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.

Virginia Woolf

Author: J. R. Maze

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

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.

Writing on the Moon

This innovative book offers a collection of creative writings by psychotherapists - poems, short stories, and creative non-fiction.

Writing on the Moon

Author: Bonnie Zindel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781782204602

Page: 236

View: 412

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 the author. 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.

On Creativity

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

On Creativity

Author: Sudhir Kakar

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351189449

Page: 208

View: 159

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.

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.

Subconscious Mind

Author: Emily Wilds

Publisher: Efalon Acies

ISBN:

Page:

View: 405

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.

Subconscious Mind

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 ...

Subconscious Mind

Author: Emily Wilds

Publisher: Efalon Acies

ISBN:

Page:

View: 305

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. Learn more about yourself! Get reading or listening to this book.

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.

Incubation in Problem Solving and Creativity

Author: Kenneth J. Gilhooly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351375962

Page: 130

View: 801

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.

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 ...

Art and the Creative Unconscious

Author: Erich Neumann

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415209434

Page: 232

View: 902

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

Madness and Creativity

Analyst and author Ann Belford Ulanov draws on her years of clinical work and reflection to make the point that madness and creativity share a kinship, an insight that shakes both analysand and analyst to the core, reminding us as it does ...

Madness and Creativity

Author: Ann Belford Ulanov

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603449493

Page: 136

View: 710

Analyst and author Ann Belford Ulanov draws on her years of clinical work and reflection to make the point that madness and creativity share a kinship, an insight that shakes both analysand and analyst to the core, reminding us as it does that the suffering places of the human psyche are inextricably—and, often inexplicably—related to the fountains of creativity, service, and even genius. She poses disturbing questions: How do we depend on order, when chaos is a necessary part of existence? What are we to make of evil—both that surrounding us and that within us? Is there a myth of meaning that can contain all the differences that threaten to shatter us? Ulanov’s insights unfold in conversation with themes in Jung’s Red Book which, according to Jung, present the most important experiences of his life, themes he explicated in his subsequent theories. In words and paintings Jung displays his psychic encounters from1913–1928, describing them as inner images that “burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me.” Responding to some of Jung’s more fantastic encounters as he illustrated them, Ulanov suggests that our problems and compulsions may show us the path our creativity should take. With Jung she asserts that the multiplicities within and around us are, paradoxically, pieces of a greater whole that can provide healing and unity as, in her words, “every part of us and of our world gets a seat at the table.” Taken from Ulanov’s addresses at the 2012 Fay Lectures in Analytical Psychology, Madness and Creativity stands as a carefully crafted presentation, with many clinical examples of human courage and fulfillment.

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.

Dancing with the Unconscious

Author: Danielle Knafo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136951334

Page: 304

View: 198

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.

Cognitive Unconscious and Human Rationality

This volume contributes to a current debate within the psychology of thought that has wide implications for our ideas about creativity, decision making, and economic behavior.

Cognitive Unconscious and Human Rationality

Author: Laura Macchi

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262335123

Page: 408

View: 254

Examining the role of implicit, unconscious thinking on reasoning, decision making, problem solving, creativity, and its neurocognitive basis, for a genuinely psychological conception of rationality. This volume contributes to a current debate within the psychology of thought that has wide implications for our ideas about creativity, decision making, and economic behavior. The essays focus on the role of implicit, unconscious thinking in creativity and problem solving, the interaction of intuition and analytic thinking, and the relationship between communicative heuristics and thought. The analyses move beyond the conventional conception of mind informed by extra-psychological theoretical models toward a genuinely psychological conception of rationality—a rationality no longer limited to conscious, explicit thought, but able to exploit the intentional implicit level. The contributors consider a new conception of human rationality that must cope with the uncertainty of the real world; the implications of abandoning the normative model of classic logic and adopting a probabilistic approach instead; the argumentative and linguistic aspects of reasoning; and the role of implicit thought in reasoning, creativity, and its neurological base. Contributors Maria Bagassi, Linden J. Ball, Jean Baratgin, Aron K. Barbey, Tilmann Betsch, Eric Billaut, Jean-François Bonnefon, Pierre Bonnier, Shira Elqayam, Keith Frankish, Gerd Gigerenzer, Ken Gilhooly, Denis Hilton, Anna Lang, Stefanie Lindow, Laura Macchi, Hugo Mercier, Giuseppe Mosconi, Ian R. Newman, Mike Oaksford, David Over, Guy Politzer, Johannes Ritter, Steven A. Sloman, Edward J. N. Stupple, Ron Sun, Nicole H. Therriault, Valerie A. Thompson, Emmanuel Trouche-Raymond, Riccardo Viale

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.

Origins of Genius

Author: Dean Keith Simonton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195351705

Page: 320

View: 273

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.

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.

Subconscious Mind

Author: Emily Wilds

Publisher: Efalon Acies

ISBN:

Page:

View: 293

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.

Paul Tillich on Creativity

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 ...

Paul Tillich on Creativity

Author: Jacquelyn Ann K. Kegley

Publisher: Philosophy of Creativity Monog

ISBN:

Page: 161

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The Crisis of Creativity

Explores the character of creativity, especially in its historical aspects, and sets the concepts of such men as Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Freud, Hume and Bergson, against Seidel's own.

The Crisis of Creativity

Author: George Joseph Seidel

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

ISBN:

Page: 182

View: 943

Explores the character of creativity, especially in its historical aspects, and sets the concepts of such men as Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Freud, Hume and Bergson, against Seidel's own. A prime reason for the current creative malaise, the author contends, is the enormous amount of knowledge now at man's disposal. The sheer bulk of this information, coming as it does with such speed and from such diverse sources, exerts an inhibiting force on the creative unconscious. The author discusses the functions and relative importance of intelligence, neuroses, the senses, memory, passion, pain, and education in the development of creative capacities.

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.

The Unconscious Roots of Creativity

Author: Kathryn Madden

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 1630513873

Page: 350

View: 391

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.

The Philosophy of Creativity

It also raises a wealth of neglected and yet evocative philosophical questions. The Philosophy of Creativity takes up these questions and, in doing so, illustrates the value of interdisciplinary exchange.

The Philosophy of Creativity

Author: Elliot Samuel Paul

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199836965

Page: 352

View: 965

Creativity pervades human life. It is the mark of individuality, the vehicle of self-expression, and the engine of progress in every human endeavor. It also raises a wealth of neglected and yet evocative philosophical questions. The Philosophy of Creativity takes up these questions and, in doing so, illustrates the value of interdisciplinary exchange.

Creativity Spirituality and Mental Health

Similarly, Lee proposed that creative expressions are acts of restoration:
inspiration is an unconscious mental process consisting of "an effort to achieve in
fancy, and of oneself, the restitution to life and organic integrity of the particular
person ...

Creativity  Spirituality  and Mental Health

Author: Dr Kelley Raab Mayo

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409478343

Page: 188

View: 456

This book emphasizes the integral connections between imagination, creativity, and spirituality and their role in healing. First, the author highlights the work of a neglected yet important psychoanalyst, Marion Milner - a painter and undeclared mystic - expanding her work on creativity, mysticism, and mental health. Second, she explores imagination and creativity as expressed in fostering hope and in spiritually-oriented therapies, particularly for mood, anxiety, and eating disorders - offering practical application of studies in imagination and the arts. Raab Mayo concludes that both creativity and the potential for transcendence are inherent in the human psyche and can work as allies in the process of recovery from mental illness.