“Without The Artist’s Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.”
“The Artist’s Way 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.”
“This is a book that addresses a delicate and complex subject. For those who will use it, it is a valuable tool to get in touch with their own creativity.”
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.