Places, humans and materials that always inspires me with new insights. Inspiration refers to an unconscious burst of creativity in a literary, musical, or other artistic endevour. The concept has origins in both Hellenism and Hebraism. The Greeks believed that inspiration or enthusiasm came from the muses, as well as the gods Apollo and Dionysus. Inspiration is also a divine matter in Hebrew poetics. In the ”Book of Amos” (ספר עמוס) the prophet speaks of being overwhelmed by God’s voice and compelled to speak. In the 18th century philosopher John Locke proposed a model of the human mind in which ideas associate or resonate with one another in the mind. In his ”Essay”, he explains the gradual unfolding of conscious mind.
Later in the 19th century, Romantic poets, such are Coleridge and Shelley, believed that inspiration came to a poet because the poet was attuned to the (divine) winds…
Also, Carl Gustav Jung‘s theory of inspiration suggests that an artist is one who was attuned to racial memory, which encoded the archetypes of the human mind. Further, inspiration could come directly from the subconscious:
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
It contain every possible combination of 1,312,000 characters, including lower case letters, space, comma, and period. Thus, it would contain every book that ever has been written, and every book that ever could be – including every play, every song, every scientific paper, every legal decision, every constitution, every piece of scripture, and so on. At present it contains all possible pages of 3200 characters, about 104677 books.