Choose 2 books from the accompanying list (or another book with instructor appro


Choose 2 books from the accompanying list (or another book with instructor approval). Write a short personal reflective essay relating the book to you and your experience as an artist. This should include discussion about how the material can aid you and some ways that you might utilize the material into your practice. Reflections should be 2-4 pages for each book, typed and double spaced.
Break on Through Reading Recommendations:
Body Work:
Singing with Your Whole Self (Feldenkrais) – Elizabeth Blades – Zeller
Dynamic Alignment through Imagery – Eric Franklin
The Alexander Technique for Musicians – Judith Kleinman and Peter Buckoke
Indirect Procedures: A Musician’s Guide to the Alexander Technique (The Integrated Musician)
Creative Empowerment:
Art is a Way of Knowing: A Guide to Self-Knowledge and Spiritual Fulfillment through Creativity – Pat B. Allen
The Artist’s Way: Julia Cameron
Walking in this World: The Practical Art of Creativity – Julia Cameron
The Inner Game of Music – Barry Green and W. Timothy Gallwey
Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work – Chase Jarvis
Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life – Gregg Levoy
The Creative Feminine and her Discontents: Pyschotherapy, Art, and Body – Juliet Miller
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles: Steven Pressfield
Emotional Intelligence and Development:
Loving What Is: Four Questions that Can Changer Your Life – Byron Katie
The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelinds are Trying to Tell You – Karla McLaren
The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness – Mark Williams
High Performance and Success:
The High Performance Planner – Brendon Burchard
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance – W. Timothy Gallwey
Philosophy:
Silence: Lectures and Writings – John Cage
The Thought Exchange: Overcoming Our Resistance to Living a Sensational Life – David Friedman
The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art – Mark Rothko
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom – Don Miguel Ruiz
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself – Michale A. Singer
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – Eckhart Tolle
Infinite Self: 33 Steps to Reclaiming Your Inner Power – Stuart Wilde


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