Art Is a Way of Knowing

A Guide to Self-Knowledge and Spiritual Fulfillment through Creativity
Product Number: EB00687770
Released: Oct 31, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834823266
Publisher: Shambhala
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Description

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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Author(s): Pat B. Allen
Original Publish Date: Apr 11, 1995

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