Urthona - A Journal of Buddhism and the Arts

Urthona issue 31 in production!

On Fri, 2 May, 2014 - 10:38
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The next issue of the mag is well into production now. The theme is the ART AND CRAFT OF STORY TELLING.

We will have an in depth interview with master story-teller Kevin Crossley-Holland (famous for his ‘Arthur’ series of novels) where he reveals some of the secrets of his art, and discusses how stories make us who we are. Buddhists often talk about ‘dropping the story’ but Kevin will convey a sense of the spiritual value of stories, how they can change our lives, and draw us into deeper appreciation of that constantly renewed and evolving story of who we are and what we can become.

We also have a a real scoop - a chapter from Professor Peter Abb’s new book, which introduces JUNG’S RED BOOK. This is the amazing visionary recital, combining words and stunning images, that Jung produced during his period of mental breakdown, and which contains all the archetypal seeds of the whole of his life’s work. Not to be missed!

Another scoop is a selection of three poems by one of the best, most engaging poets writing in England today, MIMI KHALVATI

I am working on an article about THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL. Asking what this ancient story has to say to us now, and how (in Henri Corbin’s view) it is the great visionary spiritual epic of European culture.

Dharmavadana is working on an article introducing Homer’s ILIAD. Sue Bonnett is working on a feature about that marvellous storyteller and inventor of the Moomins TOVE JANNSON. We also hope to have some wonderful story-book illustrations from Stefanie Grewe.

Issue 31 is due out in September. To reserve your copy subscribe now on the website, or look out for it in your local Triratna Centre bookshop.
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