This symbol indicates a term originated or repurposed by Jack Martin Leith.

A synthesis of the creative powers Groundedness (1), Faith (4) and Openness (7) that establishes a channel for the generative impulse named intent. See also Transcend the Mundane.
How the Newcreator becomes a channel for intent
The degenerative counterpart of value. Anti-value is more than dissatisfaction. It manifests as an experience of physical pain or emotional upset arising from a poorly designed or malfunctioning value generator, or from the denial of previously received and possibly taken for granted value.

Read more here: What is value and how is it generated?

If goodwill is an asset, then badwill is a liability. Badwill comes about when customers or other beneficiary set members make public their experience of anti-value generated by the enterprise. Badwill can play out in the form of decreased revenue, loss of clients or suppliers, loss of market share, or damaged reputation—sometimes so great that it brings about the demise of the enterprise.
A person, group or enterprise gaining some sort of value by virtue of an enterprise’s existence, its activities or the value generators (products, services, facilities etc.) it produces. See also Stakeholder.
Beneficiary group
A cluster of entities that gain value from an enterprise in the same way, such as customers, suppliers or investors.

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Beneficiary set
The complete set of beneficiary groups for a given enterprise.

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Carlos Castaneda
Anthropologist Carlos Castaneda PhD was born either in Peru in 1925 or in Brazil in 1931. He died in 1998 having written 12 books, most of them chronicling his apprenticeship with don Juan Matus, a Yaqui ‘man of knowledge’. Many people argue that the books are works of fiction and dismiss don Juan as a mythical character. Real or mythical, there is much of value in Castaneda’s books, which are listed below in chronological order (1968–1999):

  1. The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
  2. A Separate Reality
  3. Journey to Ixtlan
  4. Tales of Power
  5. Second Ring of Power
  6. The Eagle’s Gift
  7. The Fire from Within
  8. Power of Silence
  9. The Art of Dreaming
  10. Magical Passes: The Practical Wisdom of the Shamans of Ancient Mexico
  11. The Wheel of Time: The Shamans of Mexico — Their Thoughts About Life, Death and the Universe
  12. The Active Side of Infinity
Carlos Castaneda Interview with Theodore Roszak — 1969
Running time 36:53

Read more about Carlos Castaneda on Mystery Tribune website
Co-creation meeting
See Meeting, co-creation.
An elaborated or fully-formed idea.
Create vs. generate
An enterprise creates a value generator (such as a product or a service) which generates value when the beneficiary interacts with it. An enterprise cannot create value — it can only create value generators.
How value is generated
A modifier similar in meaning to innovation but wider in its embrace. For example, creating this website was a create-the-new project, but few would consider it an innovation project.
Creative power
A person’s innate (see George Land, 1968) ability to manifest that which generates value. The creation could be anything from a conversation or a glossary to a cathedral or a space rocket. See also Power; Value generation capability.
Creative powers, seven
Newcreators have at their disposal seven creative powers, each corresponding with a certain part of the body. They are named Groundedness, Realisation, Materialisation, Faith, Conceptualisation, Imagination, and Openness. Read more about the seven creative powers
Distant from the source. Happening later in a sequence of activities. See also Upstream.
Upstream and downstream
In its secular form, faith is “a critical but curious mind’s readiness to adopt a reality model (even if provisionally) for which there is less than absolute, empirical proof” (Jay B. Gaskill). As one of the Newcreator’s seven creative powers, Faith is a heartfelt existential commitment to enriching the world with value, meaning and joy. Together, the creative powers Faith, Openness and Groundedness form the superpower Transcend the Mundane. Its activation is a precondition for activating the superpowers Create the New and Enrich the World.

Read about Faith, one of the Newcreator’s seven creative powers
View a collection of quotes about faith

Generate vs. create
See Create vs. generate.
Having the intention or result of generating value. Seeking to create that which improves people’s lives and makes the world a better place. World-enriching. There are two main levels of generative action. Level 1 is action aimed at generating value for others (let someone have a go on your bike). Level 2 is action aimed at creating that which generates value for others, over and over (let them keep your bike).
A credible definition of holism must itself be holistic, but the limitations of language make this impossible. Holistic is the converse of reductionist. See also Reductionism; Wholeness. Read the article What does holistic mean?
In contrast to a concept, an idea is a raw thought, notion, proposition, suggestion or plan, often prompted by a tacit or explicit question. An idea can be conceived at one of three main levels of abstraction. Here are examples in response to the question “How might we bring Newcreate to people’s attention?”: website (level = general), social networking website (intermediate) and social networking website built on BuddyX Pro theme (specific).
Idea, breakthrough
A breakthrough idea is one that is potent (displaying the potential to generate extensive or exceptional value) and fitting (the key fits the lock). Read about the Newcreate way of conceiving breakthrough ideas
Imagination, creative
“Through the faculty of creative imagination, the finite mind of man has direct communication with Infinite Intelligence. It is the faculty through which ‘hunches’ and ‘inspirations’ are received. It is by this faculty that all basic, or new ideas are handed over to man.” Source: Think and Grow Rich! by Napoleon Hill.
Imagination, synthetic
“Through the faculty of synthetic imagination, one may arrange old concepts, ideas, or plans into new combinations. This faculty creates nothing. It merely works with the material of experience, education, and observation with which it is fed. It is the faculty used most by the inventor, with the exception of he who draws upon the creative imagination, when he cannot solve his problem through synthetic imagination.” Source: Think and Grow Rich! by Napoleon Hill.

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Something that causes something to happen or happen more quickly; an impetus. View source
An impelling force or motion. View source
Infinite intelligence
A term used by Napoleon Hill, similar in meaning to intent. Read more about Infinite Intelligence
The generative impulse that streams from the unmanifest into the manifest through the gap in time. Don Juan Matus, the teacher of Carlos Castaneda, described intent as “the force that creates and animates the universe”. Intent has two aspects. One is the originating aspect, which seeks to initiate new creations. The other is the evolutionary aspect, which seeks to bring these creations to fruition and fully realise their value generation potential. See also 147; Transcend the Mundane.

Warriors know that intent is the abstract, the element that propels the warrior; intent is the flow of things, intent is the pervasive force that causes us to perceive; power; the force that permeates everything; intent is what makes the world.

Source: Creative Victory by Tomas
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A shrewdly-designed action or set of actions taken in order to bring about a shift from Now (the current state of affairs) to New (the desired state). Now-to-New: a brief introduction

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There is only one certainty, and that is joy.
Everything can be explained: joy has no explanation.
We cannot explain why we are joyful.
Joy is our task.
What you receive is a source of joy for the joyless.

Source: Talking with Angels; oral text by Hanna Dallos; transcription and commentary by Gitta Mallasz
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Laity, the
That part of the economy in which individuals or groups are engaged in create-the-new projects on their own account and not under the auspices of an employer organisation. Here are some examples of such projects: establishing a YouTube channel, seeking to reopen a local train station or railway line, setting up a community radio station, revitalising a struggling community, and starting a business or nonprofit organisation,
Manifest, the
The universe and all it contains. Everything that exists. The created world. The manifest is dimensioned (located in spacetime), describable and knowable. See also the Unmanifest.
Matus, don Juan
Don Juan Matus, the teacher of Carlos Castaneda, was a Yaqui ‘man of knowledge’ from northern Mexico. Many consider him a fictional character but, real or mythical, he offers much wisdom.
McGilchrist, Iain
Dr Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, neuroscience researcher, philosopher and literary scholar, best known for his theory of how the brain’s hemispheres differ in the way they attend to the world. He is the author of The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. His latest book is The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World.

Read about Iain McGilchrist and his theory of brain hemisphere differences

That which makes life and work truly worthwhile. Source: Edward Matchett.
A felt connection to self, others and the world. Source: Kaleb, founder of the Kompendium Project.
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Meeting, co-creation
A collaborative gathering taking place over half a day, an entire day or several days, and usually forming part of a broader programme of work aimed at solving a pressing problem, effecting a desired change or bringing into being something new that will generate value for customers or users and other beneficiaries. Such a meeting brings together diverse stakeholders, often in large numbers (the upper limit being constrained only by the capacity of the preferred venue) and with widely-differing agendas and perspectives, in order to discuss issues of heartfelt concern, share ideas, pool knowledge, explore possibilities and devise plans for sustained collaborative action.

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Meta generator
A meta generator 1 is a producer of value generators (products, services etc.) — typically an enterprise. A meta generator 2 is a producer of meta generators, such as an entrepreneur. See graphic here.
Mundane, Transcend the
Transcend the Mundane is a superpower formed of Faith, Openness and Groundedness. To transcend the mundane means to break free from the confines of mundane world, enter primal world and activate creative imagination.

Read more about the superpower Transcend the mundane | See also Mundane world; Primal world, 147.

Mundane world (Leftside, first attention, the tonal)
The everyday world, a default reality where people spend most of their waking lives. A world of descriptions. If it can be named, described and explained, it’s part of mundane world. It is the sum total of everything that meets the eye, everything we know, everything in our world, everything the rational mind can imagine.

The first attention basically consists of everything that ordinary man considers it means to be human. It is the reality that has been constructed and developed in order to deal with the daily world and encompasses an awareness restricted to the physical body.

Lorraine Voss, Female Warrior (view)
See also Primal world; Transcend the Mundane.
Pronounced “nah-wa’hl”. Rightside. Second attention. Pure perception. The nagual cannot be explained, it can only be experienced. Don Juan Matus explains the nature of the tonal and the nagual in The Totality of Oneself: the tonal and the nagual, excerpted from Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda. See also Mundane world; Primal world; Tonal.
A source of guidance for people seeking to transcend the mundane, create the new and enrich the world with value, meaning and joy. Newcreate can be used as an adjective synonymous with create-the-new (as in Newcreate project, for example), create-the-new being similar in meaning to innovation but wider in its embrace. The originator of Newcreate is Jack Martin Leith.
A person whose words and deeds are inspired and informed by the Newcreate guidance system.
A way of thinking about, and talking about, turning the present situation (Now) into what is needed instead (New) — a blanket term covering seven main types of work:

  • Creating products, services, enterprises, work practices, anything.
  • Changing the current situation into what is needed instead.
  • Solving a problem.
  • Surmounting a tough challenge.
  • Responding to a request or demand.
  • Developing, which means increasing value generation capability or potential.
  • Utilising value generation capability or potential.
The categories are neither mutually exclusive nor collectively exhaustive.

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A group of people who work together in an organized way for a shared purpose. Source: Cambridge Dictionary.
Having great power, force, influence or effect. To the Newcreator, it means showing the potential to generate extensive (widespread) or exceptional (hard or impossible to acquire by other means) downstream value.
The capability of doing or accomplishing something. Source: Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary via The Free Dictionary. See also Creative power; Value generation capability. In the Toltec realm, power is another name for intent.
Primal world (Rightside, second attention, the nagual)
An indescribable place of pure perception. Primal world cannot be explained, it can only be experienced. It is raw reality, untamed, unfiltered, uncodified and unconceptualised. The Newcreator must be tuned into primal world in order to channel intent and access creative imagination. Read more here: How Newcreators use mind, body and spirit to create the new and enrich the world. See also Mundane world.
Readiness work
Readiness work enables Newcreators to prime themselves for the appearance of a potent and fitting idea by becoming immersed in the demands and dynamics of the project and having a felt sense of the new reality in which the envisioned value will arise. Readiness work enables a group to access creative imagination.

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An attempt or tendency to explain a complex set of facts, entities, phenomena, or structures by another, simpler set. Source: American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. The converse of reductionist is holistic.
Sensemaking / sense-making
Sense-making is about understanding the world in a way that allows us to take meaningful action. Source: Dave Snowden, The Cynefin Company (formerly Cognitive Edge).
Service, unconditional
Selfless action taken for the benefit of others, motivated by a fervent desire to enrich the world. When we give unconditional service, we help others without wanting anything in return. Coming from the heart, unconditional service is unconditional love made manifest through generative action. In essence, intent and love are different words for the same phenomenon.

The essential discipline for producing intelligent change and progress, necessary new patterns and new orders of things and ideas; not a formula for perpetuating proven patterns and orders. It is not merely the causal agent of external change and progress, but also of important radical internal developments, up to full maturity, and being truly wise. Self reliance is exchanged in each new moment of Sophiagenic application for a total reliance on Creation itself: the one source that has structured and empowered all the organisms of nature since the ‘big bang.’ The continued practice of Sophiagenics converts logic-bred thinking into an exact instinct and illumination, in which ‘media’ (the perpetual emanations and creative action of the one source of Creation) and matter (existing creation) combine naturally and organically to make and extend meaning in and for each new moment.

Edward Matchett, via The DuVersity.


The animating force throughout creation. An unseen force that is life, the divine, the nagual, the light. To live a spiritual life is to identify oneself as the animator of creation, rather than as creation.

Allan Hardman, The Everything Toltec Wisdom Book | Sample 48 pages on Google Books

An individual or group that has an interest in any decision or activity of an organisation. Source: American Society for Quality. See also Beneficiary.
Stand refers to an individual’s set of beliefs, principles, or attitudes that guide their actions and decisions. It represents a person’s firm position on issues, reflecting their values and perspectives. This metaphorical use of ‘stand’ conveys a sense of stability, commitment, and often, moral or ethical conviction. It is about how you hold yourself in relation to the world around you, demonstrating consistency and clarity in your viewpoints and actions. Source: ChatGPT (edited).
Strategy is how you overcome the obstacles that stand between where you are and what you want to achieve. Source: Richard Rumelt, Why bad strategy is a ‘social contagion’, on McKinsey & Company website.
Superpowers, three
The seven creative powers combine to form three superpowers: Transcend the Mundane (Openness + Faith + Groundedness), Enrich the World (Imagination + Realisation), and Create the New (Conceptualisation + Materialisation). Transcend the Mundane must be activated in order to activate Enrich the World and Create the New.

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A system is a whole that consists of parts — each of which can affect the system’s behaviour or properties. The parts of a system are interdependent — therefore no part or collection of parts of a system has an independent effect on it. A system is therefore a whole that cannot be divided into independent parts. The essential or defining properties of any system are properties of the whole — which none of its parts have. A system is not the sum of the behaviour of its parts — it’s a product of their interactions. If you were to select the best parts from all the models of automobile in the world, you could not assemble them into the world’s best automobile — in fact you couldn’t create an automobile at all, because the parts don’t fit together. It is foolish to seek to improve the quality of a part of the system unless the quality of the system as a whole is simultaneously improved.

Source: Russell Ackoff, If Russ Ackoff had given a TED Talk (video; 12:18). summarised by Geoff Marlow
“System is illusory. All systems we fancy we observe in nature are merely constructions of the observer, and the ‘interconnected web’ or ‘system’ view of the universe is no more than a fairy tale.” Source: James Wilk, unpublished manuscript, my italics. See also Wholeness.
“Man or woman of knowledge. The Toltecs were ancient sorcerer-seers, the receivers and holders of mysteries.” Source: Creative Victory, by Tomas. The Toltecs inhabited pre-Hispanic Mexico: see Wikipedia — Toltec Empire. See also don Juan Matus.
Pronounced “toh-na’hl”. Leftside. First attention. The sum total of everything that meets the eye, everything we know, everything in our world, everything the rational mind can imagine. Don Juan Matus explains the nature of the tonal and the nagual in The Totality of Oneself: the tonal and the nagual, excerpted from Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda. See also Nagual; Mundane world; Primal world.
To rise above or go beyond the ordinary limits of.
Unmanifest, the
The source of everything that exists, has existed and could exist. Infinite possibility. The creating world. The unmanifest is dimensionless (not located in spacetime), indescribable and unknowable. See also the Manifest.
Closer to the source. Happening earlier in a sequence of activities. See also Downstream.

Upstream and downstream

Tangible or intangible benefit. The three main forms of value are economic value, conceptual value, and experienced value. On this website, I mostly talk about experienced value, which encompasses meaning and joy. Value is not delivered as if by Deliveroo. It is co-created when the beneficiary (e.g. consumer or user) interacts with the value generator (product, service etc.). See Wikipedia: Service-dominant logic and Evolving to a New Dominant Logic for Marketing (pdf; 18 pages) by Stephen L. Vargo and Robert F. Lusch.

Read more elsewhere on this website: What is value and how is it generated?

Value, functional
The kind of value you only notice when it is absent. “Salt is the stuff that makes potatoes taste horrible if you don’t put any in” (Dr. D. J. Stewart). You rarely experience functional value — generally, you only experience the anti-value that is generated when functional value is absent.

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Value generation capability
The wherewithal available to an individual, group or enterprise for the purpose of creating the new and realising the value generation potential of the new creation. Capability is the how (people, money. resources etc.) and potential is the what (the downstream value). Read more: How capabilities can unleash business performance, by John Hagel, John Seely Brown, and Maggie Wooll, on Deloitte Insights. See also the glossary entries Creative power; Power.
Value generation potential
The value a value generator, or meta generator (an enterprise for example), would be generating when no constraints are present. Potential is the what (the downstream value) and capability is the how (people, money. resources etc.).
Value generator
Something tangible or intangible that produces experienced value when the user interacts with it, such as a product, service, facility (this website, for instance), event (conference, party, festival), establishment (museum, theatre, restaurant), or artistic work (book, song, piece of music, painting, theatrical production).
How value is generated
Vision of realised potential
A depiction — an actual picture accompanied by a vivid and compelling synopsis — of how the world will look, sound and feel when the person, group or enterprise is fully utilising its value generation potential and manifesting its intent without constraint.
“One who has been led by power [intent] to an apprenticeship in the warriors’ way; it is an honor and a pleasure to be a warrior and it is the fortune of warriors to do what they must do;  warriors are true thinkers and abstract sorcerers; warriors are human beings in direct contact with the spirit [intent].” Source: Tomas, from the glossary forming part of Creative Victory, a discourse on the collected works of Carlos Castaneda.
“An undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting.” Source: The Free Dictionary. Wholeness is all-encompassing, transcending the dualistic nature of mundane reality, and cannot be reduced to parts (see Holistic). Neither can it be reduced to a pithy definition or distilled into an elegant concept. “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.” Lau Tzu.
Seeking to generate significant value for customers or users, other beneficiaries and wider society.
An individual’s set of fundamental beliefs and organising principles; his or her unquestioned assumptions about the nature of reality and the human place in it. A worldview is like the operating system in a computer, controlling operations behind the scenes but mostly outside the user’s awareness. When someone upgrades his or her worldview, certain things that were previously impossible become possible, and some things that were difficult become easy. Generally, a new worldview does not replace the old one, but subsumes it. Read more: How our worldviews are evolving
Evolution of worldviews, by Jack Martin Leith

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