Mental Health Benefits of Playing Card Games

Our population consists of more older people than it ever has before, but with the blessing of old age comes an increasing concern of developing thinking and memory problems.  We often hear the key to staying sharp includes physical exercise, healthy eating, and mental stimulation, but how many times has the doctor recommended creating art,…

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The Grey Muses and The Complex Nature of Inspiration

The Greys are gathering to create a new temple. Their community lives all over the world, and knowing what pattern to look for is key in identifying the members. This paper looks at visionary artists Alex and Allyson Grey and presents a pattern for connecting with creative inspiration through the lens of depth psychology concepts.…

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Quotes about the Muse (Artist and Muse)

Photo Credit Forster, J. (2007). Muses: Revealing the Nature of Inspiration. Harpenden, Herts: Oldcastle Books. Inspiration can motivate people to carry out feats of imaginative brilliance, to invent entirely new ways of perceiving the world and to create breathtaking works of art, literature or music. And, in the realm of inspiration, one thing is certain –…

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Possessed by a Flower God

About a decade ago, I became aware of some tendencies in my creative process that were both confusing and disturbing. In this paper, I attempt to explain a mysterious pattern in my creative experience by using a few concepts articulated by the psychologist Carl Jung. By analyzing my creative behaviors through the lens of Dr.…

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Learning about creative energy from Lilith

Thoughts on The Book of Lilith and creativity To become a whole and fully empowered individual it’s necessary to be aware of what you live your life for. It’s about living in balance with both your light side (what you know) and your dark side (what you don’t know). This concept of light energy and dark energy (the…

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Active Imagination Technique and how it helps the creative process.

“In his creative work the artist is dependent on sources and resources deriving from the spiritual unconscious.”  ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning Active imagination was devised as a therapeutic practice, by Carl Jung, to help patients that were depressed or had a lot of bad feelings. In the practice the goal is to grow relationships…

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