Description : This book is a systemic study of human creativity. It offers a fascinating visual model of the creative process consisting of four major stages: stage I, the interplay of chaos and order; stage II, creative production; stage III, cultural selection; stage IV, morpho-evolution and morpho-elimination of created products and forms.
Description : The term inspiration has limited to chances, this book is an attempt to explain the science of getting consistent inspiration such that transform to unique capacity to creatively explore life
Description : To be inspired is, literally, to be imbued with spirit. For as long as human beings have made art, we have also wondered where the creative impulse comes from. The experience of art is transcendent. It takes us beyond mundane existence to a place of spirit and connection. To experience a true work of art may be, truly, to experience the divine. This book of photography and quotes looks to the beauty surrounding us - looks up to the angels in the architecture - and invites others to do the same.
Description : The importance of emptying the mind has been recognized for millennia across a variety of cultures. Meditation is a way of life for millions; at the end of a Hindu's life, he renounces all and becomes a wandering ascetic, seeking union with God; and the Japanese tea ceremony provides an interlude of spiritual relaxation within lives rooted in activity. Others find their creative inspiration in everyday activities such as gardening, walking, watching the sea, or listening to music. The Spirit of Silence is for those who wish to look beyond the speed and superficiality of our modern lifestyle to find depth and spiritual space. It is devoted to clearing the clutter from our minds, and to feeding the creative heart and soul.
Description : The Wisdom of Creativity, the companion book of quotation to The Spirit of Creativity, is an inspiring collection of ageless aphorisms compiled with the loving intent of helping those in search of their creative truth, find guidance and direction in their noble pursuit. With subjects raging from Imagination to Intuition, The Wisdom of Creativity is, in essence, a manual for living; a faithful guide filled with enlightening and timeless truths that can help illuminate the path that leads to both the discovery of our creative riches, and the fulfillment of our creative wishes.
Description : Perhaps you're a "closet writer" who's been scribbling in journals for years. Maybe you once had a passion for playing the piano or violin--a passion that is still flickering somewhere deep inside you. You may have a knack for photography, drawing, gardening, cooking, or some other creative gift. Or you may long to express yourself creatively, but have yet to discover your unique talents. Your creativity was meant be used. Whether you are an artist who has already identified your gifts or you believe that you have artistic talent that has never been developed, working through this book will help you grow closer to becoming the person God has designed you to be. *LEARN TO CALL ON THE HOLY SPIRIT AS YOUR SOURCE OF INSPIRATION * EXERCISE YOUR ARTISTIC GIFT REGULARLY AND BEGIN TO THINK OF YOURSELF AS AN ARTIST. * DEVELOP THE HABIT OF JOURNALING AS A WAY TO REALIZE UNLOCKED CREATIVITY AN EIGHT-WEEK PROGRAM FOR FULLY DEVELOPING YOUR ARTISTIC GIFTS AND ENTERING INTO A CLOSER UNION WITH GOD. INCLUDES A RETREAT GUIDE. FOR INDIVIDUAL USE OR GROUP STUDY.
Description : Design is an integral component of the creative process and as an activity with identifiable and learnable skill sets it is innately connected to the spirit of mankind. In partnership, design and spirit provide the means for managing the intricacies of art and life in ways that transcend the margins of human creativity. In this celebrated new book, Robert Piepenburg gives you a beneficial guide for cultivating their creativeness with clay. As you'll discover in these pages, when ceramics works of art celebrate the expressions of spirit and personify core design concepts, they embrace a heightened realization of meaning that is personally overpowering and universally inspiring. In a myriad of ways, designs in clay become the artistic footprints of spirit that we leave on the path of life. As we create each footprint we affirm the originality of our existence and share the joy of being alive.
Description : Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright in the middle of investigations. Zen Questions begins by exploring "The World of Zazen,"--the foundational practice of the Zen school--presenting it as an attitude of sustained inquiry that offers us an entryway into true repose and joy. From there, Leighton draws deeply on his own experience as a Zen scholar and teacher to invite us into the creativity of Zen awareness and practice. He explores the poetic mind of Dogen with the poetry of Rumi, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, and even "the American Dharma Bard" Bob Dylan. What's more, Leighton uncovers surprising resonances between the writings of America's Founding Fathers--including Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin--and the liberating ideals at the heart of Zen.
Description : A former Greenpeace activist draws on his experiences to discuss how principles of creativity and spirituality, joined with social commitment, can transform the nature of activism