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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!

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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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Winter Solstice 12/21/2018

Listen to this book before this day is over.

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.

– Gospel of Thomas

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No feeling this one.

Steven made a very valid point with the title and early on this book. Love the relation of the artists/hero's journey. Add the telling of Zen in the Art of Archery, as very profound and will ultimately lead me to read that hook. Overall this could have been written as a multipart blog post in about 3-4 parts, most of the book feels like filler and not consequential to the point. Or maybe a scratch at the surface of what could have been a much deeper dive of a subset of the parts.

Additionally 100+ chapters in 192 pages? Verbalizing capital letters in the text that came across just fine from the readers inflection. Finally, the "back to me" statements weren't required to let me know that fact. The text seemed to do that adequately.

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invaluable

loved it. his third book I've finished have filled me with so much motivation and passion, more than ANYTHING I have ever consumed before. indispensible to artists who take their discipline seriously. I mean this.

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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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  • LTaylor
  • 12-30-18

A great reminder

Simple effective audio with a great reminder to listen to your calling and following through on what you love.

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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

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