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Family Creativity

The link between family and creativity has longstanding, mythic origins. In Greek mythology, the Nine Muses were seen as the sources of inspiration and the creative spark in the arts and sciences. The Muses were sisters, and the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the Titan goddess of memory, who received her own gifts of innovation, creativity, and imagination from her parents, Uranus, the sky god, and Gaia, the earth goddess.

Just as children's creativity differs from adult creativity, so does family creativity differ from other creative joint performances. But what is the “product” of family creativity? Virginia Satir characterized the family as the place of “peoplemaking.” Therefore, the focus of family creativity is twofold: the creation and organization of the family system and the self-actualization of ...

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