Newcreate is a mind-body-spirit way of transcending the mundane, creating the new and enriching the world with value, meaning and joy.

Some might call it a holistic approach, but the very act of dividing a whole person into three components makes it a reductive one. Mind, body and spirit work together in ways we will never fully understand.

Newcreate is a mind-body-spirit way of creating the new
Reductionism is unavoidable it we want to advance our create-the-new thinking and practice. We just need to remember that mind-body-spirit is nothing more than a convenient construct.

The statistician George Box famously said that all models are wrong but some are useful. Humans are complex beings and defy codification, but I hope aspiring Newcreators will find the contents of this page useful.


We are here to create the new and enrich the world through unconditional service.

Creating the new is a natural, organic process.

We use three selves to create the new:

Mental self The mind can lean towards the right, into primal world where creative imagination is active, or towards the left, into mundane world, where we default to synthetic imagination.

Physical self We embody seven creative powers: Faith, Imagination, Conceptualisation, Intent, Materialisation, Realisation and Devotion. These combine to form three superpowers: Transcend the Mundane, Create the New, and Enrich the World.

Spiritual self This is experienced as intent — a heartfelt desire to enrich the world with value, meaning and joy.

The Newcreator's three selves


The Newcreator's three selves: Mind

We have seen that there are only two parts of your mind. One is ruled by the ego, and is made up of illusions. The other is the home of the Holy Spirit, where truth abides.

Source: A Course in Miracles, Lesson 66

Leftside — Mundane world

The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice versa. In order to keep things simple and to correspond with the brain hemisphere hypothesis of Dr. Iain McGilchrist, Leftsiide and rightside refer to the body as viewed from the rear: your left and right, not stage left and right.

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)
Mundane world is the everyday world, a default reality where people spend most of their waking lives. It is a world of descriptions. If it can be named, described and explained, it is 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.

When someone is left-inclined and immersed in mundane world, their thinking is tainted by a host of beliefs, introjects, conventions, constructs, rules, behavioural norms and social codes, limiting possibilities for generative action.

It is tragic how few people ever “possess their souls” before they die. “Nothing is more rare in any man,” says Emerson, “than an act of his own.” It is quite true. Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.

Oscar Wilde, De Profundis, cited by Geoff Marlow in his Substack piece Being authentic

Leftside corresponds with what don Juan Matus, in the Carlos Castaneda books, calls the tonal “toh-na’hl” or first attention.

Leftside is analogous to the brain’s left hemisphere as described by Iain McGilchrist in his book The Master and His Emissary..

Left hemisphere attributes include these: attention is local, narrow, focused; sees parts, not wholes; sees an inanimate world of things; thinking is decontextualized and systematic; the world is like a map, a schema, a diagram, a theory — something two dimensional.

View a summary of left and right hemisphere attributes sourced from The Master and His Emissary

People engrossed in mundane world can only access synthetic imagination and not its creative counterpart.

Synthetic Imagination Through this faculty, 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.

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich!
Leftside is both an enabler and a tyrant. It enables us to get things done, but it makes us slaves to reason, commanding the use of synthetic imagination and insisting that creative imagination does not and cannot exist.

Most create-the-new methods overuse leftsiide and underuse rightside. Newcreators use both sides in accordance with the demands of the particular situation.

Rightside — Primal world

Here are some synonyms for the word primal, courtesy of WordHippo. I have highlighted those that are closest to my intended meaning.

Primal synonyms
Rightside corresponds with what don Juan Matus calls the nagual (“nah-wa’hl”) or second attention.

Eightside is analogous to the brain’s right hemisphere as described by Iain McGilchrist.

Right hemisphere attributes include these: attention is global, broad, vigilant, flexible, sustained; sees the bigger picture and sees things whole and in their context; sees an animate world where things presence to us, rather than being re-presented; Sees the world that is being mapped.

View a summary of left and right hemisphere attributes

Rightside represents primal world, a place of pure perception: untamed, unfiltered, uncodified, unconceptualised. It is the reality you would experience if raised in the wilderness by wolves.

The reality we can put into words is never reality itself.

Werner Heisenberg
Primal world cannot be described, it can only be experienced. As soon as we name or describe primal world we are propelled into mundane world,

When someone is right-inclined and immersed in primal world, the creative form of imagination becomes available. Their thoughts and actions will be perceptive, holistic, possibility-oriented, animated, life-affirming and rich in meaning.

Creative Imagination 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.

It is through this faculty that thought vibrations from the minds of others are received. It is through this faculty that one individual may “tune in,” or communicate with the subconscious minds of other men.

The creative imagination works automatically, in the manner described in subsequent pages. This faculty functions ONLY when the conscious mind is vibrating at an exceedingly rapid rate, as for example, when the conscious mind is stimulated through the emotion of a strong desire.

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich!
View a selection of quotes from people, most of them writers and composers, discussing how creative imagination influences their work

One can say that the nagual accounts for creativity,” [don Juan] finally said and looked at me piercingly. “The nagual is the only part of us that can create.”

He remained quiet, looking at me. I felt he was definitely leading me into an area I had wished he would elucidate further. He had said that the tonal did not create anything, but only witnessed and assessed. I asked how he explained the fact that we construct superb structures and machines.

“That’s not creativity,” he said. “That’s only molding.”

Source: The tonal and the nagual, excerpted from Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda.

You have to understand that there are dimensions. In the dimension we call the world, 1 a person needs logic. He needs it badly. He needs to be able to analyze and take apart things and put them back together again. He needs to spot flaws in reasoning and multiple deceptions. He needs to recognize formal arguments and trace them all the way through from assumptions to conclusions. But in the dimension where creative power operates, 2 where things happen that most certainly impact this world, all bets are off. He needs to understand and experience and launch a kind of vast freedom for his own imagination that takes him entirely out of the realm of being a normal person, a foolish and provincial “realist,” a mechanically thinking human. He has to go light-years past that. He has to stop pretending he is some kind of scientist. In other words, he has to stop burying his own power. Two dimensions, two capabilities.

Jon Rappoport, The Magician Awakes, cited in The Space, the Magician, and the Man of Science, also by Jon Rappoport
1. This is what I call mundane world.
2. I call this primal world.

We know that some things are key to human flourishing: proximity to nature; a culture; some sense of something beyond this realm. They make people healthier, both physically and mentally. We’ve done away with that and now all we’re left with is public debate.

Left-brain thinking will destroy civilisation | Iain McGilchrist in conversation with Freddie Sayers, Executive Editor of UnHerd, on UnHerd website


The Newcreator's three selves: Body

Topside — Possible

Topside connects us with the source of everything that exists and could exist; the realm (or non-realm, as it has no existence) of infinite possibility; the unknown and unknowable; the eternal.

In the book Talking with Angels it is called the creating world.

It is analogous to what David Bohm calls Implicate order.

The Topside creative powers are:

  • Faith
  • Imagination
  • Conceptualisation
Read more about the seven creative powers

Bottomside — Actual

Bottomside connects us to the physical universe and all it contains; the realm of existence and realised possibility; the actual; the known; the temporal.

In the book Talking with Angels it is called the created world.

It is analogous to what David Bohm calls explicate order.

The Bottomside creative powers are:

  • Materialisation
  • Realisation
  • Devotion
Read more about the seven creative powers


Intent unites Topside, Bottomside, Leftsiide and rightside
Residing in the heart, Intent unites Topside, the realm of the possible, with Bottomside, the realm of the actual, where possibilities become reality.

Intent, Faith and Devotion combine to form the superpower Transcend the Mundane, which enables Imagination and Realisation to join together and form Enrich the World, and allows Conceptualisation and Manifestation to connect and form Create the New.

The seven creative powers and three superpowers
Intent, allied with Faith and Devotion, enables the Newcreator to deploy rightside attention whenever the situation requires it.

Read more about the seven creative powers and three superpowers

Read more about Intent


The Newcreator's three natures: Spirit
Our spiritual self is experienced as Intent: an enduring sense of belongingness, wholeness and world-enriching purpose.

Intent is located in the heart, where the horizontal (mind) and vertical (body) planes intersect.

Moment by moment, a person’s intent can be either generative or degenerative.

Lightside — Generative intent

Generative means 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 levels of generative action.

Level 1 is concerned with generating value for others (let someone have a go on your bike).

Level 2 is concerned with creating something that generates value for others again and again (let them keep your bike).

Darkside — Degenerative intent

Degenerative means having the intention or result of generating anti-value, or inhibiting or limiting value generation, or nullifying value. It can also refer to the failure to seize an opportunity to generate value, or to settle for limited value generation when the value generation potential was greater.

Generative and degenerative modes compared

Generative and degenerative modes compared
Read more about generative and degenerative states of being


Using this imaginary dashboard, the Newcreator can check the current status of his or her mental, physical and spiritual selves, and make whatever adjustments are necessary.

The Newcreator's Dashboard


Create the New: the Newcreator’s third superpower

Creating greatness in the realm beyond systems thinking (pdf; 25pp) An article I contributed to an e-book for participants in European Sharing on Systems Thinking, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2015

Enrich the World: the Newcreator’s second superpower

The G-field that streams from the unmanifest

Generative and degenerative states of being

Iain McGilchrist and his brain hemisphere hypothesis

Intent: the generative impulse infusing mind, body and spirit

Seven creative powers and three superpowers

Synthetic imagination and creative imagination

Newcreators call it mundane and primal. Don Juan Matus calls it the tonal and the nagual.

The truly new comes from nothing

Transcend the Mundane: the Newcreator’s first superpower


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