Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


Center for Studies in Creativity


Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers

First Reader

Dr. Susan Keller-Mathers


Exploring the Spiritual Nature of Creativity

As a deeply spiritual person I began to notice that as I developed my spiritual practices and grew deeper in my spirituality my creativity started to flourish. Ironically enough, I had chosen a master’s program that focused solely on creativity. This is something I would later call a synchronicity, where things in your life magically happen to align. My spirituality, something I am so passionate about started to work its way into my graduate studies. Finding the Center for Applied Imagination through Buffalo State College has not only allowed me to strengthen my creativity and grow deeper in my spirituality, but also allowed me to gain a whole new perspective of how the two are so graciously intertwined. It is my belief that as you intentionally work to understand who you truly are through spiritual and self-development practices you will be gifted the magic of heightened creativity. Throughout my master’s project you will find personal reflections of practices and concepts, as well as excerpts from readings that have allowed me to discover this connection.