Creators on Creating: Awakening and Cultivating the Imaginative Mind (New Consciousness Reader)

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This collection of over three dozen essays ponders the essence of creativity. Includes selections from Henry Miller, Federico Fellini, Rainer Maria Rilke, Isadora Duncan, Frank Zappa, and Mary Shelley. A New Consciousness Reader.

  • Introduction / Frank Barron
  • 1. Why Don't You Try to Write? / Henry Miller
  • 2. Miscellany / Federico Fellini
  • 3. The Interviewer / Pamela Travers
  • 4. The Process Is the Purpose / Anna Halprin
  • 5. The Name and Nature of Poetry / A. E. Housman
  • 6. Letters to Merline / Rainer Maria Rilke
  • 7. Lost in the Woods / Cathy Johnson
  • 8. The Dignified Professor / Richard Feynman
  • 9. The Screwdriver / Kary Mullis
  • 10. Living in the Medium / J. G. Bennett
  • 11. The Symbolism of Poetry / William Butler Yeats
  • 12. Heaven and Earth in Jest / Annie Dillard
  • 13. The Genesis of Frankenstein / Mary Shelley
  • 14. First Years / Carl G. Jung
  • 15. Visibility / Italo Calvino
  • 16. The Order of Things / Michel Foucault
  • 17. The Plunge into Colour / Marion Milner
  • 18. Evening over Sussex: Reflections in a Motor Car / Virginia Woolf
  • 19. Edge of Taos Desert / Mabel Dodge Luhan
  • 20. The Shape of Music / Maurice Sendak.
  • 21. A Life in the Day of Maya Angelou / Maya Angelou
  • 22. The Magic Lantern / Ingmar Bergman
  • 23. The Second Line / Sidney Bechet
  • 24. Is It a Fiction That Playwrights Create Alone? / Tony Kushner
  • 25. Odyssey / Irving Oyle
  • 26. The Magic of Words / N. Scott Momaday
  • 27. Why World Music? / Brian Eno
  • 28. How to Manage an Advertising Agency / David Ogilvy
  • 29. Anatomy / Leonardo da Vinci
  • 30. Composing a Symphony / Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
  • 31. The Genesis of Orpheus / Muriel Rukeyser
  • 32. Poetics of Music / Igor Stravinsky
  • 33. All About Music / Frank Zappa
  • 34. Zen in the Art of Archery / Eugen Herrigel
  • 35. The Mother Cry of Creation / Isadora Duncan
  • 36. License for Madness / Karen Finley
  • 37. Lessons from the Past / Laurence Olivier
  • 38. Creation Myth / Mat Callahan
  • 39. The Fisherwoman's Daughter / Ursula K. Le Guin.

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In this collection of essays by the world's most renowned creative-types--Ingmar Bergman, Maurice Sendak, Frank Zappa, and Maya Angelou--we learn time and again that the act of creation is a willingness to encounter the unknown. If we never risk losing control and wallow in the murky depths of our beings, how will we ever meet our potential? Laurence Olivier talks about going naked. Federico Fellini romances the virtue of passion. Mary Shelley speaks frankly about the genesis of Frankenstein. This is chicken soup for the soul of any creator.

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An impressively diverse collection of writings by world-famous artists, musicians, writers, scientists, and filmmakers who have provided us with joy, illumination, and profundity through their craft. In this anthology we learn how they foster and harness the power behind their awesome gift, and we comprehend the responsibility that accompanies it.

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