Where Do Ideas Come From?

The Hidden Dimension of Creative Thinking

Itzhak Bar Yona

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  • An inspiring book on the search for the source of our creativity

Considers the source of human creativity.

234 x 156 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Philosophy of Human Life; Art & Literature
80 b/w illustrations
248 pages
Publication date:
28 Apr 2011


What is the source of creativity? Can anyone really create anything truly new?

The author of this unique book is a professional inventor with more than 30 patents. He began to think about the connection between his work (in science and technology), and his path of inner development, observing a mutual fertilisation of ideas between the two.

Drawing on ideas from G.I. Gurdjieff, Rudolf Steiner and Sri Aurobindo, he embarked on a search for the inner source of his own creativity, exploring where ideas come from and how they develop.

This is an important and inspiring book for all those involved in creative arts and industries, as well as those involved in education, social work, and science.


Itzhak Bar Yona was born in Jerusalem in 1945 and graduated in Architecture at Haifa's institute of technology and is a successful inventor in various fields. He began spiritual research in 1971 as a member of the Gurdjieff School in Israel. Later, he discovered the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and Sri Aurobindo and, alone and with various groups, began assimilating in a practical way the wisdom found in them.

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