Creators on Creating: Awakening and Cultivating the Imaginative Mind does far more than inform the reader about the creative process: it invites them to explore it, and it does so through an illuminating amalgamation of works on the subject of creativity, organized loosely into six collections: the uncovered heart, the opened mind, the web of imagination, the creative ecology, the dedication to mastery, and the courage to go naked. Each collection takes as task an exploration of its theme through the words and works of respected creators throughout time, and through each, presents the reader with varying degrees of information, interpretation, and invitation. Each collection also features a brief introduction from the editors, helping turn their motives transparent and stating often times very directly the connections they hope will become evident for the reader. The third collection, the web of imagination, for example, presents six authors, each selected for the purpose of...
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This particular book is an absolutely compelling compilation of both original and classic writings by an assemblage of Creators writing about Creating - Awakening and Cultivating the Imaginative Mind. Frank Barron is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is known as a leading expert on the study of creativity. Dr. Montuori is associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Anthea Barron lives in Santa Cruz. Sections of this work include The Uncovered Heart, The Opened Mind, The Web of Imagination, The Creative Ecology, The Dedication to Mastery, and The Courage to Go Naked. Authors and authorized pieces include 39 individual readings from the likes of Laurence Olivier, Frank Zappa, Igor Stavinsky, da...
Creators on Creating fabricates a doorway that allows the reader to enter into an openness to experience the wholeness of their being. Thus, once the reader enters into the wholeness of their being they are allowed to touch creativity, the very essence of oneself. This pathway is created through the opportunity to explore ingenuity through the stories of successful brilliant minds and artist such as: Mabel Dodge Luhan, Henry Miller, Mat Callahan, Richard Feynman and Anna Halprin just to name a few.
As Mabel Dodge Luhan tells her story she reminds us to enter into a oneness with the universe in order to take part in creativity. "Beginning with the inmost central point in my own organism, the whole universe fell into place" (p. 121).
Henry Miller teaches us that resting in the complete pureness of our being, there we can find our true genius. "What happened to me in writing about Joey and Tony was tantamount to revelation. It was revealed to me that I could say...
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