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Eleanor Wiley is a former speech pathologist and gerontologist who began her prayer bead practice at age fifty-eight. She teaches workshops on making prayer beads as a spiritual practice all over the world; her pieces have been worn by Ram Dass and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She is the author of A String and a Prayer. Her own spiritual practice includes beading, sitting meditation with both Christian and Buddhist communities, and practicing yoga and the Twelve Steps. Wiley's prayer beads are available through her website.
Maggie Oman Shannon is a spiritual director and writer. She is the author of One God, Shared Hope and The Way We Pray, editor of Prayers for Healing and co-author of A String and a Prayer. She lives in San Francisco.
Good information on praying beads but that's eat. I thought this was going to bring instructions on to make a mala or something like that, but it didn't.Published 3 months ago by Lukas
A solid survey of the spiritual and ritual use of beads. However, from an instructional standpoint this book is weak -- it has no photographs showing how to create the projects. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Fair and Honest
I love this book! It is loaded with an invaluable source of information concerning the use and making of prayer beards. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Melitta Theodora Stafford
Delightful! I have really enjoyed reading this bk. It has quite a bit if information and touches on things I hadn't even thought of. It is a nice overview. Read morePublished 8 months ago by ec
I enjoyed reading this book as stringing prayer beads is a new experience for me. I've worked many years making beaded jewelry but prayer beads is a new concept. Read morePublished 13 months ago by C Camarlinghi
Eleanor Wiley and Maggie Oman Shannon have really tuned in to a couple of perfect ways to get centered - making and using prayer beads! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Susan Helene Kramer