David Lister, England

Origami historian and founding member of the British Origami Society. http://www.britishorigami.info/

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    David Lister, England

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    “He showed me a little thing the size of a hazelnut in the palm of my hand, and it was as round as a ball. I looked at it with my mind’s eye and thought, ‘What can this be?’ And the answer came, ‘It is all that is made!” ( Dame Julian of Norwich, born 1342).

    One would think, at first sight, that there would be little connection between spiritual values and paperfolding. Paperfolding is essentially just a hobby or a craft; perhaps, even, an art. How can recreational manipulation of paper possibly have spiritual values?