Creative Projects

The aim of the Creative Project is to stimulate the students’ imagination in creating an artefact or other output which reflects their engagement with the programme material, which is unique and personal. The Creative Project can take the form of a play, musical composition,video, artwork, personal narrative, case-study or other approved item closely relating to the course material.

 

Creative Project

The Journey of the Soul – A Play by Janet Saunders

In this review I will set out my starting thoughts, hopes and values. Then there are two journeys that follow. One is through the ideas gleaned from my sources, in particular the Corpus Hermeticum, Ficino’s Three Books on Life and the thought of Ibn ‘Arabi. The idea of the soul making a journey from the divine realm to earth and back...

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The Alchemy Project – Louise Bunn

Alchemy is not merely a laboratory process to discover the elixir of life or the Philosophers’ Stone but was understood to also be a metaphysical process, concerned with the development of the soul. For my CP I decided I wanted to do a series of paintings working with the rich symbolism of the alchemical process that would lead to an appreciation of the stages of alchemy as stages of the souls journey to wholeness - of becoming a fully realised human being. In the course of doing this project I wanted to let chance happenings or synchronicities guide me to a certain extent. I found this approach to be liberating in that I could allow the paintings to come through me rather than from me. The paintings are meant to be meditated upon.

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Giving Shape to Dreams – Simão Cortês

Dreams are strange things. Whether we regard them as prophetic, psychoanalytic or merely as the reorganization of cognitive material during sleep, the truth is that they affect us. We wake up drenched in cold sweat, laughing, panting or crying because of dreams. Once I was so scared during a dream that I woke up to the sound of my own voice praying a Hail Mary.

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Vesica Piscis – Janice Emmott

The vesica piscis is an ancient symbol with many meanings in cultures all over the world. It often symbolises a portal or bridge between between earthly and transcendent realms. I decided to explore this symbol for my creative project, and made a painted, printed and sewn cloth with vesical designs for contemplation and meditating on. I also some other art works - they were quite different from anything I've done before. This was truly a journey of creative discovery and 'embodied spirituality' for me, which was very healing.

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