32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Mining the same seam,
This review is from: Walking In This World: Spiritual strategies for forging your creative trail (Paperback)
Julia Cameron has some interesting ideas and good self-development/self-awareness exercises. However,if you have already bought one of her books, leave well alone. This book seems to be a thinly disguised reworking of The Artists Way - and thus it has less to offer the audience than the author's bank balance.
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 24 Nov 2012 14:26:01 GMT
One of ther things I found particularly irritating about her books is the way they are so blatantly designed to appeal to the punter; any punter, no matter whether they have any real talent or not. I found the all-embracing soothing blanket of waffle very stifling. I notice other people found it soothing and "nurturing". Precisely.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2016 09:45:19 BDT
Cameron's books enable anyone to engage with their own creativity. Creativity is a drive that is present in all of us but latent in many, perhaps most people. Art is fun and can help us with many areas of our lives. Cameron wants to open up access to all and to help us restrain our inner critic. Art is about process before it is about outcome. Talent can, in any case, only be realised through practice so how would anyone know unless they begin and who is to judge?
‹ Previous 1 Next ›