Zen in the Art of Archery

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Author(s): Eugen Herrigel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio
Product Number: Z10426
Released: Jun 30, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490666426
Narrator/s: James Hamilton
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Description

The author, a professor of philosophy, delves into the mystery of Zen beginning with his first frustrating lessons in the art of archery and ending with his and our deeper understanding of this illuminating religious experience. This little book begins with the author's attempt to master the art of archery. As his lessons progress, he begins to understand the mysterious Eastern philosophy of Zen and illuminates our understanding.

Professional reviews

"There's more to archery than you think, according to this compact audio, which is based on a 1953 book by a German philosophy professor. His philosophical work addresses intention and personal integration, and the importance of the unconscious in dealing with life's realities. The program's lessons are so broad and practical that you don't have to be attracted to Zen or archery to be thoroughly transported by what's expressed through the teacher-student dialogue. Selecting reader Ralph Blum was a great way to resurrect the ideas in this rich and satisfying book. His academic tone inspires respect and makes the ideas even more intriguing. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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