This unusual book promises to inspire and stimulate those who want to delve deeply into the spiritual origin of art and creativity. It presents the Eastern view of creativity from the ancient Upanishads and contrasts this with descriptions of the creative process written by the most famous artists, musicians and poets from Western culture. In the center section, there are lyrical passages written by the author, a meditating artist, describing her journey of awakening to the source of creativity unfolding within her. It contains descriptions of how the greatest artists in the world created from their inner being and how, through meditation, everyone can access the omnipresent silent source of life.
The aim is to present the material as a complete intellectual, emotional and spiritual experience. The book is designed to help readers to understand and activate their own creative process. This is a book which will awaken your latent potential as an artist and encourage you to create from the deepest level of your heart and soul.
“Thank you for allowing me the privilege of reading your book. The central section, with its beauty of language, depth of experience, glowing honesty, quite swept me away. To be at home in those realms and to have the ability to express them so clearly and beautifully, is indeed a gift of God. Reading your book has given me faith and hope during a trying time.”
Vernon Katz, MA, D.Phil, Oxford University, Author of Conversations with Maharishi, Vols 1 and 2
“I greatly enjoyed the beautiful poetic rhythm of this book, from the timeless Vedic wisdom in part 1 to the testimonies of the author’s own meditative experiences in part 2, and the inspiring comments by great artists in part 3.”
Fritjof Capra, author of “The Tao of Physics”
“This profoundly moving and inspiring text has been of great help in clarifying certain visions and feelings I’ve had during the creation of my latest experiments with virtual reality. By inviting me to delve into your contemplative and meditative experiences, I have gained so much wisdom by internally relating to and feeling the ineffable experience of our inner and deepest nature. Furthermore, sharing the ideas and poems of many great artists and gurus has profoundly inspired me and grounded my footsteps to a visionary path of “bridging the divine to the human world” (as you state) with the greatest and deepest intention of creating for the benefit of all.”
Jose Montemayor, Artist, London, UK
“This book is informative and brings out lucidly the “inter-connect” between all aspects of existential reality, cosmic consciousness and creativity. Complex issues have been explained in a simple, straightforward manner. Titled aptly as “Source of the Creative Vision”, the book subtly exhorts the readers to recognize and activate their own creative processes.”
Shovana Narayana, MPhil., Padmashri and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee in Kathak Dance
“Barbara Ann Briggs is able to take complex and often confusing philosophical ideas and make them accessible in Source of the Creative Vision. I believe this guide will find a receptive audience for the creatives of the world, regardless of their viewpoints with regard to philosophy and religion, as a sound source of inspiration.”
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