Fire in the Crucible: Understanding the Process of Creative Genius (Google eBook)

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Red Wheel/Weiser, Nov 1, 2000 - Psychology - 382 pages
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What makes a genius different? Is a genius born or made? In this exploration of creativity, the author reveals that there is no special trait of genius. Rather than being gifted above ordinary people, a genius will give expression to subtle nusances, and perceptions that others ignore.
  

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Contents

Vision and the Prima Materia
15
Subtle VibrationsThe Light Through
36
As Above So BelowPart Prologue
67
ContrariesSome Polar Chemistry
90
Omnivalence The Hunger
110
The Distilling Agents
131
Mercurial MapsThe ManyIntelli
166
Insight ArchitectureButtresses
185
To Burn with Ones TimeFires
219
Madness and the MirrorMakers
235
The Great Work
249
Germinations from SaltThe Final
282
More Salt Grains to StoneTurning
306
Companions in QuestThe Myth
313
EPILOGUE
331
INDEX
375

The Absorbing FlameOn the
200
Which Distills Which?
218

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John Briggs is a professor of English of Western Connecticut State University, has taught at the New School for Social Research in New York, and holds a doctorate in aesthetics and psychology. He is the author of Fractals: The Patterns of Chaos, and co-author, with physicist F. David Peat, of Turbulent Mirror and Seven Life Lessons of Chaos.

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