Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity: The missing manual for your right brain

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9780982105917: Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity: The missing manual for your right brain

 Are you up to your destiny? —Hamlet

A motivational and inspirational guide to developing or enhancing your creative genius. Author and artist Aliyah Marr uses practical examples and guides us through conceptual, transpersonal art experiments to demonstrate how we can use the power of art to access our inner child, express our buried emotions, and use any form of art as a catalyst to transform our lives. 

Aliyah reveals the secret of the creative genius: a powerful alliance with the personal subconscious give us access to the most powerful creative force of all, the same power that fuels the stars and guides our lives. She shows us how we can use art to bring our subconscious to the surface, how to make a friend of this powerful force, and then how to use it to create the life of our dreams. 

Artists have known this forever: that the application of principle and skills learned in any art can be the springboard to creativity in any field, but when we finally release our inner creative genius we become empowered in every part of our lives. Aliyah Marr draws from her experience as a teacher, visual artist, poet, graphic designer, and author to demonstrate how you can change your body, your profession, your relationship, and your life just by changing your thoughts. 

Packed with practical examples and exercises from every medium: visual art, theater, music, video, poetry, scriptwriting and dance, this book shows you how to use art to first express, and then clarify thoughts and emotions to create whatever you want. A powerful reference guide for artists, educators, psychologists, entrepreneurs, scientists, and for those who have an interest in a practical form of self-development. 

Preface
Are you ready to live the life you were meant to live? This book is about how to live a creative life; not how to paint or draw, but how to think like an artist, and how to find a joyous, complete life as a result. The power of creative thought can impel you to excel in any medium, in any field, or any subject.

This book answers some essential questions, the most important being: what is creativity, and how can it bring me freedom and happiness? However, the real value of this book is not in the questions that it attempts to answer, but in the questions that it poses. These questions are traditionally asked under the cover of art, but I ask these questions here so that you may ask them of yourself.

I started out as a fine artist, and entered the fields of illustration, graphic design, broadcast design, and interactive design. As I developed my commercial skills and artistic craft, I learned that there is a difference between pure creativity and applied creativity. Pure creativity is an activity that has no predefined destination or purpose, while applied creativity is an activity that always has a goal or application in mind. Pure creativity can be seen as a kind of play, while applied creativity is usually seen as work.

Examples of pure creativity include (but are not limited to): a painter who paints from his heart, a musician who creates a symphony while toying at the piano, a writer who bases a screenplay on the people she knows at work, a scientist who discovers a new law of the universe by playing with raw materials and outlandish ideas.

Examples of applied creativity include: design, architecture, scientific inquiry, technological innovations, copywriting, and business development.

The Creative Life, Individual Artists, The Life of an Artist, Journal writing, Motivational and Inspirational, Creativity and Genius, Psychology Creative Ability, Self-Help Inner Child, Self-Help Creativity, Self-esteem, Happiness, Transpersonal Psychology, New Age Self-Help, Counseling and Psychology Gestalt, Humanistic Transpersonal, Cognitive Neuropsychology

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About the Author:

I live by three principles:

#1 maturity is overrated.

#2 never forget to play

#3 don't ever, ever put away your toys

Founder of the ThinkUpside Down counter-culture book imprint and social movement. Creative Coach for social visionaries.

Creative Consultant / Art Director / Brand Manager with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to shoestring startups, Aliyah Marr has now written 11 books on creativity, personal development, and social change. A graduate of the world-famous École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, Aliyah is a multimedia artist: her interactive work has been shown at national exhibits such as Siggraph, Digital Concentrate. She has taught art, drawing, graphic design, multimedia, web design, and marketing at the top three design schools in New York City.

http://www.parallelmindzz.com

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Books by Aliyah Marr

The Avatars of Eden
Bringing Heaven to Earth

Do It Yourself Tarot
The Fun, Easy Way to Learn How to Read Tarot

The Tarot Key
Unlock the Secrets of Your Soul

The Tarot of Creativity
The Oracle of Creative Transformation

Unplug From the Matrix
Truth is Sometimes Stranger Than Fiction

Parallel Mind The Art of Creativity
The (missing) Manual for Your Right Brain

The Creative Life in 365 Degrees
Daily Inspiration, Wisdom, Motivation, and Comfort for the Creative Soul

Celestial Journey
The Voyage of the Creative Spirit

Do it Yourself Kindle Publishing
Publish Your Book on Kindle in 7 Easy Steps

Squawk!
Social Media for the Solitary Bird

Miss Bunny's Tea Party
A sound-it-out, learn-to-read alphabet coloring book

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