• Zen And The Art Of Archery
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    The book Zen and the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel, discusses the spirituality connected with the art form in the sport of archery. In this book, Herrigel describes many aspects of how archery is, in fact, not a sport, but an art form, and is very spiritual to those in the east. As an actor, this book helps you to use your spirituality in your acting. Archery, in this book, was the way that the author found his way into Zen Buddhism. He studied this art, which is referred to as the "artless ...
  • Zen In The Art Of Archery
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    Zen In The Art Of Archery has got to be the most boring and draggy book I have ever read. Surprisingly, it is less than a hundred pages long because reading it, I felt like it was a thousand pages long! It is so wordy and complicated I could hardly understand what on earth Eugen Herrigel was writing about without my head throbbing endlessly. This slender book tells the story of Herrigel's efforts to learn about Zen, through the practice of archery, when he lived in Japan. In essence, he learns t...
  • Cross Stitch Kits Lovely Fact
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    Hi, my name is Ann Smith. I'm 37 years old, married with three beautiful children all under 7. I originally started out with tapestry kits and by mistake picked up a counted cross stitch kit. I panicked thinking I ll never be able to do this, but I had a go and the end result has been hanging in my mothers house for the last 10 years. At the time I was also keen on archery and in fact it started taking over my life as I entered competitions and was practicing every night. Then I met my future h...
  • Zen In The Art Of Archery
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    Zen in the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel describes the ritualistic arts of discipline and focus that the Zen religion focuses around. In this book, Herrigel describes many aspects of how archery is, in fact, not a sport, but an art form, and is very spiritual to those in the east. The process he describes shows how he overcame his initial inhibitions and began to look toward new ways of seeing and understanding. In the beginning of the book Herrigel tells us that he is writing about a ritual...
  • Target Archery Bare Bow
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    The National Archery Association of the United States had its origin as a result of our own country's history. After the Civil War, Confederate soldiers were not allowed to own firearms. Two brothers, J. Maurice and William H. Thompson, learned to hunt with the bow and arrow and became accomplished archers. They were both founding members of the N. A. A. in 1879 at Crawfordsville, Indiana. Archery tournaments, as we know them today, can also be traced back to England. Competitions were held as ...
  • Abstract Bow For War In The Byzantine World
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    PERI TOXEIAS. BOW FOR WAR IN THE BYZANTINE WORLD AND IN THE LATE-ANTIQUITY. BY GIOVANNI AMATUCCIO ABSTRACT. The study is oriented to research the ancient writhed sources of archery. The focus is pointed on the Byzantine Civilisation, where we can found a great tradition of archery and, at same time, a great inclination to the literary studies. This two factors have furnished us possibility to obtain some archery writhed sources, that not exist in other ancient civilisations. The age in examinat...
  • Archery The National United States
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    The National Archery Association of the United States had its origin as a result of our own country's history. After the Civil War, Confederate soldiers were not allowed to own firearms. Two brothers, J. Maurice and William H. Thompson, learned to hunt with the bow and arrow and became accomplished archers. They were both founding members of the N. A. A. in 1879 at Crawfordsville, Indiana. Archery tournaments, as we know them today, can also be traced back to England. Competitions were held as ...