+ what inspires us
 
Seymour Projects draws inspiration from a wide variety of different sources but is predominantly indebted to Carl Jung, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nikola Tesla, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin & Joseph Beuys.
 
The life and work of the following individuals has also been of particular influence to us, we hope they will inspire you too:
 
Abraham Maslow, Alan Watts, Albert Einstein, Aldous Huxley, Alice Miller, Anne Morrow Lindberg, Benoit Mandelbrot, Buckminster Fuller, Carl Rogers, David Bohm, Dean Radin, PhD, Dr. Elaine Aron, Georgia O’Keeffe, Glenn Gould, Herman Hesse, J.D. Salinger, Jackson Pollock, Jiddu Krishnamurti, John Cage, John Bradshaw, John Lurie, John. E. Sarno, M.D., J.M. Barrie, Judy Nylon, Kazimierz Dąbrowski, Ken Kesey, Margaret Mead, Mary-Elaine Jacobsen, Marshall McLuhan, Max Planck, Merce Cunningham, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Muhammad Ali, Oliver Sacks, Patti Smith, Pina Bausch, Rabindranath Tagore, Ram Dass, Raymond Moody, Robert. S. De Ropp, Rupert Sheldrake, Sheldon B. Kopp, Stanislav Grof, Stephen Hawking, Sturtevant, Terence McKenna, Timothy Leary, Victor Frankl, Virginia M. Axline, Walt Whitman, William James.
 
 
+ links
 
We recommend you begin by reading this article from the Journal of Psychology Research and Behavior Management. It’s a long read but offers a fascinating overview of the mind/body connection, altered states of consciousness, and the links between science, medicine and ‘spirituality’.
 
neuroaesthetics
 
NeuroArts Blueprint
Mind Lab (IAM Lab) at John Hopkins
 
educating about tech addiction
 
Our founder Melissa Unger & SEYMOUR+ space, featured in Die Zeit cover story
 
The Zukunfts Institut, regarded as one of the most important Think-Tanks for future studies in Europe, featured the SEYMOUR+ space as a “best practice” example in their “Slow Business” report.
 
cultivating imagination
 
Prospective Psychology
Boredom- A Good Thing
Exploring Mental Imagery
 
global consciousness
 
The Concept of the Noosphere
Princeton’s Global Consciousness Project
Morphic Resonance
Collective Unconscious
 
exploring states of consciousness
 
Dissolving the ego without drugs or religion – An overview of Transcendent Experience
A case for closing your eyes
Surrealism and the subconscious
Carl Jung’s Red Book
Institute of Noetic Sciences
Mind Science Foundation
Sackler Center for Consciousness Research
 
thinking differently about psychedelics
 
Article about Psylocibin from the New York Times
New information about Psylocibin & creativity

Article about Psylocibin from The Washington Post

Scientists take LSD to examine effects on visionary & analytical thinking

Journal of Psychopharmacology- studies available for download

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

 

art brut | outsider art | visionary art
 
Seymour Projects mentioned in Autism in a Decentered World by Alice Wexler | Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

What is Art Brut?

What is Visionary Art?

The Museum of Everything

Creative Growth Art Center

Gugging

Collection de L’Art Brut Lausanne

Galerie Christian Berst

American Visionary Art Museum
 
 
 “We are aware of our precarious imbalance: of our persistent and ever-increasing production of power and our inadequacy of purpose; of our critical analytic ability and our creative paucity; of our triumphantly efficient technical education and our ineffective, irrelevant education for values, for meaning, for the training of the will, the lifting of the heart, and the illumination of the mind.” 
 
– Gerald Heard