Deep Sea Diving

  • Ruth Richards
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


Beginning with moving recollections of Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award Winning Best Musical 2017) we plumb subconscious and unconscious minds while reflecting on the risks as well as challenges. and rich wonders, for creativity. Often the best part is thus revealed, along with strands of universal wisdom. Yet delicate and nonlinear balances are on the road to success. Mastering these are healthy to be sure, both for creativity and life in general. Yet they may be misunderstood in a culture not attuned to nonlinear dynamical changes and balances, or the idiosyncracies of openness and authenticity. Whether framed as “regression in the service of the ego,” conscious and unconscious, primitive and adaptive, inspiring with executive functions, Systems 1 and 2, these are balances well worth mastering.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Richards
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  1. 1.PsychologySaybrook UniversityOaklandUSA

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