The Art of Spiritual Rock Gardening

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Paulist Press, 2001 - Gardening - 148 pages
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The Art of Spiritual Rock Gardening is an inspiring and practical guide for both garden lovers and spiritual seekers. The uses of the rock garden as a site of beauty, reflection and spiritual nourishment are many. Building a quiet corner of stones and plants slowly and meditatively over time is its true meaning. Process over product, journey over destination, forever a work in progress -- rock is the best metaphor we have of everlastingness.

From choosing the right rocks and plants to weeding and night gardening, this book shows how to start or maintain a rock garden, whether one has access to actes of land in the country or a window shelf in the city. At the same time it describes the sacred meaning of stones and rocks in many of the world's cultures and spiritual traditions, including Stonehenge and Ayers Rock, the Western Wall in Jerusalem and the Ka'ba in Mecca, Japan's Zen gardens, Europe's cathedrals, America's temples and Egypt's pyramids. Both practical and inspirational, it will appeal to everyone who loves gardens, rocks and the transforming power of nature.

 

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Contents

Drivmg Their Stone Home
3
Roland Roll
20
Contemporary Spirituality and the Rock
28
The Kitchen Rock Garden
35
The First Rock Gardens
44
Piles Projects and Patterns
55
The Virtue of Heaviness
63
Secret Gardens
69
Her Obsession
75
The Oddball Success
82
Arranging and Expanding the Rock Garden
93
Stumped
102
The Largest Pile q 776
116
The Stone in the Backyard Labyrinth
131
Honoring Stone
140
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