Creative Palette

  • Ruth Richards
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


Turning to so-called “inner” experience (albeit inner and outer intertwine), one examines self, life, and inner worlds, which sometimes can seem foreign lands. Creative contents can at times be unconscious, symbolic, metaphoric, developmentally primitive, and defended against. When experience/imaginative life is truly available (and not controlling the creator!) we can say it is on our figurative “creative palette,” available for use. Discovery and integration can also bring new healing. Through exploring contents of mind, we can learn more as well about our place in an evolving whole.

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  • Ruth Richards
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  1. 1.PsychologySaybrook UniversityOaklandUSA

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