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

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

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

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

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: 9781351375962

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

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

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

Phenomenology of Creativity

Phenomenology of Creativity

Any research on the problems of human creativity will inevitably encounter the "
conscious/unconscious” dilemma. On the one hand, scientists analyze the role of
the conscious in the creative process; on the other, they look for the determinants
 ...

Author: Samad Seyidov

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481787406

Category: Psychology

Page: 234

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The book presents a contrasting study of the views of ancient Indian, Chinese, Greek, Middle Eastern, and Russian philosophers on creativity. It also discusses the subject of creativity as viewed by Freud, Jung, Adler, the Gestalt school, and other prominent Western psychologists. A special place is provided for an overview of the history of Soviet psychology, and of the revival of psychology in Azerbaijan after the fall of the Soviet Union. The author emphasizes the importance of the social environment in determining the development of the personality. He states that most personal activity is directed at serving the values of the surrounding society, not the values of the person himself. The author considers that creativity is a psychic defense mechanism which people use to solve everyday problems in order to restore their inner and outer equilibrium. Samad Seyidov’s study of creativity comes at the right time and from the right place. Not only are we passing through a period of rapid change, particularly in such fields as nanotechnology, neuroscience, physiological psychology, and genetics, but also the participants in this change are no longer limited to a small group of western countries, but are increasingly appearing in different parts of the world. If the social upheaval that these changes are having in established societies is great, it is even greater in newly emerging societies. Are we equipped to manage these changes, and can the creative arts and sciences join to interpret them, drawing on their varied traditions in order to do so? That is surely the vital question that we carry away from Professor Seyidov’s important study of personality and creativity. Prof. Eleni Karamalengu, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
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:

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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

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 Nature of the Creative Process in Art

The Nature of the Creative Process in Art

Cf. Freud, S. “The Occurrence in Dreams of Material from Fairy Tales,” in On
Creativity and the Unconscious, B. Nelson (ed.), Harper Torchbooks, 1958, 76–
84; Freud, S. Dreams and Telepathy, Ibid., pp. 236–64. * Rycroft takes a more
general ...

Author: Jaroslav Havelka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401195126

Category: Psychology

Page: 230

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No single factor determined the growth of this book. It may have been that as a novice researcher in Behavioral Psychology I experienced growing discontent with the direction of intellectual activity in which the accent was on methodology and measurement, with a distinct atmosphere of dogmatism, insecurity and defensiveness. The anathema of tender-mindedness was attached to any study of mental manifes tations that avoided laboratory confirmation and statistical significance. Man in his uniqueness and unpredictable potentialities remained un explored. Yet outside the systematic vivisection of variables and their measurement men of originality and genius were studying the mind in its complex yet natural interaction of aspirations, values and creative capacities. It was almost too easy for me to turn to them for the re orientation of my psychological interest, and it was not difficult to find in Freud the most daring and penetrating representant of humanistic psychology. Furthermore, it could have been the fact that Freud's thoughts on creative processes appeared to me at once starkly original and yet incomplete and fragmentary, that led me to reconsider and expand on them. Freud's fascination with culture and creativity, although frank and serious, led him to a peculiar indecisiveness and overcautiousness which was radically different from the dramatic boldness of his thera peutic methods and the depth of his personality theories.
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

Art And The Creative Unconscious

Art And The Creative Unconscious

The creative process effected in the tension between the unconscious and the
ego-centered consciousness represents a direct analogy to what Jung described
as the transcendent function. The hierarchy of creative processes hinges on the ...

Author: Neumann, Erich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136301803

Category: Psychology

Page: 259

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

Achieving Extraordinary Ends An Essay on Creativity

Achieving Extraordinary Ends  An Essay on Creativity

Trying out a number of ideas and having one recur is quite different from Wallas's
notion of incubation, which involves unconscious mental processes occurring
during time away from an activity. And the settling on one idea after trying out a ...

Author: S. Bailin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400927803

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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CREATIVITY HAS become a popular slogan in contemporary education and society. We are urged continually to be creative with respect to all our endeavours - to be creative writers, creative cooks, creative teachers, creative thinkers, creative lovers. Ascribing creativity has become one of the principal means of praising, approving, and commending. Yet in the process of becoming a universal term of positive evaluation, the concept of creativity has tended to lose its connection with its origins. We have forgotten that creativity has to do with creating, that it is connected with great achievements and quality productions. And as a consequence of this lapse of memory, most attempts to foster creativity in educational practice have been misleading at best and dangerous at worst. We have come to settle for the encouragement of certain personality traits at the expense of the encouragement of significant achievement - and this in the name of creativity. If we are not clear about what is meant by creativity, we may end up sacrificing creativity precisely in the process of trying to foster it. This book is an attempt to be clear about creativity. The Context For the poet is an airy thing, a winged and a holy thing; and he cannot make poetry until he becomes inspired and goes out of his senses and no mind is left in him. l Plato If creativity and its growth are to be viewed scientifically, creativity must be defined in a way that permits objective observation and measurement . . .
Categories: Philosophy

Aesthetics

Aesthetics

( 4 ) Wish - Fulfilment and the Unconscious ( 5 ) On Creativity and the
Unconscious : Paper on the Psychology of Art , Lit . and Religion : published in
New York – 1938 . Sigmund Freud and Wish - fulfilment and Unconscious :
Phantasy making ...

Author:

Publisher: Krishna Prakashan Media

ISBN: 8187224266

Category: Aesthetics

Page: 87

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Categories: Aesthetics

Milieus of Creativity

Milieus of Creativity

Unconscious. City: How. Expectancies. About. Creative. Milieus. Influence.
Creative. Performance. Jens Förster Paris: City of love. New York: The city that
never sleeps. Hamburg: The Reeperbahn. Jerusalem: The Holy City. These
pairings are ...

Author: Peter Meusburger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402098772

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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Milieus of Creativity is the second volume in the book series Knowledge and Space. This book deals with spatial disparities of knowledge and the impact of environments, space and contexts on the production and application of knowledge. The contributions in this volume focus on the role of places, environments, and spatial contexts for the emergence and perpetuation of creativity. Is environment a social or a spatial phenomenon? Are only social factors relevant for the development of creativity or should one also include material artefacts and resources in its definition? How can we explain spatial disparities of creativity without falling victim to geodeterminism? This book offers insights from various disciplines such as environmental psychology, philosophy, and social geography. It presents the results of a research conference at Heidelberg University in September 2006, which was supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.
Categories: Social Science

The Captive Muse

The Captive Muse

What makes such work possible? This book answers these central questions and offers therapists fruitful, nonpathologizing ways of thinking about creative people, and what the creative process can mean to those involved in it.

Author: Susan Kolodny

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028606809

Category: Psychology

Page: 154

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Why is creative work often so difficult? What helps and what hinders us in doing it? What makes such work possible? This book answers these central questions and offers therapists fruitful, nonpathologizing ways of thinking about creative people, and what the creative process can mean to those involved in it.
Categories: Psychology