Clearly, the mind is also an important part of the creative process. Yet, in a manner similar to what we saw in point One, a premature imposition of concepts can smother the arrival of fresh ideas and impulses. And like point Three, Five teaches us that if we have learned enough to ask more interesting questions, we are more likely to get specific, innovative moments of “aha!” appearing in our awareness. We also learn that creative ‘downloads’ may, in some sense, happen all at once. But there is a discipline and rigor needed to unpack them in a way that the ideas and expressions contained in them, can emerge in a coherent and meaningful way. Five also opens us to new methods—new ways of approaching a creative problem, or it stands back considering the problem in a way that doesn’t allow for new insight to arrive. We will look at some examples of Five energy in music, film, and visual art, and consider the ways that Five energy can guide be a fast track to revelatory ideas, or a way of losing ourselves in minute details and sidetracks.
After the 60 minute talk, there will be approximately 30 minutes for question and answer.