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Download PDF by Shaun McNiff: Art as Medicine: Creating a Therapy of the Imagination

By Shaun McNiff

ISBN-10: 0877736588

ISBN-13: 9780877736585

"Whenever affliction is linked to lack of soul," writes Shaun McNiff, "the arts emerge spontaneously as treatments, soul medicine." the medication of the artist, like that of the shaman, arises from his or her courting to "familiars"—the subject matters, equipment, and fabrics that engage with the artist in the course of the artistic approach. Art as drugs demonstrates how the mind's eye heals and renews itself via this ordinary strategy. the writer describes his pioneering equipment of paintings therapy—including interpretation via functionality and storytelling, artistic collaboration, and dialoguing with images—and the ways that they could revitalize either psychotherapy and artwork itself.

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