological Science, 23(10), 1117–1122. 0956797612446024; Dijksterhuis, A.
, & Meurs, T. (2006). Where creativity resides: the generative power of
unconscious thought ...

Author: Sue Llewellyn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198818953

Category:

Page: 240

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Dreams are a puzzle. We don't know what to make of them. This book explores the evolutionary significance of dreaming, its role in memory, unconscious prediction, creativity and psychiatric illness. It will be compelling reading for anyone interested in psychology, psychiatry, consciousness, and the arts.
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The Cognitive Emotional and Neural Correlates of Creativity

The Cognitive  Emotional and Neural Correlates of Creativity

In this Research Topic, we bring together a collection of papers to provide an encyclopedic, open access snapshot of the current state of the art on the neural, cognitive, and emotional correlates of creativity.

Author: Matthijs Baas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9782889196333

Category:

Page:

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Across species, humans have an unsurpassed capacity for creative thought and innovation. Human creativity is at the roots of extraordinary achievements in the arts and sciences, and enables individuals and their groups to adapt flexibly to changing circumstances, to manage complex social relations, and to survive and prosper through social, technological, and medical innovations. The ability to generate novel and potentially useful ideas and problem solutions (viz., creativity) is a key driver of human evolution, and among the most valued and sought after competencies in contemporary societies that struggle with complex problems and compete for technological and economic supremacy. Because creativity provides fitness functionality in both ancestral and contemporary societies, it stands to reason that (i) the human brain evolved to sustain and promote creative thinking and we should be able to identify (ii) the brain circuitries, genetic drivers, and neurohormonal modulators of the human capacity for creative problem solving and original ideation; and (iii) the core cognitive and emotional processes underlying creative thought. In this Research Topic, we bring together a collection of papers to provide an encyclopedic, open access snapshot of the current state of the art on the neural, cognitive, and emotional correlates of creativity.
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Rethinking Creativity

Rethinking Creativity

Discover how creativity depends on inside-the-box thinking-that's right, not outside the box-and a new perspective on creative thinking.

Author: Robert W. Weisberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108479400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

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Discover how creativity depends on inside-the-box thinking-that's right, not outside the box-and a new perspective on creative thinking.
Categories: Business & Economics

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

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

Writing on the Moon

Writing on the Moon

Writing on the Moon: Stories and Poetry from the Creative Unconscious by Psychoanalysts and Others is a collection of the best works published over the past fifteen years in the Creative Literary Section of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, ...

Author: Bonnie Zindel

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781782204602

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

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Writing on the Moon: Stories and Poetry from the Creative Unconscious by Psychoanalysts and Others is a collection of the best works published over the past fifteen years in the Creative Literary Section of Psychoanalytic Perspectives, along with imaginative introductions by literary editor Bonnie Zindel. Some writings are raw and honest, some are dark and access our primal being. Others, filled with beauty, illuminate the internal life, the playful mind, and unconscious doodlings that might otherwise remain unformulated. The work is not scholarly or polite. Creativity has long fascinated psychoanalysis, from Freud's studies of Michelangelo and Leonardo, to Marion Milner's interest in artists and analysts. Plato called creativity "divine madness." The book's contributors include Robert Stolorow, Thomas Ogden, and D.W Winnicott, and submissions came from as far as South Africa, Australia, England, France, Israel, and the United States - offering a glimpse into the private world of psychotherapists, who hold so much in their work with patients. In the romance between poetry, stories, and psychoanalysis, the book exalts the rich soil of our originality and imagination -- and raises the question: Why is creativity important in psychoanalysis?
Categories: Psychology

Creativity and Its Cultivation Addresses Presented at the Interdisciplinary Symposia on Creativity Michigan State University East Lansing Michigan

Creativity and Its Cultivation  Addresses Presented at the Interdisciplinary Symposia on Creativity  Michigan State University  East Lansing  Michigan

RELATION OF THE UNCONSCIOUS TO CREATIVITY The variability of treatment
of the unconscious among these chapters ranges from complete absence to
extended discussions by Sinnott and Stoddard . Such emphasis as is given is ...

Author: 1957-1958 Interdisciplinary Symposia on Creativity, Michigan State University

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047430767

Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Page: 293

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Categories: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Creativity

Creativity

"This book will be a hit. It fills a large gap in the literature. It is a well-written, scholarly, balanced, and engaging book that will be enjoyed by students and faculty alike." —David Goldstein, University of Toronto

Author: Robert W. Weisberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119239345

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Categories: Psychology

The Unconscious Roots of Creativity

The Unconscious Roots of Creativity

... Transformation of the Reality Planes: A Metapsychological Essay. In The Place
of Creation. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 362. Neumann, E. (1954/
1959). Creative Man and Transformation. In Art and the Creative Unconscious.

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

Creativity

Is creativity a therapeutic, culturally enriching and health-giving pursuit, or is it an outpouring of darkly unconscious, neurotically dangerous material?

Author: Kevin Brophy

Publisher: Melbourne University

ISBN: UOM:39015041798417

Category: Psychology

Page: 263

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Is creativity a therapeutic, culturally enriching and health-giving pursuit, or is it an outpouring of darkly unconscious, neurotically dangerous material? What have been some of the important modern influences on our assumptions and ideas about creativity? Using a fascinatingly varied but beautifully controlled blend of approaches, Kevin Brophy places the creative writer and artist within a modern history of arguments over questions of creativity. He discusses creativity as a social-cultural practice, presenting creativity as a historical, political and inevitably compromised practice which must always be in dispute. In a world where creative writing is becoming institutionalised through university courses, he argues for the importance of continuing instability, theoretical sophistication and unsettled differences over what creativity is.
Categories: Psychology

The Pedagogy of Creativity

The Pedagogy of Creativity

The Pedagogy of Creativity represents a groundbreaking study linking the pedagogy of classroom creativity with psychoanalytical theories.

Author: Anna Herbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136997747

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The Pedagogy of Creativity represents a groundbreaking study linking the pedagogy of classroom creativity with psychoanalytical theories. Taking a classroom-based example of poststructuralist methodology as its starting point, Anna Herbert’s investigation explores the relationship between creativity seen in psychological activity, such as dreams, and creativity seen in the classroom, asking the following questions: What might a methodology which taps into different forms of creativity look like? Could such a methodology support current neuropsychological theories of memory and learning? What are the consequences of imaginary and symbolic orders of knowledge for the understanding of both conscious and unconscious creativity in the classroom? Exploring the ideas of a number of psychological analysts including Jacques Lacan’s four discourses, concepts of ‘the other’ and the theories of Postructuralist thinkers including Levinas, Mead and Kristeva, Herbert explains how different theories can be used to develop creativity in the classroom and surmount obstacles preventing creative environments. Clearly presenting both theoretical positions and their bearing on classroom practice, teachers at all levels will benefit from this innovative approach to creativity, as will school psychologists and all professionals interested in the links between psychoanalysis and pedagogy. Herbert clearly communicates both theoretical positions and their bearing on classroom practice. Teacher at all levels will benefit from this innovative approach to creativity, as will school psychologists and other professionals interested in the links between psychoanalysis and pedagogy.
Categories: Education

21st Century Surrealism

21st Century Surrealism

This book is a treatise in aesthetics, viewed through the lens of history. It is an examination of the meaning and purpose of art, and why the art of the unconscious remains the most vital spark in creativity.

Author: Mark Sheeky

Publisher:

ISBN: 0957194765

Category:

Page: 142

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The first Manifesto of Surrealism was a rejection of the logical and the rational, and a call to explore the untainted functioning of the mind. The results of its study led to many of the 20th century's great artworks, and founded a movement that permeates every aspect of contemporary art. 21st Century Surrealism attempts to update the principles of the art of the unconscious. This book is a treatise in aesthetics, viewed through the lens of history. It is an examination of the meaning and purpose of art, and why the art of the unconscious remains the most vital spark in creativity. Careful to embrace all media: visual, musical, literary, and others, this engaging and wondrous book, bespeckled with myriad alluring illustrations, examines the workings of the mind with respect to creativity, explores consciousness and unconsciousness, and acts as a guide, inspiration, and a tool box for artists and creative thinkers working in any medium.
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Imagination Creativity and Spirituality in Psychotherapy

Imagination  Creativity and Spirituality in Psychotherapy

The aim of this book is to awaken creative desire and expand the imagination of the psychotherapist and, in turn, her patient.

Author: Leanne Domash

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000190793

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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The aim of this book is to awaken creative desire and expand the imagination of the psychotherapist and, in turn, her patient. Each chapter is meant to surprise the reader and help him see the world in a new way. Many varieties of imagination are explored -- the spiritual, the relational, the dreamworld, the aesthetic and the adaptive. The author offers space to reflect, to daydream, to remember; space to pursue goals, to make new connections; space to take risks and space to be wrong. The psychotherapist is encouraged to find her own voice, be poetic, dare to create, converse with other disciplines and, most especially, enter the world of dreams. This is all passed onto the patient as the dyad enters the intersubjective field. Both scholarly and practical, this volume elegantly and persuasively synthesizes for the first time research in many fields, including spirituality and Kabbalah, neuroscience, the arts, biology and artificial intelligence, to give an in depth and original understanding of the current pressing problems in the rapidly changing field of psychotherapy: how do we work with unconscious processes and early memories to help our patients become more imaginative, creative, hopeful and resilient, and in so doing, heal. The relationship between the body and creative imagination is fully explored as well as the disruptive effect of trauma on the imagination and how to address this. The emphasis on surprise, uncanny communication, interdisciplinary inquiry, use of dreamwork and the imagination of the body — how it spontaneously meets new challenges— all stimulate the creativity of the reader. Through numerous case studies, the author illustrates the practical implications of how this exploration allows for deeper understanding and more effective treatment. With the innovative synthesis and specific techniques the author provides, the clinician has tools to carry on the work of moving the field of psychotherapy forward as well as work ever more effectively with patients.
Categories: Psychology