John Baldock –
Alpha Studios Incorporated is a
not-for-profit Art school plus Art Gallery formed in 1994.
The Director, John Baldock is an established artist with
over fifty art exhibitions. He is also an art Teacher,
Psychotherapist and Life Coach.
WHAT WE DO
We increase energy through creative
development. Nothing beats sustained energy increase to
claim the memory of perfect wealth, health and
relationships. Increasing energy is a practical work which
needs to become habitual, that is, it needs to be practiced
There can be no creativity without
increased energy. Creativity is to birth the new while
innovation is about re-arranging parts. Increased energy
means letting go of stress. Increased energy helps the
search for identity. Increased energy means absorbing
psychic energy to full capacity. Psychic energy is that
energy pertaining to human life and is a birthright.
Absorbing psychic energy is increased
by integrating the opposites in personality awareness.
Personality differences explain the wide variety of human
experience and demonstrate how each individual is unique.
When this uniqueness is fully developed the world beats a
path to each individual door for it can find such uniqueness
nowhere else. Thus each individual is protected from the
volatility of the share market, job insecurity and
depression. Increased energy means life is lived on a whole
new level of experience.
HOW WE DO IT
To be creative and absorb psychic
energy we make images through Type. Type theory which
explains the differences between people can be traced to the
Ancient Greeks who argued Type is what we are made of,
namely Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Then they changed the
theory to differences in the fluids of the body, namely
Melancholic, Sanguine, Choleric and Phlegmatic. For hundreds
of years, philosophers changed the terms or descriptors of
type but never the number four which became a symbol of
wholeness and totality, like the seasons of the year or
points of a compass. When pioneer psychologist Carl Jung
(1875 – 1961) became interested in Type theory he described
four functions, namely Intuition, Sensation, Thinking and
Feeling, all operating in a highly rational way. Thus
feeling is different to emotion, which is irrational.
We make images through Type. Images
are more than picture, being a concept of relationship.
Everything is inter-related and so we are related to
ourselves, others and everything around us. The arts,
whether visual, musical movement such as dance, literature
such as poetry, cuisine and aromatherapy, all contribute to
the making of images, which appeal to both the senses and
intellect. Strongly personal images become Inner Images and
chart human thinking and behaviour, through dreams, visions
and perceptions. North American Indians named their children
on the basis of significant images, such as Little Bear and
Eagle, where such images showed up in the birthing process.
Sometimes contemporary people change their names to suit
their personalities and personas in order to become
Images are the original language of
the psyche and communicate through Type to indicate the
unique potential of each personality. Then the world beats
the path to that individual’s door, for it cannot find such
uniqueness anywhere else. Artists, musicians and generally
creative people take any opportunity to present their unique
way of doing things and reap considerable rewards in doing
so. The offer to communicate in unique inner images is
available to all who do the work and the rewards are related
to health, wealth and relationships. The work is not hard
and can indeed be fun filled relaxation, but needs to become
habitual in order to succeed.
THE ATTITUDES TO ADOPT IN ORDER FOR
INNER IMAGES TO CONTRIBUTE TO CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT.
Take personal responsibility.
Move from Outer to Inner.
Aim for the Highest Good.
Explore the Unconscious with a
Make the process habitual.
Acknowledge the reality of the
Use Type as Indicator.
Become confident in your own
Acknowledge a Higher Power.
RELEVANT TO CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
"We cannot solve our deep problems
with the same thinking that brought us these problems".
"The illiterate of the 21st century
will not be those who cannot read and write but those who
cannot learn, unlearn and relearn".
"It is difficult to find happiness
within oneself but it is impossible to find it anywhere
SO WHAT IS
Creativity is about birthing the new!
It differs from innovation which can be regarded as
re-arranging parts. A cynic asked scornfully in regards to
the work at Alpha Studios Incorporated "are you still doing
your meditation on nothing?"
Whenever we speak in our imperfect
human language about creativity we are speaking of something
out of nothing. This nothing implies total freedom which
many people find confusing. People prefer guidelines that
come from outside of themselves, whether it be Church or
State. These outside guidelines relieve us of the
responsibility to turn inward to the Psyche, the true source
of creativity. Word language is mute on the subject of
nothing out of which comes the freedom to create. Only image
can carry the nuance of meaning that enriches nothing and
makes for the freedom of individual expression.
Creativity is man’s gift to God. It
surpasses obedience, supplication and requesting prayers.
God does not demand creativity of any individual personality
because it is always a gift on the individual’s part.
Therefore human creativity is not demanded in either the Old
or New Testaments, for in these God demands obedience with a
formula for redemption. In the creative act, the individual
personality must be itself and free from outside
Creativity births the new. According
to Carl Jung’s thinking on the unconscious, that which is
repressed or forgotten may be outside consciousness for the
whole of a human life. Only the creative act operating
through Type can go to the depths, what Jung called “slime”
and bring forgotten and repressed data to the level of
consciousness. The process uses images, especially inner
images, as the communicative device to make meaning from
what was formally without meaning. Individual personalities
who are thus able to make meaning out of nothing are not
likely to be depressed nor accept the apparent banality of
life. Life takes on meaning and the psyche constructs a rich
and varied tapestry that charts the progress of life with
colour, music, dance, the poetic and all other rich sources
of image making. This is practical work at least as
important as scientific research and business acumen and
places the individual at the centre of wellbeing.
The work stimulates the memory of
perfection and so the individual is able to claim the memory
of perfect health, perfect wealth and perfect relationships.
The journey into the unconscious is full of hazards and so
Jung recommends going there with a guide whose main
qualification is placing the Self ahead of ego. If and when
the ego is paramount the whole process comes to inevitable
tragedy. The work is also practical in that a sufficient
number of creative individuals in the manner prescribed can
make a State into Utopia as in the case of ancient Greece,
the high Dynasties of Ancient China and the philosophical
discoveries of India’s past. Today the rational and
scientific process of creative development has dried up in
the face of rampant commercialism and the result is ugliness
and disorder, a banality that shrivels the soul and turns
people to drugs in order to redress the balance. To restore
the lost process of developing creativity is the last hope
People who wish to experience
rational and science based creativity allied to an
understanding of themselves through Type. The reward for
developing creative potential lies in increased energy flow
that lifts the experience of living onto a higher plane.
Increased energy flow stimulates memory and this is always
the memory of perfection, namely perfect health, wealth and
relationships. Many religions say we come from a place of
perfection with an offer to return but in an imperfect world
this may be hard to reconcile. Belief has its place but
knowing is better and the best way to know is through the
Self and the Unconscious. Better still is direct experience
and this means contacting the unconscious on a daily basis
and transforming it from a place of fear to a Treasure House
of unlimited riches. This process transforms life from
banality and depression to passion and imagination.
OUR SCHOOL AND GALLERY
Inner images on display that combine
both art and psychotherapy. Art is regarded as making images
through Type and psychotherapy is the journey to individuate
the self. Both require energy and give abundant energy in
The director John Baldock has held
fifty International Art exhibitions and his work is
recognised by leading Art Critics such as Mrs Betty Churcher,
former director of the Australian National Gallery.
John Baldock is the author of a book
on the process of creativity called "God can be