Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity
Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity is not about how to draw or paint, but how to think like an artist. Aliyah Marr draws from her experience as a teacher, visual artist, poet, graphic designer, and art director to demonstrate how you can change your body, your profession, your relationship, and your life just by changing your thoughts. More
A powerful reference guide for artists, educators, psychologists, entrepreneurs, scientists, and for those who have an interest in a practical form of self-development.
Packed with practical examples and exercises from every medium: visual art, theater, music, video, poetry, scriptwriting, and dance, this book shows you how to use art to first express, and then clarify thoughts and emotions to create whatever you want.
“In the magic play of personal development, Aliyah Marr teaches us how to fully embrace our deepest desires and dreams.” —Marc Zegans, creative development advisor
“This book has a beautiful voice. It is encouraging, gentle, and kind. It speaks to you like a good friend. It’s about opening your mind to become the creative person that exists in each of us.
... this book goes deeper into the heart of creativity. It goes into the fundamental mind-set that drives creativity. Once you master this, then you can use the tools like an artist... But the real value is in the profound wisdom about how people unfold into being creative. I found this to be one of those rare books that deserves to be kept and cherished. I strongly recommend this book. It belongs in any personal library.” —Steve Kaye, IAF Certified Professional Facilitator,
“For those with a vague awareness that something is missing in their lives, Aliyah makes a compelling case that personal change is possible, and the rewards immeasurable, that joy and abundance is a nano-second away. Ms. Marr isn’t asking you to get to work—she’s inviting you to come out and play. Who wouldn’t want to join her?” —Thornton Sully, editor-in-chief, A Word With You Press
“Aliyah Marr’s book goes directly to the heart of the creative experience. She leads the reader to the boundary of un-patterned and habitual thought—pure creativity. Aliyah explores many of the different roads and perspectives to inspire your most creative self into being.” —Peter Avedisian, Zen Machine, CosmicHill.com
“This book moves beyond ideas and concepts found in other self-help books. In a refreshing way, the author presents steps for you to take to unlock the joy you were born with and should be feeling every day. Essentially she’s saying; if you aren’t happy you can train yourself to fix that, you were born with all the tools you need, now its time to unlock your potential. By using creativity you can unlock and discover abundance in all the good things life has to offer.” —Mark Ninci
“When you make a living from your ideas, you tend to forget about things like fun. Parallel Mind is a practical, poetic, and playful reminder. Even those of us in the creative professions need to remember to have fun and play; it can restore the very soul.” —Bernie DeKoven, The Well-Played Game
“This book is about the life-changing power of the creative spirit, but it will also be relevant to those who primarily work with their left-brain. Aliyah shows that we all have deep reserves of creativity that we can draw upon to transform not only the way we interact with the world around us, but also the very thoughts and emotions that determine our reality. —Benjamin Kessler, playwright & editor
“Creative thinking can make or break a business. Parallel Mind contains invaluable information on how to release the mental and emotional blocks that most of us encounter in creating a new business and in marketing ourselves. Highly recommended.” —Michael Port, Book Yourself Solid™