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The Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart

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In the Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart, Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, draws from her remarkable teaching experience to help readers reach out into ever-broadening creative horizons. As in The Artist's Way, she combines eloquent essays with playful and imaginative experiential exercises to make The Vein of Gold an extraordinary book of learning-through-doing. Inspiring essays on the creative process and more than one hundred engaging and energizing tasks involve the reader in "inner play," leading to authentic growth, renewal, and healing.

Synopsis:

In "The Vein of Gold", Julia Cameron, author of "The Artist's Way" draws from her remarkable teaching experience to help readers reach out into ever-broadening creative horizons. She combines eloquent essays with playful and imaginative experiential exercises to make this a special book of learning-through-doing.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 354-359) and index.

Table of Contents

The Vein of Gold Acknowledgments

Setting Out

In Your Backpack: The Basic Tools

Morning Pages

Why by Hand?

Task: Morning Pages

Artist Dates

Task: Do a Weekly Artist Date

Clusters: Your Traveling Companions

Task: Cluster List

Your Mode of Transportation: Walking

Task: Walk Daily

Task: Walk an Hour-Long Walk Weekly

Task: Walk Prayerfully

The Gateway: Entering the Imagic-Nation

Task: Manifesting—Enter Your Imagic-Nation

Creativity Commitment

The Kingdom of Story

The Narrative Time Line

Task: Filling in Notes

Task: Post a Sign on Your Mirror

Task: Contact Someone and Commit

Task: Do Your Narrative Time Line

Task: Filling in Blanks

"Cups": The Key to Self-Disclosure

Task: List Five Secrets

Task: Make a Narrative Time Line Photo Album for Yourself

Words Do It

Task: Alchemy—Converting Dross to Gold

Task: Post Your Golden Words Where You Can See Them

Task: Kill a Creative Monster

Task: Celebrate a Creative Champion

The Wizard of Words

Secret Selves

Task: Name Five Secret Selves

Task: What's in Those Closets?

Task: What Would Your Life be Like?

Cinema Self

Task: Cinema Self

The Vein of Gold

Technique One: Favorite Films

Task: The Vein of Gold Quiz

Task: Binge Reading

Task: Grab-Bag Collage

Task: Matching

Task: Write Up Your Findings

Robert's Field Report

Breaking Camp

The Kingdom of Sight

Sight

Task: Time Capsule Collage

Task: Create a Treasure Map

Color

Task: "Fabricate" a More Colorful Life

Task: Speculate on a Different Spectrum: Try On Colors You "Never" Wear

Doll

Task: Make a Creativity Doll

Task: Make a Creativity Monster

Basic Black: The Mystique—and Mistake—of the Suffering Artist

Task: Dress as a Serious Artist

Task: Dress Like You Might Be Having Fun

Cracking

Task: Look at It This Way—On the One Hand . . . On the Other . . .

Task: Mirror, Mirror: Apply a Facial Mask

Task: Face It: Make a Power Mask

Breaking Camp

The Kingdom of Sound

Sound

Task: Sing a Spirit Song

Task: Lullaby

Task: Washing with Sound

Task: Forming a Sound Round

Task: Songlines

Silence

Task: Silence

Safety

Task: Building a Sound Shield

Task: A Sense of Safety

Task: Playing It Safe

Task: Expanding Your Light Through Sound

Breaking Camp

The Kingdom of Attitude

The Paydirt in Pay-tience

Task: Patience

Task: Use "Just a Little" Patience

Courage

Task: Dance a Power Dance

Baby Steps

Task: Playing House

Task: List Every Place You Have Ever Lived

Boredom

Task: Do Something That Has Been Done Before

Task: Oh, All Right! Make Something Unique

Time

Task: I Never Have Time to . . .

Task: I Never Take Time to . . .

Task: Stay Up Late and Read a Book

Task: A Stitch in Time

Containment

Task: Creative Snipers

Task: Believing Mirrors

Getting Current

Task: Getting Current

Task: Get Current in Your Household

Task: Get Current in Your Spiritual House

Breaking Camp

The Kingdom of Relationship

Equality

Task: Write a Positive Prayer

Task: Illuminate Your Prayer

Task: The Blame Game, Round One—Events

The Voluntary Victim

Task: The Blame Game, Round Two—People

Task: Play a Little

Where Does It Hurt?

Task: Taking Back Your Power

Task: Relationship Collage

Task: Abundance Collage

Task: Counting Coup

Task: Who's Got the Gold?

Batteries

Task: Assault on Being a Battery

Task: Write Your "Shadow Résumé"

Obsession

Task: Obsessions (Past Tense)

Task: Obsessions (Present Tense)

Task: Snap Out of It

Task: Get On with It

Breaking Camp

The Kingdom of Spirituality

Name That God

Task: Recall Your Childhood God

Task: Invent a Creativity God

Task: Invent a Creativity Totem

Guidance

Task: Clearing a Clearing

Task: Spend One Evening in Silence—of All Kinds

Task: Write a Spirituality Cup

Task: Create a Deck of Spirituality Cards

Spiritual Experience

Task: Open the Door

Task: It's a Wide World After All

Saying "Thank You"

Task: Accepting Gifts

Task: Synchronicity Notepad

Task: The God jar

Task: Accepting Help

Task: Watch Your Tongue

Task: Walk Prayerfully Daily

Breaking Camp

The Kingdom of Possibility

Passion

Task: Valentine to Your Past

Task: Valentine to Your Present

Task: List 100 Things That You, Personally, LOVE

Risk

Task: Taking Your Life into Your Own Hands

Ceilings

Task: Remembering the Possible Dreams

Task: Playing at Dreams

Task: I Trust Myself Dance

Breaking Camp

Tribal Rules

Artist's Tribal Rules

A Guide for Starting Creative Clusters

Artist's Way and Vein of Gold Glossary of Tools

Discography

"Pop"ography

Filmography

Bibliography

"Avalon"

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874778793
Author:
Cameron, Julia
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
Creative Ability
Subject:
Inner Child
Subject:
Self-actualization
Subject:
Psychology : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
MS88-01
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.00x7.30x1.05 in. 1.73 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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