Mysticism and creativity seem to have much in common. In Jason Brown’s paper, “The Inward Path: Mysticism and Creativity”, (Creativity Research Journal, 20:4, 365 – 375, 2008) he draws many comparisons between the world of the mystic and the world of the artist. Both artists and mystics have been inspired throughout the ages by divine … Continue reading Mysticism and creativity
I have the answer to where my genius comes from. This week, I have been taking part in a clowning workshop run by Peta Lily. Our exercises often mean we have to make the audience laugh, and be funny. Lately I was intrigued by Elizabeth Gilbert‘s theory that genius is not internal, but external, and … Continue reading Genius is outside the self
Did you make a career out of doing what you love, but now find that you’ve lost that original passion? Has it become more about making money than loving what you do? Todd Henry from The Accidental Creative suggests that commerce may cause a conflict between creating for others and creating for yourself. In Henry’s … Continue reading Creative but bored?