DOI: 10.14704/nq.2017.15.2.1018

A Deeper Understanding of Consciousness Through the Study of Creativity

James Paul Pandarakalam


Abstract: Creativity is a multilevel process with a biological substratum. Studies of creativity signify the irreducibility of mind and may show the way beyond the quantum consciousness, unraveling its near-paranormal nature. The human mind should be regarded as a means of communication, constituting both a highly sophisticated receiver and a transmitter. The current genetic and psychopathological views of creativity are rooted in the reductionist model of consciousness. They are challenged by the parapsychological perspectives that offer us a broader vision of consciousness. Without adequate intellectual tools and an expanded model of the brain–mind consciousness complex, studies of creativity are inevitably erroneous. Psychography and evidences of discarnate existence may indicate that some original ideas may be flourishing in another dimension, in readiness for transfer to the minds of creative individuals. The assumed link between generativity and mental disorder can be clarified only when we elucidate the creative process, and parasciences may be able to clarify some of the conceptual confusions. Age related decline of creativity supports strongly the view that creativity has also a biological foundation.


creativity; consciousness; psychopathology; parallel thinking; quantum mind; automatic writing

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