This book has been written for all artists, teachers and aspiring students who are in crisis in the practice of their art. Readers of the original manuscript from all walks of life in the arts, including teacher-artists of the visual arts, film, drama, dance and music have indicated that this book can be read with much profit by all who consider themselves artists. As well, this book is directed to those artists who no longer view themselves as such. In a very poignant sense these are the individuals who have given up their art or performance practices. The suffering that can result from such a decision or termination can be an excruciating one whether it is consciously felt or sublimated in the most subterranean ways.