Creative Inspiration




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This is not a True or False or Multiple Choice kind of test. This tests your understanding of the essays.


1. "Receiving inspiration" is actually the ability of a seeker to register frequencies of thought, sound, and energy from the Great Brotherhood in the Himalayas.
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2. That Perennialist savants are able to reach out through physical and extra-physical frequency waves to communicate meanings and energy to and elicit similar elements from another entity (person, object, event) implies that they are divine beings.
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3. To persons who haven't developed the capability of using extra-physical senses such as inspiration, intuition, and higher awareness, concepts about creative inspiration still make sense because they're naturally inspired by nature and art.
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4. A mild form of positive affect, such as when viewing a painting or listening to music, is the primary effect of inspiration, likened to metallic rings fastening to the original magnetized impulse.
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5. An act of inspiration occurs when a person opens herself to and transmutes a continuously flowing life force arising from a deeper spiritual faculty within.
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6. Creative inspiration as defined by the Perennial Tradition is demonstrated in the seeker by rearranging concepts or words to create a constructed system, presented in artistic and innovative ways.
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7. Many people can create a synthesis of other peoples' ideas in novel and innovative ways, constituting a creation of new and original ideas through inspiration.
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8. A teacher may contrapose two or more disparate points of view to facilitate an expanded interpretation of the material presented.
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9. We can most effectively demonstrate the ability to achieve inspiration intentionally by how well we express our feelings of being inspired.
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10. Any inspired artist knows she cannot be constrained within her chosen form of artistic creation by such extraneous elements as meter or rhythm.
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11. Uninspired artists utilize countervailing elements such as meter or rhyme in poetry and the rules of counterpoint in music to bring contravening forces into effect, thereby producing upheaval and displacement in the psyche.
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12. Ordinary experiences which are thought to be inspirational ("I feel inspired by this rap song") are distinguished by the ability to conceive new, original entities (concepts, meanings, personality, force).
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13. To say that inspiration occurs outside an individual's ordinary consciousness, if not in an altogether different dimension of reality, is similar to William James' statement: "There is a continuum of cosmic consciousness against which our individuality builds but accidental fences, and into which our several minds plunge as into a mother sea."
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14. Genuine creative inspiration is something that happens to everybody and anyone who says that certain necessary and essential prerequisites must be fulfilled is an elitist and has probably never experienced inspiration at all.
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15. A persons who says that an individual must work to achieve inspiration obviously has not experienced those sublime moments of inspiration that arise naturally when listening to popular music or reading academic poetry.
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16. It would not be correct to state that in order to achieve genuine inspiration one must be dedicated to the struggle against tyranny in our life and posses the feeling that their self-satisfaction and ignorance is something which must be overcome by any means necessary.
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17. Since inspiration is a personal experience, there is no need to dedicate one's life to overcoming the oppressive forces in the world as a necessary condition for attaining such an exalted state.
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18. A person not in control of herself or ruled by such elements as narcissism and self-satisfaction could manifest acts of destruction since she would be incapable of distinguishing between positive and negative forces.
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19. One must have already attained the ability to control the debilitating self, locating his awareness in a higher center of consciousness before hes can function as a flow through of inspiration to others.
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20. The "pump" allegory illustrates that if a person takes knowledge just for themselves, without thought for others, the "water of life" cannot flow.
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21. Inspiration as a force independent of an individual requires no pre-existing conditions within the person for that force to become manifest.
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22. Evoking Higher Spiritual powers is not the same as combining certain conditions created within the seeker himself so emanations from the higher realms can take advantage of those combinations.
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23. If our belief system is faulty or "clogged," we can expect Reality to reveal and manifest through us elements that are purely materialistic or egocentric.
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24. It is generally understood at present that one of the meanings of inspiration is "a divine influence or action on a person held to qualify him to receive and communicate a higher divulgence."
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25. Being provided exercises to move closer to creativity and inspiration is an act of creativity and inspiration in itself.
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