The Moral Science Project Workshop Series
UNDERSTANDING THE CREATIVE PROCESS AS A SCIENTIFIC CONFLICT RESOLUTION PHENOMENON
'Creativity and Power Management Training’ is a concise program of emotional education. The training program includes a guided tour of the museum's art exhibits, the creativity for self-discovery workshops, a forum for healing the person, and playing moral monopoly, a cultural card game that explores the healing of the world.
The Museum of the Creative Process and the new Moral Science Project Training Center in Manchester Village study the creative process as a new way to understand conflict resolution in a personal and global level. They introduce the relational way of looking at art: observing the creative process reflecting the unconscious as both a scientific and moral conflict resolution phenomenon. They present the formal and energetic analysis of stories revamping agnostic psychology into the Science of Conflict Resolution, the Moral Science.
The Moral Science Project in the village is the training center for the practical application of the concept where we deliver Creativity and Power Management, a concise program of emotional education. This combines learning about the science, and using a new self-assessment, THE CONFLICT ANALYSIS BATTERY to determine your own conflict resolution process, and also using MORAL MONOPOLY, a card game as the method for integration moral paradigms.
THE SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATION OF PSYCHOLOGY AND MORALITY
The art exhibits are not only about art; they are mostly about science. Creativity reflects the unconscious resolving conflicts along two scientific phenomena: Two sculptures introduce the two phenomena of science underlying the creative process. The first is a coil with seven loops; it represents the energetic oscillation of the pendulum as an orderly phenomenon, the second is a medical scale presenting the scale’s equilibrial principles.
The pendulum oscillation transforms dynamic energy to kinetic in a circular pattern: the unconscious mind completes an energetic transformation upgrading order and then the motion stops. This method of upgrading energy happens in three oscillations of the pendulum as six role-states: stress/response, anxiety/defense, reversal/compromise.
The six role states illustrate the thought process as an emotional dialectic, a roller-coaster, the mental heartbeat, whose function is to transform chaos to order as a periodic phenomenon abiding by the laws of the Simple Harmonic Motion. All the museum exhibits illustrate this unit order integrating meaningfully the various episodes of a story. This is the mode of display of all the exhibits. We see it in the canvases of the Gorski Retrospective as sequences of six emotions.
The second phenomenon of science is the formal operations of the trays of a scale. They represent a totality in dynamic balance governed by a formula uniting the four formal operations. Imbalances are offset along this formula: Identity=Reciprocity x Negation x Correlation,
This formula corresponds in behavior to oppression offset by reciprocity as in mastery, attitude change as in cooperation and by correlation as through mutual respect.
The six-role process automatically balances out conflicts along the formal equilibrial principles. Two formal operations of the trays of a scale resolve conflicts along four alternative relational paths, four alternative relational diagnoses: as dominance and submissiveness, cooperative and antagonistic, four types of formally differing conflict resolutions.
THE CONCEPTS OF THE NEW MORAL SCIENCE
The energetic and formal analysis of creativity shows how the unconscious transforms psychic energy, conflict, as normative deviation into normative compliance as a spiritual affiliation. The formal analysis of creativity unfolding in personal and cultural stories as a physical phenomenon bridges the humanities and the sciences and has multiple applications. For instance it allows the study of personal creativity for self-discovery and the study of cultural stories leading to the integration of religions sanctifying alternative approaches to resolving conflicts as complementary normative institutions. The new science plays a dramatic role in improving psychological services, in making education personally relevant, and in handling political conflicts.
The unconscious is a scientific phenomenon, a six-role state syndrome guided to
four alternative relational modalities, whose physiological function is to reduce psychic tension. Conflict resolution is equated with morality as the key motivational force of the unconscious conforming to norms.
This unconscious introduces four-wellness syndromal relational modalities, a personality typology, very different from current medical symptom-cluster non psychodynamic diagnoses.
The unconscious as a process of six emotions and four relational modalities changes assessment technology from current atheoretical instruments measuring traits and symptoms to identifying one’s relational modality type and its six-role syndromal psychodynamic unfolding. The Conflict Analysis Battery is a self-assessment that is didactic, diagnostic and therapeutic.
The new unconscious allows the integration of religions as complementary normative institutions deifying the alternative approaches to resolving conflicts. Religions discovered vestiges of the Moral Science. The attributes of the unconscious need for conflict resolution have been projected to the divine. The six-emotions, a periodic phenomenon, is the unit identified by biblical Genesis.
The optimal approach to resolutions coincides with the power management principles prescribed by the biblical Ten Commandments. The four types of relating were identified in the typology of the Haggadic four children asking ‘what is different about this night?’.
THE TRAINING CENTER IN THE VILLAGE INCLUDES TWO EXHIBITS ILLUSTRATING THE
PROCESS AND TWO TECHNOLOGIES AS APPLICATIONS OF THE THEORY
The center introduces emotional education: first, by observing two art exhibits on the unconscious as a spontaneous healing mechanism. The healing process is presented in the Gorski Retrospective as a spontaneous path of creativity predictably evolving from a conflict to its resolution as a six-role process in several cycles in the artist’s lifetime. The second exhibit is the ‘story telling sculptural trail’ deliberately harnessing the creative process with the self-assessment as the means of personal self-discovery in the life of the author of the Formal Theory. ‘My story in six steps’ departs from my childhood conflicts, determining my identity as a thinker, searching meaning of it all by exploring the six role process concept, validating it as the scientific moral paradigm by testing it with analysis of metaphors, thus achieving the reconciliation of art and science and completing resolution through the integration of religions as complementary discoveries of the Moral Science.
The sculptural exhibit introduces the two technologies of the analysis of the process first by using the Conflict Analysis Battery studying creativity to deliberately evolve clarity on how to understand oneself and how to manage power and second, the Moral Monopoly card game of cultural stories to learn about the evolution of religions as discoveries of science and to reconcile them into the Moral Science.
THE CLAIM, A BIG SIGN IMPLANTED VERTICALLY presents the six-role process sine curve and the circle with four vectors as the alternative ways of resolving conflicts.
‘WELCOME TO LEARN ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY BECOMING THE EXACT MORAL SCIENCE’
A pedestal holds urns and a bust of the hero of science. The sculptures corresponding to the tests of the battery have been arranged along the six-role states identified as Stress, Response, Anxiety, Defense, Reversal and Compromise establishing continuity between them as formally interrelated episodes of my life. The story departs from a conflict between religions and ends with their integration into the Moral Science. My sculptural life story illustrates the effectiveness of the self-assessment, while it also validates the theory of the six-role formally connected process. Sculptures invite us to engage with the reality of emotions as part of the landscape. We interact with sculptures, becoming acutely aware of our own feelings bypassing science. But the sculptures here connect emotions and reality. They provide a contemplative garden with a didactic function; the art goes beyond the symbolic surface clarifying the secret and automatic path of emotions seeking and finding the underlying harmony, the moral meaning shaping the structure of reality, crossing the last frontier of science, integrating the humanities and the sciences, demystifying religions and spiritualizing psychology.
THE BATTERY LEADING TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE UNCONSCIOUS SIX EMOTIONS -ROLE STATES AS A CONTINUUM OF SIX INTERRELATED METAPHOR TESTS
1. Stress: Nest under siege:
The Stress state is illustrated with Conflictual Memories: My childhood as toys amidst war sculptures. Who am I? A Jew or a Christian? Albert or Nickolas? What are religions and ideologies. The images combine my experience of peace as birdhouses, a puppy in the doghouse with two parents; all is disturbed by armies fighting with different ideologies and religions. NEST UNDER SIEGE BOMBARDMENTS AND BLOODSHED EXPERIENCING WWII, THE HOLOCAUST AND THEN THE CIVIL WAR. LOOSING HOME, FATHER AND GRAND FATHER, THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
2. Response: The mask, portraying my identity as a thinking skier
SKIING AND WONDERING ON THE MEANING OF LIFE
This role-state is illustrated by the Mask Test portraying one’s identity: Skiers in a Stratton Gondola looking at a broken head on the floor representing awareness of the world in pain while having fun in VT. The Stratton gondola displays skiers watching a head on the floor. As a psychiatrist I spent time seeking understanding behavior and morality as a science, conflict as deviation from normative behavior.
3. Anxiety and Hope:
Eureka, the Formal Theory as a scientific explanation
The image behind the mask portraying feelings: The scientific nature of the unconscious in the Carousel Horse representing the concept of periodicity as the six-role process, and the Image behind the mask, portraying feelings Eureka, the Formal Theory as a scientific explanation My Formal Theory identified a six part harmonic process that reconciled periodicity and conflict resolution; it integrated psychology and morality with science.
My hypothesis was that conflict is energy generated upon a normative deviation as a pendulum swing and that the unconscious pursued reduction of this painful state through conflict resolution by transforming the energy in six steps and three formal operations to art, morality, the rest state of meaning. I also recognized the differences between my Greek and Judaic identities as formal alternatives in conflict resolution.
The display presents what I observed: I identifying repetition, a pattern repeated five times in Greek mythology, reflecting periodicity as science in the nature of the unconscious. Differences in my Judaic value system identified formal alternative directions, a spiral to resolutions; these elements are illustrated as the carousel horse, and the spiral as a harmonic, or music.
4. Defense: My metaphors myself: the rooster’s dilemma The self-assessment validating the theory using metaphors to identify the person’s conflict resolution process: My dilemma as leadership versus selfishness as the rooster’s alternatives: the family versus temptations. The self-assessment was to be testing the theory; it uses metaphors to identify the person’s conflict resolution process; the creator reflects on their interpretation and optimization of the process.
MY METAPHORS MYSELF: THE ROOSTER’S DILEMMA CAPTURES THROUGH THE USE OF METAPHORS VERSIONS OF MY PERSONAL WAY OF RESOLVING CONFLICTS
The art display presents my conflicts of love and selfishness as a rooster, an animal that leads, but also that seeks power, a big turd symbolizing his noisy presence. The rooster harnessed with a chain presents the problem of managing power between creation and destruction.
The symbolism: A bed, a lady within it, who holds the banner of Noah’s ark, symbolizes love in the family union. A bathtub with the menorah of Adam and Eve symbolizing values, represents the fine line between right and wrong.
An elephant and a bunny on it, presents me guided by my wife. A fairy tale metaphor presents a lady and a frog, symbolizing the person seeking validation to become a prince, a respected scientist.
5. Reversal: Fulfillment of the prophecy: The Formal Theory validated.
This state is illustrated with a Dream Metaphor or anIntensified Conflict The outcome of my quest as the reconciliation of earth, the inn/ farm, and the sky, as the big orbs: my books about spiral representing moral purpose.This state is illustrated with a dream metaphor or an intensified conflict
THE FULFILLMENT OF THE PROPHECY, THEORY VALIDATED AS EARTH AND SKY RECONCILED IN HAVING THE INN AND THE FARM WHILE COMPLETING MY FINDINGS ABOUT THE SCIENCE.
The display includes the implements of a farm, and three balls as the perfection of the self-assessment online capturing the three acts of the process, the personal symbolic universe.
6. Compromise: Short Story:
My rooster playing Moral Monopoly with the Gods This role-state is illustrated by a Short Story Metaphor: The Formal Theory healing the person, healing the world, through the integration of metaphors, here religions as partial and complementary discoveries of science.
THE ROOSTER RECONCILING RELIGIONS INTO THE MORAL SCIENCE BY PLAYING MORAL MONOPOLY WITH THE SAINTS/GODS IN THE CIRCLE OF HEALING
Moral Monopoly is a game of cultural story telling cards, retracing the evolution of religions as complementary discoveries of the Moral Science. The message is that the world religions evolved resolving family conflicts along the two scientific phenomena: the six-role process and the four alternative paths. They discovered resolutions as moral monopolies in conflict with each other. The Formal Theory integrates them ascomplementary discoveries of science into the Moral Science.
The display presents divinities, saints and angels sitting in a circle exploring the stories of the cultures as alternative ways of resolving conflicts all integrated into the Moral Science: the Aztec head, the Greek owl and muses, the Indian Ganesha and Buddha, the Judaic horn and menorah and the Moral Science process illustrated as a wheel.
in the center of the circle is my rooster with kettle of chicken soup to feed the gods. On display is the map of the unconscious as the game board of the Moral Monopoly game of cards. It clarifies the scientific understanding of religions as a continuum ofdiscoveries of the science.
Matriarchy, as in the Aztec culture, introduced the concept of the family institution as power play between mothers and daughters.
Matriarchy evolved to patriarchy as men pursuing mastery, fathers in conflict with sons. Patriarchy evolved to asceticism as men pursuing cooperation with powerful women in India.
Asceticism evolved to monotheism, as women encouraged trust, mutual respect, between father and son, the father-son covenant. The unresolved conflicts as sibling rivalries and the inequity between men and women. Judaic monotheism evolved through the Messianic religions promoting the mother child-alliance. The Moral Science points out the solution for the unresolved conflicts in the Abrahamic religions: mutual respect between siblings and also between men and women.
A musical cultural sampler from four cultures leads to the completion of resolutions with the dance of integration. It elicits awareness of the typology of resolutions in our cultures complete the exhibit experience.
So this is the tall challenge for the park. Sculptures will be viewed as both spiritual statements, as small temples to the inner need for balance but also introducing an educational program inviting visitors to an exercise of creativity for self-discovery completing simple creativity exercises and also playing with the card game stories.
Three functions of ‘My Story’
The first function is illustrating behavior becoming the science of conflict resolution, introducing the unconscious as a conflict resolution mechanism pursuing automatically the reduction of pain, as psychic and social inequities utilizing creativity.
The second function is to illustrate the technology of the self-assessment, creativity for self-discovery. The exhibit familiarizes the public with the Conflict Analysis Battery connecting emotions to grasp emotional continuity between the separate art pieces of one artist or of the assessment's tasks, leading to the syndromal relational modality totality. This assessment differs from current atheoretical instruments measuring traits and symptoms of illness in that it provides clear insights and personally volunteered guidance for changes. Tapping the creative process, the new self-assessment has the integrative function and becomes didactic, diagnostic and therapeutic.
The third function is to introduce the use of the moral monopoly game of cards the application of the theory and technology to reconcile religions as partial and complementary discoveries of science into the Moral Science
Visitors recognizing the value of the self-assessment technology based on creativity for self-discovery validating the theory-based approach are given the opportunity to sample their creativity as an interactive opportunity upon the visit to the Project’s gallery and park. One can complete the self-assessment on one’s own on line or using a workbook recognizing that conflict resolution is the key driving force of the unconscious. One can also play the game oneself or by engaging others.