Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path

Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path

Paperback Inner Workbook

By (author) Julia Cameron

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  • Publisher: Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 226mm x 18mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Los Angeles
  • ISBN 10: 1585421464
  • ISBN 13: 9781585421466
  • Edition: 10
  • Edition statement: 10th
  • Sales rank: 723

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The Artist's Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist's life. Still as vital today--or perhaps even more so--than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist's Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist's Way for a new century.

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"THE ARTIST'S WAY by Julia Cameron is not exclusively about writing--it is about discovering and developing the artist within whether a painter, poet, screenwriter or musician--but it is a "lot" about writing. If you have always wanted to pursue a creative dream, have always wanted to play and create with words or paints, this book will gently get you started and help you learn all kinds of paying-attention techniques; and that, after all, is what being an artist is all about. It's about learning to pay attention." --Anne Lamott, Mademoiselle "The premise of the book is that creativity and spirituality are the same thing, they come from the same place. And we were created to use this life to express our individuality, and that over the course of a lifetime that gets beaten out of us. [THE ARTIST'S WAY] helped me put aside my fear and not worry about whether the record would be commercial." --Grammy award-winning singer Kathy Mattea "Julia Cameron brings creativity and spirituality together with the same kind of step-by-step wisdom that Edgar Cayce encouraged. The result is spiritual creativity as a consistent and nourishing part of daily life." --Venture Inward "I never knew I was a visual artist until I read Julia Cameron's THE ARTIST'S WAY." --Jannene Behl in Artist's Magazine "Julia Cameron's landmark book THE ARTIST'S WAY helped me figure out who I really was as an adult, not so much as an artist but as a person. And award-winning journalist and poet, Cameron's genius is that she doesn't tell readers what they should do to achieve or who they should be--instead she creates a map for readers to start exploring these questions themselves." --Michael F. Melcher, Law Practice magazine "This is not a self-help book in the normative sense. It is simply a powerful book that can challenge one to move into an entirely different state of personal expression and growth." --Nick Maddox, Deland Beacon "THE ARTIST'S WAY (with its companion volume THE ARTIST'S WAY MORNING PAGES JOURNAL) becomes a friend over time, not just a journal. Like a journal, it provokes spontaneous insights and solutions; beyond journaling, it establishes a process that is interactive and dynamic." --Theresa L. Crenshaw, M.D., San Diego Union-Tribune "If you really want to supercharge your writing, I recommend that you get a copy of Julia Cameron's book THE ARTIST'S WAY. I'm not a big fan of self-help books, but this book has changed my life for the better and restored my previously lagging creativity." --Jeffrey Bairstow, Laser Focus World "Working with the principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Cameron developed a three month program to recover creativity. THE ARTIST'S WAY shows how to tap into the higher power that connects human creativity and the creative energies of the universe." --Mike Gossie, Scottsdale Tribune "THE ARTIST'S WAY is the seminal book on the subject of creativity and an invaluable guide to living the artistic life. Still as vital today--or perhaps even more so--than it was when it was first published in 1992, it is a provocative and inspiring work. Updated and expanded, it reframes THE ARTIST'S WAY for a new century." --Branches of Light "THE ARTIST'S WAY has sold over 3 million copies since its publication in 1992. Cameron still teaches it because there is sustained demand for its thoughtful, spiritual approach to unblocking and nurturing creativity. It is, dare we say, timeless." --Nancy Colasurdo, FOXBusiness Praise for VEIN OF GOLD, the second volume in the ARTIST'S WAY trilogy "For those seeking the wellspring of creativity, this book, like its predecessor, is a solid gold diving rod." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Table of contents

Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition Introduction Spiritual Electricity: The Basic Principles The Basic Tools Week 1: Recovering a Sense of Safety Shadow Artists Your Enemy Within: Core Negative Beliefs Your Ally Within: Affirmative Weapons Creative Affirmations Tasks Check-In Week 2: Recovering a Sense of Identity Going Sane Poisonous Playmates Crazymakers Skepticism Attention Rules of the Road Tasks Check-In Week 3: Recovering a Sense of Power Anger Synchronicity Shame Dealing with Criticism Detective Work, an Exercise Growth Tasks Check-In Week 4: Recovering a Sense of Integrity Honest Changes Buried Dreams, an Exercise Reading Deprivation Tasks Check-In Week 5: Recovering a Sense of Possibility Limits Finding the River The Virtue Trap The Virtue-Trap Quiz Forbidden Joys, an Exercise Wish List, an Exercise Tasks Check-In Week 6: Recovering a Sense of Abundance The Great Creator Luxury Counting, an Exercise Money Madness, an Exercise Tasks Check-In Week 7: Recovering a Sense of Connection Listening Perfectionism Risk Jealousy The Jealousy Map, an Exercise Archeology, an Exercise Tasks Check-In Week 8: Recovering a Sense of Strength Survival The Ivory Power Gain Disguised as Loss Age and Time: Product and Process Filling the Form Early Patternings, an Exercise Affirmations Tasks Check-In Week 9: Recovering a Sense of Compassion Fear Enthusiasm Creative U-Turns Blasting through Blocks Tasks Check-In Week 10: Recovering a Sense of Self-Protection Dangers of the Trail Workaholism Drought Fame Competition Tasks Check-In Week 11: Recovering a Sense of Autonomy Acceptance Success The Zen of Sports Building Your Artist's Altar Tasks Check-In Week 12: Recovering a Sense of Faith Trusting Mystery The Imagination at Play Escape Velocity Tasks Check-In Epilogue: The Artist's Way; Words for It The Artist's Way Questions and Answers Creative Clusters Guide Appendix: Trail Mix: Forming a Sacred Circle; An Artist's Prayer Reading List: Resources Index