THE JOURNEY OF THE CONSCIOUS CREATIVE
Available soon in print: a collectible, limited edition direct from author/artist, Aliyah Marr.
EBook format (universal PDF file format). Essays on personal and social change from over 2 years of posts in the Parallel Mind Companion blog / newsletter. Illustrated with full-color paintings by artist and author Aliyah Marr.
This book is for those intrepid explorers of human expression—artists and social change agents. It doesn’t matter what field you choose—whether in the arts or sciences—if you do it in the attitude of curiosity and passion, you are an artist, not just involved with a certain medium, but with your own personal evolution. You are not satisfied with the status quo; you find your own answers. You are what author Aliyah Marr calls a “conscious creative.”
The journey of the conscious creative is one of adventure and courage. It is not the path often taken. It is not a “normal” life, one with a great deal of comfort, in fact, it is often a life of privation and loneliness. Can you imagine Leonardo da Vinci in a bar arguing about the latest football scores? Do you think that Shakespeare, Bach or Einstein had many contemporaries who understood them?
Most people today would rather choose to spend their lives working a job they hate and coming home to argue with their spouses and watch TV than spend one minute wrestling with themselves in front of an empty canvas or blank page. It isn’t easy, sometimes it isn’t even fun, but ultimately, a creative life is extremely rewarding.
Picasso said, “Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?” I have a vision that when we are all freed to express ourselves, we will be, each one of us, like a bird that has finally learned to sing. Can you imagine the symphony of creativity that together we will create?