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Hardcover Book Details
  • 02/2022
  • 9781544528304
  • 286 pages
  • $29.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 02/2022
  • 9781544528298 1544528299
  • 286 pages
  • $19.99
Ebook Details
  • 02/2022
  • 978-1-5445-2831-1 B0B2VDH84H
  • 286 pages
  • $9.99
Jocelyn Jones
Author
Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within

Adult; Spirituality/Inspirational; (Market)

Jocelyn Jones is one of Hollywood’s most prized secret weapons. A legendary acting teacher, coach, and artistic advisor to the stars, she has served as a confidential Creative Consultant on some of the highest-grossing pictures of all time. Now, she shares her personal journey—and the secrets behind her unique methodology—in Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within. How do you tap into the power of creation? A great teacher doesn’t just tell you; they show you! With forthright vulnerability, Jones shares the memories and lessons that shaped her, both spiritually and as a world-class teacher—proving beyond question that the same creative process she offers actors can help you discover and manifest a life in coherence with your own heart. Whether you’re an actor looking to elevate your craft or a fellow human traveler pursuing your dreams, Artist shows you step by step how to awaken to your higher self and move confidently into the life you were born to live.
Reviews
Kirkus

Jones’ debut motivational memoir encourages readers to find their inner thespians.

As the daughter of actor Henry Jones (who won a Tony Award in 1958 for his performance in Sunrise at Campobello), the author was able to observe performers up close from a young age. She realized something about the most successful ones: “They seemed to have made themselves up out of thin air, manifesting an image and personality that resided somewhere in their imaginations.” Jones eventually grew up to be an actor and acting coach herself, developing an approach to the craft grounded in intentionality and internal inspiration. With this book, she seeks to share her method with artists of all stripes, including readers who simply want to access their creative sides. She blends stories from her life in creative communities—spending time in art colonies in her youth in the 1950s, studying acting in New York and Los Angeles in the ’60s and ’70s, and serving as a creative consultant in Hollywood starting in the ’80s—with advice and exercises meant to unlock one’s artistic abilities. She coaches readers on how to meditate, observe, be in the moment, set goals, and employ other valuable skills. Jones’ teaching experience comes through in her prose, which is concise, insightful, and often funny. Here, for instance, she riffs on the importance of maintaining the proper attitude: “I don’t want to be an actor. I am an actor because every day, I do the things actors do….I don’t want to be an organ grinder. I am an organ grinder because I grind the organ every chance I get. Plus, I bought a monkey and named him Marcel.” Much of the material is familiar, with its references to the Law of Attraction, manifesting, intentionality, and so on, but Jones packages it all in a way that manages to feel practical but delightfully low-stakes at the same time. Aspiring actors will likely get the most from this work, but creatives of all types are likely to benefit from the advice here.

LoveReading

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RECOMMENDS Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within An insightful and encouraging, spiritual guide.

“Jocelyn Jones has spent years inspiring actors and guiding them to find their own unique perspectives and polish their craft.

Now, in Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within, Jones shares the same lessons she gives actors to help anyone discover their inner purpose and move through the world with more confidence.

Using personal experiences, exercises, quotes and more, this book is a guide to unlocking your inner voice (or spirit). Whether she is demonstrating how to practically make your dreams a reality, or ensuring that you find your heart’s desire through journaling and meditation—Jones will help you uncover your most creative capabilities.

I think a broad audience will be able to take something from this book. It focuses on having the self-assuredness to realize what you want and pursue it, whether that’s a smal goal or a larger life change.

An insightful and encouraging, spiritual guide—we would be happy to add Artist: Awakening the Spirit Within to the Books We Love section of our website."

Formats
Hardcover Book Details
  • 02/2022
  • 9781544528304
  • 286 pages
  • $29.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 02/2022
  • 9781544528298 1544528299
  • 286 pages
  • $19.99
Ebook Details
  • 02/2022
  • 978-1-5445-2831-1 B0B2VDH84H
  • 286 pages
  • $9.99

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