The Artist's Way

The Artist’s Way

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Paperback
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$16.99
 
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781585421466
  • 272 Pages
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Overview

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 todayor perhaps even more sothan 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.

The Artist's Way

The Artist’s Way

Julia Cameron

Praise

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

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