The Creative Process in the Individual
The Creative Process in the Individual by T. Troward
Troward explains in scientific terms, the sequence of creative action, from the first beginnings of life through the development of the race to the need to the present day. The book is about the perfect realization of the divine right of creation. He says it is within our will to create good or bad and goes further to explain how one can extricate himself from misfortune as a result of ill thought. Well-laid out chapters and content for easy reading. This is a truly great resource for both ambitious and average individuals who need to make a mark in their lives.
I THE STARTING-POINT
II THE SELF-CONTEMPLATION OF SPIRIT
III THE DIVINE IDEAL
IV THE MANIFESTATION OF THE LIFE PRINCIPLE
V THE PERSONAL FACTOR
VI THE STANDARD OF PERSONALITY
VII RACE THOUGHT AND NEW THOUGHT
VIII THE DÉNOUEMENT OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS
X THE DIVINE OFFERING
XI OURSELVES IN THE DIVINE OFFERING
Now the first thing in any investigation is to have some idea of what you are looking for--to have at least some notion of the general direction in which to go--just as you would not go up a tree to find fish though you would for birds' eggs.
Well, the general direction in which we all want to go is that of getting more out of Life than we have ever got out of it--we want to be more alive in ourselves and to get all sorts of improved conditions in our environment. However happily any of us may be circumstanced we can all conceive something still better, or at any rate we should like to make our present good permanent; and since we shall find as our studies advance that the prospect of increasing possibilities keeps opening out more and more widely before us, we may say that what we are in search of is the secret of getting more out of Life in a continually progressive degree.
This means that what we are looking for is something personal, and that it is to be obtained by producing conditions which do not yet exist; in other words it is nothing less than the exercise of a certain creative power in the sphere of our own particular world.
...I have established a certain numerical relation which can only produce eight
as its result. Again, I have power to change the factors and write 4 X 3, in which case 12 is the only possible result, and so on.
Working in this way calculation becomes possible. But if every time I wrote 4 that figure possessed an independent power of setting down a different number by which to multiply itself, what would be the result? The first 4 I wrote might set down 3 as its multiplier, and the next might set down 7, and so on.
Or if I want to make a box of a certain size and cut lengths of plank accordingly, if each length could capriciously change its width at a moment's notice, how could I ever make the box?
I myself may change the shape and size of my box by establishing new relations between the bits of wood, but for the pieces of wood themselves the proportions determined by my mind must remain fixed quantities, otherwise no construction could take place.