A Thread of History: Teahouse Poems to Nurture the Past and Rewild the Spirit
The Ritual of Craeft
February 18, 2022
- For my first episode of 2022, I introduce you to a new concept for the podcast, which I see as combining my writing and podcasting with my artistic practice. This new concept aims to use an art piece as the starting point for each episode and see where it takes us!
- The goal is to understand a specific creative process as embodying an important kind of personal (and even collective) ritual, one which provides a portal onto 'Deep Time'
- The idea of 'Deep Time' can thus be seen as embodied in the age-old, contemplative practice of crafts (or craefts), as brilliantly discussed by British historian Alexander Langlands in his recent books on the subject
"Prelude'', Yakov Golman, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Couturier, Andy. The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan, Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 2017.
Langlands, Alexander. Craeft: An Inquiry into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2019.
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