“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian
A spiritual path to higher creativity.
Forty years ago Julia Cameron started teaching artists how to unblock themselves and pick up their creative path. Her students were painters, poets, sculptors, writers, filmmakers, actors, photographers, architects or simply people who wanted to further develop their creative capacity in life. This generated such an impact that after a while it was impossible to reach this course to everyone that wanted to take it. So, Julia decided to write a course manual to send to those who were left out. That would be the first draft of her book as we know it.
The Artist’s Way is a practical and straightforward book to keep forever. To read, leave aside, pick up and reread as a study manual or guide.
From the beginning and throughout the book, faith appears as the main concept in the creative process. The book is based on the idea that we are all creative beings and that the creative act is an act of faith on itself. It asks us to be open to helping others and to receive help either to discover our creative being or to recover it. As Carl Jung used to say, “I don’t think, I know”. This is the way every artist’s faith is and should be.
The book gives us basic tools which may seem simple but slowly penetrate deeply and modify -either smoothly or abruptly- our perspectives and schemes. Those breaking points that start happening in the logic mind, in the ego, make space for creativity, flexibility and your being’s spirituality.
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