Resources  
The Extraordinary Mind Project recommends several resources including Books, Music and Youtube Videos.
Take a look on Youtube:
Elizabeth Gilbert: A new way to think about creativity
The international bestselling author of the memoir Eat, Pray, Love muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person ‘being’ a genius, all of us ‘have’ a genius. Watch for the Ruth Stone and Tom Waits stories.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86x-u-tz0MA
Benjamin Zander: Classical music with shining eyes
Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, has two infectious passions – classical music and helping us realise our untapped love for it… and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9LCwI5iErE
Jill Bolte Taylor: How it feels to have a stroke
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor describes her experience of observing her own mind during a massive stroke in the left side of her brain. She alternated between two distinct and opposite realties: the euphoric sense of well-being and peace of the intuitive right brain and the logical, sequential left brain which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help just in time to save her life. A ‘Top 10 TEDTalk of all time’.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyyjU8fzEYU
Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
Creativity expert and consultant to government and the corporate world, Sir Ken Robinson, challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, towards nurturing (rather than undermining) creativity and to acknowledging multiple types of intelligence. A ‘Top 10 TEDTalk of all time’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY
 
Recommended books:
Product DetailsConsciousness: a very short introduction. Susan Blackmore
The study of consciousness is now a multidisciplinary subject, drawing in experts in psychology and neuroscience amongst others. Susan Blackmore succinctly introduces all the main theories relating to consciousness, in a style that is very readable. An excellent overview.
Product DetailsFlow: the psychology of optimal experience. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
A now classic work based on the scientific study of people when ‘in the flow’ or ‘in the zone’ state. It demonstrates the characteristics of this positive state and ways its occurrence can be increased in your daily life, and not just left to chance to occur.

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose A new earth: awakening to your life’s purpose. Eckhart Tolle
This book will be of interest to those who know the creativity and ease and joy of being ‘in the flow’ in their art, music, sport, or other activities and who would like to extend that to a greater part of their life. Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now) gives insights into how to side-step the past and future referenced concerns of the ego and be more often in the fullness of life available in the present moment.

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every DayHow to think like Leonard Da Vinci: seven steps to genius every day
Michael J. Gelb
A practical personal development guide to awakening and training our vast, unused resources of intelligence and ability.

The Artist's WayThe artist’s way: a spiritual path to higher creativity. Julia Cameron
A twelve-week program tackling a variety of creative blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage and other inhibiting conditioning, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity.

 

Music to get you 'in the zone':

Timeless MotionTimeless motion (CD). Daniel Kobialka
Meditation music created by reworking classical music to slower tempo to effortlessly induce the relaxation response and improve attention and focus for accelerated and easeful learning. Features the Pachelbel Canon in D (extended 20 minute version).

Coral Sea DreamingCoral Sea dreaming (CD). Tania Rose
Melodic soundtrack from the multi-award-winning film, Coral Sea Dreaming.

 

 

 

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