Author(s): Deirdre Hassed
Illuminating Wisdom brings art and wisdom together in a beautiful celebration of some of the world's most inspiring philosophical, spiritual and literary quotes. Approximately 80 quotes have been drawn from some of the great wisdom and literary traditions of both East and West, as well as from inspiring people throughout history noted for their practical wisdom. These quotes have been set to exquisite calligraphy by Deirdre Hassed, a leading professional calligrapher, in a range of styles - from the traditional to the contemporary, and making use of many and varied techniques such as gilding, collage, work on glass, letterpress and linoprinting. Accompanying each artwork is text by Craig Hassed, an international expert in mindfulness, that provides background on the quote's author, explores the wisdom tradition to which it belongs, and offers deep insight into the meaning of the quote. The result is a book that is both a work of art and a collection of wisdom that will educate and inspire.
"when combined with calligraphy - the art of beautiful writing - words of wisdom can sometimes subvert our intellectual defences and exert a profound effect on us." Good Reading
Deirdre Hassed is a professional calligrapher whose work is underpinned by a deep interest in philosophy and the wisdom traditions of the world. Associate Professor Craig Hassed is an international expert on mindfulness and author of eleven books.
Foreword Illuminate Religious Traditions Judaic tradition The Christian tradition and the Bible The Christian tradition from non-Biblical sources Gnosticism Islam Buddhism Vedic (Indian) tradition Indigenous and Folk Traditions Greek tradition Plato and Socrates Neo-Platonists Other classical philosophers Literary Figures Science Artists Statesmen and Women Artist's notes Index With gratitude