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By Shaun McNiff

"Whenever ailment is linked to lack of soul," writes Shaun McNiff, "the arts emerge spontaneously as treatments, soul medicine." the drugs of the artist, like that of the shaman, arises from his or her dating to "familiars"—the issues, tools, and fabrics that engage with the artist throughout the inventive procedure. Art as drugs demonstrates how the mind's eye heals and renews itself via this traditional procedure. the writer describes his pioneering equipment of artwork therapy—including interpretation via functionality and storytelling, artistic collaboration, and dialoguing with images—and the ways that they could revitalize either psychotherapy and paintings itself.

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