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God is No Laughing Matter: Observations and Objections on the Spiritual Path [Paperback]

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Pages   299
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2001
Publisher   Tarcher
Age  18
ISBN  1585421286  
EAN  9781585421282  

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Item Description...
The author of The Artist's Way offers readers straightfoward advice on how to unblock obstacles to creativity and the spiritual life, in a thought-provoking collection of essays designed to help readers enhance concentration and make conscious choices to enrich their lives and communities. Reprint.

Publishers Description
In God Is No Laughing Matter, bestselling author Julia Cameron takes a witty, powerfully honest, and irreverent look at the culture of "spirituality" today and offers insight to enable readers to determine their personal spiritual path. The important thing to remember, she says, is that God is both more humorous and more humane than we've been taught.
With her trademark "sparkling prose" (Publishers Weekly), anecdotes, and helpful techniques, Cameron's thought-provoking essays paint the spiritual journey in a refreshingly clear light. Addressing the way in which spiritual "experts" have clouded the message, her book shows readers how to improve concentration and how to make conscious choices that heighten their individual autonomy as well as enrich their lives and their communities.

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More About Julia Cameron

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Julia Cameronhas been an active artist for more than three decades. She is the author of more than forty books, including such bestselling works on the creative process asThe Artist's Way, Walking in This World, andFinding Water.
Emma Livelyis a classical violist turned writer, composer, and lyricist working in musical theater and animation. She has served as Julia Cameron s business manager for a decade."

Julia Cameron currently resides in Manhattan, in the state of New York.

Julia Cameron has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Didasko Files
  2. Inner Workbook
  3. Trailblazers (CF4K)

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Humour and spirituality- a great combination  Dec 15, 2007
Faith-wise, I'm a bit of a hybrid. I was raised Catholic, but had enough curiousity about spiritual matters to read about other religions and their associated beliefs. I've gone to Mass on Sundays, witnessed Advent Christian services, spent weekends at Hare Krsna temples, and discussed the Kabbalah with Jewish friends. My conclusion is that we're all going to the same place in the end, and God is too big for one religion anyway. So live your life as benevolently as you can, and leave the technical arguments to the theologians.

Julia Cameron's "God Is No Laughing Matter" is not out to replace the Bible or even offer a new interpretation of it. She has written a witty, common-sense guide to living a spiritually healthy life. Cameron alludes to religious texts, Eastern gurus, and other crutches employed by those on a faith-based quest, but neither recommends nor dismisses them. She's basically saying what Shakespeare put so perfectly: "To thine own self be true."
The best!  Nov 19, 2006
I loved this book. I savored reading it over a month's time, treating myself to one or two chapters each time. I intend to read it again and actually do the exercises. I found her entertaining, heartfelt, encouraging, and true. Of course some of the descriptions of "types" of people were done as caricatures to make her point; which I believe is to define yourself and your own spirituality, do not let others do it for you.
Lessons from the Road  Aug 3, 2006
Julia Cameron's no nonsense style and shared wisdom on the connection between art and the divine. This is a real woman with her own share of life's ups and downs. Not some guru mystic in the popcorn style spirituality of certain areas of New Age. Forget Marianne Williamson and all the slick over-polished LA style gurus and their mantras. Turn inward and hear what down-to-earth folks like Cameron have to say. Rather this is Cameron's perspective on what the Divine is and is not. And what it is ... is hard work. She likens the method at which lost souls pick up and abandon deep spiritual paths in a matter of months ... as a form of shopping for God. A very refreshing take on how God is a serious force to be reckoned with... and that there are no short cuts to being in the consciousness of spirit. Easy to read but deep and provoking as usual, vintage Julia Cameron.
From this book to the follow-up PRAYERS FROM A NONBELIEVER: a story of faith, you can read through out the development of Ms. Cameron's faith/spiritual and influence on her work/writing journey. Every book she writes is a journey of the Path. You don't have to be a believer nor a doubter. Each both speaks from her heart to yours. Try reading these two and you will broaden your horizons.
This is the first book I ever threw in the trash  Feb 19, 2002
I don't know...but by the title I expected an uplifting, refreshing, original series of thoughts from a very popular artist/writer. What I got instead was a series of negative slaps at countless types of spiritual paths. I am someone who reads a book from cover to cover...well I guess I can abandon that statement now. I tried to read straight through this book but got so sick of each chapter being devoted to making you feel as though by doing nothing toward your spiritual goals you are doing just fine (which is a lovely thought if it ended there) however if you should (God forbid!) be a vegetarian, or do yoga then somehow you are a freak and a phony. She continually refers to these horrible "Spiritual People" as if they (whoever the heck they are) are Nazis. I tried skipping chapters but the theme stayed the same. I finally gave up.
I treasure all books and always think about who the appropriate person will be to receive the book when I am finished (if I'm not keeping it for my own library) so throwing it in the trash so no one else will read it is a big deal.
In fact I was so frustrated by this book I wrote my first review.

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