Aus-sich-heraus-Schöpfen

English translation: creativity (that comes) from inside

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German term or phrase:Aus-sich-heraus-Schöpfen
English translation:creativity (that comes) from inside
Entered by: Mary Burdman

13:22 Oct 5, 2020
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / Creativity/Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting
German term or phrase: Aus-sich-heraus-Schöpfen
This phrase comes up several times in a book on how to enhance creativity.

Context:
In a definition of catharsis:
Die Katharsis Spontanes und unbewusstes ** “Aus-sich-heraus-Schöpfen” ** ohne Recherche, Unterbewusstes wird zu Tage gefördert, diese Methode wird oft bei der Kunst-therapie verwendet.

Katharsis (griech. kätharsis = Reinigung, im Sinne von spontanem Aus-sich-heraus-Schöpfen)

Kreativen Menschen schöpfen aus sich selbst heraus....

I am assuming Schöpfen is being used here as 'creation.' Does anyone have an elegant translation for this phrase? 'Creation through purging' comes to
mind, but I would really appreciate any better suggestions.

Many thanks,

Mary
Mary Burdman
United States
Local time: 14:01
creativity (that comes) from inside
Explanation:
Or inherent, or immanent, or innate, or intrinsic creativity.
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philgoddard
United States
Grading comment
I added 'drawing from within,' but this essentially is best for the text. Many thanks.
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2Tapping into one's mind
Michael Martin, MA
4 +2producing art by drawing on one’s own experiences / inner world
Helen Shiner
4 +1creativity (that comes) from inside
philgoddard
5wellspring of creativity / inner resources of creativity
Louise Cyffka
4tap into one's subconscious landscape,(/the landsc. of one's subc.) spontaneously, to find form...
Stephen Reader
4Free flowing spontaneous creativity
Oliver Toogood
4draw strength from within
Cillie Swart
4visceral creativity
David Hollywood
3unconscious drawing of inspiration from one's own depths; .. plumb their own depths for inspiration
Adrian MM.
3inspired from within
Wendy Streitparth
2externalize one's creative potential/strength/forces
Klaus Beyer


Discussion entries: 9





  

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creativity (that comes) from inside


Explanation:
Or inherent, or immanent, or innate, or intrinsic creativity.

philgoddard
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
I added 'drawing from within,' but this essentially is best for the text. Many thanks.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Stephen Reader: Yes, given the explanation ('Unterbewusstes wird..') that follows - think n.b. to have the 'getting it out there' explicit.
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producing art by drawing on one’s own experiences / inner world


Explanation:
You could also use ‘to create’ or ‘be creative’ instead of ‘producing art’. You know what has come before, the types of things being suggested, so I hope you can find something suitable to match.

Helen Shiner
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 74

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  writeaway
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  -> Thanks, writeaway

agree  Stephen Reader: With 'spontaneous' in there somewhere.
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Stephen. Yes, it’s not in the phrase presented to us, though it’s certainly in the text above.
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draw strength from within


Explanation:
I agree that create is one definition of "Schöpfen", but I would use "draw" here resulting in the familiar English phrase, "strength from within", especially since the first definition in linguee is "draw" - see reference.


    https://www.linguee.com/english-german/search?source=auto&query=Sch%C3%B6pfen+
Cillie Swart
South Africa
Local time: 21:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Stephen Reader: In the presumed aim of the exercise, yes, but the focus in the orig. phrase seems to be on externalising subconsc. matter as a way toward that result. You c'd even just omit 'strength'.
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neutral  Cilian O'Tuama: oh, you and your linguee!
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Tapping into one's mind


Explanation:
https://sites.google.com/site/prioetry/home/the-poet

https://medium.com/illumination/how-to-tap-into-your-subcons...

Michael Martin, MA
United States
Local time: 14:01
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 55

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Stephen Reader: Possibly 'one's _own_ mind' to bring out the personal/inner experience aspect - agree given the orig.'s explanations that follow
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agree  Lirka
6 hrs

neutral  Oliver Toogood: Not convinced;
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tap into one's subconscious landscape,(/the landsc. of one's subc.) spontaneously, to find form...


Explanation:
Really only tapping in myself, to what Helen and Michael suggest.

Stephen Reader
Local time: 20:01
Native speaker of: English
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wellspring of creativity / inner resources of creativity


Explanation:
Refers to the concept that creativity is not invented - but discovered.

Example sentence(s):
  • https://wellspringcreative.com/2013/05/06/a-wellspring-of-creativity/

    Reference: http://https://wellspringcreative.com/2013/05/06/a-wellsprin...
    Reference: http://ttps://https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26204...
Louise Cyffka
Germany
Local time: 20:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Free flowing spontaneous creativity


Explanation:
Stream of consciousness creativity, maybe.

Oliver Toogood
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
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unbewusstes Aus-sich-heraus-Schöpfen; Kreative Menschen schöpfen aus sich selbst heraus
unconscious drawing of inspiration from one's own depths; .. plumb their own depths for inspiration


Explanation:
It#s a coincidence that catharsis is being referred to on this site used by some prople as a surrogate and substitute for psychotherapy.

Anyway this is two interlinked questions as a translation of the first occurrence of unbewusstes “Aus-sich-heraus-Schöpfen” may not be usable for the next one of Kreative Menschen schöpfen aus sich selbst heraus....

Example sentence(s):
  • To confront a person with their own shadow is to show them their own ... we must plumb the depths of our own psyches including the deep

    Reference: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/german-to-english/poetry-literatur...
Adrian MM.
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Oliver Toogood: " unconsciously" and " from one's own depths" a possible pleonasm/tautology?
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inspired from within


Explanation:
.......we begin to journey toward being inspired from within.
https://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Wilson11.html

Inspired from within. Mary-Jo is a self taught artist who tries to capture and interpret how she sees nature by creating one of a kind wire sculptures.
https://zenfirepottery.ca/mary-jo-carter-dodd/

Wendy Streitparth
Germany
Local time: 20:01
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 11
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externalize one's creative potential/strength/forces


Explanation:
Would be my choice

Klaus Beyer
United States
Local time: 13:01
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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visceral creativity


Explanation:

Chapter 18 VISCERAL CREATIVITY Organic Creativity in Teaching Arts/Dance Education Celeste Snowber The body is the canvas for creativity. We paint with ...


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Note added at 14 hrs (2020-10-06 03:36:58 GMT)
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in the sense of "gut feeling"

David Hollywood
Local time: 16:01
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 47
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