Four Lectures on the Formal Theory / by M Levis

November 2012

Four lectures on the Formal Theory, utilizing the five art exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process, demonstrate how behavior and morality, psychology and religion are reconciled into the Moral Science

The set of four lectures to be held at the Wilburton on Saturday December 15, 30 min each, followed by guided tour of the respective exhibit, introduce the scientific study of the creative process by presenting the exhibits as evidence of this orderly unconscious. This entity as a periodic phenomenon transforms behavior into the exact Moral Science.

The core concept of the pioneering work of psychiatrist Albert Levis, author of Conflict Analysis, The Formal Theory of Behavior, is that the creative process is a scientific and moral order/conflict resolving entity, the unit of the social sciences. Dr Levis installed the exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process located on the grounds of the Wilburton Inn to illustrate and validate this key premise of the Formal Theory and deliver at the location a training program. The exhibits demonstrate the creative process to be both a scientific and a moral order entity. Unlike the vile Freudian Oedipal unconscious, Levis’s unconscious, reflected in the orderly creative process, is presented as the origin of all moral and rational thought; it is the path to meaning and the psychological origin of all religions as scientific discoveries of alternative ways of resolving conflict.

The four lectures present how the dramatic struggle between science and religion ended in a happy ending using the Promethean trilogy by Aeschylus: Appropriately the museum’s exhibits book is titled ‘Science Stealing the Fire of the Gods and Healing the World’. The four lectures thus introduce the creative process as the integrative paradigm, the scientific unit of the social sciences, reconciling psychology, religions and the rigorous sciences, physics and logic. This concept as the unit order revolutionizes the social sciences and its applications in education and psychotherapy.

The first lecture presents the science of the process illustrated by three exhibits demonstrating the fire of the gods as the scientific and moral nature of the creative process. Science like Prometheus steals the fire, the moral authority of religions advancing morality as a scientific phenomenon.

The second lecture shows how the process is measurable by tapping creativity for self-discovery.

The third lecture is about understanding religions as a sequence of scientific discoveries. Science is vindicated by demonstrating that religions are merely partial and complementary discoveries of conflict resolution.

The fourth lecture is about giving the fire to the mortals by delivering Creativity and Power Management a concise program of emotional and moral education that leads to self-discovery and spiritual growth. This program can be delivered in the classroom and possibly heal the world from its moral divergent paradigms.

More information on the four lectures:

• The first is on morality as a science. The science of the process/the physical structure of the unconscious. It clarifies the creative process, as a conflict resolving or moral order syndromal phenomenon with physical measurable dimensions. The scientific moral paradigm: identifying the unconscious, tapping the creative process as a conflict resolution mechanism, the unit of the social sciences, and how it transforms behavior into the exact Moral Science.

• The second lecture applies the science of the process in its personal relevance identifying four relational modalities, personality diagnostic categories, as syndromal connections of emotions and behaviors. It also addresses how to measure the process with the Conflict Analysis Battery, a new assessment instrument. Its title: It is possible to know thyself: diagnostic categories of wellness, the relational modalities, and a user-friendly self-assessment: tapping creativity for instant self-discovery.

• The third lecture addresses understanding religions as based on the psychological need for conflict resolution and identifies them as normative institutions, partial and complementary discoveries of the science. Its title: From religions to the Moral Science: the physiological, psychological and sociological, origin of morality. Religions as restructurings of the family and as redefinitions of the divine represent paradigm shifts completed by identifying God with the innate unconscious.

• The fourth lecture introduces a concise program of emotional education by utilizing the battery to identify the individual’s relational diagnosis and optimal power management. Its title: Becoming conscious of the unconscious and of the three principles of conflict resolution studying Creativity and Power Management, a program of emotional and moral education.

A separate press release introduces information on the delivery of the Creativity and Power Management workshops as Insight in One hour, Enlightenment in One day, Wisdom in one week.