The Architect Of The Imagination

Man was born for action.  Even if he does not know this–especially if he does not know this–his physical being revolts from long intermissions of supine inertia, and craves the physical release of the violent contest.  This is part of his blood-spirit, his irreconcilable inner Being.  He can try to deny this, and he can try to avoid the consequences of this reality; but in the end the same simple truth returns to stare him in the face.  Even the corpulent sloth will light up like a pinball machine when asked to discuss topics that are of intense interest to him; he will leap out his chair, gesticulate wildly, and hold forth on that topic to which all his energies are directed.  Within him is that fundamental desire for action, and this no amount of subcutaneous body fat can suppress.

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Kandinsky Achieves His Creative Breakthrough To Abstract Art

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“Improvisation.” 1914. Oil on cardboard.

Creative breakthroughs rarely come like a bolt out of the blue.  Usually the artist (or any creative person) begins almost unconsciously to head in certain directions, impelled by some heart-felt conviction.  Over time, these vague cravings gather momentum; eventually, the tide becomes irresistible, and some crisis point is reached.

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Cultivate Your Sense Of Awe (Podcast)

What do all creative minds have in common? They always retain a sense of awe at the beauty, mystery, and grandeur of Nature.

Why you should never lose your quest for your ideals, and how to cultivate your sense of awe.

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Unleashing The Creative Forces Within You

It’s hard to predict when you’ll enjoy your most productive periods in life.  For some people, their years of productivity come early, and then they just ride out the remainder of their lives based on early successes.  Albert Einstein, to take an example, was one of those people.  In fact, most major scientists seem to achieve their major breakthroughs before they reach the age of 50.  After that, there seem to follow decades of “coasting” on past successes.

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What Is The Imagination?

What is the imagination?  We discuss some of its features:

1. The pervasive nature of ambiguity, and what it means for the imagination.

2. The bridge or isthmus between the physical and spiritual worlds.

3. The microcosm and the macrocosm.

4. Existence as being identical to imagination.

5. The importance of dreams.

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