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by Willis Harman,Howard Rheingold
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Psychology & Counseling
  • Author:
    Willis Harman,Howard Rheingold
  • ISBN:
    0874773350
  • ISBN13:
    978-0874773354
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  • Publisher:
    TarcherPerigee; 1st edition (December 1, 1984)
  • Pages:
    272 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Psychology & Counseling
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Discusses the nature of creativity, looks at the creative process, consciousness, and dreams, and explains how .

Discusses the nature of creativity, looks at the creative process, consciousness, and dreams, and explains how to harness one's own creativity. 3 people like this topic.

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by Willis Harman and Howard Rheingold

by Willis Harman and Howard Rheingold. Very different from other more popular books on creativity, like The Artist Way, for example, wich compared with this is just what it is anyway, an empty pretentious book with a beatiful cover whose only object seems to be to make you feel oh, so special, so arty, so morningpage like (actually not a discovery of the author, it was mentioned half a. century before in the wonderful "So you want to write" and in Dorothea Brenda's book about writing. Higher Creativity" actually teachs you many things.

Breakthrough insights go even further. In Higher Creativity, the authors discuss this self-imposed limitation and argue persuasively for an enlarged image of everyone's creative potential. They take a quantum leap beyond ordinary creativity and our previous ways of looking at things-to a whole new method of resolving our difficulties.

Category: Psychology Personal Growth. Breakthrough insights go even further. Almost all of us have experienced such moments in relation to work oriented or personal problems, and wish we could have them more often-in fact, we can.

1984 Higher Creativity: Unleashing The Subconscious for Breakthrough Insights (with Willis Harman). Harman wanted me to co-author a book with him about unlocking the unconscious for breakthrough insights. I had been subsisting as a freelance writer for nearly 10 years (my tools: a typewriter, a library card, and a telephone) when I talked my way into a staff writer job at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a thinktank about the outer reaches of consciousness and beyond. I was also charged with helping IONS incorporate the new personal computers that were emerging around the time I joined - 1982.

Insight is the mind’s magic in action, solving problems, understanding relationships, creating new images—with a speed and certainty unavailable to ordinary consciousness. Breakthrough insights go even further. They take a quantum leap beyond ordinary creativity and our previous ways of looking at things—to a whole new method of resolving our difficulties. Almost all of us have experienced such moments in relation to work oriented or personal problems, and wish we could have them more often—in fact, we can. According to Willis Harman, Ph.D., president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and Howard Rheingold, human behavior columnist for Esquire, the main reasons we fail to have this kind of breakthrough experience more frequently are that we don’t believe we can, and we don’t apply the known techniques which can generate these insights. In Higher Creativity, the authors discuss this self-imposed limitation and argue persuasively for an enlarged image of everyone’s creative potential. They examine the secret history of inspiration through contemporary and historical accounts of profound creative breakthroughs, and finally they describe a surprisingly simple and reproducible sequence that has often triggered these insights for outstanding innovators in business, science, and the arts. These apparently special people became special by harnessing, sometimes quite accidentally, the awesome power of the unconscious in the service of higher creativity. Following their example and using historically validated procedures for reprogramming the unconscious, you can learn to capture the lightning for personal breakthrough in your own life.

Skiletus
I have not finished this book, but I have about 3 hours invested in it. It's message had an impact in my state of mind that gave me a sense of optimism as to what is possible if we can learn to treat our bodies and our mind as a resource we have learned to keep under tight control. The message really gets down to why are we not creative, and if you can learn this, you can understand how the exercises he gives can lead to higher levels of creativity, not just when you want to be more creative, but throughout the day.
The word Unconscious is key to this book. As such, one see's this book written close to two decades ago, has no reviews, and sells used for half the cost of shipping. The author Harman has written other powerful books with major heavyweight authors who admire him (e.g. Margret Wheatley). The reality is, people do not take serious their ability to have any impact on their Unconsious thoughts, or that if they could, why bother.
I bought this book years ago, and it did not stick. After reading the book Power of Now, this book has found its mark with me. This is a book that fundamentally is about how to create a mindset that will enable you to not only accomplish more, but become fulfilled with a sense of your own potential.
I would not buy this book if you are skeptical about one's own Unconsiousness, that exploring that area is too illusive to try.
The content about Rene Descartes alone is worth the reading. He uses his story to tell us what we can do today. It is in Chapter 3 "Looking Where the Light Is" subsection "The Man Who Dreamed Up Science". I had no idea how Rene had accomplished what he did, but this book tells the reader the man knew. Yet those who write of Rene tell us the Rene was overtired when he used these so-called methods, and they were not real. "The Taboo Against Inner Knowing" explains why no one pays atttention to these approaches today. I guess that is why no one will likely ever read this review - and people will be able to buy to book used for less that a dollar.
Unsoo
Great.
Usishele
Another book I'm embarrassed I bought. Oh my gosh, I can't even begin to explain how this book will have you investing time and effort in activities that will distract from what you want to do. And it's not about 'creativity.' It's about being expressive. What sort of work do you want to do? Learn all you can about the hows, whys, wherefores of that work. Throw yourself into that work--and you will naturally become creative in that work as you master it.

All the rest is just new age hoohaa.

(2/9/18) I've returned to this review to post two books on creativity that assume mastery of a discipline happens before creativity:

Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention

Notebooks of the Mind: Explorations of Thinking
Thozius
This is a must read. Classic.
Katishi
Outstanding!
Xinetan
I could hardly put it down.
I enjoyed it so much,
I read it 3 times and each time i read it I got more out of it.
Perilanim
William James used the term `noetic' to describe `mystical states of insight into depths of truth unplumbed by discursive intellect.' The Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell experienced such a state of altered consciousness on his return trip from the moon: as a result he was moved to found the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) in Petaluma, CA, of which the present author (W.H.) was president at the time of writing this book.

The book gives an account of many historical incidents of creative inspiration that writers, composers and scientists believed originated somewhere beyond their physical body. There are guidelines for practices and mind-sets that encourage this state of higher consciousness. First, the authors tell us, we need to be open to new ideas and experiences and we need to be in a sufficiently relaxed state of mind to explore what these new ideas might mean; when we are tense, our creative mind shuts down. Secondly, we need confidence in our own abilities to process these data and put them into the proper perspective, taking counsel from others but not allowing ourselves to be biased or prejudiced by any one opinion.

Examples of remote viewing and precognition are described in this context. The interpretation of such psychic phenomena in terms of quantum physics is dealt with briefly to illustrate the poverty of reductionism, but this book focuses on practical steps we can all take to cultivate creative thinking through development of the unconscious. The unconscious is continually programmed by our experiences. If we focus on the destructive and negative, occupy our thoughts with envy, resentment or hatred, our whole physical being is adversely affected and we will be more prone to illness from infections and depression. Conversely, if we fill our thoughts with optimism about the future and with loving thoughts, and surround ourselves with loving people, this sends a positive message that becomes embedded in the unconscious.

Overall, this is a very readable book with interesting historical background and useful suggestions for enhancing creative states of mind.

Howard Jones is the author of THe Tao of Holism

Global Mind Change: The Promise of the 21st Century