By Kelley Raab Mayo
This booklet emphasizes the indispensable connections among mind's eye, creativity, and spirituality and their function in therapeutic. half One highlights the paintings of a ignored but very important psychoanalyst, Marion Milner - a painter and undeclared mystic - increasing her paintings on creativity, mysticism, and psychological healthiness. half explores mind's eye and creativity as expressed in fostering desire and in spiritually-oriented treatments, quite for temper, nervousness, and consuming issues - providing sensible program of reviews in mind's eye and the humanities. Raab Mayo concludes that either creativity and the potential of transcendence are inherent within the human psyche and will paintings as allies within the strategy of therapeutic from psychological sickness
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232) Marion Milner on Mysticism and Creativity 21 Since the capacity to symbolize is integral to interpreting religious phenomena, one can say that the ability to permit a confusion of “me” and “not-me” – to indulge in reverie – is necessary in order to make sense of mystical experiences, that is, to integrate them in a psychologically beneficial way. Drawings and Inner Experience To illustrate a connection between creativity and spirituality, I will examine therapeutic uses of drawing: 1) Milner’s writings on Blake’s Illustrations to the Book of Job (Milner, 1987b), 2) her analysis of drawings made by her patient Susan, and 3) an experiment in which I made drawings over a one-year period.
William Parsons (1999), in The Enigma of the Oceanic Feeling: Revisiting the Psychoanalytic Theory of Mysticism, provides a helpful overview of psychoanalytic perspectives on mysticism. In particular, he notes an important debate between the perennialists (those who adhere to the view that all mysticism points to a transcendent unity and a common core) and the constructivists (those who hold that mysticism is irreducibly diverse). Parsons outlines three categories encompassing various psychoanalytic approaches to mysticism: classic, adaptive, and transformational.
Milner (1956b/1987b) used Blake’s illustrations to suggest that the creative process undoes the overfixed separation of self and other, self and universe. Once the sense of a separate existence has been achieved, one must be continually undoing it again, in cyclic oscillation, if psychic sterility is to be avoided. Marion Milner on Mysticism and Creativity 31 In The Suppressed Madness of Sane Men: Forty-four Years of Exploring Psychoanalysis (1987b), Milner explains that mysticism is one dimension of the creative process: The state of mind which analysts describe as a repetition of the infant’s feelings in its mother’s arms, the state which Freud called oceanic, is thus being regarded by certain writers on art as an essential part of the creative process.
Creativity, spirituality, and mental health : exploring connections by Kelley Raab Mayo