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Haiku-The Sacred Art: A Spiritual Practice in Three Lines

Haiku-The Sacred Art: A Spiritual Practice in Three Lines

by Margaret D. McGee
     
 

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In this encouraging guide for both beginning and experienced haiku writers, Margaret D. McGee shows how writing haiku can be a consciously spiritual practice for seekers of any faith tradition or no tradition.

Drawing from her experience as a spiritual retreat leader and published haiku writer, McGee takes the mystery and intimidation out of beginning to write

Overview

In this encouraging guide for both beginning and experienced haiku writers, Margaret D. McGee shows how writing haiku can be a consciously spiritual practice for seekers of any faith tradition or no tradition.

Drawing from her experience as a spiritual retreat leader and published haiku writer, McGee takes the mystery and intimidation out of beginning to write haiku. For those already on their way, she provides helpful hints and exercises to broaden and deepen both your haiku artistry and your appreciation of haiku as part of your spiritual life. With humor and encouragement, she offers step-by-step exercises for both individuals and writing groups, and shows how haiku can help you:

• Pay attention to the world around you to connect with sacred moments

• Overcome fear and self-doubt to access your innate creativity

• Explore and use haiku together with spiritual practices in your own faith tradition

• Make haiku a spiritual part of your daily routine

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"With exceptional skill and elegance, Margaret guides us into the practice of haiku-making. As we awaken to the mystery of the moment, something splashes in our heart and we experience the Glow of Presence."
Imam Jamal Rahman, Interfaith Community Church, Seattle; author, Getting to the Heart of Interfaith: The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi and an Imam

“Captures the heart essence of a moment and the feelings it evokes by paying attention to small things and honoring the sacredness of everyday life.”
Lucy Wynkoop, OSB, coauthor, Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness

“Insightful and informative…. Enhances our awareness of our daily lives and the spirit that surrounds us.”
Stanford M. Forrester, editor, bottle rockets; author, the toddler's chant

“Simple, personal and profound.... A convincing call into this ancient way of honoring moments as Holy.”
Nancy Barrett Chickerneo, PhD, author, Woman Spirit Awakening in Nature: Growing into the Fullness of Who You Are; director, SPA Sisters

“Opens an important door wide ... instills a desire and ability to write what is essential and understand how it entwines with our individual spiritual practices…. It became irresistible not to try my hand at it.”
Sheila Bender, author, A New Theology: Turning to Poetry in a Time of Grief

“Inviting and accessible ... beautifully breaks open the art of paying close attention to the world through the heightened language of poetry.”
Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, author, Wind, Water, Earth, Fire: The Christian Spiritual Practice of Praying with the Elements

“Shows us how we can each enjoy intimacy with the divine in our everyday lives. Partake with Margaret McGee as she partakes of Presence, available to us all by fully paying attention to what is marvelously present. As it is.”
Gary Gach, author, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000923375
Publisher:
SkyLight Paths Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
the art of spiritual living series
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Margaret D. McGee, a writer, teacher and leader of spiritual workshops and retreats, is author of Sacred Attention: A Spiritual Practice for Finding God in the Moment (SkyLight Paths), and Stumbling Toward God: A Prodigal's Return. Her haiku have been published in journals such as The Heron's Nest, bear creek haiku, and Wisteria. Her website, www.IntheCourtyard.com, hosts a forum to write and share haiku in response to the sacred writings of world religions.

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