Creativity is a phenomenon whereby something new and valuable is created (such as an idea, a joke, an artistic or literary work, a painting or musical composition, a solution, an invention etc).
The ideas and concepts so conceived can then manifest themselves in any number of ways, but most often, they become something we can see, hear, smell, touch, taste, feel or perceive (Senses).
The range of scholarly interest in creativity includes a multitude of definitions and approaches involving several disciplines; Psychology, cognitive science, education, philosophy (particularly philosophy of science), technology, theology, sociology, Parapsychology, Linguistics, business studies, songwriting and economics, taking in the relationship between creativity and general intelligence, mental and neurological processes associated with creativity, the relationships between personality type and creative ability and between creativity and mental health, the potential for fostering creativity through education and training, especially as augmented by technology, and the application of creative resources to improve the effectiveness of learning and teaching processes.
An invention is a unique or novel device, method, composition or process. It may be an improvement upon a machine or product, or a new process for creating an object or a result. An invention that achieves a completely unique function or result may be a radical breakthrough. Such works are novel and not obvious to others skilled in the same field.
Another meaning of invention is cultural invention, which is an innovative set of useful social behaviours adopted by people and passed on to others. The Institute for Social Inventions collected many such ideas in magazines and books. Invention is also an important component of artistic and design creativity. Inventions often extend the boundaries of human knowledge, experience or capability.
A fantasy is a situation imagined by an individual that expresses certain desires or aims on the part of its creator. Fantasies sometimes involve situations that are highly unlikely; or they may be quite realistic. Another, more basic meaning of fantasy is something which is not 'real,' as in perceived explicitly by any of the Senses, but exists as an imagined situation of object to subject.
In everyday life, individuals often find their thoughts pursue a series of fantasies concerning things they wish they could do or wish they had done...fantasies of control or of sovereign choice...daydreams'.
Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur subconsciously in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not definitively understood, though they have been a topic of scientific speculation and a subject of philosophical and religious interest throughout recorded history. The scientific study of dreams is called Oneirology.
Creativity in the Contact Reports
"...The full truth is, that there is absolutely nothing that Man is capable of inventing, dreaming, thinking and fantasizing which cannot be realized. The reason is that Man cannot think, fantasize, dream or invent anything that cannot be manufactured, realized or produced, respectively.
Anything Man thinks, invents, dreams or fantasizes, can be realized or effected, one way or another, technically or by way of the Consciousness.
Hence, there is nothing in the entire Universe that Man cannot effect or produce once he has invented, thought, fantasized or dreamed up something.
The only things he cannot realize, produce or achieve are maniacal ideations, such as those religious manias or fanaticism or illusions for instance, that impair the consciousness of individuals afflicted with the mania as maniacal ideations and illusions."