We will explore the psychological creative space as a containing space, its unfolding content and how it may be meaningful. The natural tendency of the unconscious to restore equilibrium in creative work will be discussed, together with its symbolic function. Objectivity and relating assists us in inviting the content of the work into our real lived lives. Medicinal stories from around the world will be used to demonstrate these characteristics of the creative process.
The Creative Space: In a Native American legend, we will explore aspects of the creative space as a containing symbolic space as well as an introductory approach to meaning making.
Restoring Inner Balance: We will explore the tendency of the unconscious within the creative space, to restore inner equilibrium, as demonstrated in an ancient Chinese story.
The Work of David Blum: A short case study of the development of the main motifs in the work of David Blum, well-known conductor and writer from New York, who drew images from his dreams.
The Role of Relating in finding Meaning: In Ovid’s Pygmalion we explore how symbolical creative work may contain one in a meaningful way and how the content of the work might influence and alter an outdated conscious approach to life.