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Book 3: Beyond Resistance

The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.

The invisible, abstract, psychic forces that support and sustain us in our journey toward ourselves can be referred to as muses and angels. These forces are your allies against Resistance. They will help you become who you were born to be in spite of Resistance.

According to Greek mythology, there are nine Muses, who are daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (memory). Their purpose is to inspire artists - each Muse is responsible for a different art.

Our psyche can be split into the Ego and the Self - The Ego is our conscious brain while The Self is our unconscious, where our dreams and intuitions come from. Angels reside in the Self (unconscious) while Resistance resides in the Ego (conscious). When you seek the Self, whether through fasting, prayers, vision quests, etc, you will gain inspiration from a source deeper and more powerful than the physical (ie. the Ego).

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