By Kelley Raab Mayo
This booklet emphasizes the fundamental connections among mind's eye, creativity, and spirituality and their position in therapeutic. half One highlights the paintings of a overlooked but vital psychoanalyst, Marion Milner - a painter and undeclared mystic - increasing her paintings on creativity, mysticism, and psychological overall healthiness. half explores mind's eye and creativity as expressed in fostering wish and in spiritually-oriented treatments, fairly for temper, anxiousness, and consuming issues - providing functional program of reports in mind's eye and the humanities. Raab Mayo concludes that either creativity and the opportunity of transcendence are inherent within the human psyche and will paintings as allies within the means of therapeutic from psychological disorder.
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Franklin (1998), for example, posits that pure consciousness events (PCEs), central to understanding mysticism, consist of “wakeful contentless consciousness” (p. 234). He indicates that many PCEs have a feeling tone, which range from a “quiet, though still attractive, experience to a much more intense bliss” (p. 235). Where PCEs are experienced without feeling tone, they may be regarded “as a special case where the flavor is flavorless” (p. 235). 38 Creativity, Spirituality, and Mental Health Psychologically, one might say that the PCE experience is caused by a fusion between subject and object.
My final face, “college grad moving on” (4/19), was made the day before Easter. Marion Milner on Mysticism and Creativity 29 I wrote: “Three weeks prior to … (university) graduation, but I think the picture has to do with me. Easter is tomorrow. ” The face pictures suggest a movement from a preoccupation with disconnectedness to some acknowledgment of my own agency – looking at myself, putting myself out in the world, graduating. At the end of October, 2002, I officially became a candidate for ministry.
For Blake, Christ, or Divine Imagination, embodies the spirit of the law. Blake’s typological interpretation of Job bears a striking resemblance to the New Testament writer Paul’s understanding of Jesus’ teaching and mission: we are not made righteous by works of the law, but by faith. Milner spent considerable time studying Blake’s illustrations (she mentions twelve years) and even made her own rough copies of several of the pictures in order to better understand their “feeling” dimensions (Milner 1956a/1987).
Creativity, Spirituality, and Mental Health: Exploring Connections by Kelley Raab Mayo