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Deep Creativity

Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
March, 2019
ISBN:
9781611806762
In stock now: 
5
$33.95 CAD$27.16 CAD20%
Banyen's Description: 

Reignite your creative spark with accessible meditations and practices developed by three experts on creativity and collaboration across three generations. Whether you’re a filmmaker, writer, musician, artist, graphic designer, dabbler, or doodler, all creative people face the challenges of myriad distractions and pressure to produce. Devoting space for the creative spark has become increasingly difficult. Deep Creativity is a call for making that space and an invitation to intentionally and introspectively engage with the creative life through seven time-tested pathways, available to you right where you are. The authors’ novel approach includes fifteen principles of creativity that not only inspire but also set you up for a lifetime of self-expression. This highly resourceful book offers practical guidance as well as deep reflection on the creative process.

This inventive book deepens our understanding of what it is to be creative. The authors are depth psychologists wanting to go deep and go beyond the popular idea that creativity is novelty…

 

We need a depth approach to the creative life because the temptation is to soar like Icarus basking in the sun. Creativity also thrives in the shadows and in the depths. This book courageously invites us to realign our thinking about the creative life, completing the usual skyward view by getting us back in touch with creativity’s roots… This is organic, grounded, fertile, nourishing creativity that the world needs now more than ever before. —Thomas Moore, from the foreword

Grounded in Jungian psychology, Deep Creativity offers practical guidance for getting in touch with your own unconscious reservoir as well as engaging your everyday world to deepen the source of creative expression. It uniquely contributes to our understanding of creativity as a deeply human and embodied endeavor.

“The practices within this book are like portals into which one enters a deeply creative and healing space. The poems, images, stories, and contemplations in Deep Creativity stir even the dimmest embers within the reader, and page by page the creative fire is reignited.” —Kim Krans, creator of The Wild Unknown

Deep Creativity is an appeal, reminder, and summons to engage the autonomous “Other” that resides within each of us, just outside the range of ego intentionality…  Through examples and precepts, they lead the reader into a new experience of what is oldest in each of us.” —James Hollis, author of Living an Examined Life

For more info, visit deepcreativity.com.

Publisher’s Description: 

A deeply intimate exploration of the "7 Ways" to creativity led by three authors whose collaboration provides meditations on the creative process as well as practical and reflective exercises.

Creative expression has increasingly become a prized component in many of our life's endeavors; in fact, there are many paths to instilling and nourishing creativity. The three authors of Deep Creativity distill these paths down to the "7 Ways to creativity": The Way of Love, The Way of Nature, The Way of the Muse, The Way of Suffering, The Way of Practice, The Way of the Sacred, and The Way of Art; and invite the reader to explore each for themselves. The authors show how the 7 Ways have informed their own creative process and provide reflective and practical exercises on each. Grounded in Jungian psychology, Deep Creativity offers practical guidance for getting in touch with your own unconscious reservoir as well as engaging your everyday world to deepen the source of creative expression. Wherever one is on the creative path--a beginner or established creative--this book offers not only practical workbook-like exercises but is also a contemplation on the creative process itself. The result is a highly resourceful book, which will not only inspire the creative process, but also uniquely contribute to our understanding of creativity as a deeply human and embodied endeavor.

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