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Publisher's Summary

What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life but the fountainhead of human experience? What if our logic and science derive from art forms rather than the other way around? In this trenchant volume, Rollo May helps all of us find those creative impulses that, once liberated, offer new possibilities for achievement. A renowned therapist and inspiring guide, Dr. May draws on his experience to show how we can break out of old patterns in our lives. His insightful audiobook offers us a way through our fears into a fully realized self.

©1994 Rollo May (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

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"A signal testimonial to the creative spirit.... A brilliantly incisive exploration of the creative 'encounter' - the coming to grips of the healthily committed creative artist or thinker with his sociocultural background and with his own dangerously Promethean impulses." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Extraordinary, wise, and hopeful...nearly poetic meditations." ( Boston Globe)

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May takes on the Creative Act

I had the pleasure of being a student to this gifted therapist and philosopher. May shows the connection between anxiety as the crucible for creativity. He has an encyclopedic memory and frequently brings brief passages from other authors to illuminate his point.

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creative rebranding of how to create

I enjoyed this book and at first was lost in the concepts; however, I quickly gained the perspective from which creativity is formed. I loved the delivery and explanation of form and its correlation to ones need to have it. Whether to give meaning to the old or new realities, form has taken on new meaning for me.

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So good So good So good So good So good So good So good So good recommend to everyone a thousand times

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New meaning to you

Understanding the source and structure of creativity helps expose nodes from which healthy well-being may be fostered. Peaceful read and deep resource to reference. Much mine and unpack-age here.

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Posts dream

I think this book helps the poets in a major way it's a creative's guide to truth.

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