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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

Street musique | Psyche

Imagination

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The street music of Montreal inspires an animator’s psychedelic joyride

9 mins

How to laugh more | Psyche

Laughter and comedy

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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

This is Bate Bola | Psyche

Celebrations and festivals

film

Behold the fearsome beauty of Rio’s other carnival, on the outskirts of town

16 mins

How to create compelling characters | Psyche

Stories and literature

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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

Exit12: moved by war | Psyche

Dance

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How the language of dance enables war veterans to process trauma

24 mins