THE MUSEUM of the Creative Process
THIS IMAGE PRESENTS THE SCULPTURE OF THE ABRAHAMIC FAMILY, A STATION IN THE SCULPTURAL TRAIL IN THE HISTORY OF LOVE AT THE MUSEUM IN MANCHESTER, VERMONT.
This installation is interpreted as representing the Abrahamic family. It is examined not as art but as a story that has inspired three major religions. Beware of its moral message. It was a lighthouse celebrating the father son covenant. Now it is the sirens that magnetize sailors to the rocks portraying the inequity between men and women. The museum exhibits highlight a new way of looking at art interpreting stories as having measurable scientific dimensions.
Stories have defined the divine. They have given it the power of the role models of happiness. Our perspective is that stories are only particular and alternative ways of resolving conflict and that religions have evolved stories as paradigms of happiness. Now we must recognize that stories have dimensions and that happiness is not in any one role model advanced by a best seller. The secrets to happiness are in the science of conflict resolution, the Moral Science, in the scientific interpretation of metaphors. Accordingly we see in the Abrahamic family the inequity of the genders. It presents three huge patriarchs, four diminutive matriarchs and two symbolic Horus birds as the nameless concubines with beaks to peck on the wives. In our times this model of resolving conflicts is dated; it is unjust as it corresponds to the widespread oppression of women in all Abrahamic religions.
This focus of analysis presents a new way of looking at art to identify science underlying psychology and morality. The exhibits place art installations in the context to each other to illustrate a universal conflict revolution order. This can be observed in the museum exhibits: The sculptures of the trail in the history of love, the canvases of the Gorski Retrospective, the tiles of twelve murals of the Metaphoria exhibit and the metaphors of twelve panels of the story of the Wizard of Oz. The exhibits illustrate the science underlying all creativity as an energetic transformation that has a six role-state structure and a conflict resolution or moral function. The exhibits illustrate the creative process portraying the unconscious as a measurable energetic and relational transformative phenomenon. The museum exhibits present a shift of paradigms from art to science uniting psychology with both science and moral order.
The process uses art to examine the relation of emotions evolving from a conflict to its resolution following the laws of science. In art we find science. In religions we rediscover the evolution of paradigms of conflict resolution as discoveries of science. They evolved improving conflict resolution in the person and the family.
The original website of the museum is still alive as ArtToScience.org.
the creative process as a scientific conflict resolving mechanism
The museum's mission is the scientific study of the creative process integrating psychology and morality into the Moral Science
The museum is dedicated to presenting the creative process as a scientific conflict resolution measurable phenomenon reflecting the unconscious, hence making behavior into an exact science and bringing creativity's relevance for the study of psychology and religion. Through examining the creative process, the structure of stories, we can understand the unconscious as measurable and predictable types of conflict resolution.
This method of observing the unconscious has multiple applications: We have devised a self-assessment, the Conflict Analysis Battery, utilizing creativity for self-discovery. We have also devised a game, Moral Monopoly, studying cultural stories, religions, to identify them as measurable types of conflict resolution evolving as a progression of monopolies of conflict resolution in family relations. The game shows religions as complementary discoveries of science. It also shows that they have not finished their business in delivering peace and happiness. As dated conflict resolutions, they generate cross-cultural conflicts. Science comes to their rescue. It finishes their business by clarifying the nature of their metaphors progressing to morality as a universal scientific conflict resolution phenomenon.
By examining personal and cultural creativity we learn about the scientific nature of the unconscious as a conflict resolution process and introduce this analysis into the study of creativity rethinking psychology. We call this analysis the Science of Conflict Resolution or the Moral Science. This science completes the evolution of religions from mere metaphors of conflict resolution to the accurate understanding of the scientific laws of the Simple Harmonic Motion, the process unfolding as the dialectic of six emotions and the equilibrial scale governing the creative process proceeding along alternative relational principles. Genesis is a good metaphor of the six-role unconscious creative process as the energetic transformation from chaos to order following the laws of three pendulum oscillations. The Ten Commandments are a good metaphor of the three equilibrial principles of balancing the trays of a scale. The museum's exhibits introduce this scientific order in all samples of creativity.
The science, constructs and formulas of the two equilibrial phenomena, are introduced into the study of the unconscious revamping psychology and integrating it with morality encompassing both realms. Principles of science become the foundation of the new psychology. This science is very different from the currently prevailing agnostic psychology and of the theistically defined moralities. Psychology and religions have sought to grasp meaning, moral order, and they have, but they have done so using metaphors. Science allows us to understand the dimensions of the personal and cultural metaphors as alternative ways of resolving conflict. The Moral Science introduces the scientific interpretation of metaphors and all stories, personal and cultural, are viewed as grasping conflict resolution alternatives. Religions are rehabilitated as discoveries of conflict resolution or science, and are reconciled as complementary discoveries of how to improve conflict resolutions in family relations. They are forerunners of science frozen into worshiping dogma based stories, worshiping idols, rather than laws of nature.
The several metaphorical images of the divine, worshiped as the truth, are identified as measurable alternative conflict resolutions. They are integrated into the abstractions of the science, unified into the measurable alternative types of solutions of core formulas of science. Both psychology and religions as metaphors mislead the public presenting partial truths as the total truth. Our challenge is to introduce the underlying science integrating psychology and morality through the scientific analysis of the creative process thus understanding how to optimize conflict resolution at the level of the individual and the level of cultures.
To learn more about the Museum's theoretical foundations, read below and also click here.
the DISCOVERY OF THE Creative Process As a scientific phenomenon
The creative process was conceived as a scientific conflict resolution phenomenon upon two observations: The first was of a six-role pattern repeated five times in the Greek creation stories leading to the inception of the Olympian religion. The second observation was detecting the same pattern but with four different resolutions in four major religious philosophies: Matriarchy, Patriarchy, Asceticism and Monotheism. These observations led to identify science behind the creative process: its structure was that of a six-role process corresponding to an energetic transformation, like the pendulum oscillation, ending upon the third oscillation with the upgrading of chaos to order. The six role states corresponded to the dialectic of an emotional chain reaction: Stress, Response, Anxiety, Defense, Reversal and Compromise. The alternative resolutions followed the three equilibrial operations of the trays of a scale corresponding to three relational behaviors: reciprocating, cooperating and being respectful.
These two scientific phenomena: the pendulum oscillation, and the equilibrial operations of the scale, define the creative process as an energetic transformation leading from conflict to resolution. These laws transform the unconscious from something vague to something concrete, predictable and measurable. This realization is of great significance. It introduces the atomistic unit of the social sciences, the Science of Conflict Resolution, the Moral Science. This science crosses the last frontier of philosophical knowledge. The process is the measurable psyche pursuing meaning. It identifies the multiple divines as stemming from the innate human unconscious pursuing reduction of psychic tension. The conflict resolution process then is humans' homeostatic mechanism of the automatic adjustment to societal norms. Religions then may be viewed as normative institutions and civilizations as discoveries of redefining norms attributing the moral authority to the ever redefined divine. Science like Prometheus steals the fire of the gods and gives it to the mortals as these analytical skills.
Relevance of the creative process
Methodologically the process as the unit order is ‘the key that opens all doors, the master key of knowledge’. It is the common denominator of the social sciences. This concept has a dramatic role for education, psychology, religions and politics. It integrates knowledge across all domains of education. It improves agnostic psychology offsetting the medicalization of the field; it introduces four relational modalities as wellness diagnostic categories, a new diagnostic and therapeutic assessment, the Conflict Analysis Battery, and it demystifies religions while clarifying moral values as principles of science. The Moral Science has a crucial role in our contemporary times of an agnostic psychology unable to understand the divisive theistic moralities. The new unconscious defines morality as a science; it demystifies religions and empowers the spiritual value of the creative process. Understanding art and the process becomes the ultimate spiritual growth experience.
THE MUSEUM'S educational program: Creativity and Power Management
Emotional and moral literacy
The public needs mental health services and a new clear moral paradigm. Since the Moral Science unifies psychology and morality into scientific knowledge, this knowledge represents the needed scientific integrative paradigm. It is useful for the public to deal with emotional, interpersonal and cross-cultural conflicts by observing the creative process. The public needs this knowledge as emotional and moral literacy. Like other literacies the knowledge and skills of the scientific interpretation of metaphors should be conveyed to the public. The process is the Promethean fire needed by the mortals. Professionals should learn about this science and provide this education in the classroom, in psychotherapy, in training, in preaching and in dealing with political ideological or religion based conflicts.
Albert Levis, author of 'Conflict Analysis, the Formal Theory of Behavior' and 'Conflict Analysis Training', a self-assessment manual, established the Museum of the Creative Process in 1987 with the mission to introduce the scientific study of the creative process. The new knowledge is the topic of Creativity and Power Management, a concise program of emotional education based on the study of the creative process, which revamps psychology and morality, integrating them into the Moral Science.
Join us for a free self guided tour of the exhibits or midweek and weekend events led by Dr. Albert Levis and staff. Click here for schedule and information.uThe introductory workshop is delivered on weekends. It has three segments. We recommend the entire program during a weekend. But guests are welcome to attend one of the segments at a time. The first segment is about the theoretical position viewing the exhibits at the training center identified as the Moral Science Project to learn about the creative process as a scientific phenomenon. Participants also complete a sample of creativity, two tests of the Conflict Analysis Battery, leading to self-discovery and the validation of the theory. The second segment is a guided tour of the exhibits located on the grounds of the Wilburton Inn to learn about the Moral Science. The third segment is about playing Moral Monopoly, the game of cards of cultural stories to learn about integrating religions as a sequence of moral discoveries progressing towards the Moral Science, The introductory workshop is followed by the Self-discovery one, delivered during the mid-week time frame. This workshop is about completing the self-assessment battery and its analysis as the key to learning about oneself and also about the new science and technologies. This educational program is combined with a wellness program of activities. There is a fee to attending the programs. Portion of the fee is suspended for guests of the Wilburton Inn.
To appreciate the exhibits one has to understand the concepts of the scientific analysis of metaphors. Attendance to the workshops or segments thereof is a prerequisite for visiting the museum exhibits.
The key technology of the program is utilizing creativity for self-discovery completing the Conflict Analysis Battery. We offer a brief and a full version of this self-assessment on line. It is available here.
The Museum is housed on two campuses. the public is invited to attend workshops OR SEGMENTS THEREOF as THE prerequisite FOR viewing the exhibits
The Museum of the Creative Process at the grounds of the Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester Village, Vermont, hosts the majority of the exhibits, including the Metaphoria Murals, the Sanctuary of the Unit, the Wizard and Wisdom Collection, and the sculptural trail in the history of love, which has a number of segments: The Epics of the Goddess and the Scriptures of the One God, and the Abstractions Gallery. An audio guide for the exhibits is available here. The Moral Science Project Gallery and Sculpture Park, 3814 Main Street, Manchester Village, Vermont, 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.
To register for the workshops and find out more, click here.
SYNOPSIS OF THE MORAL SCIENCE
The concept of the process integrates the social science disciplines revamping psychology's four key disciplines
The unconscious is the Moral Science's unit order integrating knowledge. It advances the comprehensive rethinking of psychology's concepts: Four images illustrate the revamping of psychology's social science disciplines: EPISTEMOLOGY, DIAGNOSIS, ASSESSMENT AND MORALITY. The diagrams utilize the graphic simplicity of portraying the unconscious as a sine curve with vectors in a system of concentric circles, the normative field, indicating the alternative ways of resolving conflict.
The display begins presenting THE SIX-ROLE PROCESS as the universal harmonic: a purely abstract graphic representation of a sine curve of six role-states and a set of concentric circles, the normative field with directional vectors. This is the atomistic unit of behavior.The art exhibits of the museum illustrate and validate the unconscious as psychology's unit order, allowing psychology to become THE SCIENCE OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION, THE MORAL SCIENCE. The advantage is becoming readily conscious of the unconscious and attaining two objectives: using the Conflict Analysis Battery a self-assessment to become CONSCIOUS OF THE UNCONSCIOUS HEALING THE PERSON and to play Moral Monopoly, a game of cross-cultural stories to clarify moral values, thus HEALING THE WORLD.
The image on the right presents psychology's new diagnostic categories, the four relational conflict resolution modalities portrayed with the figures of the Wizard of Oz companions. The modalities are illustrated graphically with a particular vector in the concentric circle system.
ASSESSMENT UTILIZING THE CONFLICT ANALYSIS BATTERY
The image on the right represents the art generated by the self-assessment reconstructing the personal six role conflict resolution process reflecting how the person resolves conflicts also entailing how to modify relating to free oneself from conflicts and associated symptoms.
The image below is the template of the MORAL MONOPOLY game of story telling cards. The four suits retrace the evolution of religions as discoveries of how to improve the family institution by identifying and worshiping the alternative relational modalities as their moral paradigms. Then religions represent discoveries of science, of the Moral Science, which now completes their spontaneous evolution.