William Rowlandson | 1 ‘Interstices of unreason’ and the Imaginal: an exploration

Rowland offers examples of how the imaginal has been differentiated from the imagination, as an interstice of unreason and "a word and network of associated ideas that vibrate at the heart of the mystical-psychedelic debate".

Dr Iain McGilchrist: The Coincidence of Opposites

Dr Iain McGilchrist shares his insights about the coincidence of opposites demonstrating that "existence lies in opposites" and creativity depends on resistance.

Mindfulness over matter | Lecture by Ellen Langer

Ellen Langer - social psychologist, artist and author - presents a lecture on how mindfulness is a state of creative awareness opening us up to infinite possibilities of seeing the world.

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“The artistic imagination and the artist are quite separate things. The artistic imagination can recreate itself in many subtle ways.” Lewis Thomas | Poetic Etymologist Artistic minds need imaginative prompts. As an individual with an artistic mind, you are constantly in motion – seeking new perspectives, deeper dimensions, untapped resources. Your creativity is nurtured by […]

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Brother David Steindl-Rast | Art and the Sacred

Brother David Steindl-Rast offers an account of the connection between art and the sacred using T S Eliot's The Four Quartets to demonstrate that holding still, discovery and saying 'yes' are necessary in the creative act of facing reality.

Brother David Steindl-Rast | Learning to Die

Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast shares the daily practice of "having death at all times before one’s eyes" as a Benedictine Rule and tradition that gives meaning to our lives.