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Publisher's Summary

I have a theory about the "Hero's Journey". We all have one. We have many, in fact. But our primary hero's journey is the passage we live out, in real life, before we find our calling. The hero's journey ends when, like Odysseus, we return home to Ithaca, to the place from which we started.

What then?

The passage that comes next is the "Artist's Journey".

On our artist's journey, we move past resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce the works we were born to create.

You are an artist too - whether you realize it or not, whether you like it or not - and you have an artist's journey. Will you live it out? Will you follow your muse and do the work you were born to do?

Ready or not, you are called.

©2018 Black Irish Books, LLC (P)2018 Black Irish Book, LLC

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It will give you strength

Are you a wanna be artist?
Are you struggling with procrastination?
Are you feeling the need for inspiration?
Do you feel like giving up your dreams? Your goals? Your life?

PLEASE! Do yourself a favour, and listen to this book!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Addition to the "War of Art" series

This was an excellent addition to Pressfield's "War of Art" series. This book happens to come at a perfect time for me personally - I am quitting my job to pursue my art. I really appreciate the guidance and mental model afforded by this book. I can already tell it will be impactful on my life in the same way "War of Art", "Turning Pro", and "Do the Work" have been.

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I am an artist.

Steven, thank-you. Your exploration of your Subject has deepened in exactly the way you so eloquently describe in this magnificent work. The Legend of Bagger Vance moved me to tears at age 20 and now I finally understand why. Thank-you for helping me see my hero’s journey for what it so clearly was and now, with great excitement and trepidation continue with open eyes on my Artist’s Journey. I am forever in your debt.

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Awesome

As always Steve does a fantastic job. This book is amazing. Glad he went into the mystical aspects of this work.

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Incredible

Really gets to the heart of what being an artist is, and what artists mean to the world.

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wow

thank you Steven for introducing me to myself. it seems you wrote this book for me. I learned more about myself in this short book than I have in my 50+years on earth. Thank you.

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Inspiring

Pressfield breaks it down so well. There's no great mystery to all of this; just put yourself down at your desk and get to work. The parallels he draws between the Hero's Journey and an artistic career are insightful and worth thinking about.

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Pressfield Stirs my Soul

It’s tough to describe what listening to Pressfield read his own words can do to an artist’s mind, stirring the soul, and invoking a sense of courage to create immediately. Having enjoyed all of his works this is another wonderful reminder and kick in the pants to get some art created. Awesome listen.

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Very choppy, but good info

I usually love Stephen Pressfields books. But with over 100 short chapters and the announcing of every one of them, I got a bit distracted. The message seemed choppy and disconnected. It was rather lost in translation. Maybe better in print.

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Hate Not Rating Higher, But It Rambled a Bit...

There are some basic concepts here that are great, and Pressfield clearly knows what he’s talking about. My issue was it seemed to ramble *quite* a bit, and I couldn’t wait for it to be over. I respect him enough that I finished it, though.

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  • Leigh Shenton
  • 07-20-18

Profound...Timely...Necessary

Elixir for the soul. Embrace this truth and be forever immortal.

Steven speaks and my heart sings...glorious wondrous arias.

Ancient wisdom forged by daemon revelation.

Overcome with a deep sense of peace...as I allow my artists journey to unfold..

With deep gratitude Steven...thank you for allowing your daemic voice to speak!!!

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  • James
  • 09-16-18

Excellent Book & re-alligning

I really enjoyed this book and wished it was longer!
Really worth the listen.
The War Of Art is also an excellent book I listen to often