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The Artist's Journey

The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning
Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
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Summary

I have a theory about the "Hero's Journey". We all have one. We have many, in fact. But our primary hero's journey is the passage we live out, in real life, before we find our calling. The hero's journey ends when, like Odysseus, we return home to Ithaca, to the place from which we started.

What then?

The passage that comes next is the "Artist's Journey".

On our artist's journey, we move past resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce the works we were born to create.

You are an artist too - whether you realize it or not, whether you like it or not - and you have an artist's journey. Will you live it out? Will you follow your muse and do the work you were born to do?

Ready or not, you are called.

©2018 Black Irish Books, LLC (P)2018 Black Irish Book, LLC

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A great reminder

Simple effective audio with a great reminder to listen to your calling and following through on what you love.

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Profound...Timely...Necessary

Elixir for the soul. Embrace this truth and be forever immortal.

Steven speaks and my heart sings...glorious wondrous arias.

Ancient wisdom forged by daemon revelation.

Overcome with a deep sense of peace...as I allow my artists journey to unfold..

With deep gratitude Steven...thank you for allowing your daemic voice to speak!!!

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  • 30-07-18

It will give you strength

Are you a wanna be artist?
Are you struggling with procrastination?
Are you feeling the need for inspiration?
Do you feel like giving up your dreams? Your goals? Your life?

PLEASE! Do yourself a favour, and listen to this book!

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  • 07-08-18

Excellent Addition to the "War of Art" series

This was an excellent addition to Pressfield's "War of Art" series. This book happens to come at a perfect time for me personally - I am quitting my job to pursue my art. I really appreciate the guidance and mental model afforded by this book. I can already tell it will be impactful on my life in the same way "War of Art", "Turning Pro", and "Do the Work" have been.

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  • Janice Windt
  • 29-07-18

I am an artist.

Steven, thank-you. Your exploration of your Subject has deepened in exactly the way you so eloquently describe in this magnificent work. The Legend of Bagger Vance moved me to tears at age 20 and now I finally understand why. Thank-you for helping me see my hero’s journey for what it so clearly was and now, with great excitement and trepidation continue with open eyes on my Artist’s Journey. I am forever in your debt.

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  • Ritsoku Fushi
  • 13-08-18

Awesome

As always Steve does a fantastic job. This book is amazing. Glad he went into the mystical aspects of this work.

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  • Andrea
  • 06-08-18

Incredible

Really gets to the heart of what being an artist is, and what artists mean to the world.

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  • 02-02-19

The wisdom I needed at the right time

Another great book by an author that inspires, helps one to find direction, make sense of it all, and uncover the story we want to write in the studio and for our life. A book you don't want to miss.

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  • P. Pinkman
  • 17-02-19

Well done with quirky qualities

I've been pushing through books that offer help dealing with being an under paid, under appreciated artist. in that regard this book offers a number of useful ideas about that, though most of them are things I've heard, and read before. it's great to be reminded why we start out being an artist in the first place but I guess I was hoping for a bit more in the way of specific tools to getting seen and collected. worth the read with managed expectations.

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  • bryan hurd
  • 15-02-19

He gets it

I have not read a Pressfield book that I didn’t enjoy. They just keep getting better. This one is perhaps my favorite.

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  • Rebecca
  • 26-01-19

Just get this book NOW!

If you think you may have some creative energy in you looking to be expressed, you MUST listen to this book. If you don’t think you have an ounce of creativity in you, you SHOULD listen to this book anyway! Steven Pressfield is the greatest thing to happen to writers since the Muse!

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  • Kimberly A. Whittaker
  • 21-12-18

Winter Solstice 12/21/2018

Listen to this book before this day is over.

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.

– Gospel of Thomas