Catching the Big Fish
Meditation, Consciousness, and CreativityBook - 2007
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
From Library Staff
David Lynch is most known for his eclectic talents in film, television, art, and music. However, less familiar may be his practice of transcendental meditation. A practice that came into his life early on in his career that eased issues that he was experiencing regarding anger. After reading Catc... Read More »
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Lynch explores the role of meditation in his life and in his movies and how both have complimented him. You will learn some about his films and how he finds the time to practice TM and the health benefits he sees from it.
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