272 pages, 9 × 7.4 × 0.7 in
March 4, 2002
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1585421464
ISBN - 13: 9781585421466
Read from the Book
ALSO BY JULIA CAMERONNONFICTION The Artist’s Way The Artist’s Way Morning Pages Journal The Artist’s Date Book (illustrated by Elizabeth Cameron) The Vein of Gold The Right to Write God Is No Laughing Matter Supplies: A Troubleshooting Guide for Creative Difficulties (illustrated by Elizabeth Cameron) God Is Dog Spelled Backwards (illustrated by Elizabeth Cameron) Heart Steps Blessings Transitions Inspirations: Meditations from The Artist’s Way The Writer’s Life: Insights from The Rightto Write The Artist’s Way at Work (withMark Bryan and Catherine Allen) Money Drunk, Money Sober (with Mark Bryan) FICTION Popcorn: Hollywood Stories The Dark Room PLAYSPublic Lives The Animal in the Trees Four Roses Love in the DMZ Avalon (a musical) Bloodlines The Medium at Large (a musical) Tinseltown (a musical) Normal, Nebraska (a musical) POETRY Prayers for the Little Ones Prayers for the Nature Spirits The Quiet Animal This Earth (also an album with Tim Wheater) FEATURE FILM(as writer-director) God’s WillMost Tarcher/Putnam books are available at special quantity discounts for bulk purchases for sales promotions, premiums, fund-raising, and educational needs. Special books or book excerpts also can be created to fit specific needs. For details, write Putnam Special Markets, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014 Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam a member of Penguin Putnam Inc. 375 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014 www.penguinputnam.com Copyright © 1992, 2002 by Julia Cameron The Artist
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary EditionIntroductionSpiritual Electricity: The Basic PrinciplesThe Basic ToolsWeek 1: Recovering a Sense of SafetyShadow ArtistsYour Enemy Within: Core Negative BeliefsYour Ally Within: Affirmative WeaponsCreative AffirmationsTasksCheck-InWeek 2: Recovering a Sense of IdentityGoing SanePoisonous PlaymatesCrazymakersSkepticismAttentionRules of the RoadTasksCheck-InWeek 3: Recovering a Sense of PowerAngerSynchronicityShameDealing with CriticismDetective Work, an ExerciseGrowthTasksCheck-InWeek 4: Recovering a Sense of IntegrityHonest ChangesBuried Dreams, an ExerciseReading DeprivationTasksCheck-InWeek 5: Recovering a Sense of PossibilityLimitsFinding the RiverThe Virtue TrapThe Virtue-Trap QuizForbidden Joys, an ExerciseWish List, an ExerciseTasksCheck-InWeek 6: Recovering a Sense of AbundanceThe Great CreatorLuxuryCounting, an ExerciseMoney Madness, an ExerciseTasksCheck-InWeek 7: Recovering a Sense of ConnectionListeningPerfectionismRiskJealousyThe Jealousy Map, an ExerciseArcheology, an ExerciseTasksCheck-InWeek 8: Recovering a Sense of StrengthSurvivalThe Ivory PowerGain Disguised as LossAge and Time: Product and ProcessFilling the FormEarly Patternings, an ExerciseAffirmationsTasksCheck-InWeek 9: Recovering a Sense of CompassionFearEnthusiasmCreative U-TurnsBlasting through BlocksTasksCheck-InWeek 10: Recovering a Sense of Self-ProtectionDangers of the TrailWorkaholismDroughtFameCompetitionTasksCheck-InWeek 11: Recovering a Sense of Au
From the Publisher
"Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.” —Elizabeth Gilbert
The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today—or perhaps even more so—than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist’s Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist’s Way for a new century.
About the Author
Award-winning writer Julia Cameron is the author of seventeen books, fiction and nonfiction, including The Artist's Way, The Vein of Gold, and The Right to Write, her bestselling works on the creative process. A novelist, playwright, songwriter and poet, she has extensive credits in theater, film, and television.
“This book has been around for a long time, and I hope it sticks around forever. It guides the reader through a fascinating (and fun) 12-week-long program of exercises and explorations that help loosen up one’s artistic self. It takes you on a journey that will cost you nothing (aside from the guidebook) and it brings much insight, gently helping you see what is holding you back, and showing you how to move forward. Three times in the last decade I've committed to doing The Artist's Way's program, and each time I've learned something important and surprising about myself and my work. Just to show how influential it's been to me—the first time I did the program, I had decided by end of it that I wanted to 1) travel to Italy and learn Italian, 2) Go to an Ashram in India, and 3) Return to Indonesia to study with the old medicine man I'd once met there. We all know what THAT decision led to. . . Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.”—Elizabeth Gilbert“THE ARTIST’S WAY by Julia Cameron is not exclusively about writing—it is about discovering and developing the artist within whether a painter, poet, screenwriter or musician—but it is a lot about writing. If you have always wanted to pursue a creative dream, have always wanted to play and create with words or paints, this book will gently get you started and help you learn all kinds of paying-attention techniques; and that, after all, is what being an artist is all about. It’s about learning to pay att