Sunday, November 20, 2011

2 Sunday Best #21: Creative Thinking

Philipus Aureolus Paracelsu a Swiss Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and general occultist captured the essence of creative thinking when he said, "Thoughts give birth to a creative force that is neither elemental nor sideral. Thoughts create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy, from which new arts flow.  When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were and from it the work that he desires to create flows into him.  For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth." This week's Sunday Best strives to showcase the heavens that three such occultist were able to achieve when the they set their minds into motion. 

CaterpillarHomicide from 3+ FTW may not have created your atypical heaven with his Zombie Objective Marker but the end result was still beautiful in terms of his concept and creativity.  The life that he imbued into the zombies is uncanny.  Every once in awhile if you stare long enough you can actually see their frenzied movements.  

W.I.P. mind left the dimension of table top gaming when he created these three Ork Big Gunz.  The process that his mind travelled to and from is impossible to understand but the end result is a Big Meks dream come true.  Not only was he able to make his Big Mek gush in bliss but he appeased the Warboss by keeping the cost down to the bare minimum.  

Ron at From the Warp transcended the hobby itself this week when he used infused his creative thinking with his love for his daughter.  I am left speechless at what his mind and heart were able to create. To try and capture the essence of his work in words would tarnish the heaven he created.

We are but a slave to bondage that minds were born into.  A prison that you cannot see taste or touch.  A prison for your mind.  When one is able to shake off these shackles it is then that a whole new world of thinking is at your disposal.  The next time you decided to venture down the same corridor of thought that you always take, I challenge you to take a different path and explore the vast array of rooms that lead off of it.


  1. Last week I had a discussion with my brother about this matter.

    It started by discusing how our neurons work very linearly, that why most of our daily functions are linear (ie if you want to drink a glass of water there is a certain pattern you have to follow and it cannot be broken since you can't have water in your mouth before your hand bring it to you etc).

    This linearity can be broken with a few ways. Most obvious one is recreational drugs but that's not everyone's cup of copy.

    One more usual case if before we get to sleep or when weaking up. We pass through a stage that a lot of our neurons are fired up for no certain reason that's why we create thoughts that define patterns or linearity (that's why dreams are hard to remember or they make no sense at all).

    One incidence that this can occure is when performing repetitive tasks so I guess fellow hobbyist would have felt that (with all the modelling and painting etc). Many times when I am painting and my brain is on auto pilot I get to have some of my more creative and strange thoughts. Does anyone else know what I am talking about?

  2. I know where you are going with your thoughts...or at least I think I do. Our brain likes to follow a predetermined path that it is use to. To stray outside from that requires more effort. The older we get the more lazy our thought process becomes 9in general) unless we challenge ourselves.