Books that every artist should read.


• ANJA MARAIS’ LIBRARY – CONTROL OF CLARITY

…the next enemy you will encounter. Clarity is hard to obtain and it will dispel fear but it will also blinds you. It gives a man the assurance he can do whatever he pleases, for he can see clearly into everything. He is courageous and does not stop at anything because he is clear. But he will rush when he should be patient or he will be patient when he should rush. And he will fumble with learning until he winds up incapable of learning anymore. This enemy can turn you cold and stop your yearning for learning for you are so clear. Defy your clarity, use it only to see you must treat your clarity almost as a mistake, because your clarity is only a point in front of your eyes. So you will overcome your second enemy and will arrive at a new position where you cannot be harmed anymore – that of true power. From “The teachings of Don Juan


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1 ECO UMBERTO INVENTING THE ENEMY Eclectic – man's need for an enemy
2 TARKVOVSKY SCULPTING IN TIME An artist that practiced what he preached
3 BARUCHELLO HOW TO IMAGINE Art is a way of being
4 SOHO TAKUAN THE UNFETTERED MIND The principled mind
5 BATESON GREGORY STEPS TO AN ECOLOGY OF THE MIND How ideas interact
6 KENJI MIYAZAWA KENJI MIYAZAWA  SELECTIONS OF POETRY An artist need for interaction
7 MASLOW ABRAHAM THE FARTHER REACHES OF HUMAN NATURE Human values of being
8 BLOFELD JOHN THE ZEN TEACHING OF HUANG PO: ON THE TRANSMISSION OF MIND The experience of intuitive knowledge
9 HEIDEGGER MARTIN BEING AND TIME The meaning of being
10 DE BEAUVOIR THE ETHICS OF AMBIGUITY About ethical responsibilities
11 SAGAN CARL THE DEMON-HAUNTED WORLD Human gullibility and rational thought
12 AURELIUS MARCUS MEDITATIONS About morality

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