Myth and Creativity

Myth and Creativity
By Allison Stieger One of the most fascinating ideas that is generated for me in the study of myth is the concept of the between spaces. All cultures seem to have some concept of a way to negotiate the feeling of infinite possibility that can come over anyone who gets lost in a particular (mostly creative) space. The Greeks spoke of being visited by the Muses. The Aboriginal tribes of Australia refer to the "Dreamtime" in their mythic system. The Christian mystics spoke of communion with the Holy Spirit. All of these very different ideas try to capture the same sensation of being in communi...
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The Greek myth and creative process

The Greek myth and creative process
Synopsis The Greek myth of the labyrinth and the Minotaur at its center has ancient insights for us on how to find our way through the maze of the creative process. Myth is rich in metaphor that can illustrate and inform the creative journey. The story of the labyrinth from Greek myth is an excellent example of this. Sometimes the creative process can feel like we're walking a maze, getting lost along the way. What can this story teach us about both finding the center of the labyrinth and finding our way out again? The story of the minotaur starts with Minos, who became king of Cr...
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