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Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity
     

Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity

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by Aliyah Marr
 

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 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

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 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

Product Details

BN ID:
2940032901204
Publisher:
Aliyah Marr
Publication date:
11/17/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
216 KB

Meet the Author

I LIVE BY 3 PRINCIPLES 1 Maturity is overrated. 2. Play is mandatory. 3. Don't ever, ever put away your toys. Aliyah Marr is the author of several books on creativity and self-actualization. She is a creative director with a client list of Fortune 500 companies and a creative consultant for entrepreneurs. As an educator, she taught graphic design, art, interactive programming, and new media at Parsons, Pratt and The School of Visual Art in New York City. Newsletter on creativity: http://parallelmindzz.com www.linkedin.com/in/aliyahmarr

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Parallel Mind, The Art Of Creativity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SteveKaye More than 1 year ago
This book has a beautiful voice. It is encouraging, gentle, and kind. It speaks to you like a good friend. The book is about more than creativity. It's about opening your mind to become the creative person that exists in each of us. So, instead of providing a catalog of quick techniques, this book goes deeper into the heart of creativity. It goes into the fundamental mindset that drives creativity. Once you master this, then you can use the tools like an artist. And yes, the book also provides techniques. But the real value is in the profound wisdom about how people unfold into being creative. I found this to be one of those rare books that deserves to be kept and cherished. I strongly recommend this book. It belongs in any personal library.