Books that every artist should read.

• ANJA MARAIS’ LIBRARY – CONTROL OF FEAR

…is the first natural enemy a man must overcome. Fears are natural, all of us experience them and there is nothing we can do about it. But on the other hand, no matter how frightening learning is it is more terrible to think of a man without knowledge. It is treacherous and very difficult to overcome. Do not run away for your quest will be over. Defy your fear and in spite of it you must take the next step in learning, and the next, and the next. No matter how afraid you should not stop, only then will the enemy retreat. It happens little by little and yet the fear is vanquished suddenly and fast. Once it is vanquished you will be set free from fear for the rest of your life and instead of fear he has now acquired clarity – clarity of mind is which erases fear. From “The teachings of Don Juan

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1 KIERKEGAARD FEAR AND TREMBLING One of my staple books
2 ROLLO MAY MAN'S SEARCH FOR HIMSELF To have courage to create
3 RILKE RAINER-MARIA LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET Fatherly advice to stay strong
4 TSUNETOMO YAMAMOTO HAGAKURE: BOOK OF THE SAMURAI Most direct wisdom
5 ALMAAS AH THE ELIXIR OF ENLIGHTENMENT Find your own answers
6 CELAYA ENRIQUE MARTINEZ COLLECTIVE WRITINGS AND INTERVIEWS Comprehensive and diverse way of thinking
7 BRANDE DOROTHEA BECOMING A WRITER About discipline and critique
8 STORR ANTHONY SOLITUDE A RETURN TO THE SELF To be alone in the studio and when to face the world
9 HENRI ROBERT THE ART SPIRIT Advice from a wise man
10 TOLSTOY LEO WHAT IS ART? Making art for the correct reasons
11 HUXLEY ALDOUS THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION How to see
12 SHAHN BEN SHAPE OF CONTENT About practice and content of art
13 BAYLES DAVID ART AND FEAR Fighting the resistance within you
14 FROST ROBERT COMPLETED POETRY To give color to your journey

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