ERIC Number: ED449317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Creativity, Spirituality, and Transcendence: Paths to Integrity and Wisdom in the Mature Self. Publications in Creativity Research.
Miller, Melvin E., Ed.; Cook-Greuter, Susanne R., Ed.
This book contains 11 papers on creativity, spirituality, and transcendence as paths to integrity and wisdom in the mature self. The book begins with the paper "Introduction--Creativity in Adulthood: Personal Maturity and Openness to Extraordinary Sources of Inspiration" (Susanne R. Cook-Greuter, Melvin E. Miller). The next four papers, which explore the creative process, inspiration, and the muse in writing and composition, are as follows: "Creative Writing as a Spiritual Practice: Two Paths" (Christopher G. Edwards); "The Dark Side of Creativity: The Function of Duende and God-Battler in the Writings of Garcia Lorca and Kazantzakis" (Verbena Pastor); "Limitations to Artistic Creativity: Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer (Carl Goldberg); and "Inspired Creativity" (Joel Funk). The next three papers, which are devoted to personal transformation and integrity, are as follows: "Ethical Self, Spiritual Self: Wisdom and Integrity in the Writings of Erik H. Erikson" (Carol H. Hoare); "Edith Kramer--Artist and Art Therapist: A Search for Integrity and Truth" (Melvin E. Miller, Susanne R. Cook-Greuter); and "Healing Images: Art and Meditation in Recovery from Cancer" (John J. McKenna). The final four papers, which examine theoretical approaches and reflections, are as follows: "Scientist and Artist within the Mature Self: The Integration of Two Worlds" (Ernest Zebrowski, Jr.); "Major Creative Innovators as Viewed through the Lens of the General Model of Hierarchical Complexity and Evolution" (Michael Lamport Commons, Linda Marie Bresette); "Lifelong Learning and the Good Life: Reconceiving Adult Education for Development" (Stephanie Glass-Solomon, Cheryl Armon); and "The Transpersonal Orientation as a Framework for Understanding Adult Development and Creative Processes" (Marcie Boucouvalas). Twenty-one figures/tables are included. Most papers contain substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Art Therapy, Artists, Cancer, Creative Writing, Creativity, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, Ethics, Imagery, Integrity, Lifelong Learning, Maturity (Individuals), Models, Outcomes of Education, Personality Traits, Psychological Characteristics, Scientists, Self Actualization, Spiritual Development, Spirituality, Theory Practice Relationship, Transformative Learning, Writing (Composition)
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