A NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT ART
The exhibits at the Museum of the Creative Process at the Wilburton Inn introduce the Conflict Resolution Process, a harmonic, as the measuring rod of behavior, as the overarching mental and moral order, as the scientific unit of behavior. The Formal Theory of Behavior has recognized this entity present in all samples of creativity: the Conflict Resolution Process is the holistic perspective in the study of behavior. This entity has dimensions; it is a measurable and predictable natural science and moral order phenomenon; it is a simple and lofty, all encompassing and uplifting, meaningful and useful entity. This order simplifies the language to understand behavior by introducing constructs and formulas into the study of behavior. Formulas allow us both abstraction and objectivity in matters of subjectivity. The conflict resolution entity is a measuring rod to all phenomena of behavior as alternative conflict resolution processes. The objectivity of science makes it possible to evolve consensus on the nature of behavior and be clear on what is happiness as a definable and attainable goal. It is the state of optimal conflict resolution defined as abiding by the three principles of equilibrial balance: moderation, cooperation and mutual respect.
The Formal Theory conveys the secrets to 'living happily ever after’. Unlike the traditional paradigms telling the secrets to happiness as stories that people believe in as the truth, the new paradigm finds the truth not in the content of stories, but in the plot of all stories. The secret order of the unconscious manifests itself as the interrelation of thoughts and feelings predictably leading from a conflict to its resolution.
The creative process reflects the mental dialectic, the holistic structure of stories. It follows a set path: six steps, completing three emotional transformations. Any Stress elicits a Response and generates an anxiety. Anxiety determines the Defense which begs a Response from others and the Reversal of the hero who completes the story with a Compromise, or a resolution, and then the story ends and we all enjoy the Rest of the moral lesson.
The exhibits serve the purpose of illustrating the Universal Harmonic as the new paradigm, and its scientific nature as a periodic phenomenon. It is quantifiable, how it is a universal scientific and moral order, and how it integrates the social sciences with the exact science of behavior. This science is not agnostic; it understands values. It is the Gnostic Science, the science of conflict resolution or Power Management.
More than just an art center, the Museum is dedicated to understanding the psychological properties of creativity, bridging art and science to gain insight into human relations, interpersonal and intrapsychic conflict.
The Museum is housed on two campuses. The Wilburton Campus hosts the majority of the collection, including the Metaphoria Murals, the Sanctuary of the Unit, the Wizard and Wisdom Collection, the Epics of the Goddess and the Scriptures of the One God, and the Abstractions Gallery.
The Moral Science Project Campus includes The Institute of Conflict Analysis, our Training Center, as well the The Henry Gorski Retrospective and the Sculpture Park. An overview of the collection, is available here. An audio guide for the exhibits is available here.