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The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity Hardcover – March 18, 2002
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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.”
“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.”
About the Author
- Publisher : J.P. Tarcher/Putnam; 10th Anniversary ed. edition (March 18, 2002)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1585421472
- ISBN-13 : 978-1585421473
- Item Weight : 1.46 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.6 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #185,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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At first it seemed like a self help book, but as I continued reading I could easily see that it was much, much more. Peppered with wonderful quotes and divided into twelve chapters that take the reader along the journey to her creative self, The Artist's Way also includes a question and answer section, a creative clusters guide, and an appendix entitled "Trail Mix." As for how the book has influenced me, I usually do my three pages each day, and a friend of mine and I are considering initiating a creative cluster...as soon as we find just the right mix of people.
It's a great book! To all skeptics out there, you might want to consider Erica Jong's quote from the chapter on recovering a sense of power: "Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame." The spiritual electricity is out there; you just have to ask for it and then stop, look, and listen.
I've had this book for about 20 years and recently sent it as a gift. I go back to this book time and time again to learn, grow, and heal. It is inspiring, magical, uplifting, therapeutic and humorous!
I think everything you learn from the book is all ready in you, but what it does is is give you a structure and permission in which to release your creativity.