Warming Up to Clearwater with this quote:
adam at blatner.com
Mon Apr 24 08:31:35 PDT 2017
This morning I got it: Making Creativity the prime directive is an
archetypal commitment. Perhaps God said, as Berdyayev noted about a
hundred years ago, that the prime commandment is "Be Creative, and Foster
Creativity in Others." Although I noted this many years ago in Foundations,
I just got it as a new insight, which explains the theological implications
of Moreno's thinking. We are called in this century to own our own creative
potential. We are called to be in a sense born, to create even our
We are in a sense the creative organ of God, at least on this planet.
Not dominion and the use of animals for food, but create.
Well, thanks for reminding me. Warmly, Adam
“Why I chose the course of theater instead of founding a religious sect,
joining a monastery, or developing a system of theology (although none of
these alternatives excludes any of the other) can be understood by taking a
look into the setting from which my ideas arose. I suffered from an idee
fixe, or from what might have been called an affectation then, but which
could be called today, now that the harvest is coming in, the grace of God
On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 4:50 AM, <edwschreiber at earthlink.net> wrote:
> For me, Moreno points to the zen experience, that state of non-duality and
> It's what, in my experience, our method allows us to access - and in some
> essential way.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam Blatner via Members
> Sent: Apr 23, 2017 9:33 PM
> To: Edward Schreiber
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> Subject: Re: Warming Up to Clearwater with this quote:
> This quote is in at least one of Moreno's published articles, also. I
> think I referred to it in my article on Moreno's Idee Fixe.
> Indeed, a certain degree of mystical intuition is present. That does
> not mean that Moreno interpreted it correctly, or for that matter I have a
> better interpretation. But I do have an interpretation: There is thinking,
> at a low level, and even higher animals do that. I call this the 5th
> There is thinking about thinking, a conscious awareness of having been
> fooled, or fooling oneself; an awareness of forgetting or mis-estimating.
> All humans do this, and few if any animals. I call this the 6th dimension.
> There is thinking about thinking about thinking, which includes
> anthropology, some mythology, some comparative cultural psychology, etc.
> Few pre-modern intellectuals do this, and not many thoroughly modern and
> some post-modern intellectuals too.
> Then there are mystics who realize that thinking is not all rational.
> Sometimes it's musical, or humor. It's often intuition-al, and insights at
> this level cannot be described at lower dimensions any more than animals
> can understand a sentence that begins, "If I were to to that..."
> I think this is what Moreno was referring to. Hm? Warmly, Adam
> On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 7:57 AM, <edwschreiber at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> “Why I chose the course of theater instead of founding a religious sect,
>> joining a monastery, or developing a system of theology (although none of
>> these alternatives excludes any of the other) can be understood by taking a
>> look into the setting from which my ideas arose. I suffered from an idee
>> fixe, or from what might have been called an affectation then, but which
>> could be called today, now that the harvest is coming in, the grace of
>> God. The idee fixe became my constant source of productivity. It
>> proclaimed that there is a sort of primordial nature, which is immortal,
>> and returns afresh with every new generation, a first universe which
>> contains all beings, and in which all events are sacred.”
>> J.L Moreno *Diary of a Genius (unpublished)*
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