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Stoking The Creative Fires

9 Ways to Rekindle Passion and Imagination
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Conari
 | 
May, 2008
ISBN:
9781573242998
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An award-winning author and filmmaker, Phil Cousineau gives readers the tools they need to alleviate burnout and rekindle passion in all areas of their lives. Based on thirty years of teaching, he offers a multitude of stories, ideas, and exercises drawn from historical and contemporary figures, artists of all kinds, and from his own experience, to inspire readers on ways to live a passionate and creative life. His approach offers a simple yet surprisingly effective model to help guide you on your creative journey.

    A noted mythographer, Cousineau uses fire as the symbol for the urge to create, the drive to express one’s innermost self. A student, friend, and biographer of Joseph Campbell, he uses the hero’s journey as a road map for the adventure of creativity.

The more you imagine the various stages of your journey, the greater the chances of completing your creative work. I believe that looking at your creative process as a journey with a beginning, middle, and end gives you a longer and more realistic view than you normally have. The good news is that the journey is thoroughly known; the tough news is that you still have to find your own way. But I can only strike the flint; you must fan the flame.

Cousineau has divided his book into three parts: Inspiration, Perspiration, and Realization. Through this useful framework, he guides the reader from the initial creative impulse on to finding the time and tapping into the source, then on to focusing, then on to failure and what to do with it, and finally to making it real.

Stoking the Creative Fires is a burn out antidote for any creative process—whether it’s building a business, an art project, or a life.

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.

—Auguste Rodin

Also by Phil Cousineau: The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work.

Publisher’s Description: 

In Stoking the Creative Fires, award-winning author and filmmaker, Phil Cousineau, gives readers the tools they need to alleviate burnout and rekindle passion in all areas of their lives. Based on twenty years of teaching, Cousineau offers a multitude of stories, ideas, and exercises drawn from historical and contemporary figures, artists of all kinds, and from his own experience, to inspire readers on ways to live a passionate and creative life.
Creativity is as natural as breathing. To create is to grow, which in turn makes us feel vitally alive. Based on 20 years of teaching, an award-winning author and filmmaker gives us the tools to alleviate burnout and re-kindle passion in all areas of our lives. Cousineau offers a multitude of stories, ideas, and exercises drawn from creative people throughout history and from his own experience. Divided into three parts - Inspiration, Perspiration, and Realization - the book brings the reader full circle through the process of creation. 256 pp.

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