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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There are no ends, just the purposelessness of being present with the practice.

Let the people from a culture tell their stories. But I was having trouble finding something to read last night and I picked it up and was done before I knew it.

I liked this, but wanted to like it more. This we know from Robin Hood is very good and Herrigel’s feel for the event is mystical.

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Published by Vintage first published Herrigel spent several years learning what he needed to learn before his teacher considered it was time for him to shot over the normal thirty meter distance. Dec 20, Ernie Truman rated it it was amazing. Oct 02, Fehaylitz rated it liked it Shelves: Once that was in place and he could be a natural arcuery to the long Japanese bow and arrow then the training could be expanded to include the interrelationship with a target thirty meters distant.


Professor Herrigel imparts knowledge from his experiences and guides the reader through physical and spiritual lessons in a clear and insightful way.

Zen in the Art of Archery

Stripped away of archery and Zen we still have a memoir of a forty-year herigel ex-patriot attempting to learn something intuitive that is being taught to him by an indirect method. 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.

But the last few chapters that are straight up about zen ideology too much talk of void, death, and purposelessnessand are taken straight from other books on this subject, were too hohwash for me, and left a bitter euegn in my mouth. It is true that nothing you do that is spiritual is due to you the person but you the spirit that act through the person. I draw connections, of course, with my own pursuit of writing as an art-form.

The underlying idea is the same but expressed in different ways. His breathing, stance, relaxation and grip.

Focus your minds on what happens in the practice hall. View all 12 comments. It just didn’t teach me much about archery, nor zen to be honest.

In the Japanese archery eugfn apparently, at least as it is taught, splitting your arrow is very bad simply because you’ve ruined your own arrow. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. If you’re into it, try it. It would most certainly be un-Taoish. It reminded me of An Experiment in Mindfulness.


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For all of its brevity, do not be deceived; it is as shallow as it is thin. La mia condizione di occidentale etilico mal si coniuga con la pazienza orientale. Since I spent and spend altogether too much time gnawing over the past or imagined futures, the attitude represented was therapeutic. Dec 23, Shaifali rated it liked it.

Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel

Herrigel has an accepting spirit towards and about unconscious control of outer activity Westerners heretofore considered wholly to be under conscious-waking control and direction.

View all 16 comments. I liked this book very much. This supposedly uplifting book has depressed me amidst its poetry and beauty into a realization that I will probably never ‘correct my own stance’ or ‘let the arrow fall at the moment of highest tension’, effortlessly hit any goal or even realize what the real goal is Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It was mostly the relationship between the two men that I felt was interesting. His politics to my mind is a warning that right practise of any kind does not immunize or of itself allow a person to transcend their circumstances. The book offers some surprisingly practical advice on achieving mastery, which I think is safely generalizable to most skills.