Books That Spark the Mind

These are some books I have read that made a difference

How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain De Botton
This book is humorous as well as insightful. It does change the way you look at yourself and others.

The Right To Write by Julia Cameron
For those who never seem to find the time to write.

Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg
Juicy and will set you on the right path to write from your heart.

If You Want To Write by Brenda Ueland
The seminal writers book

The Hero With a Thousand faces by Joseph Campbell

Campbell outlines the Hero’s Journey, A universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all the world’s mythic traditions.  A must for any creative that wants to tell a story.

Man’s Search For Meaning  by Viktor E. Frankl

A remarkable tribute to hope written by an amazing man

Laurie Anderson – any album

Laurie Anderson is an American experimental performance artist, composer, musician and film director who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock

This not a book but her songs are really talking stories.  Truly intriguing and thought provoking words.

Anam Cara by John O’Donohue

It is a mix of philosophy, poetry and spirituality.  The subtitle is Spiritual wisdom from the Celtic world. Fascinating and thought provoking. Anam Cara is Celtic for Soul friend. One I will re read many times.

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