Power over Dreaming and Waking State of Consciousness
The World of Creative Fantasy
Beyond the Mechanistic Processes of Creativity
Freedom of Decision in the World of Fantasy
The Inability to Make Decisions in the Dreaming State of Consciousness
The Ability to Make Decisions in the Waking State of Consciousness
Creativity in Chains
The Imaginative, Creative Individual
This entire manifold
inner-human world is known so far almost only to the dreamer and, in his dream,
he is the creative king of his own lively mental world of fantasy.
But so far, unfortunately, he executes a certain sovereignty over the manifold realm of his mental experiences only in his dream.
For the creative
man, however, it is only natural to produce at will an extremely rich, manifold,
inner world of thoughts in his waking state of consciousness, too, and to
live in it as its great ruler.
This sphere of the inner formative power we call the world of creative fantasy.
Internally-physically in terms of the inner mechanics of the organ of speech, of the mechanics of the senses and of the mechanics of the mind, of the mechanics of the breath and of the mechanics of discrimination there is no difference between the world of dreaming and the world of fantasy of a poet or musician. But there is a great difference in the actual sovereignty over the dreaming state of consciousness and the waking state of consciousness in the influence of the self-awareness over the development of the flow of thoughts.
The dreamer is hardly able to influence the course of his dream whereas an individual, gifted with creativity, freely determines the development of his world of fantasy at any moment.
In the dreaming state of consciousness, the self consumes the mental changes passively like a visitor to a cinema because in the dreaming state of consciousness the organ of decision the intellect has decided to mostly relax, and therefore it influences the course of the dream-events only very little.
the waking state of consciousness of the creative individual: here, the self-awareness
completely governs the change of scenes in the world of the mind through the
Therefore, the harmoniously organizing power has its greatest value in the conscious fantasy of the alert, creative artist.
The self of the dreamer exerts only little influence over the dream experiences because, in the dream, it looses the knowl-edge of its own mental organizing power. During the dream, the self is unaware that it dreams, that it is indeed the organizer of the dream, and that it can change its events at any time, or interrupt it by waking up at will. If it did not lose this knowledge of its organizing power over the dream, the phenomenon of fear, for example, would be impossible during dreaming.
The individual of unfolded creativity realizes that he is the imaginative organizer, the great ruler over the realm of his fantasy, the great sovereign over his inner worlds, the fear-less, mighty organizer of everything he is experiencing, the one who is holding the reins to his mental experiences in his hands, and who determines the events at any time.