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|Author||: Mason Currey|
|Total Pages||: 305|
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More than 150 inspired—and inspiring—novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians on how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do. Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.” Kafka is one of 161 minds who describe their daily rituals to get their work done, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his “male configurations”.... Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day ... Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced “every pleasure imaginable.” Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books ... Karl Marx ... Woody Allen ... Agatha Christie ... George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing ... Leo Tolstoy ... Charles Dickens ... Pablo Picasso ... George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers.... Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to “clear the brain”).
|Author||: Mason Currey|
|Total Pages||: 288|
|Genre||: Literary Collections|
Download Daily Rituals Women at Work Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
More of Mason Currey's irresistible Daily Rituals, this time exploring the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists--painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers, and performers. We see how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make: rebuffing convention, stealing (or secreting away) time from the pull of husbands, wives, children, obligations, in order to create their creations. From those who are the masters of their craft (Eudora Welty, Lynn Fontanne, Penelope Fitzgerald, Marie Curie) to those who were recognized in a burst of acclaim (Lorraine Hansberry, Zadie Smith) . . . from Clara Schumann and Shirley Jackson, carving out small amounts of time from family life, to Isadora Duncan and Agnes Martin, rejecting the demands of domesticity, Currey shows us the large and small (and abiding) choices these women made--and continue to make--for their art: Isak Dinesen, "I promised the Devil my soul, and in return he promised me that everything I was going to experience would be turned into tales," Dinesen subsisting on oysters and Champagne but also amphetamines, which gave her the overdrive she required . . . And the rituals (daily and otherwise) that guide these artists: Isabel Allende starting a new book only on January 8th . . . Hilary Mantel taking a shower to combat writers' block ("I am the cleanest person I know") . . . Tallulah Bankhead coping with her three phobias (hating to go to bed, hating to get up, and hating to be alone), which, could she "mute them," would make her life "as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water" . . . Lillian Hellman chain-smoking three packs of cigarettes and drinking twenty cups of coffee a day--and, after milking the cow and cleaning the barn, writing out of "elation, depression, hope" ("That is the exact order. Hope sets in toward nightfall. That's when you tell yourself that you're going to be better the next time, so help you God.") . . . Diane Arbus, doing what "gnaws at" her . . . Colette, locked in her writing room by her first husband, Henry Gauthier-Villars (nom de plume: Willy) and not being "let out" until completing her daily quota (she wrote five pages a day and threw away the fifth). Colette later said, "A prison is one of the best workshops" . . . Jessye Norman disdaining routines or rituals of any kind, seeing them as "a crutch" . . . and Octavia Butler writing every day no matter what ("screw inspiration"). Germaine de Staël . . . Elizabeth Barrett Browning . . . George Eliot . . . Edith Wharton . . . Virginia Woolf . . . Edna Ferber . . . Doris Lessing . . . Pina Bausch . . . Frida Kahlo . . . Marguerite Duras . . . Helen Frankenthaler . . . Patti Smith, and 131 more--on their daily routines, superstitions, fears, eating (and drinking) habits, and other finely (and not so finely) calibrated rituals that help summon up willpower and self-discipline, keeping themselves afloat with optimism and fight, as they create (and avoid creating) their creations.
|Author||: Alex Naranjo,Marlene Vargas|
|Publsiher||: Rodale Books|
|Total Pages||: 272|
|Genre||: Body, Mind & Spirit|
Download Your Intuition Led You Here Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
An intuitive resource for using everyday tools for magical results, featuring 32 rituals to help you tap into your intention and self-empowerment—from the owners of the destination boutique House of Intuition. “A must-read if you are into crystals, energy, and rituals.”—PopSugar Alex Naranjo and Marlene Vargas, the owners of the biggest metaphysical shop on the West Coast, empower you to hear your inner voice and design your own powerful rituals in response. Part memoir, part ritual guide, Your Intuition Led You Here is ultimately a path to accessing the healing potential of magic, understanding your power, and putting your intuition into practice. With wit, lightness, and accessibility, Alex and Marlene guide you through . . . • How to create magic: With thirty-two tried-and-true ritual recipes, this book is a uniquely knowledgeable guide on how to utilize the power of ritual to tap into intuition and inner knowing. • Symbolism: Discover the symbolism behind key ingredients (everyday herbs, oils, elements, crystals) so that you can devise and personalize your own rituals. • Rituals to manifest magic: Put magic to work with candle spells, protection baths, love jars, and box spells for releasing and letting go. Learn zodiac-personalized energies, herbs, colors, and the most energetically powerful days of the week to manifest your desired intentions. Your intuition is a gift. In these pages, you will learn to hear it and respond to it with intention so that you can align your reality with your true self.
|Author||: Vicki Vrint|
|Publsiher||: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW|
|Total Pages||: 160|
Download The Little Book of Daily Rituals Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Discover the restorative wonders of daily rituals A ritual is an act of self-care that’s carried out mindfully, and with reverence: a gratitude ritual to relive the high points of your day; a ritual for self-expression to free unexpressed emotions; a candle ritual to focus your mind on peace. With over 80 guided practices to choose from, there is something in this book for every intention. Whether you want to reflect, to recharge your batteries, or rekindle your motivation, you will find the perfect ritual to refresh your mind, body and spirit.
|Author||: Phoebe Garnsworthy|
|Total Pages||: 102|
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Would you like to attract more abundance? More love, more happiness and more peace? It is possible and available for you right now, if you believe it to be true.Positive energy vibrates at a high frequency. If you focus on radiating this frequency first, you will naturally attract the equivalent in return, thus amplifying and magnifying positive energy in abundance. Daily Rituals is your personal guide book that will provide you with the tools needed to reach these high vibrational frequencies. Enclosed within these pages are positive affirmations and exercises dedicated to raise your vibration, clear old thought patterns and bring your mind into the present moment. As you consistently spend time connecting and worshipping your internal self, you will strengthen the communication channel to your Soul, the Source of Creation, and shift your state of consciousness closer to enlightenment.Join Phoebe Garnsworthy, Visionary and Metaphysical writer, as she shares her daily secrets of spiritual white witch magic.
|Author||: Lynda Balslev|
|Publsiher||: Andrews McMeel Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 155|
Download The Little Book of Fika Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
While the Danish concept of hygge as caught on around the globe, so has lagom—its Swedish counterpart. An essential part of the lagom lifestyle, fika is the simple art of taking a break—sometimes twice a day—to enjoy a warm beverage and sweet treat with friends. This delightful gift book offers an introduction to the tradition along with recipes to help you establish your own fika practice.
|Author||: Maria Fabrizio|
|Publsiher||: Simon and Schuster|
|Total Pages||: 140|
Download Cultivating Creativity Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
"Creative longevity is about what you do to prepare yourself for the ripe moment, when the potential of an idea is able to grow into something useful.... This book is for anyone who has a tendency to think visually and needs to satisfy their creative soul." --from the Introduction Discover the road to productivity and success by keeping your creative juices flowing daily. Cultivating Creativity is a book based on the idea that creativity requires ample momentum--if you stop, you'll stall. In order to get the creative inspiration you need to do your design work well, it's important to establish daily creative routines. Author Maria Fabrizio has compiled here a beautiful and inspirational guide, a companion to unlocking your creativity every day. Create every day, and you'll be able to keep creating every day--it's as simple as that.