Cord-Reading, A Bodying Practice

by Robert Hughes

Publisher: Makete House Publishing

Publication Date: October 31, 2018

ISBN: 9780993805974

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Cord-Reading is the most ancient of all arts, its practice stretching back to the very origins of Homo sapiens. Part game, part divination, part art, the cord has fascinated societies around the globe. In this manual, Hughes updates the practice for the modern reader, describing how cord-reading can connect us with the creativity of our unconscious brain. Providing a step-by-step guide with illustrations, charts, and explanations, Hughes gives a thorough grounding for anyone interested in pursuing this art. As with yoga and ting jing, cord-reading calms consciousness, gradually allowing the whole person to enter into awareness. Hughes writes, "Creativity is not necessarily accurate. It is adaptive. Its answers require testing. If they prove ineffective, what other recourse does a person have other than to give up or create again?" Cord-reading is thus not offered as a panacea, but rather as a creative discipline that can enrich one's self-understanding. (