Advance Reviews

“Aliyah Marr has clearly and eloquently tackled the subject of creativity. I am particularly impressed with her understanding of attention and its fundamental role in the creative process. Her book will serve as a fundamental text in the field of creativity”

— Les Fehmi, Ph.D., author of The Open-Focus Brain,

“An enlightened, engaging and provocative look at how to blend creativity and personal pursuits for a truly fulfilling life. Must reading.”

— David Heenan, author of Flight Capital and Double Lives

“When you make a living from your ideas, you tend to forget about things like fun. Parallel Mind is a practical, poetic, and playful reminder. Even those of us in the creative professions need to remember to have fun and play; it can restore the very soul.”

— Bernie DeKoven, The Well-Played Game

“In the magic play of personal development, Aliyah Marr teaches us how to fully embrace our deepest desires and dreams. Parallel Mind is a sure guide. Read it and you will grow.”

— Marc Zegans, creative development advisor, Pillow Talk, and Night Work

“As the founder of Alchemists International, my work has shown me that the most valuable element for any transformation is creativity. Parallel Mind, The Art of Creativity shows how anyone can transmute ordinary thoughts into the gold of pure creative action.”

— Jeffrey S. Edwards, Organizational Alchemist, Alchemists Intl

“Packed with actionable insights and precise tools for breaking through self-imposed limitations and barriers, Parallel Mind is more than a book, it is a foundation for success and inspiration.”

— Stephen Sorkin, Co-author, Aha Performance: Building & Managing a Self Motivated Workforce

“As a marketer and creator of the Book Yourself Solid™ system, I know the value of creative thinking; it can make or break a business. Parallel Mind contains invaluable information on how to release the mental and emotional blocks that most of us encounter in creating a new business and in marketing ourselves. Highly recommended.”

— Michael Port, author of Book Yourself Solid™ & Beyond Booked Solid

“Aliyah Marr’s book provides a unique look into the development of creativity. The wide variety of ideas and approaches to creating provide something for everyone to ponder. In addition to her views, relevant quotes from artists, philosophers and others offer much food for thought.”

— Bruce Wands, Art of the Digital Age and Digital Creativity

“As a life coach with a focus on developing self-awareness I found Parallel Mind a fascinating read. Aliyah Marr demonstrates how developing one’s own creativity can help anyone, from artist to entrepreneur, change their lives. Aliyah presents a compelling argument for the value of creative consciousness; showing how you can use tools from the arts to shift your thinking through the power of self-understanding and love. She inspires you to be in your highest creative self at all times. This book is an incomparable reference guide; keep it in in your backpocket until the changes that she endorses become part of you like a pair of your favorite jeans!”

— Michael A. Nitti, Executive Life Coach, author, The Trophy Effect

“Like a master weaver, Aliyah has gracefully woven together all aspects of ourselves — the child, the adult, our emotions, our unacknowledged feelings, and internal vision. With a masterful blend of science, metaphors, wisdom, quotes, and storytelling skill she brings the magic carpet of creativity to life. When all is integrated we become the creative masters of our lives.”

— Sharon Lund, Author and International Speaker, The Integrated Being: Techniques to Heal the Mind-Body-Spirit,

“This book is about the life-changing power of the creative spirit, but it will also be relevant to those who primarily work with their left brain. As Aliyah shows, we all have deep reserves of creativity that we can draw upon to transform not only the way we interact with the world around us, but also the very thoughts and emotions that determine our reality. Aliyah Marr’s ideas are provocative, even challenging, but she presents them in vivid, accessible arguments supported by an eclectic assortment of quotations from philosophers, artists, scientists, and other famous figures. Parallel Mind contains the rare gift of a new, necessary angle on contemporary life.”

— Benjamin Kessler, playwright and managing editor of

“As a person with autism, my visual thinking mind finds unexpected associations that help me invent new ideas. Parallel Mind will give you lots of new ways to look at old problems.”

— Temple Grandin, author, Thinking in Pictures