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
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."
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
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.
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
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.
Inspired by distraction mind wandering facilitates creative incubation.
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, & Meurs, T. (2006). Where creativity resides: the generative power of
unconscious thought ...
Author: Sue Llewellyn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Poetic , metaphysical , and empirical depth - psychology alike have all shown
how the vital powers of the unconscious are capable of the finest and most
abstract spiritual deeds , filling them with the " blood " that makes the spirit
creative ; but ...
Author: Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley
Publisher: Philosophy of Creativity Monog
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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
Author: Erich Neumann
Publisher: Psychology Press
"First Published in 1999, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."
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
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?
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
Discover how creativity depends on inside-the-box thinking-that's right, not outside the box-and a new perspective on creative thinking.
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
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
... 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
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.
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
Author: Jaroslav Havelka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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.
"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.
Author: Robert W. Weisberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How cognitive psychology explains human creativity Conventional wisdom holds that creativity is a mysterious quality present in a select few individuals. The rest of us, the common view goes, can only stand in awe of great creative achievements: we could never paint Guernica or devise the structure of the DNA molecule because we lack access to the rarified thoughts and inspirations that bless geniuses like Picasso or Watson and Crick. Presented with this view, today's cognitive psychologists largely differ finding instead that "ordinary" people employ the same creative thought processes as the greats. Though used and developed differently by different people, creativity can and should be studied as a positive psychological feature shared by all humans. Creativity: Understanding Innovation in Problem Solving, Science, Invention, and the Arts presents the major psychological theories of creativity and illustrates important concepts with vibrant and detailed case studies that exemplify how to study creative acts with scientific rigor. Creativity includes: * Two in-depth case studies--Watson and Crick's modeling of the DNA structure and Picasso's painting of Guernica-- serve as examples throughout the text * Methods used by psychologists to study the multiple facets of creativity * The "ordinary thinking" or cognitive view of creativity and its challengers * How problem-solving and experience relate to creative thinking * Genius and madness and the relationship between creativity and psychopathology * The possible role of the unconscious in creativity * Psychometrics--testing for creativity and how personality factors affect creativity * Confluence theories that use cognitive, personality, environmental, and other components to describe creativity Clearly and engagingly written by noted creativity expert Robert Weisberg, Creativity: Understanding Innovation in Problem Solving, Science, Invention, and the Arts takes both students and lay readers on an in-depth journey through contemporary cognitive psychology, showing how the discipline understands one of the most fundamental and fascinating human abilities. "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