Preface to CoCreator Handbook

Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

The word cocreator is not meant to imply a separate creature cooperating with a larger Creator. There are not two, The Creator and the created. There is only creating. Creator, creating, and created–they are one and the same. There’s only one thing going on, ever. There is no second cause, no external force to which to appeal to curry favor, or fear retribution.

Experiencing and creating are also the same–ongoing,never-ending–and all that is ever happening. Whatever is being experienced, is what is being created. That said, the word CoCreator in the title implies the union of what is often believed to be separate aspects of the One. Instead, it implies unity, where typically there is thought to be something outside, “out there,” that creates this life. It also confers the unitive status “as one,” with the “we” that appears to be, in a movement such as that which is suggested in this book.

What is being proposed is a Renaissance, a new way of being, culturally, spiritually, scientifically, economically, cognitively, and artistically. Imagine a world where the creative impulse becomes the highest form of currency, where money and art, money and creativity, go hand in hand, where everything, not just money “and,” goes hand in hand. The tyranny of the bottom line, as well as the archetypal starving artist, become a thing of the past, like the dialup telephone.  Continue reading

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