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The Artist's Way

Julia Cameron - Author

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ISBN 9781101156889 | 272 pages | 04 Mar 2002 | Tarcher | 18 - AND UP
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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.

Introduction 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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