work (full text) is at the following links.
- Human Ecology is about Giving (January, 2009)
- A Statement on Gift Culture (January, 2005) Prepared for The Northern Artist Gallery/Artists on Elgin
- Arts and Crafts in the Economy (December, 2004) Prepared for The Northern Artist Gallery/Artists on Elgin
Fox, Barber et. al and "Why use the Hand Spindle?" - An introduction
to Spindle Spinning (2004)
Culture - An example from the Textile World - When is
dependency appropriate and what are the conditions for successful
- with references to"Persistence of the Gift, Tongan Tradition in Transnational
Context" by Mike Evans in 2001)
and Creative Work - An example from Textile History - Is
it important for healthy living that each individual
should have a complete skill that enables them to participate freely
and independently in exchanges? (2003 - with references to Tessie
P. Liu, The Weaver's Knot in 1994)
with Poverty - History of Textile Production -
What is the best way to promote healthy living among the poorest
people in the community? (2003 - with references to Robert Owen,
A New View of Society and Report to the Couty of Lanark. Edited with
an introduction by V. A. C. Gatrell in 1970. Originally published,
1813/14 and 1821.)
- Health Culture and the Art of Living
- Where has all
the Leisure Gone? - a draft from 1997
and the Industrial Lifestyle - Danielson, Kusaka and Nishijima
- Tea and the World of Science I
- Tea and the World of Science II
- Comment on Tea and the World of
Science - Nash
- If you Can't Find Time for
Tea, It's Time for Tea - MacQueen
- The Elements of Lifestyle
- Making Tea From the Heart
- Tea Work
Recommended reading and summaries of related publications:
Axline, Virginia May -1911-
Author of Dibs in Search of Self (1965) and Play
about Dibs is like reading a novel. At the same time, this little
book demonstrates the great power of gentleness and respect in play
While these books are about the world of children and methods
for therapy we can learn from them that both the knowledge
and the courage to find peace and well being, reside within the individual.
-1997. Author of Man's Search for Meaning (first
published in1946, translated
1959). This little book illustrates how crucial it is
to find meaning in life and how we can find meaning in
the things we do, the experiences we have and the way we handle adversity.
Based on logotherapy which he developed as a result
confirms that well being can be maintained even through
deprivation if we search for meaning.
Illich, Ivan -
1926- . Author of Deschooling Society (1970), After
Deschooling, What? (1973), Energy and Equity (1974),
Medical Nemesis (1975), Toward a History of Needs (1977),
Right to Useful Unemployment. He writes about distortions
in the modern way of life and offers guidelines for balanced development.
His perspective on the plight of disadvantaged populations is innovative.
Jung, Carl Gustav -
1875-1961. Author of Modern Man in Search of a Soul(1933).
He was one of the chief founders of modern
writing is important for healthy living as well as for those who
are ill. Among the issues he covers are the
stages of life, the steps to healthy living, archaic man, spirituality
and creativity. More: Stages, Consulting
Maddux, Janes E. - A contemporary author
Health and Happiness,
was published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology,
1997, 19, 331-346. More: Mindfulness
Maslow, Abraham -
1908-1970. Author of Toward a Psychology of Being (1968).
This is a study of the healthy side of psychology. It is not about
or about getting "unsick." Instead it is an exploration of the species
wide, biologically based characteristics of people who are developing
- Nitobe, Inazo. Author of
Bushido, The Soul of Japan, written in 1905 to
explain the unwritten
of the nobles.
Bushido is comparable to the code of chivalry in Europe but survived
into the 20th century. This book describes some well tested criteria
for interdependent living. More:
Pieper, Josef - 1904-1997.
Author of Leisure, the Basis of Culture 1952. This is a book about
the 20th Century toward a slave society through the cult of work.
Pieper explains that genuine wealth is not possible in the world
of work because anything superfluous is immediately subjected
to utilitarian purposes. On the other hand, real wealth is created
with sacrifice or when voluntary offerings are freely given.
Rahner, Hugo - 1900-1968
. Author of Man at Play (1972). With quotations from classical
literature and from early Christianity, Rahner explains why play
was highly valued. Why did wise old men in Athens engage in extremely
serious political activity as if it was an intelligent children's
game? Why was the bliss of everlasting life described as a heavenly
dance? Why were only those who became "as little children" able to
enter the kingdom of heaven?
Russel, Bertrand - 1872-1970.
Author of The Conquest of Happiness (1930). A popular book by a
Nobel Prize wining mathematician and philosopher. He covers topics
like impersonal interests, love, interdependence, work, and
boredom. Some comments about how women's roles were perceived at
Suzuki, D. T. - 1870-1966. Author
of Zen and Japanese Culture (1938, revised 1959) and Zen
Buddhism, edited by William Barrett (1956 with content from 1949-55).
material is important for understanding the role of nature, the doctrine
of No-Mind, the unstructured facts of life, poetry, swordsmanship,
and tea. Westerners have found
Zen attractive for its emphasis on what has been called psychological
Vanier Jean - 1928- . Author
of Becoming Human (1998). Vanier writes about the importance of
inclusion and draws on evidence from his life with
is a very readable book about closed and open groups,
the basis of our needs for personal gain, and the freedom we can
enjoy if we put
on justice, truth and service to others.
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