The Artist's Way - A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Year Published: 1992
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The Artist's Way is
a 12-week creativity workbook that is quite spiritual in tone,
though not "cosmic." The techniques described are quite powerful if
This is a 12-week workbook, "a course in discovering and recovering your
creative self." Although some of the language is tilted toward
the AA/Recovery model, the author's journey and advice
Cameron introduces 2 tools: morning pages and
artist dates. One reads a
book chapter and does a series of exercises each week.
From the back cover:
The Artist's Way is an empowering book for aspiring and working artists.
With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction
of life, Julia Cameron leads you through a comprehensive twelve week
program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including
limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions and
other inhibiting forces.
The book is unique in three ways:
Whatever your spiritual orientation, The Artist's Way will resonate in your creative
mind with truth, wisdom, and inspiration.
- It links creativity to spirituality by showing in nondemoninational terms
how to tap into the higher power that connects human creativity with
the creative energies of the universe.
- It links creativity to personal empowerment and in each of the twelve
weeks of the course helps remove one or more seemingly insurmountable
barriers to artistic confidence and productivity.
- It links creativity to learnable skills, guiding you through a variety of
highly effective exercises and activities that spur imagination and capture
Updated: Thursday, 19 April 2001
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