Editorial Reviews. Review. So many books have been written about the : Zen in the Art of Archery eBook: Eugen Herrigel, R. F. C. Hull: Kindle Store. Zen in the Art of Archery has ratings and reviews. body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account. The Myth of Zen in the Art of Archery. YAMADA Shoji. [uFf4;41I n. Eugen Herrigel’s “Zen in the Art of Archery” has been widely read as a study of Japanese.

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Both Herrigel and Gallwey approach sport and life as opportunities for learning inner cooperation. Stripped away of archery and Zen we still have a memoir of a forty-year old ex-patriot attempting to learn something intuitive that is being taught to him by an indirect method.

Whatever weird gear they wear one can assume that the sportsperson is technically capable of striking a ball with a peculiarly shaped stick or kicking it or jumping or running or whatever else they do in a consistent and proficient manner, however frequently they don’t which is what gives it such interest as it has, one can’t know what it is that takes them out of the zone or the flow, only that it happens.

The book in itself was fine but it was the ideology of zen itself that didn’t sit well with me, hence 3 stars. Mar 21, Eryk Banatt rated it it was amazing. If you have a thorough understanding of yourself, your bow and how to shoot, developed over years, standing in an enclosed space opposite the target then why wouldn’t you hit the target?

All in all, I’m kind of glad I read it, but not very. I’m sure I’d be a better person if I could just be in this way, but I never will, just like I will never be an Astronaut or a Fireman, and that’s okey dokey because the world needs anxiously high-strung neurotic people herrigle as much as they need tranquil calm folks. It just occurred to me, as I read, that I need a master, too. To really know Archeru think you have to experience it, you have to go through years of training like the author, Eugen Herrigel did.


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The concept of relaxed attention was interesting to me. Reading about Zen doesn’t translate so well. Then again both are about teaching something that is alien to the learner, there doesn’t seem to be any need to go as far as Herrigel and to repeat D.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Mastering archery is not the key to achieving Zen, and this is not a practical guide to archery. Like Zen itself, my understanding of it is both there and not there, I can’t verbalize it or write it but it exists to m I’ve read books like this before, most of them for a class I think.

Anyway, it’s either a memoir with embedded Zen musings, or a Zen tract with embedded autobiographical musings.

Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel

Like Zen itself, my understanding of it is both there and not there, I can’t verbalize it or write it but it exists to me in me head, like another part of me. Hull, but I suspect that it is the essential German-ness of the writing: I think archery will do just fine as an art, and it relates deeply to the goals of writing. I read it twice in three days it is quite short. But that’s the nature of cultural history Hwrrigel guess, the dream of having been a butterfly dreaming that one was human more important than what may not have been.


It’s applications as many as there are things in one’s Whenever I take on a new task or start studying something new, I find that this is my “go to” book. Risulta comunque come l’autore precisa fin dall’inizio molto difficile spiegare lo stato Zen in cui si arriva. It might be partly the translation, by R. Apr 08, Renee rated it really liked it Shelves: Professor Herrigel imparts knowledge from his experiences and guides the reader through physical and spiritual lessons in a clear and insightful way.

With Zen the agchery is to learn the same through the medium of an associated discipline be it archery, swordsmanship, painting, or flower arrangement. For me from my sadly limited experience of archery the incident is a demonstration of a thoroughly practical nature.

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It was mostly the relationship between the two men that I felt was interesting. My dad — who believes that I am an incorrigible materialist, simply because he has wacky pseudo-scientific ideas about quantum mechanics that I am constantly forced to rebut — sneaked this into my bag when I left after Herrigep vacation. Herrigel spends years on archery, hitting plateau after plateau, putting a monumental amount of work into it. Essence or Books with Master and Pupil theme always work for me.

This may sound cheesy, but it also reminded me of the jedi in Star Wars. You dont have to be a student of kyudo to arf this book.