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Description - Haiku - the Sacred Art by Margaret D. McGee

This book introduces haiku as a simple and effective way of tapping into the sacred moments that permeate everyday living. Starting with examples and practices that lead to writing a first haiku and then on to an overview of haiku conventions, the author invites us on a path to respond to the holiness that lives and breathes in the world around us. By capturing and writing down images of what makes us aware of holiness - particular moments of deep feeling, moments that make us feel alive and whole - writing haiku becomes a way of relating to the sacred through the "now" of this moment, just as is.
Lively examples and simple guided exercises - such as haiku as prayer, haiku inspired by sacred texts and haiku that reflects religious seasons or holidays - offer a unique spiritual practice for a variety of audiences: * Spiritual seekers of any faith who may not have written haiku (or any form of verse) before but are open to exploring wordplay as a new path of spiritual practice * People curious about haiku writing who are looking for a simple and meaningful way to begin * Writers experienced in haiku writing who are looking for new approaches * Groups, teachers and religious leaders who are seeking new and effective methods for group experience and sharing (the book includes suggestions and practices for group use) * Prose writers or visual artists who want to explore spiritual imagery they can integrate into their creative work

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781594732690
ISBN-10: 1594732698
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 133mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: SkyLight Paths Publishing,US
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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