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Quantum Creativity

Amit Goswami

Psychology, General

978-1-4019-4075-1

In this mind-expanding work, physicist Amit Goswami, Ph.D., explores the world of human creativity—the ultimate source of joy and fulfillment—through the lens of quantum physics, and offers up a unique way to nurture and enhance your own creativity. According to quantum physics, reality occurs on two levels: possibility and actuality. Goswami uses this same duality to explore what he calls "quantum thinking," which focuses on two levels of thinking-the conscious mind of actuality and the unconscious mind of possibility. He then poses questions that probe the wellspring of creation that exists in each of us. What is creativity? Can anyone be creative? What kinds of creativity are there? And through this inquiry, he lays out a guidebook for understanding the power of the mind to access creativity in a whole new way. Combining the art of creativity with the objectivity of science, Quantum Creativity uses empirical data to support this new method of thinking and outlines how to harness our innate abilities in order to live more creatively. In short, Goswami teaches you how to think quantum to be creative.
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Mar 24, 2014 Eleven11
I am an artist and a writer, a very creative person. And I am fascinated with quantum physics. So the title of this book caught my eye right away.

The author says that he wrote this one for the layperson. However, I feel that he still did not bring it down enough to where someone on my level could really dive in. The first part of the book was not easy to get into. The second part did get more into the creative side and was more pleasing to read.

I am giving this book four stars for the author's obvious and extensive knowledge of and passion for the subject and his time in putting it all together in this book. And if you are already well educated in Quantum Physics and know all the technical terms and what they mean, you will no doubt enjoy this book and I encourage you to get it. But if you are like me, not really up on all the scientific jargon, but totally in love with the idea of quantum physics, just be prepared to have to dig a little more to really get what the author offers here.

*FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.
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Mar 31, 2014 artlovelight
When I conceive of an artwork or drawing or painting in my head, it’s shimmery and beautiful. The likeness of a face is always exact, the corners of the mouth forming an expression that practically moves on the page. The light is perfect, every highlight making the illustration sparkle.

And with each line and mark on the page, those possibilities collapse and vanish. The actuality of an illustration does not always achieve the heights I imagined in possibility.

Sometimes, after taking the idea onto the page, the magic is lost. And other times, all the possibilities unite in that magical AHA moment where I know I have created the best possible drawing or illustration I possibly could have, where everything I have ever learned comes together at one inexplicable moment that absolutely exceeds the possibilities I knew about before. That is where the creativity arrives- that inexplicable moment.

Inexplicable – unless you’ve read this book. It’s not a dry science book, it’s lush and readable and fascinating, which makes me reread the complex explanations, which are broken down to be completely understandable. It explains creativity with reality, the way that Jonah Lehrer wished he could (I’m referencing that recalled book of his).

I have to say all the superlatives to say about this book. The best book about creativity I’ve ever read; if you have ever felt like you weren’t creative, you have to read this book; if you are creative and want to understand what makes you so, you have to read this book. If you want to really understand the difference between avant-garde and a remix, you have to read this book.

You know what, you have to read this book. It’s brilliant.

The stories and anecdotes are enlightening, the musing is poetic, the science is solid, and it’s written for humans with creativity, whether they believe it to be blocked or they have the muses on speed dial.

I absolutely recommend this book. It made me smile, it made my tear up, and it definitely made me go ‘AHA’ – I read it all in one day and then started again.

It is my dream to create illustrations that visualize the invisible, to combine what I have seen with what I feel and experience and know and imagine, to make someone who sees it, go, “Ah, yes, that is that feeling, or that is what that mystery looks like!” At my art show on Friday, I achieved that – looking at a painting of a dream, someone said, “Yes, that is like my dreams, too.”

I can’t say anymore about this book! Spoilers might collapse the possibilities of your experience with this book. I’m definitely going to be rereading it to get a better understanding of the concepts. I hope you’ll read it to, and tell me about it.

I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes.
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Mar 31, 2014 cmwaugh
Quantum Creativity – Expect the unexpected

In order to arrive at what you do not know you must go by a way which is the way of ignorance.
T.S. Eliot

What if I told you that bringing creativity to the center of your life would increase your ability to manifest anything you want?

It’s true, you can manifest anything you want.

Don’t poo, poo this. Think about it for a minute and let me explain.

Some of my family and friends would say, “Yeah, right, are you dreaming again!”

I wish I was and I intend to do more of it in the future to gain an edge on my inner creativity manifesting what I desire.

Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what writer, author, teacher, Amit Goswami says in his new book, Quantum Creativity – Think Quantum. Be Creative.:

“If you learn to access this causal power and learn to manifest its message, you can create any and every aspect of the life experience you desire.”

I didn’t start out loving this book, but by the time I got to Part II, I was hooked!

Goswami shares real stories, facts and a ton of famous people who experienced great success in what looks like Goswami’s claim of a quantum moment of creativity. You might say they were encountering the “grace of God.”

Here are just a few famous people Goswami shares in the book to help us understand the importance of quantum creativity and the role these quantum moments play in our everyday lives:

Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his poem Kubla Khan
Composers Richard Wagner, Brahms and Tchaikovsky
Mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss
Romance poet P.B. Shelly
Chemist Dmitri Mendeleev’s and his discovery of the periodic table
Artists Picasso and Michelangelo
Sewing machine inventor Elias Howe’s hole in a needle

A better example of the important message Goswami is sharing with the general public is for you to envision losing yourself in a book, writing, dancing, swimming, painting, working on a car or whatever piques your interest and takes you into what you would refer to as nirvana.

Then, suddenly, the answer to a problem you are having will hit you like a ton of bricks. Get what I’m saying here?

Goswami may be steeped in scientific jargon, but the majority of this book is an exciting read. He takes you through deconstructing your Amit Goswamit Gestalt Pictureconditioned responses to problems in order to look at them another way.

Check out the picture to the right. What do you see – the mother, mother-in-law, or both?

Gotcha!

You, too, could work through Goswami’s four stages of quantum creativity to rip apart conditioned programming that there’s more than one way to “skin a cat.”

Expect the unexpected when you use Goswami’s method to solve any problem in your own life – even problems in love. Yeah, that’s right, even romance.

I send you all love, blessings and wishes for a prosperous and abundant life!

(I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. )
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