Item description for Wayfaring by Hadassah Haskale...
Seeking to deepen her meditations, and visit schools fostering children's spiritual growth, Hadassah Haskale traveled from Israel to India in 1977, when in her early forties; en route passing through Greece, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. In this book, Wayfaring, the author, a poet and psychologist, uses her journal to bridge the journey between the physical and the spiritual. Slowly read the words in Wayfaring and reflect upon the questions Haskale poses. The survival of the human race and that of other species as well will hinge on the answers we come up with, she believes. "Planet Earth is hot and bothered! What manner of fumes have we humans exhaled into the atmosphere that circle back to plague us?" "Dare we take responsibility for our plight?" Hadassah Haskale asks. "What is this pack I am carrying? Even now. How we keep reliving the past! It carries us. How far back? Toward what?"
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Studio: MAZO PUBLISHERS
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 26, 2007
Publisher MAZO PUBLISHERS
ISBN 9657344298 ISBN13 9789657344293
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about "wayfaring" Mar 28, 2008
Haskale's "Wayfaring" is an outstanding book in many ways. It is a unique combination of letters, diary excerpts, poems and reflections, describing a voyage turned into an internal journey. Side by side with profound philosophical insights are the small details and vignettes that make up the daily life of the traveller: buying socks in Afghanistan, waiting for visas, meeting interesting people en route. Haskale ignores neither the esthetics of views and cities nor the social political realities of the third world countries she is travelling through. She is also always aware of her own identity as a woman, especially since she travelled alone in male dominated countries. The book is particularly pertinent now, when pre-revolutionary Iran and pre-American-invasion Afghanistan are irrecoverably lost. Ms. Haskale's perspective as someone who has lived in both Israel and New Mexico makes for interesting insights. The mixing of genres makes the book very easy to read or flip through. I recommend this book to anyone interested in travelling the outer and the inner worlds.