Introduction to the Exhibits
The exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process illustrate the scientific study of the unconscious observing the creative process as a conflict resolution mechanism. The mechanism is a six-emotions roller-coaster that begins with a normative deviation and predictably seeks conflict resolution as normative conciliation. The exhibits are reproduced in the volume Science Stealing the Fire of the Gods and Healing the World. The myth of Prometheus, his name meaning ‘foretelling’, illustrates the notion of science upstaging religion and benefiting the public. The evolution from faith to moral reason integrates the three cycles of art-exhibits. The first set of three exhibits introduce the science of the moral order process as the The Fire. The second set of three exhibits, Stealing the Fire, is 'The Sculptural Trail in the History of Love'. It retraces the history of religion as partial and complementary discoveries of science. Science completes the mission of religions by introducing meaning and peace to humankind. The third set of three exhibits, murals of seven case studies, illustrates the concept of Giving the Fire to the Mortals by delivering a concise program of emotional education based on utilizing creativity for self-discovery.
The Fire: introducing the concept of the conflict resolution unconscious as a scientific phenomenon
1. What is Prometheus’ fire? It is the creative process as the scientific moral paradigm. This concept is illustrated and validated by using three exhibits: the Metaphoria Murals, the Gorski Retrospective and the Panels of the Wizard of Oz.
Stealing the Fire: presenting religions as partial and complementary discoveries of science
2. How does science steal the fire of the gods? ‘The Sculptural Trail in the History of Love’, retraces the evolution of religions as a continuum of discoveries of the innate process. Religions are respected as advancing alternative ways of resolving conflicts, hence as partial and complementary discoveries of the scientific process. Science steals the moral authority of religions by attributing it to the innate psychological conflict resolution process, thus completing religion's quest for meaning. Religions deified the respective conflict resolution alternatives; in contrast science demystifies the One God and rediscovers its abstract characteristics attributing them to the human unconscious.
Giving the Fire: delivering a program of emotional education
3. How do we give the fire to the mortals? Using education to heal the divided believers. We can do so by delivering an emotional education program clarifying the creative process as the integrative paradigm leading to meaningfulness, self-knowledge and clarity of values. The program uses creativity for self-discovery, relying on the Conflict Analysis Battery as a concise program of emotional education. Seven Metaphoria Murals, each pertaining to a case study, illustrates the effectiveness of the program thus validating the formal theoretical assumption.