It takes you to the next level
More Than Technique
This book has a beautiful voice. It is encouraging, gentle, and kind. It speaks to you like a good friend.
, April 20, 2009
The book is about more than creativity. It's about opening your
mind to become the creative person that exists in each of us. So,
instead of providing a catalog of quick techniques, this book goes
deeper into the heart of creativity. It goes into the fundamental
mindset that drives creativity. Once you master this, then you can use
the tools like an artist.
And yes, the book also provides techniques. But the real value is
in the profound wisdom about how people unfold into being creative.
I found this to be one of those rare books that deserves to be kept and cherished.
I strongly recommend this book. It belongs in any personal library.
-- Steve Kaye
, April 5, 2009
This book moves beyond ideas and concepts found in other self-help
books. In a refreshing way, the author presents steps for you to take
to unlock the joy you were born with and should be feeling every day.
Essentially she's saying; if you aren't happy you can train yourself to
fix that, you were born with all the tools you need, now its time to
unlock your potential. By using creativity you can unlock and discover
abundance in all the good things life has to offer.
-- Escondido Mark
Getting in the flow
Aliyah Marr's book goes directly to the heart of the creative
experience. She leads the reader to the boundry of un patterned and
habitual thought - pure creativity. Aliyah explores many of the
different roads and perspectives to inspire your most creative self
, July 10, 2009
-- P. Avedisian
Fantastic Expose on Creativity
Every individual needs a dose of this book. Creativity is the heart and
soul of existence and Aliyah expertly explains this concept so that you
fully understand and can absorb the message. Creativity is for everyone
no matter what you do, who you are or where you dare to tread.
, June 22, 2009
Great reminders about Being Creative
Aliyah shares some great universal wisdom--and in a nice, useable
sequence--about how to recognize, enter, and work with the creative
mind. She gives us some good reminders about the characteristics of
creativity, as well as a synthesis of many threads of ideas that
pertain to the creative life.
, July 12, 2009
--Penney Peirce, author of FREQUENCY: THE POWER OF PERSONAL
VIBRATION and THE INTUITIVE WAY: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO INCREASING
"Aliyah Marr has clearly and eloquently tackled the subject of
creativity. I am particularly impressed with her understanding of
attention and its fundamental role in the creative process. Her book
will serve as a fundamental text in the field of creativity"
-- Les Fehmi, Ph.D., The Open-Focus Brain
"An enlightened, engaging and provocative look at how to blend
creativity and personal pursuits for a truly fulfilling life. Must
-- David Heenan, Flight Capital and Double Lives
"When you make a living from your ideas, you tend to forget about
things like fun. Parallel Mind is a practical, poetic, and playful
reminder. Even those of us in the creative professions need to remember
to have fun and play; it can restore the very soul."
-- Bernie DeKoven, The Well-Played Game
"As the founder of Alchemists International, my work has shown me
that the most valuable element for any transformation is creativity.
Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity shows how anyone can transmute
thoughts into the gold of pure creative action."
-- Jeffrey S. Edwards, Organizational Alchemist,(tm)
"In the magic play of personal development, Aliyah Marr teaches us
how to fully embrace our deepest desires and dreams. Parallel Mind is a
sure guide. Read it and you will grow."
-- Marc Zegans, creative development advisor,
Pillow Talk, and Night Work
"Packed with actionable insights and precise tools for breaking
through self-imposed limitations and barriers, Parallel Mind is more
than a book, it is a foundation for success and inspiration."
-- Stephen Sorkin, Co-author, Aha Performance:
Building & Managing a Self Motivated Workforce
"As a marketer and creator of the Book Yourself Solid(tm) system, I
know the value of creative thinking; it can make or break a business.
Parallel Mind contains invaluable information on how to release the
mental and emotional blocks that most of us encounter in creating a new
business and in marketing ourselves. Highly recommended."
-- Michael Port, Book Yourself Solid(tm) and Beyond Booked Solid
"As a life coach with a focus on developing self-awareness I found
Parallel Mind a fascinating read. Aliyah Marr demonstrates how
developing one's own creativity can help anyone, from artist to
entrepreneur, change their lives. Aliyah presents a compelling argument
for the value of creative consciousness; showing how you can
use tools from the arts to shift your thinking through the power
of self-understanding and love. She inspires you to be in your highest
creative self at all times. This book is an incomparable reference
guide; keep it in your back pocket until the changes that she endorses
become part of you like a pair of your favorite jeans!"
-- Michael A. Nitti, Executive Life Coach,
The Trophy Effect
"With a masterful blend of science, metaphors, wisdom, quotes, and
storytelling skill Aliyah Marr brings the magic carpet of creativity to
life. With this book we can become the creative masters of our lives."
-- Sharon Lund, Author & International Speaker,
The Integrated Being: Techniques to Heal the
"Aliyah Marr's book provides a unique look into the development of
creativity. The wide variety of ideas and approaches to creating
provide something for everyone to ponder. In addition to her views,
relevant quotes from artists, philosophers and others offer much food
-- Bruce Wands, Art of the Digital Age and Digital
"As a person with autism, my visual thinking mind finds unexpected
associations that help me invent new ideas. Parallel Mind will give you
lots of new ways to look at old problems."
-- Temple Grandin, Thinking in Pictures
"This book is about the life-changing power of the creative spirit,
but it will also be relevant to those who primarily work with their
left brain. As Aliyah shows, we all have deep reserves of creativity
that we can draw upon to transform not only the way we interact with
the world around us, but also the very thoughts and emotions that
determine our reality. Aliyah Marr's ideas are provocative, even
challenging, but she presents them in vivid, accessible arguments
supported by an eclectic assortment of quotations from philosophers,
artists, scientists, and other famous figures. Parallel Mind contains
the rare gift of a new, necessary angle on contemporary life."
-- Benjamin Kessler, playwright & managing editor of Graphics.com magazine