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John O’Donohue on The Call To Live Everything

John O’Donohue on diving into our wild depths of aliveness, and not settling. Here’s the text for those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links:- ‘THE CALL TO LIVE EVERYTHING One of the sad things today is that so many people … Continue reading

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Paul Gordon on art, complexity & ambiguity

This extract is from a recent acquisition to the library here, ‘The Hope of Therapy’ by Paul Gordon. He describes it as “an argument for… therapeutic freedom” as an essential element of creativity. His premise is that therapy cannot meaningfully be reduced to techniques, … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Beautiful Mind – John O’Donohue

The Art Of Developing A Beautiful Mind Follow the link for this brief and poignant summary of a talk that John intended to give in Canada in 2008 – had death not intervened.  It seems to sum up some of the essence … Continue reading

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Illuminated Book Sculptures by Su Blackwell

http://www.earthables.com/illuminated-book-sculptures-1534928210.html Click on the link for more, and larger, images. These are beautiful and fascinating – as if the books are birthing dreamscape worlds made of paper, ink and words (which is, of course, what books do….). Here is Su’s own website:- http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/portfolio-book-cut-sculpture/Continue reading

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Forty Days – Paul Kingsnorth

https://www.globalonenessproject.org/library/articles/forty-days A counter-cultural invitation by Paul to explore the creative potential of withdrawing and of being alone, in the context of his own longings for withdrawal. As the introduction here puts it:- ‘He explains and reinterprets his childhood dreams of withdrawal … Continue reading

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The Brothers Grimm in Three Transcendent Dimensions: Shaun Tan’s Breathtaking Sculptural Illustrations for the Beloved Tales – Maria Popova

  Rotkäppchen (Little Red Riding Hood) http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/05/25/shaun-tan-philip-pullman-brothers-grimm/ An article from Maria on her consistently excellent Brainpickings site, concerning some mesmerizing three dimensional illustrations by Shaun Tan for Philip Pullman’s retelling of Grimms’ fairy tales (the German version – sadly, Philip’s … Continue reading

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Clarissa Pinkola Estes on Letting stories happen to you

“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst … Continue reading

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