Engaging The Muse: Reflections on Art And Creativity

J.L. Moreno’s vision, practice and writing ranges widely but at the core there is always a philosophy of spontaneity and creativity. This essay reflects on the author’s personal creative experiences, with Moreno’s ideas as a guide. The Canon of Creativity, along with its implications for the two aspects of spontaneity training — deconserving and role training — is explored. The essay concludes with some stories and quotes from the lives of painters, to highlight the explosion of creativity and spontaneity that can occur in the moment.

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