Science & Human Transformation
Dr Tiller interview by Margaret Blackwell
Margaret Blackwell: I wondered, first of all, what creativity is to you, if you have a definition of what it is.
Dr. William Tiller: Well, creativity is—a common definition, of course, is that it is what an individual does beyond the normal practice. And creativity involves the subconscious, accessing things from the universe that manifest in the conscious and the individual, at the conscious level, has to have given meaning and importance for that in their life and be in tune with these gifts from the unconscious. So part of that is an expression of the evolvement of the soul of the individual to increase the amplitude and broaden the spectrum of the subconscious outpourings into the world. I mean, I think that’s the path of evolution for all of us.
WT: That we manifest, we radiate more and more things in the world. We give meaning to more and more things and we radiate them with ever higher intensities as we become more capable. So I think it’s present in all individuals. It depends upon their willingness to express freely and beyond the bounds of what is presently conventional and accepted.
WT: There is an addendum to that and that is that for, let’s call it creative expression to be fruitful in the world, it does involve discipline of the individual. So there is a component of discipline that helps to craft a creative expression into something useful and appreciated by the outside world. So it’s a complex issue, a very important one. And there are many, many facets to it.
MB: Yes, I’ve got a lot of questions here about these different facets and I’d like to come back to this question of discipline later. When I first asked you to do this interview, you made a comment about feeling very strongly about the use of unfettered imagination, and I wondered where in your view imagination comes from?
WT: Yeah, well, imagination, I think, comes from the flexibility in self —I’ve talked about it a bit in my writings. As you know, I tend to think of consciousness as a bi-product of spirit entering dense matter. And in order for spirit to enter dense matter, it has to have infrastructure to attach to, so that as an individual experiences life, and works at life to build self, in many, many ways, he/she becomes excellent in one’s craft, etc., then the more does spirit enter, and the more conscious does one become and now, the consciousness is such that you see possibilities far beyond what you earlier saw, and so you have more flexibility and you express things that could be called imagination -because they’re things outside of the norm. And, now, it isn’t that all of that occurs in one lifetime. It is a built up from many lifetimes because the soul self is able to imprint a lot of this onto the personality self. I mean, the geniuses that are born, like a Mozart or such, that capacity largely came about because of earlier lifetime experience, in my view.
MB: You mean, other life experiences?
WT: Other life experiences, yes. And so, imagination is really related to seeing more and more possibilities in things.
MB: What do you think are the necessary conditions for people to be able to use their unfettered imagination are?
May 23, 2005