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A Way of Working: The Spiritual Dimension of Craft
In this enriching collection of eleven interrelated essays, A Way of Working explores the ancient relationship of art, order, and craft. Craft is considered as a "sort of ark" for the transmission of real knowledge about being, and about our deep creative aspirations. The book includes contributions from D. M. Dooling, Joseph Cary, Paul Jordan-Smith, Michael Donner, Harry ...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published November 1st 1985 by Morning Light Press
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I picked up this book as I am interested in exploring my inner self through a hand's on experience. A friend recommended that I look into crafts as a way to experiment. The first half of Dooling's book investigated some of the questions and pathways for this discovery, but I found that the deeper I went into this book, the headier and more opaque it became, which seemed counter-intuitive to my purpose for reading it to begin with. I would liken my reading experience to a Kabbalah ceremony I atte ...more