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In this enriching collection of eleven interrelated essays, A Way of Working explores the ancient relationship of art, order, and craft. Craft is considered as a "sort of ark" for the transmission of real knowledge about being, and about our deep creative aspirations. The book includes contributions from D. M. Dooling, Joseph Cary, Paul Jordan-Smith, Michael Donner, HarryIn this enriching collection of eleven interrelated essays, A Way of Working explores the ancient relationship of art, order, and craft. Craft is considered as a "sort of ark" for the transmission of real knowledge about being, and about our deep creative aspirations. The book includes contributions from D. M. Dooling, Joseph Cary, Paul Jordan-Smith, Michael Donner, Harry Remde, Jean Kinkead Martine, Jean Sulzberger, Chanit Roston, and P. L. Travers. This group of authors write not as individuals but as members of a community — a guild effort. As one chapter heading put it: the alchemy of craft....

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ISBN : 9780930407018
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 127 Pages
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  • Scot
    2019-03-02 03:37

    I picked up this book as I am interested in exploring my inner self through a hand's on experience. A friend recommended that I look into crafts as a way to experiment. The first half of Dooling's book investigated some of the questions and pathways for this discovery, but I found that the deeper I went into this book, the headier and more opaque it became, which seemed counter-intuitive to my purpose for reading it to begin with. I would liken my reading experience to a Kabbalah ceremony I attended at a local synagogue led by my friend who is a Rabbi. The first stage we drank white wine to symbolize the known world, the second we drank white with a little red to symbolize the movement inside and then into the unknown, the 3rd glass was more red than white, and then finally a glass of red to symbolize the unknowable. As I progressed in Dooling's book, I found that I was moved but had no understanding or experience as to why. Recommended for anyone interested in the spiritual side of craft or spirituality in general.