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Creative visualization : use the power of your imagination to create what you want in your life
Gawain, Shakti, 1948-
Personal Author:
[Revised edition].
Publication Information:
Navato, Calif. : Nataraj Pub./New World Library, [2002]

Physical Description:
xvi, 175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
"25th anniversary edition"--Cover.
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BF367 .G34 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
BF367 .G34 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Creative Visualization is the art of using mental imagery and affirmation to produce positive changes in your life. It is being successfully used in the fields of health, business, the creative arts, and sports, and in fact can have an impact in every area of your life. With more than six million copies sold worldwide, this pioneering bestseller and perennial favorite helped launch a new movement in personal growth when it was first published.The classic guide is filled with meditations, exercises, and techniques that can help you use the power of your imagination to create what you want in your life, change negative habit patterns, improve self-esteem, reach career goals, increase prosperity, develop creativity, increase vitality, improve your health, experience deep relaxation, and much more. This book can help you to increase your personal mastery of life.

Author Notes

Shakti Gawain was born Carol Louise Gawain in Trenton, New Jersey on September 30, 1948. She received a bachelor of arts degree in dance from the University of California, Irvine in 1971. In 1977, she co-founded New World Library with Marc Allen. In 1992, Gawain left New World Library to start a publishing company called Nataraj Publishing with her husband Jim Burns.

Gawain became a leading author in the world consciousness and human potential movements. She wrote numerous books including Creative Visualization, Living in the Light, Return to the Garden, The Path of Transformation, The Four Levels of Healing, Creating True Prosperity, and Developing Intuition. She was also an inspirational speaker and lead workshops. She died from complications related to hip surgery on November 11, 2018 at the age of 70.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Gawain's self-help title has sold more than three million copies in English and another three million in the more than 30 languages into which it has been translated. According to the publisher, this revised anniversary edition contains additional "meditations, exercises, and techniques that can become part of your everyday routine." The author asserts that people can achieve an ideal existence simply through mental visualization. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Prefacep. ix
Introduction to the Revised Editionp. xii
A Letter to My Readersp. xv
Part 1 Basics of Creative Visualizationp. 1
What Is Creative Visualization?p. 3
How Creative Visualization Worksp. 8
A Simple Exercise in Creative Visualizationp. 13
It's Important to Relaxp. 16
How to Visualizep. 18
Four Basic Steps for Effective Creative Visualizationp. 22
Creative Visualization Works Only for Goodp. 25
Affirmationsp. 27
A Spiritual "Paradox"p. 35
Part 2 Using Creative Visualizationp. 41
Making Creative Visualization Part of Your Lifep. 43
Being, Doing, and Havingp. 47
Three Necessary Elementsp. 49
Contacting Your Higher Selfp. 51
Going with the Flowp. 55
Prosperityp. 59
Accepting Your Goodp. 65
Outflowingp. 71
Healingp. 76
Part 3 Meditations and Affirmationsp. 85
Grounding Yourself and Running Energyp. 87
Opening the Energy Centersp. 89
Creating Your Sanctuaryp. 92
Meeting Your Guidep. 94
Pink Bubble Techniquep. 98
Healing Meditationsp. 100
Invocationsp. 107
Ways to Use Affirmationsp. 110
Part 4 Special Techniquesp. 117
A Creative Visualization Notebookp. 119
Clearingp. 123
Writing Affirmationsp. 133
Setting Goalsp. 136
Ideal Scenep. 145
Treasure Mapsp. 147
Health and Beautyp. 152
Creative Visualization in Groupsp. 157
Creative Visualization in Relationshipsp. 159
Part 5 Living Creativelyp. 165
Creative Consciousnessp. 167
Discovering Our Higher Purposep. 168
Your Life Is Your Work of Artp. 170
Acknowledgmentsp. 171
Recommended Resourcesp. 172
About the Authorp. 175