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Who makes Surya?

What means " Surya "?

Which are the aims of the publication?

Which is the nature of articles?

.... and the periodicity?

How to publish an article?

Surya - Online

 

Welcome

 

 

We are happy to present you Surya Magazine.

In the next paragraphs we will try to explain:

 Who makes Surya?
What means " Surya "?
Which are the aims of the publication?
Which is the nature of articles?
.... and the periodicity?
How to publish an article?

     
     

Who makes Surya?

Surya magazine is published by Centro de Artes Orientais (Center of Eastern Arts) an association without lucrative ends dedicated to the study and spreading of the Traditional Arts of Eastern Origin.

 

CAO was created in the 4th of March, 1995, by a group of black belts of Associação Shotokai de Portugal (Portuguese Shotokai Association) aiming to deepen the study of cultural and artistic background that stays behind the practice of Karate-do. Complementary the CAO intends to make apparent the link which connects all Eastern Arts, assuming itself as a reference for the practitioners of Oriental Arts.

Surya magazine is a collective generous work integrating a number of collaborators all around the World matched by one same string of thought and practice. The responsible for coordination of the publication of Surya Magazine is Jose Patrão, 3º Dan de Karate-do Shotokai and Technical Coordinator of Associação Shotokai de Portugal.

What means "Surya"?

Surya means the "Sun", in Sanscryt. Sanscrit is, probably, the language closer to original root of all Indo-European languages. Choosing the name " Surya " for its Online magazine CAO intends to symbolize:

  • its reference role for the practitioners of Eastern Arts (similar to role assumed by the Sun as reference in the whole world);

  • its objectives of study of the common origins of all Eastern Arts.

    Which are the aims of the publication?

The aims of the publication coincide with the CAO's aims, already expressed: study and spreading of the common origins of Eastern Arts. Thus, the publication will be presented in two sections:

  • Formative: with articles directed to the practitioners of Eastern Arts, specially those who already possess some years of experience;

  • Informative: with useful information for all those who want to aprehend better Eastern Arts' panorama.

    Which is the nature of the articles ?

Although the articles published for Surya have a vast thematic diversity they will possess some common and invariable features:

  • they will be:

    • deep (while written in a clear and accessible language)

    • pedagogical and formative

  • they will not be:

    • promotional (valuation of an art towards others)

ThisVolume 0 (zero) intends to be an example of the type of articles that we would like to publish.

...and the periodicity ?

Surya will be published in a trimestral basis, corresponding each Volume to one of the four Seasons. For example Volume 0 (zero) was elaborated between the 21st of March (Equinox) and the 21st of June (Solstice), the day it was locked up. From day on Volume 0 was considered completed. The articles received from that day on will be reviewed and translated and as soon as they are available in one certain language they will immediately published (we foresee a maximum of one month for translation and revison to the remain 4 languages). By the 23rd of September Volume 1 (one) of Surya Magazine was completed.

    How to publish an article ?

Any instructor, or even a simple practitioner who possesses an effective experience of some years of practice, will be able to present articles for publication. Given the aims of Surya CAO will have to proceed to an analysis of the Curriculum of the author and to a selection of the articles received. Thus, not all the articles could be published.

To symbolize the individuality of each collaborator (and its connection to Surya) each collaborator (representing one determined organization) is invited to choose one picture of an astronomical entity of the solar system. To facilitate the choice CAO already proceeded to a selection of pictures of the following entities (we leave here our gratitude and.. Copyright's note to N.A.S.A.):

  • Comet Halley (reserved for themes related to an artistic, non-competitive and holistic way of understanding the Oriental Arts; the choice of the comet has to do with the excentric shape of its orbit that, like the theme of the articles there published, goes out of the current understanding of Oriental Arts);

  • Planet Júpiter (reserved by Shotokai Karate Budo - Chile to express their points of vue concerning Karate-do Shotokai)
  • Planet Mars (available; traditionally this planet is associated with the "martial" perspective)
  • Planet Mercury (reserved by Uni-Yoga to express their points of vue concerning Yoga and the underlying philosophy and culture)
  • Planet Neptuno (available; traditionally this planet is associated with a "mistic" perspective;)
  • Planet Saturno (reserved by Scuola Shotokai Italia to express their points of vue concerning Karate-do Shotokai)
  • Planet Urano (available; traditionally this planet is associated with mutation and "ever changing" perspective)
  • Planet Vénus (available; traditionally this planet is associated with art)
  • Asteroid B612 (reserved for themes concerning the pedagogy and practice of Oriental Arts by children)

As a final note we remember that CAO does not have lucrative ends and all the contributions (under the most diverse forms, namely: nominated articles, studies, information, photos, etc.), permanent or temporary, will be given in a gratuitous form. The author will not loose rights of Copyright. He (or she) will give to CAO the authorization of publication of the work.

In order to help us perfect this model, continuously, we need your precious

 

 

José Patrão

 

 

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