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Calligraphy books and a selection of calligraphy sets which we think are good value for money and a useful introduction to this interesting and beautiful art form. We have included not only sets for oriental (japanese and chinese) calligraphy but also for western calligraphy. Despite the increasing use of SMS, email and social networking sites we still think there is a place for beautifully written and presented letters, and these calligraphy sets enable you to produce them.
Binding: Paperback EAN: 9781880656389 ISBN: 1880656388 Label: Stone Bridge Press Languages:EnglishUnknownEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishPublished Manufacturer: Stone Bridge Press Number Of Items: 1 Number Of Pages: 144 Publication Date: September 01, 1999 Publisher: Stone Bridge Press Studio: Stone Bridge Press
Product Description: Based on traditional Japanese shodo, "the Way of Calligraphy," Brush Meditation introduces beginners and non-artists alike to working with brush and ink as a form of "moving meditation." By showing you how the most elemental brush strokes reveal your physical and mental state, it teaches you to become "one with the brush," attuned to the underlying principles of life and nature. As the text explores the intricate relationships of mind, body, and brush, it delves into the mysteries of human life energy, or ki, and the power of the hara, a natural abdominal center. Simple exercises demonstrate how to use the brush in spiritual practice, while illustrations guide every step. In the Appendix is information about how to find more formal instruction as well as sources for brushes, ink, and paper.
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H. E. Daveyis Director of the Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts. He has decades of training in Japanese yoga, healing arts, martial arts, and fine arts.