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Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path

By Julia Cameron

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Format: Paperback, 272 pages, 10th Edition
Published In: United States, 01 April 2002
"Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love. Elizabeth Gilbert

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 today or perhaps even more so than 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.

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This program consists of segments from the author's book of the same name (Tarcher, 1992). She recommends two ongoing activities that will conquer blocks and self-destructive tendencies: morning pages and artist's dates. Morning pages are three pages of writing, performed daily, about anything at all. This exercise overcomes the writer's internal censor and makes writing habitual, she claims. The artist's date is a weekly block of two hours spent observing, experiencing, and sensing. The balance of the recording describes how the artist can overcome human tendencies such as jealousy, fear, and addiction. This abridgment leaves much to be desired. In her introduction, Cameron states that the audio is an interactive abridgment of her 12-week program. There is nothing interactive about it, however. The sound quality is poor, and the content is similar to the many available 12-step programs. In that sense, it is redundant and will appeal to a very small audience. Not recommended.‘Joanna M. Burkhardt, Univ. of Rhode Island Coll. of Continuing Ed. Lib.

"This book has been around for a long time, and I hope it sticks around forever. It guides the reader through a fascinating (and fun) 12-week-long program of exercises and explorations that help loosen up one's artistic self. It takes you on a journey that will cost you nothing (aside from the guidebook) and it brings much insight, gently helping you see what is holding you back, and showing you how to move forward. Three times in the last decade I've committed to doing The Artist's Way's program, and each time I've learned something important and surprising about myself and my work. Just to show how influential it's been to me--the first time I did the program, I had decided by end of it that I wanted to 1) travel to Italy and learn Italian, 2) Go to an Ashram in India, and 3) Return to Indonesia to study with the old medicine man I'd once met there. We all know what THAT decision led to. . . Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love."--Elizabeth Gilbert "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 This book has been around for a long time, and I hope it sticks around forever. It guides the reader through a fascinating (and fun) 12-week-long program of exercises and explorations that help loosen up one s artistic self. It takes you on a journey that will cost you nothing (aside from the guidebook) and it brings much insight, gently helping you see what is holding you back, and showing you how to move forward. Three times in the last decade I've committed to doing The Artist's Way's program, and each time I've learned something important and surprising about myself and my work. Just to show how influential it's been to me the first time I did the program, I had decided by end of it that I wanted to 1) travel to Italy and learn Italian, 2) Go to an Ashram in India, and 3) Return to Indonesia to study with the old medicine man I'd once met there. We all know what THAT decision led to. . . Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love. Elizabeth Gilbert 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" 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 " "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

EAN: 9781585421466
ISBN: 1585421464
Publisher: Jeremy P Tarcher
Dimensions: 22.61 x 18.8 x 2.29 centimetres (0.59 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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bethany on
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This is a great self discovery book. Along the lines of Drawing on the right side of the brain, but a more general creativity than just drawing. You really have to stick to the morning pages, and the other lessons to benefit from this book, but well worth the effort and investment of time.
Karen on
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I first read part of this book over a year ago when I found it in my local library. It's a 12 week course and I only got as far as the second week. Earlier this year I started it again and noticed the difference in my work.

So in the end I decided to get serious about what I was trying to achieve and buy the book!

You see I'm not an artist. For most of the my life I've been an IT analyst programmer (not very artistic at all) but now I'm a personal coach and I'm writing courses and a website to help others.

I'm only into week 3 and already I've noticed a difference in my work. I am more creative, more artistic, happier in my work and I'm exploding with ideas!

Follow the exercises day by day and week by week and I think you'll see an amazing difference too.

You don't have to be an artist to get benefits from the this book. It's written in simple terms with case studies of others who have benefited.

It's a great book.
Janice on
 
This is a very good book for all ages. It's like going to a councillor , and helping your self through your journey in life . I have worked through the book myself and bought it for many present . Great for teenagers that are struggling with what to do next or next year .
Lucinda on
 
This is a lovely book that will inspire anyone who is stuck in a rut. It is 12 week program to 'unblock' your blocked creativity. You do need to be a little open minded and willing to try the activities recommended in order to complete the course. This book has been very popular all over the world - not only for artists but anyone wanting to access their creativity. You need to dedicate time to complete the activities each week.
Customer on
 
This is such a great book, not just for artists but really any dimension in your life. This 12 week course was so invaluable for me as a mother when you sometimes lose your way. Its about doing things for yourself and discovering your inner you - in a very non self-helpy kind of way.

It helped me to feed my soul, and feel the calm and peace that had been missing.

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