The Creative Spirit

The Creative Spirit
Author: Stephanie Arnold
Release: 2001
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Pages: 509
ISBN: IND:30000081016291
Language: en
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Provides coverage of the wide range of contemporary theatre and includes scripts of five plays: August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Wakako Yamauchi's And the Soul Shall Dance, Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Marsha Norman's Getting Out, and Sam Shepard's Buried Child.

Awakening the Creative Spirit

Awakening the Creative Spirit
Author: Christine Valters Paintner,Betsey Beckman
Release: 2010-02-01
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780819223715
Language: en
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Designed to help spiritual directors and others use expressive arts in the context of spiritual direction.

Learning by Heart

Learning by Heart
Author: Corita Kent,Jan Stewart
Release: 2008-10-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781621535904
Language: en
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“A magnificent journey through a rich landscape of creative promise . . . a spirited educative tool filled with insight, intelligence, and play.” —Julie Ault, artist & author of Come Alive! Artist and educator Corita Kent inspired generations of artists, and the truth of her words “We can all talk, we can all write, and if the blocks are removed, we can all draw and paint and make things” still shines through. This revised edition of her classic work Learning by Heart features a new foreword and a chart of curriculum standards. Kent’s original projects and exercises, developed through more than thirty years as an art teacher and richly illustrated with 300 thought-provoking images, are as inspiring and as freeing today as they were during her lifetime. Learn how to challenge fears, be open to new directions, recognize connections between objects and ideas, and much more in this remarkable, indispensable guide to freeing the creative spirit within all of us. With new material by art world heavyweights Susan Friel and Barbara Loste, Learning by Heart brings creative inspiration into the twenty-first century and will become a priceless resource for teachers, artists, actors—everyone. “Corita Kent and Jan Steward offer strategies, projects, exercises, and ideas on how to nurture creativity in a world of wonders.” —Spirituality & Practice

The Creative Spirit

The Creative Spirit
Author: Daniel Goleman,Paul Kaufman,Michael L. Ray
Release: 1993
Editor: Plume Books
Pages: 185
ISBN: UVA:X006057788
Language: en
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"Fascinating....An enjoyable and readably perspicacious attempt to explain the nature and expression of human creativity."-ALA Booklist.

Freeing the Creative Spirit

Freeing the Creative Spirit
Author: Adriana Diaz
Release: 1992
Editor: Harper San Francisco
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0062501828
Language: en
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A stimulating, art-as-spirituality guide that integrates personal healing and renewal in a context of multi-cultural awareness, spiritual depth, and creative meditation--for artists and non-artists alike. Richly interwoven with art exercises, meditations, and multi-cultural ceremonies and rituals. Four-color insert.

The Creative Spirit

The Creative Spirit
Author: June Tillman
Release: 2001
Editor: Morehouse Publishing Company
Pages: 203
ISBN: 0819218820
Language: en
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An introduction to the life and thoughts of the twelfth-century theologian, mystic, poet, and musician, whose prescient teachings, founded on Benedictine Rule, bring with them a wholistic sense that still speaks to today's spiritual seekers.

Treasures of the Creative Spirit

Treasures of the Creative Spirit
Author: Robert E. Piepenburg
Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Pebble Press, Incorporated (MI)
Pages: 191
ISBN: 0962848131
Language: en
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Sanctuary for the Creative Spirit

Sanctuary for the Creative Spirit
Author: Kira Mason
Release: 2021-09-24
Editor: Balboa Press
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781982291211
Language: en
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My book is about ghosts and goblins and everything in between out of body experiences, the chakra colours, and karma and where I fit into this mad world.

A Creative Companion

A Creative Companion
Author: Sark
Release: 1991
Editor: Celestial Arts
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0890876517
Language: en
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Suggests a variety of activities designed to develop one's creativity, and tells how to live creatively free and develop a more positive and open outlook on life

Fanning the Creative Spirit

Fanning the Creative Spirit
Author: Maria Girsch,Charlie Girsch
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0967650364
Language: en
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Music and the Creative Spirit

Music and the Creative Spirit
Author: Lloyd Peterson
Release: 2006-07-27
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781461731672
Language: en
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Music and the Creative Spirit is a book of interviews with today's innovators in Jazz, Improvisation, and the Avant Garde, including Pat Metheny, Regina Carter, Fred Anderson, John Zorn, Joshua Redman, and others.

The Life of the Creative Spirit

The Life of the Creative Spirit
Author: H. Charles Romesburg
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 377
ISBN: 1401002579
Language: en
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Drawing upon the ideas of more than three hundred notable creators, including painters, scientists, mathematicians, entrepreneurs, writers, poets, naturalists, actors, and rock climbers, The Life of the Creative Spirit explains how to work at most any vocation or avocation as an artist would. For employers, it gives insights for keeping creative workers happy. For educators and parents, it gives ideas for schooling the young and turning them on to a life of creative work. For the young, it offers better understanding of themselves and their career possibilities. For older creators, it gives strategies for keeping their creative faculties and interest going strong. And for readers in general, it gives an increased appreciation of creativity and its role in society, of the oneness of the aesthetic and the moral, and of how creative work puts spirituality into creators' lives, leading them to what the writer Jack London called ultimate happiness. The book presents new and valuable reasons for humanely treating animals and for preserving nature. It explains that compassion to animals is an integral part of a creative society, and that the more animals are revered and treated kindly, the more creative society will be. It explains that nature is likewise an integral part of a creative society, and that the current destruction of wilderness and species suppresses creativity in society, thereby suppressing the production of great goodness we give to each other through our art and work. Quotations of notable creators comprise half of the book. The author has collected them in the course of scholarly research of studying published diaries, journals, letters, and other autobiographical material, with the intent of making the collection form a gestalt on the topic of creativity. Table of Contents Chapter One: Introduction To Important Matters PART ONE: The Nature Of Creative Work Chapter Two: What A Project Is Chapter Three: How Projects Are Recursive Chapter Four: How Projects Use Modeling Chapter Five: How Creators Collaborate Chapter Six: What Goodness And Quality Are Chapter Seven: Where Quality Comes From Chapter Eight: How Inner And Outer Excellence Run Each Other Chapter Nine: How The Creative Spirit And Quality Humanize Us Chapter Ten: What Motivates Creators Chapter Eleven: How To Be A Universal Artist PART TWO: Examples Of Creators At Work Chapter Twelve: The Work Of The Artist Chapter Thirteen: The Work Of The Scientist Chapter Fourteen: The Work Of The Mathematician Chapter Fifteen: The Work Of The Mechanic Chapter Sixteen: The Work Of The Entrepreneur Chapter Seventeen: The Work Of The Rock Climber Chapter Eighteen: The Work Of The Collector PART THREE: The Responsibilities Of Creators Chapter Nineteen: Guarding Against A Life Given To Sensual Pleasures Chapter Twenty: Raising Children Chapter Twenty-one: Raising Oneself Chapter Twenty-two: Revering Every Form Of Life Chapter Twenty-three: Knowing And Preserving Nature PART FOUR: Credos Of Creative Workers September 2002 review in National Review Network (New Age Retailer magazine). Reviewer: Thomas Peter von Bahr, Pacific NorthWest Group, Lopez Island, Wash. This plain-covered, inconspicuous book is more than 350 pages long. The first 165 pages are Dr. H. Charles Romesburg's own, and the rest of the book is a collection of wonderful excerpts from the writings of many artists and "creators," ranging from Georgia O'Keeffe to Bertrand Russell to Rainer Maria Rilke to Maria Callas. So readers are treated not only to the rich fabric of thought of humanist and professor of forestry Romesburg as he examines what cultivates a creative life but also to inspiring musings about creativity by noted artists, writers, and thinkers.

Deep Creativity

Deep Creativity
Author: Deborah Anne Quibell,Jennifer Leigh Selig,Dennis Patrick Slattery
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780834842014
Language: en
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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. 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.

The Collective Imagination

The Collective Imagination
Author: Professor Peter Murphy
Release: 2013-01-28
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781409495499
Language: en
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The Collective Imagination explores the social foundations of the human imagination. In a lucid and wide-ranging discussion, Peter Murphy looks at the collective expression of the imagination in our economies, universities, cities, and political systems, providing a tour-de-force account of the power of the imagination to unite opposites and find similarities among things that we ordinarily think of as different. It is not only individuals who possess the power to imagine; societies do as well. A compelling journey through various peak moments of creation, this book examines the cities and nations, institutions and individuals who ply the paraphernalia of paradoxes and dialogues, wry dramaturgy and witty expression that set the act of creation in motion. Whilst exploring the manner in which, through the media of pattern, figure, and shape, and the miracles of metaphor, things come into being, Murphy recognises that creative periods never last: creative forms invariably tire; inventive centres inevitably fade. The Collective Imagination explores the contemporary dilemmas and historic pathos caused by this-as cities and societies, periods and generations slip behind in the race for economic and social discovery. Left bewildered and bothered, and struggling to catch up, they substitute empty bombast, faded glory, chronic dullness or stolid glumness for initiative, irony, and inventiveness. A comprehensive audit of the creativity claims of the post-modern age - that finds them badly wanting and looks to the future - The Collective Imagination will appeal to sociologists and philosophers concerned with cultural theory, cultural and media studies and aesthetics.

Holy Curiosity

Holy Curiosity
Author: Amy Hollingsworth
Release: 2011-07-01
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781621892755
Language: en
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One passage, two verses, four words. As a writer and an adjunct professor of psychology, Amy Hollingsworth is on her way to becoming an "expert" on creativity. But just days before delivering her first professional seminar on the topic, she has an unsettling dream. The dream awakens her to the fact that she has missed a crucial element in understanding what true creativity is. Trying to unravel the dream, she soon discovers its contents reflected in a single passage of ancient literature. In this passage she sees for the first time creativity's core, its spiritual roots, and as its meaning unfolds through months of spiritual reflection and study, it confirms the very scientific theories she's been teaching all along. In fact, she discovers the underpinnings of the whole body of creativity research tucked into four small words penned centuries ago, kernels of truth that explode with a new depth of meaning. As she digs deeper, she uncovers for the reader God's blueprint for cultivating the creative spirit in everyday life, through a practical outworking of her spiritual findings. In the end, both writer and reader come away with a new understanding of their own creative abilities--and a profound sense of what's truly holy about holy curiosity.

Homage to the Creative Spirit

Homage to the Creative Spirit
Author: Karen Kristine Rechnitzer Pope
Release: 2011
Editor: Ami Pub
Pages: 125
ISBN: 0975375245
Language: en
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For centuries artists have been challenging their intellects and skills by paying homage to the painters who preceded them. Jenness Cortez has emerged as the twenty-first century's most notable exponent of this facet of art history. Her masterful work gives Cortez solid footing in the colorful lineage of artists who have appropriated vintage images and woven them into their own distinctive, recognizable fabric. Cortez reexamines the classic paradox of realism: the painting both as a “window” into an imagined space and as a physical object. Her work challenges the viewers' intellectual curiosity and celebrates the sheer pleasure of beautiful painting. In her series of Homage paintings, Cortez plays author, architect, visual journalist, art historian, curator and pundit to help open our eyes to what we might otherwise have overlooked or taken for granted. Each painting presents a specific theme, mixing straightforward cues and obscure allusions, complemented by references to other artists' lives and times. By masterfully presenting iconic works of art in unexpected modern settings, Jenness Cortez inspires us to see differently––to rediscover and revalue our own creative power in everyday life. This volume surveys and celebrates the Homage to the Creative Spirit series in fifty-four examples that display the range and variety of Cortez' achievement. A key to the impact and success of these paintings is the skill with which she achieves meticulous likenesses of everyday objects.

The Drawing Mind

The Drawing Mind
Author: Deborah Putnoi
Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781590309438
Language: en
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When we drew as children, we never worried about making mistakes—we took risks and trusted ourselves, and had fun in the process. But as we become adults, anxiety steps in: “Am I doing this right?” “What is expected of me?” “This is wrong!” And from drawing, we can extrapolate into the rest of our lives. The fear of making a mistake hinders us from being as creative as we could be. Deborah Putnoi’s interactive sketchbook helps us reconnect to that open, nonjudgmental state, which she calls the “drawing mind.” Her bold, lively drawings and encouraging instructions lead you on a process of self-discovery, first reclaiming the freedom to express yourself through drawing and then learning how to take that freedom into the activities of your daily life.

Making Things

Making Things
Author: Janet Carija Brandt
Release: 2005-03-01
Editor: That Patchwork Place
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1564776158
Language: en
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God s Part in Our Art

God s Part in Our Art
Author: Linda Seger
Release: 2021-09-17
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1737798212
Language: en
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God's Part in Our Art explores creativity and spirituality from the perspective of a practicing artist who is also a theologian.

Mind Body Medicine

Mind Body Medicine
Author: Daniel Goleman,Joel Gurin
Release: 1995-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 482
ISBN: 0890438404
Language: en
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Combining consumer-oriented pragmatism with solid research, a guide to using the mind as a healing tool discusses the connection between stress and disease; various mind/body approaches; and the mind's role in a variety of diseases