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The Healing Power of Beauty

Paula Arai

in Bringing Zen Home: The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835354
eISBN:
9780824870362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835354.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the role of beauty in the Japanese Buddhist women’s healing activities. Beauty is the center of the Japanese women’s practices and locus of their healing. Indeed, the highly ... More


Four Dozen White Lilies

Jane Stevenson

in Baroque between the Wars: Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198808770
eISBN:
9780191846472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808770.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Flowers may be baroque by virtue of being excessive or surprising. They are an important aspect of interwar elegance and conspicuous consumption. Flowers were used as a statement of wealth and ... More


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