The Artist's Way

The Artist’s Way

  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101156889
  • 272 Pages
  • Tarcher
  • Adult


A stunning gift edition of the powerful bestselling book on creativity.

The Artist’s Way is one of the bestselling gift books of all time. Beautifully packaged with a slipcase and ribbon, this tenth anniversary gift edition is the ideal gift for loved ones engaged in creative lives.

The Artist's Way

The Artist’s Way

Julia Cameron


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.”


Table of Contents

The Artist’s WayIntroduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition
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.

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


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