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The Artist's Way

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The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
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Sep 08, 2005 | ISBN 9780786564750 | 187 Minutes

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Praise

“Without The Artist’s Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.”
—Elizabeth Gilbert

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.”
—Anne Lamott

“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.”
—Martin Scorsese

Table Of Contents

The Artist’s WayIntroduction 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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