Creativity comes in many forms. We are all creative in one form or another. Some people are natural poets, musicians, writers, dancers or artists and driven by their innate abilities to create works of art that enhance society or culture. We are entertained by people gifted in the art of film making and storytelling in the cinema and television. Are we so overwhelmed by the outpouring of the creative arts that we are in danger of becoming blase to their gifts? Are we to be merely entertained by the arts, or can they be instrumental in educating and informing us of uncomfortable truths as well?
Creativity can come in the most unexpected and surprising forms. I mention this because I want to offer an example for our subscribers, clients and contributors to consider. Below is a very short film clip made by a very creative filmmaker. This came as a shock and surprise to me because I had no idea just how creative this person is.
His creativity is not for entertainment, but to inform. The clip below was created without any input or creative idea or instruction from anyone else. It wasn’t expected or invited but was created on the impulse and initiative of its creator. His motivation for producing the clip is to make a contribution to inform and educate on a topic that, for some, is taboo. There are those who see films about the paranormal as amusing or entertaining. But for those who have been adversely affected in their health and well-being by something that could be described as paranormal would agree with me that it is far from entertaining.
My research demonstrates that such events are not paranormal at all. In fact, they are surprisingly common and, in that sense, quite normal. My colleagues and I deal with such events every single day in order to help people who need relief and protection from the paranormal and we need creative ways to inform an otherwise uninformed audience.
There are those who would be critical of the short film clip below because it addresses the paranormal in ways that some may not agree with. I beg to differ and I offer this film clip as an example of spontaneous creativity that can inform and educate. What say you?