I've been discovering wonderful books this past month and adding to my studio collection. I thought to share one with you this week and hope that it offers you a similar level of delight and uplift as I am finding...
if you're looking for a fascinating, buoyant, fiesty and creatively charged read check out: Pronoia is the antidote to Paranoia: How the Whole World is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings by Rob Brezsny...I've been familiar with Brezsny's weekly column in our arts paper for years but recently began to read excerpts from his newly revised edition of this fabulous workbook.
The back liner notes read:
"888 Tricks for becoming a wildly disciplined, fiercely tender, ironically sincere, scrupulously curious, aggressively sensitive, blasphemously reverent, lyrically logical, lustfully compassionate Master of Rowdy Bliss."
Utne Reader says "This wild, wise, and subversive book is a must read for those who want to live a more imaginative and free life...Rob Brezsny is a Culture Hero.
From page 8: You need regular doses of unreasonable beauty, sublime anomalies, beguiling ephemera, and inexplicable joys.
And on page 85: Tweakable Pronoia Therapy/experiments and exercises in becoming a radically curious, wildly disciplined, ironically sincere Master of Uproar.
There's terrific graphics from modern and ancient arts and cultures smattered throughout so it's also a treat to thumb through randomly.
May your day sing ~