Modeling Language Glyphs
Seven Stages of the Creative Process
December 18, 1996

Each component of the model is represented by a glyph, the name of the component and a definition, the meaning of the symbolism behind the glyph and a representation of the glyph that you can use in quick sketching, or shorthand notation.

Seven Stages of the Creative Process

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Glyph Etymology Symbolism Quick
IDENTITY: The collective aspect of the set of characteristics y which a thing is definitely recognizable or known. The quality or condition of being or remaining the same. Latin; the same. 3 parallel horizontal lines: the mathematical symbol for an identity, passive intellect (observing), creative spirit
Point: origin, unity
VISION: That which is or has been seen. Unusual competence in discernment or perception. A mental image produced by the imagination. The mystical experience of seeing as if with the eyes the supernatural or a supernatural being. Latin: to see. Eye: symbolic of intelligence and the spirit; a spiritual act of understanding
INTENT: Aim, purpose, meaning, purport. Firmly fixed, concentrated. Having the mind fastened upon some purpose. Latin: to stretch toward. Flame: spiritual energy & transcendence
Sun: the hero
Shield: spiritual defense
INSIGHT: The capacity to discern the true nature of a situation. An elucidating glimpse. Old English: thing seen within. Thunderbolt: dawn, illumination, the beginning of a cycle, celestial fire
ENGINEERING: To plan, construct and manage as an engineer. To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts. Latin: contriver, talent. Papyrus: knowledge, progress, unrolling process of manifestation
Compass: the power of measurement and delimitation
BUILDING: To give form to according to a definite plan or process; to fashion, mold, create. To establish and strengthen; create and add to. Old English: a dwelling. Pyramid: the square base stands for the earth; the apex for the starting point and finishing point of all things; the triangular sides for fire, revelation, creation
USING: To bring up or put into service; employ for some prupose. To consume or expend the whole of. Cup: to contain; sense of sacrifice; sense of service


 Definitions are paraphrased from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language New College Edition, 1976

Symbolism is taken from either Carl G. Liungman's Dictionary of Symbols or J.E. Cirlot's A Dictionary of Symbols or a combination of both.

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