Psychology of Creativity Institute
Safety precautions to follow when working with Neurographica®. Part 1
Neurographica is a way to change your consciousness creatively. It helps people change how they think about life in general and specific things that happen in it. Neurographica is not a simple fine art; its goal is not to replicate objects and plots that already exist in space. Rather, this is a completely effective, scientifically proven psychological method for dealing with a lot of different problems and meeting goals. It has its own set of rules and even safety precautions, just like any other transformational practise.
Certain rules must be followed before the drawing can begin to work and produce the desired result. Adults, of course, are free to choose which rules to follow and which to disregard and to make their own decisions. However, the outcome is contingent upon the choice they make.
As Pavel Piskarev points out, we are all artists, and no one has the authority to tell us how to draw. That is how we see things. At the same time, it is important to be able to take responsibility for your vision and the results it brings about, too.
Substantiation of safety precautions when working with Neurographica® What rules and safety precautions (SPs) apply when working with Neurographica?
All SPs are classified into two groups: those for beginners and individual (basic) users, and those for specialists and instructors.
However, it should be noted that the set of rules for individual users is considerably larger; in fact, it is a comprehensive set. Instructors are familiar with Neurographica® pitfalls and rules. They know how to track and control their states, as well as how to be flexible in applying the method's various techniques. This implies that they understand how to accept blame for the consequences of breaking some rules. When working with Neurographica®, certified individual users, particularly beginners, should OBSERVE ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
Stick to Neurographica® basic algorithm Because Neurographica® is a scientific work and a rigorously verified psychological practise that employs a variety of techniques for a variety of purposes, the foundation of neurographic drawing is the Basic algorithm, to which all the method's techniques are subject.
The basic algorithm is based on the Pyramid of Consciousness principle, which reveals the secrets of human thoughts and behaviours. It consists of four levels plus the present. Each successive level delves deeper and deeper into the consciousness and subconsciousness realms. Until it reaches the self, or the Absolute.
It is difficult to jump from actual consciousness, from the point of present awareness, from the external world into the deep world of the Absolute, which you can call God, the Father of Lights, or the Creator. Even experienced meditators struggle to cross two layers of consciousness at the same time. Immersion is never instant. It's like diving: if you do not follow the rules, you will either get crushed or something else will happen. Diving is a skill that must be learned. This rule is true for anything that has depth.
Neurographica® basic algorithm is designed in such a way that immersion into the depths of one's subconsciousness occurs gradually. Secret problems and opportunities that have been kept hidden from a person become apparent gradually. Having the options are available is a good thing. Yet there are some issues that can literally knock you off your game. So you have to be ready for them.
The more a person works out various aspects of life and solves various problems, the easier it is for him to immerse himself and the faster the level of the Absolute is attained with satisfaction. This is the level of a Neurographica® instructor. This is where the algorithm's points can be played using free will. But not before that.
Beginners to Neurographica who learned about the method through open online lessons get their first inspiration and continue to believe that this is the entire method. Instead, this is only the tip of a massive iceberg that does not produce a complete picture and, as a result, the desired results. Thus, Neurographica becomes part of NeuroArt in this case. The two things are not the same at all.
Only complete understanding of the basic algorithm and its features is necessary to get the best possible results from it.
The first thing to do is conjoining it up The Algorithm for Removing Limitations (ARL) is the very first technique taught in the Neurographica® User course. Its goal is to remove constraints, solve problems, and remove roadblocks in the way of achieving a goal.
Catharsis, also known colloquially as outburst, is the foundation of this algorithm. At this point, all the emotions associated with the drawing's subject, most of which are negative, have now come together.
How do you think we should proceed? Can we just put this outburst aside and find something else to occupy our time? Some people let it happen. But imagine a picture. You go to a friend or family member feeling much distress, share your difficult situation and condition, and wish to be helped and encouraged. Your friend or family member simply shakes his head and states that he is out of time at the moment. What will happen to you now?
You have just poured out your negativity, but you have not got any help. So, you are still stuck in activated negativity. The issue becomes a real pain. Negative emotions cause a person to "release thorns." Unresolved problems give him the appearance of being an electric porcupine, even from great distances away.
Catharsis works the same way. What should I do? The immutable rule of the Algorithm for Removing Limitations is:
After the outburst, conjoining things up first and only then can you distract yourself if you need to.
Conjoining off catharsis allows you to relieve emotional stress, literally smooth out the corners of a problem, and align the paths to its resolution.
It is not uncommon for the outburst to be so emotionally charged that the person scribbles on the paper until there is no more white space on it. Of course, there is nothing to round in this case, or it is very difficult because the elements are too small. Here, it is better to tear up the sheet and toss it out, then start over with a new outburst. This should be done until the emotional intensity has subsided, at which point it will be much easier to work with the catharsis elements.
Conjoining rules Piskarev's principle is the official name for the process of conjoining It is Neurographica®'s hallmark and adheres to a strict rule: all lines must be perfectly smooth, like silk.
Everything sharp to which the eye is attracted adds new problems to a situation. As it turns out, by resolving the issue, we actually exacerbate it.
Intersecting lines indicate a conflict or a problem with the stated subject. That is why, using Neurographica®, we conjoin them and bring them into a state of harmony, allowing for the best possible solution to the problem.
This drawing shows the incorrect and correct methods of conjoining.
when conjoin corners, no new ones should appear
conjoin with a thin rod produces many burrs and does not result in a smooth colour finish
when conjoin, avoid the formation of crosses and thorns at line intersections
conjoining should be as soft and smooth as possible. The thickness of the lines and the conjoining centre should match each other in both thickness and how much paint is added
Working with triangles The sharpest topic in Neurographica® is triangles. In the sense that they make angles, sharpness, unbalance, and start a fight inside you. They are only available for use by certified Neurographica® Specialists and Instructors. Individual Users, particularly beginners, should avoid interacting with the triangles.
Why? The User course is the first in a series of Neurographica® training programmes. There are only two algorithms presented here: the Algorithm for Removing Limitations and the Algorithm for Revealing Intentions, both of which have nothing to do with triangles.
Using the Algorithm for Removing Limitations, you can get rid of restrictions in the chosen subject. It is sometimes possible to figure out ahead of time what problems and difficulties you will face as you work toward your goal. It is more common, however, for these issues to surface out of nowhere. Sometimes, you appear to be nearing the finish line, and the outcome appears right in front of you. Then: BOOM!! Everything turns on its head.
The human subconscious contains a wealth of interesting things. We inherit a diversity of beliefs, attitudes, ways of thinking, and behaviours from the depths of centuries. As we go through life, we pick up on a variety of things. When you want to run, all of this binds into a single ball of roots beneath your feet, causing you to stumble all the time.
The Algorithm for Removing Limitations lets you remove things that are blocking your way, and even turn them into resources. The Algorithm for Revealing Intentions lets you choose the best way to get what you want. This is only an intention, a choice of path, and not yet a strategy. So neither of these two algorithms has anything to do with triangles. There is a risk of self-harm when using sharp shapes and various hatching in these algorithms.
The triangle represents movement, growth, leadership, and internal conflict. Do you require it when you decide to resolve all conflicts?
If you want to learn more about the shapes used in Neurographica®, check out the Graphical Alphabet Overview page. And, as a follow-up to the topic of safety precautions when working with Neurographica®, we will discuss the case, the subject of the drawing, and why some drawings do not work. Stay tuned for updates!