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Poiesis

Creativity in all its manifold expressions, exploring the imaginative, artistic and transcendent facets of life
How to experience more wow | Psyche

Wonder and the sublime

guide

How to experience more wow

Awe might seem an unobtainable luxury to many but, with the right approach, you can enjoy it daily – no mountain required

by Summer Allen

The seeker | Psyche

Spirituality and religion

film

When his faith crumbles, an ‘Amish atheist’ rebuilds his world from scratch

19 mins

How to laugh more | Psyche

Laughter and comedy

guide

How to laugh more

You don’t have to wait to be amused, there are ways to train yourself to enjoy the ‘cheap medicine’ of laughter every day

by Freda Gonot-Schoupinsky

Hum chitra banate hai (We make images) | Psyche

Folk art

film

A joyously animated myth retells why painting is prayer to India’s Bhil people

9 mins

How to create compelling characters | Psyche

Stories and literature

guide

How to create compelling characters

It’s not only writer’s intuition. Use personality psychology to create just the right blend of surprise and believability

by Kira-Anne Pelican

Mining poems or odes | Psyche

Poetry

film

Ideas and metal spark in beautiful unison for a welder-turned-poet

11 mins