Book: “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity is a self-help book by American author Julia Cameron. The book was written to help people with artistic creative recovery, which teaches techniques and exercises to assist people in gaining self-confidence in harnessing their creative talents and skills. Correlation and emphasis is used by the author to show a connection between artistic creativity and a spiritual connection with God.

The ideas in creative personal development outlined in the book, which were felt to be new at the time of the publication, are said to have become a phenomenon and spawned into many meetups and support groups throughout the world. The group meetings are based on a 12-week creativity course designed for people to work through and gain Artistic inspiration, as outlined in the book. The program is focused on supporting relationships in removing artistic blocks and fostering confidence.

History and summary

Starting as a collection of tips and hints from different artists and authors, The Artist’s Way was collected into a single book and self published by Julia Cameron for maximizing the creativity and productivity of artists.

The book was originally titled, Healing the Artist Within, and was turned down by the William Morris literary agency, before being self-published. After the book began to sell widely, the title was then changed, when the book was published by Jeremy Tarcher (now The Penguin Group) in 1992. The book went on to reach the Top 10 best seller list and onto the list of the Top 100 Best Self-Help Books of All Time. The book was eventually put into the “Self-Publishing Hall of Fame” after selling millions of copies worldwide.

Cameron maintains throughout the book that creative inspiration is from and of a divine origin and influence, that artists seeking to enable creativity need to understand and believe in.“God is an artist. So are we. And we can cooperate with each other. Our creative dreams and longings do come from a divine source, not from the human ego.”

(via Wikipedia.org and Robert McEwen, H.W., M.)

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SUNDAY NIGHT TRANSLATION GROUP — JULY 30, 2017

To quote Heather Williams, H.W., M., “Translation is the creative process of re-engineering the outdated software of your mind.” Translation is a 5-step process using syllogistic reasoning to transform apparent man and the universe back into its essential whole, complete and perfect nature.  Through the process of Translation, reality is uncovered and thus revealed. Through word tracking, getting to the essence of the words we use to express our current view of reality, we are uncovering the underlying timeless reality of the Universe.

Sense testimony:

Trusting relationships can be abused when one party serves their individual interests rather than then the agreement which formed the initial relationship.

Conclusions

  1. Truth is an uninitiated party of one whose interest is oneness and justful, harmless, proper treatment, and who/which is all-connected, all-related, all in agreement, all happy, all-pleasing, all-pleasurable.
  2. I We Thou is one Self Evident Truth loyal, fruitful, abundant universal integrity, singing straight clear agreeable, sound harmonious well being, besides which there is none else.  Fruitful, Loyal, Abundant Clear, Straight harmonious well being is all there is.
  3. Truth is the first and the last, One Being in the universe, having the knowledge to be relationship In all as one mind order and harmony.
  4. To come.

[The Sunday Night Translation Group meets at 7pm Pacific time via Skype. There is also a Sunday morning Translation group which meets at 7am Pacific time via GoToMeeting.com.  See Upcoming Events on the BB to join, or start a group of your own.]

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The Infinite Internal Universe

The Infinite Internal Universe

Exploring the infinite internal universe…Explore an epic online course on unified physics & the universe w/ Nassim Haramein, the Resonance Science Foundation faculty and participants from 77 countries around-the world: The Resonance Academy >>> http://bit.ly/2fCkcIj

Posted by Jamie Janover on Sunday, July 30, 2017

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“The Time I’ve Lost in Wooing” by Thomas Moore

The time I’ve lost in wooing,
In watching and pursuing
The light, that lies
In woman’s eyes,
Has been my heart’s undoing.
Though Wisdom oft has sought me,
I scorn’d the lore she brought me,
My only books
Were woman’s looks,
And folly’s all they’ve taught me.
Her smile when Beauty granted,
I hung with gaze enchanted,
Like him the Sprite,
Whom maids by night
Oft meet in glen that’s haunted.
Like him, too, Beauty won me,
But while her eyes were on me,
If once their ray
Was turn’d away,
Oh! winds could not outrun me.
And are those follies going?
And is my proud heart growing
Too cold or wise
For brilliant eyes
Again to set it glowing?
No, vain, alas! th’ endeavour
From bonds so sweet to sever;
Poor Wisdom’s chance
Against a glance

Is now as weak as ever.

Thomas Moore (May 28, 1779 – February 25, 1852) was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of “The Minstrel Boy” and “The Last Rose of Summer”. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron’s memoirs after his death. Wikipedia

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“Magical Thinking vs. Critical Thinking” by Robert McEwen, H.W., M.

“I’m just saying…. I think about this stuff…
 
‘Ok, so heres the deal.”
 
We are combination of both.  Both magical thinking, and critical thinking.  They do seem to oppose each other, yet, at the same time  compliment each other.  The ol’ yin and yang.
 
Anyway….
 
“Creative ideas are initiated and then they take shape in form.
Critical thinking makes adjustment to improve the function of the form.”
 
So, there ‘ya go.  
 
“I’m just saying….”
 
 

 —Robert McEwen

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“Open Ended Thinking?” by Robert McEwen, H.W., M.

Open ended thinking goes beyond structuring results or outcome, into the universal principles of abstract thinking.  
 
To accept our selves as the ability to think.  From this center of awareness we can observe and from there everything shifts.”  Or, is unlearned and uncovering the Truth.  Ontological type of consciousness assumed automatically as we apply Translation.
 
The syllogism  opens consciousness to a more accurate, a more efficient solution instead.  This happens in straight thinking, or, the uncovering of the Truth. 
 
Translation thinking uses words and lets the  language unify thinking.  We examine the order of our thinking and premises, thus conclusions.   We see the solution exists before the problem did, that is how I found it.  I saw through the appearances to the  invisible essence of it, the functional attributes in consciousness.  It is an experience, not a concept.  It is Beingness experience in supra~consciousness.  
 
 
With the knowledge of the syllogistic thinking we can adjust our thinking to principle.  (Return to the Father)  The children (thoughts) are then managed according to the Father principle.
 
From there it is simply letting go and letting God.  Or, letting the Father (Principle)  do the work.  It is instant and effortless.
 

 

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“Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg Spar Over How Dangerous AI Really Is” by Robby Berman

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July 25, 2017 (bigthink.com)

One way to develop a reputation as a visionary is to come up with a well-known, startlingly prescient prediction that proves true. Another way is to gain immense wealth and fame through the development of a breakthrough product—say, PayPal—or two—maybe Tesla—or three—SpaceX—and then use your well-funded megaphone to cast prognostications so far and wide and so often that the world comes to simply accept you as someone who sees the future. Even better if you can start a public debate with other famous visionaries, say Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking. This is what Elon Musk has just done at the U.S National Governors Association meeting in July 2017.

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Elon Musk (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI)

Musk’s comments about artificial intelligence (AI) were startling and alarming, beginning with his assertion that “robots will do everything better than us.” “I have exposure to the most cutting-edge A.I.,” Musk said, “and I think people should be really concerned by it.”

His vision of the potential conflict is outright frightening: “I keep sounding the alarm bell but until people see robots going down the street killing people, they don’t know how to react because it seems so ethereal.”

Musk’s pitch to the governors was partly about robots stealing jobs from humans, a concern we’ve covered on Big Think, and partly a Skynet scenario, with an emphasis on humanity’s weak odds of prevailing in the battle on the horizon. His point? ”A.I. is a rare case where I think we need to be proactive in regulation [rather] than be reactive.”

It was this dire tone that caused Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to take issue with Musk’s position when asked about it in a Facebook Live chat. “I think people who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios—I don’t understand it,” said Zuckerberg. “It’s really negative, and in some ways I think it’s pretty irresponsible.”

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Mark Zuckerberg (JUSTIN SULLIVAN)

As CEO of Facebook, Zuckerberg is as cranium-deep into AI as Musk, but has a totally different take on it. “I’m really optimistic. Technology can always be used for good and bad, and you need to be careful about how you build it, and what you build, and how it’s going to be used. But people are arguing for slowing down the process of building AI—I just find that really questionable. I have a hard time wrapping my head around that.”

Musk tweeted his response.

Oh, snap.

He’s not the only one discussing this on Twitter. AI experts chimed in to denounce Musk’s fear-mongering as not being a constructive contribution to the a calm, reasoned discussion of AI’s promises and potential hazards.

Pedro Domingos, of the University of Washington, put it most succinctly.

One word: sigh. https://www.recode.net/2017/7/15/15976744/elon-musk-artificial-intelligence-regulations-ai  @recode@elonmusk

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Elon Musk just told a group of America’s governors that we need to regulate AI before it’s too late

Musk is terrified of an AI takeover.

recode.net

And let’s not forget about the imperfect humans who create AI in the first place.

Arguably the greatest threat is mass population control via message targeting and propaganda bot armies. ML not a requirement though

AI/ML makes a few existing threats worse. Unclear that it creates any new ones.

It’s not as if Musk is the only one concerned about the long-term dangers of AI—it’s more about his extreme way of talking about it. As Maureen Dowd noted in her March 2013 Vanity Fair piece, “Some in Silicon Valley argue that Musk is interested less in saving the world than in buffing his brand, and that he is exploiting a deeply rooted conflict: the one between man and machine, and our fear that the creation will turn against us.”

Be that as it may, some are not as sanguine as Zuckerberg about what awaits us down the road with AI.

Stephen Hawking, for one, has warned us to tread carefully before we bestow intelligence on machines, saying, “It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution,” Hawking said, “couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.” He’s also warned, “A super intelligent AI will be extremely good at accomplishing its goals, and if those goals aren’t aligned with ours, we’re in trouble.”

We do already know that AI has an odd, non-human way of thinking that even its programmers are having a hard time understanding. Will machines surprise us—even horrify us—with decisions no human would ever make?

Bill Gates has also expressed concerns: “I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence,” Gates wrote during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session. “First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.”

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Bill Gates (ALEX WONG)

As to how the governors group took Musk’s warning, there’s some evidence to suggest his sheer star power may have overwhelmed some politicians. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, for example, told NPR, “You could have heard a pin drop. A couple of times he paused and it was totally silent. I felt like—I think a lot of us felt like—we were in the presence of Alexander Graham Bell or Thomas Alva Edison … because he looks at things in such a different perspective.”

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“Star Seeds” by Robert McEwen, H.W., M.

You are the Moon and the Sun
Uranus and Neptune…
 
Language of Math..

Universal intelligence is now taking over the planet.
 
Each Star Sign 
is represented in the matrix of us a geometry. 
 
Math Mathematical Principle is our template, a frequency.
 
This is quantum physics essentially …
 
It sounds impersonal
yet is Truth.
 
The atoms, its all space, the electron, nothing but space and an electric charge (a bit of God) 
 

Universal intelligence…  and the quarks and the tacheons, 

–Robert

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“ANDROGYNY” by Tony Bravo

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July 23, 2017 (San Francisco Chronicle)

One of the most talked about debuts at NYFWM (New York Fashion Week:  Men’s) was Robert Geller’s new Gustav Von Aschenbach line (named for the title character in Thomas Mann’s “Death in Venice”), which featured sets of monochromatic, loose uniform-style looks with a strong unisex appeal. Carlos Campos showed unisex jumpsuits, tunics and sport pieces in drab beige balanced by bold pops of red on a mixed-gender runway. N-P-Elliot designer Nicholas Elliot took a more fantastical approach to androgyny with his boldly patterned bodysuits, draped shorts and billowing sleeves.

“All our boys (on the runway) are so pretty we didn’t want to gender the clothing too much,” said Elliott. “This trans thing that was popular a couple seasons ago was kind of a fad but this is my brand ethos. It’s important that we talk about the right kind of intersectionality (in fashion).”

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