Vol 1 No 1 (2010)

Interdisciplinary Studies: A Creative Force

Murray Walford
MAIS Student
Published April 10, 2010


In this article, I examine the potential for interdisciplinary studies to create new and sometimes epiphanic knowledge. The article is itself an integration of creative writing and several ideas and excerpts from essays I have written for Athabasca University’s Master of Arts—Integrated Studies (MAIS) program. It also represents one person’s search for meaning in a journey toward the core of the self and the source of creativity—a journey that weaves together the concepts of enlightenment, the “energy of the processes of life,” and purpose, through an integration of philosophy, spirituality, astronomy, and psychology. In the end, the article is a challenge to all to discover and cultivate their creative talents and thereby foster their connection to the world.