Explains how to apply Zen principles to create and maintain loving relationships, outlining thirteen essential practices that offer advice on how to overcome such challenges as miscommunication, insecurity, and jealousy. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Practical, playful and spiritually sound, ZEN AND THE ART OF FALLING IN LOVE draws upon a range of spiritual traditions - from Christianity to Buddhism - to reveal how we can forge lasting, meaningful relationship whilst remaining true to ourselves. A relationship book with a difference, ZEN AND THE ART OF FALLING IN LOVE is the ultimate guide on how to create love in your life.
The book is profusely peppered with examples of Cupid`s copious arrows that have felled monarchs and common folk, princes and paupers, seers and seekers, writers and readers. It also narrates instances where women have pined for, wined, dined and chased men! From Socrates to Shah Jahan, Shakespeare to Shaw, Napoleon to Nehru, Dale Carnegie to Charlie Chaplin, Horatio Nelson to Adolf Hitler, John D Rockfeller to Pt Ravi Shankar, the book throbs with countless stories and the magic of the world`s most powerful four-letter word, LOVE.
"This is the first English translation of a brief, scholarly, and brilliantly original work which sets out to examine the links between the legend of the artist, in all cultures, and what E.H. Gombrich, in an introductory essay, calls 'certain invariant traits of the human psyche.'"--Denis Thomas, Journal of the Royal Society of Arts "This book gathers together various legends and attitudes about artists, ancient and modern, East and West, and gives fascinating insights into attitudes toward artistic creation. It impinges on psychology, art history and history, aesthetics, biography, myth and magic, and will be of great interest to a wide audience in many fields.... A delightful and unrivalled study."--Howard Hibbard "Thought provoking and valuable.... To all those interested in psychiatry and art from the perspectives of history, criticism, or therapy and to the wide audience concerned with the psychology of aesthetics and of artistic creation."--Albert Rothenberg, American Journal of Psychiatry Ernst Kris was a psychoanalyst who wrote on a wide variety of subjects, including art. Otto Kurz was librarian of the Warburg Institute in London.
Vol. the IIId and IVth, Which, with the Two Former Volumes, Make a Compleat Common-place-book of English Poetry, Containing the Most Natural, Instructive, Diverting and Sublime Thoughts ... that are in the Works of Our Most Celebrated Poets, Ancient and Modern, Alphabetically Digested and Brought Down to the Present Time ...
Helen Vendler, widely regarded as our most accomplished interpreter of poetry, here serves as an incomparable guide to some of the best-loved poems in the English language. In detailed commentaries on Shakespeare's 154 sonnets, Vendler reveals previously unperceived imaginative and stylistic features of the poems, pointing out not only new levels of import in particular lines, but also the ways in which the four parts of each sonnet work together to enact emotion and create dynamic effect.
A collection of essays by noted naturalist John Burroughs in which he contemplates a wide array of topics including farming, religion, and conservation. A departure from previous John Burroughs anthologies, this volume celebrates the surprising range of his writing to include religion, philosophy, conservation, and farming. In doing so, it emphasizes the process of the literary naturalist, specifically the lively connection the author makes between perceiving nature and how perception permeates all aspects of life experiences