The Well of Being: A Children's Book for Adults ePUB

The Well of Being: A Children's Book for Adults ePUB


The Well of Being: A Children's Book for Adults ➽ [Reading] ➿ The Well of Being: A Children's Book for Adults By Jean-Pierre Weill ➲ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The Well of Being a children s book for adults is an illustrated inquiry into the pursuit of happiness, and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments This adult picture book takes its r of Being: PDF ✓ The Well of Being a children s book for adults is an illustrated inquiry into the pursuit of happiness, and what it means to be radically alive The Well Kindle - in our daily moments This adult picture book takes its reader on a quest for well being and self acceptance, following the story of a wondering everyman The Well of Being: PDF ´ projective tale summons the reader s inner child as a complimentary vehicle to drive the plot through bold reflection and earnest doubt Assisted by cosmic perspective, the faceless protagonist sets out to retrieve the deep self comfort and inner wellness lost along life s way.

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  • Hardcover
  • 216 pages
  • The Well of Being: A Children's Book for Adults
  • Jean-Pierre Weill
  • English
  • 12 October 2017
  • 0985800305

About the Author: Jean-Pierre Weill

of Being: PDF ✓ Born in France in , I was one of four siblings who passed their childhoods steeped in the arts my mother being a writer and teacher of The Well Kindle - literature and my father being an actor Eventually, we moved from Paris to New York and when I finished high school I enrolled at St John s College Well of Being: PDF ´ to study the classics After graduating, I joined Spoken Arts, Inc, a family recording company with the goal of producing an audio library of leading th Century writers and poets reciting their own works In , I married the wonderful Rachel Rotenberg and together we launched our separate art careers Today, we live in Balti, MD and together we have five childrenIn , while dabbling in the visual arts, I stumbled upon a uniquely expressive mode of painting and drawing in dimensional space After replicating the feat to satisfaction, I coined my technique for multiple level glass paintings vitreographs Since then I ve enjoyed reasonable success, selling in hundreds of galleries and museum outlets throughout the US Europe, and Japan I ve designed original and limited edition vitreographs for Disney Art Editions, Inc Warner Bros Co and Coca Cola, IncAfter an accomplished career as an artist, I decided in that the time had come for me to be brave For a while I had been working on a pet project, writing my own book With my kids now out of the house and my golden years approaching, I no longer had any good reason to inhibit my ambition With that in mind, I took the leap and turned my preoccupation into a proper occupation I closed my art studio of years and prepared to break into the world of literature I published my first book, The Well of Being, as an illustrated inquiry about our journey to adulthood.



10 thoughts on “The Well of Being: A Children's Book for Adults

  1. Jean-Pierre Weill Jean-Pierre Weill says:

    The Well of Being A Children s Book for Adults is an illustrated inquiry into the pursuit of happiness, and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments This adult picture book takes its reader on a quest for well being and self acceptance, following the story of a wondering everyman The tale is captured through the innocent lens of the author s inner child a vehicle uniquely capable of driving the plot through bold reflection and earnest doubt The faceless protagonist sets out The Well of Being A Children s Book for Adults is an illustrated inquiry into the pursuit of happiness, and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments This adult picture book takes its reader on a quest for well being and self acceptance, following the story of a wondering everyman The tale is captured through the innocent lens of the author s inner child a vehicle uniquely capable of driving the plot through bold reflection and earnest doubt The faceless protagonist sets out to retrieve the deep self comfort and inner wellness lost along life s way Written in the style of a children s book, each page features an illustration and a small bit of text, usually one sentence The Well of Being is a visual anthem to the feelings of wonder, playfulness, open mindedness, and imagination of childhood The illustrations are meant to carry standalone artistic value and bring the pages alive with a balance of beauty, whimsy, and communication giving echo to the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words

  2. Mollie Mollie says:

    If I were to own one book, The Well of Being would be it.It is a book to treasure Adults need picture books to help them take a breath, to step away from the harshness that often confronts daily life I had not heard of Ramchal, an 28th century philosopher and mystic but deeply appreciate the wisdom simply and elegantly expressed in this book The illustratratuons are simple and work well with the white space on the page This book is a companion for life.

  3. Douna Douna says:

    Brilliant philosophical illustrative book It speaks to the heart and offers a very enriching journey to read alone or with others I ll definitely keep it near for reading it again every now and then.

  4. Sadie Forsythe Sadie Forsythe says:

    What a lovely picture book on the fact that life and each of us is a gift The ideas aren t new In fact, the preface says these are the teachings of Ramchal, the 18th Century Italian philosopher and mystic But it s nice to be reminded and I loved the illustration style Though I d have appreciated a littlegender balance The note about the man in the narrative being androgynous and representing the Everyman woman really doesn t cut it Especially since you can t just call someone who What a lovely picture book on the fact that life and each of us is a gift The ideas aren t new In fact, the preface says these are the teachings of Ramchal, the 18th Century Italian philosopher and mystic But it s nice to be reminded and I loved the illustration style Though I d have appreciated a littlegender balance The note about the man in the narrative being androgynous and representing the Everyman woman really doesn t cut it Especially since you can t just call someone who is very obviously gendered in the characterization androgynous and make it so Culturally, a suit and fedora IS gendered Still, I rather wish I d had a physical copy to put on the shelf instead of the e copy that s been sitting in my review pile for a LONG time because I didn t realize it wasn t wholly textual

  5. Angie Angie says:

    SynopsisThe Well of Being a children s book for adults is an illustrated inquiry into the pursuit of happiness, and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments This adult picture book takes its reader on a quest for well being and self acceptance, following the story of a wondering everyman The projective tale summons the reader s inner child as a complimentary vehicle to drive the plot through bold reflection and earnest doubt Assisted by cosmic perspective, the faceless pro SynopsisThe Well of Being a children s book for adults is an illustrated inquiry into the pursuit of happiness, and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments This adult picture book takes its reader on a quest for well being and self acceptance, following the story of a wondering everyman The projective tale summons the reader s inner child as a complimentary vehicle to drive the plot through bold reflection and earnest doubt Assisted by cosmic perspective, the faceless protagonist sets out to retrieve the deep self comfort and inner wellness lost along life s way My Review This book was sent to me for an honest review.I wasn t sure how much I would enjoy this book but upon finally reading it, I can t believe I put it off It reads like a mesh of a children s book and graphic novel not the super hero type though The simple words combined with unique illustrations really hit perfectly The wonderful thing about this book is that it can be read in so many ways, it can be read from a religious point of view, or a new age zen like point of view, or even just a simple bring back the joy point of view It provokes a lot of deep thought that you can follow if you like or just enjoy the simple message it presents

  6. Laura Arabie Laura Arabie says:

    Super quick read, but a powerful book The last few sentences are beautifully written and our difficult feelings simply our body s responses to those narratives From here, you can laugh Free to ex Super quick read, but a powerful book The last few sentences are beautifully written inspiring when we apprehend these maps, these stories, the patterns, when we become aware of our own thinking, we awaken and arise, as it were, to a new perspective, to new possibilities We see that our misery had only been us looking through the stories with which we had defined the world and our difficult feelings simply our body s responses to those narratives From here, you can laugh Free to explore all manner of things When you re here, you re no longer waiting for something to happen or to change When you re here you have what you seek Your heart opens to the gift you receive, that you are You are drinking at the well of being

  7. S.L. Saboviec S.L. Saboviec says:

    Note I received a free copy of The Well of Being in exchange for an honest review.I like quirky and strange things The Well of Being isn t strange, but it is an off the beaten path kind of book, one that defies a simple description.The content is an exploration of a certain philosophical view, illustrated by watercolor paintings that are quiet and emotionally evocative I reviewed the book on.pdf on my tablet, so it loses something that would be there when the reader holds a hard copy in his Note I received a free copy of The Well of Being in exchange for an honest review.I like quirky and strange things The Well of Being isn t strange, but it is an off the beaten path kind of book, one that defies a simple description.The content is an exploration of a certain philosophical view, illustrated by watercolor paintings that are quiet and emotionally evocative I reviewed the book on.pdf on my tablet, so it loses something that would be there when the reader holds a hard copy in his or her hands The pictures are meant to being as thought inspiring as the words, and I felt that the author illustrator accomplished this goal.At the very beginning, the book explains that this is a teaching of Ramchal, the 18th Century Italian philosopher and mystic At the end, further information is given on symbology in the paintings and Ramchal s teaching But this is a primer, something to resonate with the soul, something to pique one s interest in finding inner peace, an offering to learn .The only small complaint I have is that it is, as many religion based books, male centric The representation of you is clearly a masculine figure, as it wears a suit and tie and top hat At the end, the book claims that the figure is androgynous, representing Everyman and also Everywoman If it weren t for the specific note, I might not even mention it, but the pictures clearly don t represent Everywoman The philosophy itself, of course, is for everyone, and I wouldn t dispute that at all.The book is moving in a quiet way For some, it might awaken a desire to explore one s inner self For others, it might seem silly and pointless For still others, like myself, it reminded me that life is, indeed a spiritual pursuit, and that perhaps I can find solace from busyness by remembering thatoften If any of this review or the book description has interested you, I would suggest picking up a copy of The Well of Being A Children s Book for Adults. The art alone is beautiful, despite the hefty price tag Self published illustrated books aren t cheap to produce, and it was courageous of the author to produce it despite how expensive it is.Also posted on my blog, Magic Mayhem Book Reviews

  8. Akiva Akiva says:

    Decent illustrations very meh text philosophy that s vaguely about mindfulness very, very sexist You get a strong impression of the author as pompous white man who has issues with his mother It s not a good look.Facile use of Auschwitz and 9 11 as The Bad Things, in a book that was published in 2013 Has he been living in a hole since 2003 At the very, very end, at the bottom of the very last page, there is a note the man in this narrative is androgynous He represents the Everyman a Decent illustrations very meh text philosophy that s vaguely about mindfulness very, very sexist You get a strong impression of the author as pompous white man who has issues with his mother It s not a good look.Facile use of Auschwitz and 9 11 as The Bad Things, in a book that was published in 2013 Has he been living in a hole since 2003 At the very, very end, at the bottom of the very last page, there is a note the man in this narrative is androgynous He represents the Everyman and also the Everywoman Right The white man wearing a suit and a fedora is androgynous and represents the Everywoman I am 99% certain that he added this sentence after receiving justly deserved negative feedback towards the end of the process and didn t want to have to rethink the book

  9. Henk-Jan van der Klis Henk-Jan van der Klis says:

    The Well of Being is an richly illustrated pursuit of happiness, the well of being, the source of well being The One that created the universe is forgotten by many and needs to be found again Weill paints the scenes from creation, the fall of mankind and its consequences There s hope as well to renew inner wellness and truly live life as it is meant to be The hassidic Jewish teachings interpretations provide a consistent and guiding base of reference throughout the book Though the phrases o The Well of Being is an richly illustrated pursuit of happiness, the well of being, the source of well being The One that created the universe is forgotten by many and needs to be found again Weill paints the scenes from creation, the fall of mankind and its consequences There s hope as well to renew inner wellness and truly live life as it is meant to be The hassidic Jewish teachings interpretations provide a consistent and guiding base of reference throughout the book Though the phrases on each page you might get the impression of a children s book Nevertheless the philosophical questions are for adults only Every layer children s book, fine art collection, philosophy has its own truth and that is part of the book s authentic character

  10. Earl Earl says:

    A beautiful book that caught my eye as I browsing the shelves of a bookstore And I admit, the tagline a children s book for adults caught my eye which as a children s bookseller who is amazed by the quality and depth of lots of picture books out there It annoyed me a bit, almost as much as the trend of adult coloring books With that rant aside, this book focuses on learning to be one with self Everyone will get something different out of this book.I appreciated the end notes and attribu A beautiful book that caught my eye as I browsing the shelves of a bookstore And I admit, the tagline a children s book for adults caught my eye which as a children s bookseller who is amazed by the quality and depth of lots of picture books out there It annoyed me a bit, almost as much as the trend of adult coloring books With that rant aside, this book focuses on learning to be one with self Everyone will get something different out of this book.I appreciated the end notes and attributes at the end of the story and also includes a few blank pages designated for the reader s thoughts.I was really taken by the line I believe evolution to be based on love

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