"This is a book which one must read brush in hand, for—as in all religions—it is only through participation that the divine becomes apparent. This excellent book is therefore, in this double sense, an experience. It explicates the Word—and returns it to its original personal and sacred nature." — The Japan Times
"A stimulating and attractive work bound to encourage the non-specialist interested in widening an appreciation and possibly an actual practice of sacred calligraphy."— Choice
"A sumptuous collection of 'divinely inspired' letters and characters." —Parabola
About the Author
John Stevens is Professor of Buddhist Studies and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan. He is the author or translator of over twenty books on Buddhism, Zen, Aikido, and Asian culture.
He has practiced and taught Aikido all over the world.