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The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (1992)

by Julia Cameron

Other authors: Mark Bryan

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Presents a twelve-week program intended to increase creativity by capturing the creative energy of the universe.
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    A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink (DetailMuse)
    DetailMuse: Readers wanting to practice Cameron's recommendation for Artist Dates will find dozens of ideas in the exercises and sources within Pink's book.
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    Stoking the Creative Fires: 9 Ways to Rekindle Passion and Imagination by Phil Cousineau (greggchadwick)
    greggchadwick: Phil Cousineau's "Stoking the Creative Fires" is a needed kick in the pants in the realm of books on the creative process. Phil's work with Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith links "Stoking the Creative Fires" to myth and history.
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Julia Cameron, autrice di questo fantastico libro, ha creato un capolavoro che spazia tra spiritualità, arte, creatività e lavoro su stessi.

Il testo si sviluppa su 12 capitoli principali, corrispondenti alle settimane di esercizi pratici che l' autrice consiglia ad ogni lettore. Ogni capito è strutturato con una parte teorica e motivazionale, seguita da una sezione di compiti e una di verifica sul lavoro svolto. Aforismi ai margini delle pagine, intercalano i vari argomenti, accompagnando il lettore nella riscoperta di Sé, della sua creatività, di ciò che potrebbe averlo bloccato e di come fare per superare tali ostacoli.

Sono elencati strumenti da utilizzare durante il percorso, tecniche e consigli pratici che ho ritenuto davvero fondamentali per la mia crescita sia artistica che spirituale. Vi sono persino dei contratti da stipulare prima e dopo determinati compiti/imprese che ci possono sembrare inizialmente "titaniche". Fondamentali, per chi come me non vuole rinunciare alla parola data. Aiutano durante i periodi "bui", privi di volontà e/o ispirazione ad andare avanti e fare il necessario per non mollare.

Molto più che un semplice libro sul come fare arte e far crescere l' artista interiore. L' autrice coglie subito il segno collegando l' aspetto artistico con un percorso spirituale e il Divino.

Un testo che consiglio a tutti coloro che non si sono mai condiderati degli artisti, o che non hanno mai pensato di poter apprezzare l' arte. Come è successo per me, avulso da sempre dal mondo artistico, ho riscoperto un mio lato creativo, una parte di me che avevo sempre trascurato e per la quale avevo sempre provato forti pregiudizi. Non fate gli esercizi pensando al giudizio degli altri. Fatelo per voi, divertitevi ed esprimetevi per come siete in quel momento. Prendete il lavoro come un gioco, un modo per evadere dalle preoccupazioni quotidiane, evadere dai pensieri. Una forma alternativa per meditare o essere presenti (in mindfulness, parola molto in voga).

Consiglio la lettura anche a chi si occupa di spiritualità, che sta facendo un percorso di consapevolezza o una Via iniziatica. Ci sono tanti spunti utili e l' autrice evidenzia come sia essenziale riconoscere la presenza di qualcosa che vada oltre la nostra normale comprensione delle cose.

Distruggete i condizionamenti verso lo stereotipo dell' artista, riscoprite un mondo ricco di cuore, creatività, passione e vita.

Un' esperienza a cui vale la pena dedicare del tempo.

Buon cammino.
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  giacomomanta | Aug 23, 2022 |
Really enjoyed this and think it’s full of useful and interesting exercises. Looking forward to doing them in the coming weeks. ( )
  thewestwing | Aug 12, 2022 |
The morning pages practice was the most amazing habit I gained from this creativity guide. So many profoundly perfect ideas and practices in this book that it takes time to do them all. And we learn by doing. Julia Cameron is the muse of creatives. ( )
  JoniMFisher | Jul 5, 2022 |
I probably shouldn't review this book because I only got a little over half-way done. I will finish it later. The reason I didn't finish was that I was struck at that point by an idea for a book I wanted to write and I have been researching the topic and taking notes ever since.

Whether or not The Artist's Way was the cause, the gates have been opened, so to speak, and ideas have been flooding for the past eight months. I'd like to think this book had something to do with it. I was following the exercises exactly.

At the time I began, I had a kind-of, sort-of plan for my future. This book seemed to solidify all the diverse, unconnected ideas I had floating around. I would recommend it to anyone who finds themselves "stuck" on what to do next, whether artistically or just in life. I believe it helped me get in touch with my deepest self. And I don't think that's a bad thing. ( )
  Library_Lin | Oct 4, 2021 |
Five and a half stars for anyone thinking of taking their art to the next level. ( )
  auldhouse | Sep 30, 2021 |
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Bryan, Marksecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hobbs, RobertCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Karmasalo, ElizaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pakkala, PekkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This sourcebook is dedicated to Mark Bryan.  Mark urged me to write it, helped shape it, and co-taught it.  Without him it would not exist.
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