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Art Is a Way of Knowing: A Guide to Self-Knowledge and Spiritual Fulfillment through Creativity Kindle Edition
Making art—giving form to the images that arise in our mind's eye, our dreams, and our everyday lives—is a form of spiritual practice through which knowledge of ourselves can ripen into wisdom. This book offers encouragement for everyone to explore art-making in this spirit of self-discovery—plus practical instructions on material, methods, and activities, such as ways to:
• Discover a personal myth or story
• Recognize patterns and themes in one's life
• Identify and release painful memories
• Combine journaling and image making
• Practice the ancient skill of active imagination
• Connect with others through sharing one's art works
Interwoven with this guidance is the intimate story of the author's own journey as a student, art therapist, teacher, wife, mother, and artist—and, most of all, as a woman who discovered a profound and healing connection with her soul through making art.
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"Art Is A Way of Knowing has a practical, hands on, and experiential feel to it. It is like a guide book or a manual for those interested in self-exploration through creative activity. Allen persistently invites the reader to join her. I found her to be an encouraging and competent guide."--American Journal of Art Therapy
"Finally, a self-help book that is true to the passionate and turbulent movements of the soul in the process of creation."--Shaun McNiff, Ph.D., author of Art as Medicine--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00LMJUMKQ
- Publisher : Shambhala (11 April 1995)
- Language : English
- File size : 3267 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 226 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 299,206 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If you are a beginner or advanced art therapist avoid at all cost. This book will teach you nothing.
Self indulgent and the author clearly using her,writing in a cathartic sense not to enlighten her readers but to overcome her own unresolved emotions. It pains me to write this but I wasted good money.
Reviewed in Canada on 4 January 2020