The Creative Fire: Myths and Stories on the Cycles of Creativity

By Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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In Search of La Chispa: The Elemental Source of Your CreativityAn expanded edition of the classic on creativity by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes, this spoken-word masterpiece guides you through the dark labyrinths of the psyche in search of "la chispa" the ember that is the elemental source of all creative work. Dr. Estes teaches about the hidden aspects of creativity, includ In Search of La Chispa: The Elemental...

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June 30th 2005 by Sounds True

(first published January 1st 1992)

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"Everyone who creates struggles to keep the flow clear. And every day purification or hygiene is required in that respect. And if it is not done, then the flow becomes dammed... people are barely taught how the creative life works let alone how to care for its needs and requirements.

All creativity is a cycle, not a singular event with no past and no future. But a cycle that has that quickening and rising to a Zenith and begins to decline and falls into a death and then an incubation, a holding or waiting period, and once again a quickening and then a rebirth. And this process continues over and over again. And it is this cycle that is right, and proper and cohesive and sacred."

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