Catching the Big Fish
Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity: 10th Anniversary Edition
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In this "unexpected delight,"* filmmaker David Lynch describes his personal methods of capturing and working with ideas, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.
Now in a beautiful paperback edition, David Lynch's Catching the Big Fish provides a rare window into the internationally acclaimed filmmaker's methods as an artist, his personal working style, and the immense creative benefits he has experienced from the practice of meditation.
Catching the Big Fish comes as a revelation to the legion of fans who have longed to better understand Lynch's personal vision. And it is equally compelling to those who wonder how they can nurture their own creativity.
Ideas are like fish.
If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper.
Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They're huge and abstract. And they're very beautiful.
I look for a certain kind of fish that is important to me, one that can translate to cinema. But there are all kinds of fish swimming down there. There are fish for business, fish for sports. There are fish for everything.
Everything, anything that is a thing, comes up from the deepest level. Modern physics calls that level the Unified Field. The more your consciousness-your awareness-is expanded, the deeper you go toward this source, and the bigger the fish you can catch.
--from Catching the Big Fish
Clearly Lynch saves all his creative genius for cinema, because there is precious little of it here. It reads like a bunch of hastily written sticky notes with a few vague ideas, tossed into a shoe box and called a "book". I love Lynch's movies, but this was far from insightful or instructional. Mind you, the whole thing will take only thirty minutes to read, so you don't have too much to lose.
David Lynch is the cutest old guy in the world and this book has made me want to meditate even more than I already do.
- Category: Self-Improvement
- Published: Dec 27, 2007
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
- Print Length: 208 Pages
- Language: English