Centering in Pottery, Poetry, and the Person

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Wesleyan University Press, 1989 - Art - 159 pages
A flowing collection of poetry that is also a guide for life.

 

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When you throw a lump of clay on a wheel, the first thing you have to do is center it. After that you can do anything, create anything. But if the clay is not truly centered, any attempt results in deformed, destroyed, useless, shapeless, mess. This can be translated to your life. Read full review

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This personal reflection is as impactful as a sutra encountered hands-on. Read full review

Contents

The Arithmetic the Bush and the Plan
3
Centering as Dialogue
9
Centering as Transformation
33
Poetry
57
Pedagogy
96
Evolution of Person
130
Recovery of the Child in Manhood
148
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About the author (1989)

MARY CAROLINE RICHARDS is a potter, teacher, and poet. She received her doctorate in English from the University of California at Berkeley, and has been a member if the faculty at the universities of California and Chicago, Black Mountain College, and the City College of New York. She is author also of The Crossing Point: Selected Talks and Writings (Wesleyan 1973) and Toward Wholeness: Rudolf Steiner Education in America (Wesleyan 1980). Her home us in Kimberton, Pensylvania.

MATTHEW FOX, a Dominican priest, is founder and director of The Institute in Culture and Creation-Centered Spirituality in Oakland, California.

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