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Catching The Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, And Creativity PDF In Catching the Big Fish, internationally acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch provides a rare window into his methods as an artist, his personal working style, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation. Lynch describes the experience of "diving within" and "catching" ideas like fish and then preparing them for television or movie screens and other mediums in which he works, such as painting, music, and design. Lynch writes for the first time about his more than three-decade commitment to Transcendental Meditation and the difference it has made in his creative process. In brief chapters, Lynch explains the development of his ideas: where they come from, how he grasps them, and which ones appeal to him the most. He specifically discusses how he puts his thoughts into action and how he engages with others around him. Finally, he considers the self and the surrounding world and how the process of "diving within" that has so deeply affected his own work can directly benefit others. Catching the Big Fish will come as a revelation to the legions of fans who have longed to better understand Lynch's personal vision. And it will be equally intriguing to those who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity. Audible Audio Edition Listening Length: 1 hour and 47 minutes Program Type: Audiobook Version: Unabridged Publisher: Penguin Audio Audible.com Release Date: December 7, 2006 Whispersync for Voice: Ready Language: English ASIN: B000M8NLV0 Best Sellers Rank: #11 in Books > Arts & Photography > Performing Arts > Individual Directors #57 in Books > Audible Audiobooks > Arts & Entertainment > Performing Arts #160 in Books > Audible Audiobooks > Religion & Spirituality > New Age & Occult Get the audiobook instead of the book (either on CD if you want to own the physical CD like me, or as a download). I got the audio CD and imported it into my iPod.The audio CD (by the way, it's 2 CDs) works much better than the book because you get to hear David Lynch talking and it's like a conversation with him. It's also unabridged so you get all the same content as the book however in my opinion, it's better than the book and is a rare opportunity to listen to David Lynch talk about many of the ideas that make him tick.David Lynch was my hero before and now he is my idol. David Lynch's new book, "Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity" is creative, charming, brief and playful. Written in small passages that flow, despite uniquely defined ideas, and seem to jump right off the page and dance and twinkle in your mind as you continually turn the pages, Lynch takes the reader through a deeply contemplative--though subtle in description--journey into 'that which all things emerge.'I actually acquired this for a friend of mine and when I present it to him, I'll promptly admit to reading it--in its entirety--before giving it to him. I'll tell him how Lynch touches on his films, but only chooses one or two interesting anecdotal items regarding these films and then moves on. Much the same with his life. I'll also share with him the positivity that Lynch exudes throughout and how important and real this state of mind is to him. How his whole aim is to be less and less and less restricted by anger and depression and sadness and hostility and all the other negative aspects of life.According to Lynch, it's all because of Transcendental Meditation and consciousness-based education. Lately, he's been giving many interviews and talks and whatnot to propagate his progressive thinking with regards to the many benefits of Transcendental Mediation. His foundation--the 'David Lynch Foundation For Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace'--is dedicated to introducing and maintaining this principle to young people and educators around the world.In one passage of the book, Lynch says that Van Gogh "would have been even more prolific and even greater if he wasn't so restricted by the things tormenting him. I don't think it was pain that made him so great--I think his painting brought him whatever happiness he had."I suppose I'm charmed. And I now believe in world peace. There are some remarkable insights to be gleaned from this short treatise on the process of creation, by one of our most creative and challenging filmmakers. It is very well written, in a simple and economical style that manages to deliver much more of interest than many much larger volumes on the subject of creation. The book consists of a series of apparently disconnected (but in fact well ordered) reflections on his own life, his work as a filmmaker, his practice as a meditator, and on the larger themes of creation and of human motivation and of relation between the conscious and unconscious mind and the role of art in revealing truth. Lynch is also careful not to limit the applicability of the ideas he develops to his own field of filmmaking, but (humbly) suggests ways in which the same insights can apply to other art forms

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