Fiery Muse: Creativity and the Spiritual Quest

Paperback | September 24, 1996

byTeri Degler

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A young mother takes up meditation and discovers a hidden flair for art; a middle-aged homemaker opens to the voice of her inner spirit and develops into an internationally recognized poet; a down-and-out young actor incorporates his Native spiritual traditions into his work and eventually wins acclaim for both his acting and playwriting abilities.

Many people today find themselves on a spiritual path yearning for understanding of the mysteries of life and striving for a closer connection with the Divine. As part of the spiritual process, some individuals encounter powerful compulsions to express themselves creatively. And others experience an enigmatic, wonderful, and quite inexplicable increase in their creative abilities.

Teri Degler's personal and passionate exploration of the creative spiritual quest through the stories of present-day seekers is well supported by teaching from respected traditions such as Yoga, and balanced by the stories of historical creative geniuses, mystics and visionaries such as Rumi, St. Hildegard of Bingen, Walt Whitman and Johannes Brahms.

Also included are exercises in creative writing and visualization that offer helpful ways to find our own expressive abilities. By increasing inspiration and stilling the critical inner voice of resistance, we open ourselves to a more joy-filled existence.

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Rumi, Walt Whitman, St. Hildegard of Bingen and Johannes Brahms all shared one thing: they found their creative muses through spiritual meditation. Teri Degler explores the profound link between creativity and spiritual growth in The Fiery Muse. Using past and present examples and ancient spiritual teachings to guide her examination, s...

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A young mother takes up meditation and discovers a hidden flair for art; a middle-aged homemaker opens to the voice of her inner spirit and develops into an internationally recognized poet; a down-and-out young actor incorporates his Native spiritual traditions into his work and eventually wins acclaim for both his acting and playwriti...

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A young mother takes up meditation and discovers a hidden flair for art; a middle-aged homemaker opens to the voice of her inner spirit and develops into an internationally recognized poet; a down-and-out young actor incorporates his Native spiritual traditions into his work and eventually wins acclaim for both his acting and playwriti...

Teri Degler is the author of several books, including A Farther Shore: How Near-death and Other Extraordinary Experiences Can Change Ordinary Lives, which she co-authored with Dr. Yvonne Kason. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:September 24, 1996Publisher:Random House Of Canada

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ISBN - 10:039422499X

ISBN - 13:9780394224992

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Rumi, Walt Whitman, St. Hildegard of Bingen and Johannes Brahms all shared one thing: they found their creative muses through spiritual meditation. Teri Degler explores the profound link between creativity and spiritual growth in The Fiery Muse. Using past and present examples and ancient spiritual teachings to guide her examination, she suggests spiritual exercises to help you discover latent creative talents or unblock an existing one.