||Modeling Language Glyphs
Stages of the Creative Process
December 18, 1996
Each component of the model is represented by a glyph, the
name of the component and a definition, the meaning of the symbolism behind
the glyph and a representation of the glyph that you can use in quick sketching,
or shorthand notation.
Seven Stages of the Creative Process
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||IDENTITY: The collective aspect of
the set of characteristics y which a thing is definitely recognizable
or known. The quality or condition of being or remaining the same. Latin;
||3 parallel horizontal lines: the mathematical
symbol for an identity, passive intellect (observing), creative spirit¹²
Point: origin, unity¹
||VISION: That which is or has been
seen. Unusual competence in discernment or perception. A mental image
produced by the imagination. The mystical experience of seeing as if
with the eyes the supernatural or a supernatural being. Latin: to see.
||Eye: symbolic of intelligence and the spirit;
a spiritual act of understanding¹
||INTENT: Aim, purpose, meaning, purport.
Firmly fixed, concentrated. Having the mind fastened upon some purpose.
Latin: to stretch toward.
||Flame: spiritual energy & transcendence¹
Sun: the hero¹
Shield: spiritual defense¹
||INSIGHT: The capacity to discern the
true nature of a situation. An elucidating glimpse. Old English: thing
||Thunderbolt: dawn, illumination, the beginning
of a cycle, celestial fire¹
||ENGINEERING: To plan, construct and
manage as an engineer. To plan, manage, and put through by skillful
acts. Latin: contriver, talent.
||Papyrus: knowledge, progress, unrolling process
Compass: the power of measurement and
||BUILDING: To give form to according
to a definite plan or process; to fashion, mold, create. To establish
and strengthen; create and add to. Old English: a dwelling.
||Pyramid: the square base stands for the earth;
the apex for the starting point and finishing point of all things; the
triangular sides for fire, revelation, creation¹
||USING: To bring up or put into service;
employ for some prupose. To consume or expend the whole of.
||Cup: to contain; sense of sacrifice; sense
Definitions are paraphrased
from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language New College Edition,
Symbolism is taken from either Carl G. Liungman's
Dictionary of Symbols² or J.E. Cirlot's A Dictionary of Symbols¹
or a combination of both.
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