Sunday, April 22, 2007

Sacred Circle

I thought it would be best to establish some ground rules for any group work that occurs. I'm a little put-off by the phrase "sacred circle" to describe group work, but it is Cameron's phrase, and I really like the rules she suggests, so I'm going to post them below and in the side column:

Sacred Circle Rules (p. 210 of The Artist's Way)

1. Creativity flourishes in a place of safety and acceptance.
2. Creativity grows among friends, withers among enemies.
3. All creative ideas are children who deserve our protection.
4. All creative success requires creative failure.
5. Fulfilling our creativity is a sacred trust.
6. Violating someone's creativity violates a sacred trust.
7. Creative feedback must support the creative child, never shame it.
8. Creative feedback must build on strengths, never focus on weaknesses.
9. Success occurs in clusters and is born in generosity.
10. The good of another can never block our own.

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