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The Artist's Way: A Course In Discovering And Recovering Your Creative Self is an influential and invaluable book on the subject of creativity.
Summary Of The Book
The Artist's Way: A Course In Discovering And Recovering Your Creative Self is a complete twelve-week programme that helps people rediscover their creativity by overcoming certain artistic blocks such as jealousy, addictions, guilt and fear. It is a guide on how one may substitute such negative forces with artistic confidence and creative output. It is a comprehensive healing plan which deals with the spiritual, physical and mental aspects of a person.
Julia Cameron's interactive self-help book encourages its readers to accept the creative impulse in them and offers help to people who lack confidence and have issues of self-criticism. She gives immense authority to the individual, who according to her is his/her own worst critic. The book associates creativity to spirituality by spelling out ways on how one may connect with the universe.
Julia Cameron began the Artist's Way movement more than twenty years ago and her books have today affected the lives of millions. The book helps in making creativity a part of one's daily life by instilling in one the virtues of confidence, imagination and creativity. It encourages people to sing, play, dance, draw and ultimately enjoy.
About Julia Cameron
Julia Cameron is an American teacher, poet, artist, playwright, filmmaker, journalist, novelist and composer.
Some of her works include The Creative Life: True Tales of Inspiration, Floor Sample, The Sound of Paper, God is Dog Spelled Backwards and Heart Steps.
Cameron was born in Libertyville, Illinois, U.S. and studied at the Georgetown University before shifting to Fordham University. She began her career as a journalist for the Washington Post and then moved to Rolling Stone. She has taught creative unblocking, filmmaking and writing at The Esalen, Smithsonian, the New York Open Centre, and the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. She has written three plays called Four Roses, Public Lives and The Animal in the Trees and some of her musicals are Avalon and Magellan. She has written books which include non-fiction works, and has also written screenplays, musicals, poetry, fiction and plays.