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Naoshima and Lee Ufan: expressive interconnection "exalting the self and the other"

Naoshima and Lee Ufan: expressive interconnection “exalting the self and the other”

Lee Ufan nudges you to see what you normally do not see. As in meditation, his work is not about ideas but rather transcendence of the self. The philosophical artworks ...
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

The best-selling author, forester and researcher Peter Wohlleben, was born for his profession that illuminated the path to his life mission. His surname — Wohlleben — when translated from German ...
Forest Bathing by Dr Quing Li: BETTER MIND, MOOD AND HEALTH FROM THE FOREST

Forest Bathing by Dr Quing Li: BETTER MIND, MOOD AND HEALTH FROM THE FOREST

The Japanese mindfulness practice shinrin-yoku, known in the West as forest bathing, fascinates scientists as much as wellness devotees. Like with anything enhancing our health and happiness, the literature on ...
SILENCE In the Age of Noise: meeting the experience of Erling Kagge

SILENCE In the Age of Noise: meeting the experience of Erling Kagge

The phone is ringing, alerts blinking and vibrating, buzzer banging, cars growling, and neighborhood construction drills into our lives constantly activated through civilisation's disruptive sounds. We get quite upset by ...
philosophy and poetry

Creativity and Taoism: A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry by Chung-yuan Chang

Truth is timeless. Creativity and Taoism was originally published half a century ago, yet its newest edition published by the London-based Singing Dragon timely reminds us how ancient Chinese philosophy ...
LUST: desire judged by the unfree minds

LUST: desire judged by the unfree minds

Rumi, the adored Persian mystic, mused on the purpose of desire. Before him, most Eastern philosophies and religious dogmas entertained the trade offs of lust. Taoist, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, ...
Haruki Murakami Men Without Women: lessons from love, solitude, and the everyday life

Haruki Murakami Men Without Women: lessons from love, solitude, and the everyday life

Men Without Women is a collection of seven short stories embarking on insightful cruises where solitude takes over a male character's life. In the complex world and as we spend ...
seasonal healthy vegetables

Nobu's Vegetarian Cookbook

Nobu Matsuhisa, world's most known Japanese chef, is open to vegetarians. His fame did not spark into global consciousness from Japan, but Beverly Hills, where Nobu's first restaurant Matsuhisa casually rolls ...
water

The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks: Contingency of science and the balance of all life

In The River of Consciousness, the late author, neurologist and physician Oliver Sacks puzzles an intellectual reader with his cross-science view of human perception. Fascinated with Darwin, Freud, James, and ...

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