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6 Notions of creativity. James Hillman. 5 instincts. SCARE hunger sexuality drive to activity reflection creativity. It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind.. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 6 Notions of creativityJames Hillman

  • 5 instincts SCAREhungersexualitydrive to activityreflection creativity

  • It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined,Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observationMight satisfy his mind..John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887)

  • Order is good; order is God; God is good. one right way, one truth. father archetype shows method and hierarchyRational, Apollo as god of management

  • new must sever with the oldCreativity becomes primal power itselfdestroy the old to create the newlives best at the destructive frontier

    creates counter orderMature meansARTimmatureAgressiongreed

  • success/famecreative is perceived through the persona (mask)creativity identified with eminenceUp to the topideas -> mythic importancecelebrityoutwardmask > personaDanger is loss selflife -> symbolic

  • creation is novelty bound to time directed towards futuretime's enemy or as time's childbe originalStereotype: youthful heroAction hopeoptimismgrowthjoyplayhumorous

  • problem solvingPromethean theft of fuel to create new forms ego originates against the Godspatient attention and hard workinventiveresourcefulRational with idea:Man over natureEverything is possible

  • cyclic like seasonsthe creative is an external sourcenourishing and regeneratingsubject to periodic barrennessmother archetypeCreative is an unconscious processdisciplinedrenewalExperimentingprobingGaiapatientsacrificing