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Lane Arye's book, Unintentional Music: Releasing Your Deepest Creativity, shows how the "mistakes" we make while playing, singing, or creating can lead us toward great music, profound experiences, personal transformation, and wellsprings of creativity.

Lane Arye, a musician himself, focuses on the music that people do not intend to make. Applying the ideas of Process Work, developed by Arnold Mindell, Ph.D., Lane has been teaching students around the world how to awaken their creativity, using music as the starting point, but including all art forms and ways of expression. You may not consider yourself a musical person, but this book can help you find a wealth of unsuspected creativity-a kind of creativity that goes way beyond music.

Unintentional Music: Releasing Your Deepest Creativity (Hampton Roads Publishing Company , 2001)

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The unintentional appears at moments when some hidden part of us, something beyond our usual awareness, suddenly tries to express itself. If we start paying attention to what is trying to happen rather than to what we think should happen, we open the door to self-discovery and self-expression beyond what we could have imagined.

The book is rich with real-life stories, ideas, and practical techniques for unlocking creativity, which Lane dispenses with humor, insight, and enthusiasm. It will leave you inspired and wanting more.

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"This refreshingly original book is beautifully written, heartfelt, and soulful. It unveils, with fun and excitement, a new world of music and creativity. The language itself reads like music."

- Arnold Mindell, Ph.D. Author of Dreaming While Awake and 13 other books

"An utterly new approach! Musical mistakes, blocks, disturbances, accidents (all those things that we have tried for years to prevent) are now embraced with a loving attention. This simple change of attitude yields amazing results. This book has profoundly changed the way I play and teach music.

"Lane helps people to reach deep inside, and come out with music and feelings that are as surprising as they are beautiful and authentic. All of this comes alive as you read this book. Lane gives many examples from his work around the world. He makes you feel like you are living through the experiences yourself. You have the impression that you know these people, see them, hear them, care about them, feel with them. This book will make anyone who reads it more musical, more creative, more individual, and more alive."

Magdalena Schatzmann. Conservatory of Music in Bern, Switzerland