The building momentum of Gathering led to a third stage, Explosion, the breakthrough stage, “like the burning magma of a volcano,” as Ms. Kiebert puts it, “something new was emerging and now “all of a sudden everything was coming together… though previously unformed… [the] concept that had been resting in my preconscious had now surfaced and was present with me. Inspiration had become manifest [see feature by that name in the March issue of Ceramics Monthly]… I now understood that there IS a creative process… [and it] does have stages of development…”
Coeleen Kiebert asks, “Is that what Maslow meant when he described the sense of truth, wholeness and ecstasy of peak experiences”? And is this what he meant “when he told us that by understanding these experiences we could design our lives in such a way that we could have more of them”?
Alternatively, if it’s any help, Stage #1 might be called “Desire” Stage #2 “Struggle,” and Stage #3 “Rapture” or “Realization.” Additional postings, #4 (Assimilation) and #5 (Cognition) to come…
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