The Spiritual Traveler

The Spiritual Traveler
Author: Martin Palmer,Nigel Palmer
Publsiher: Hidden Spring
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781587680021
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spiritual Traveler Book Excerpt:

Here is a unique guide book that takes us on a journey across the rural and urban landscapes of Britain, and helps us to discover and explore a multitude of sacred sites: ancient stone circles and tombs, Christian and pre-Christian shrines, medieval synagogues, small country churches and much more.

Sacred Sites Rituals and Performances

Sacred Sites  Rituals  and Performances
Author: Kiran Shinde
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2021-09-09
ISBN: 3036518673
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Sites Rituals and Performances Book Excerpt:

The conceptual territory of religious tourism is fluid. While recreation and leisure-based motivation and behaviors are evident in religious tourism, this volume reiterates its rootedness in tenets from religious traditions and pilgrimages. Using fresh perspectives on place-stories, rituals, performances, that are central to pilgrimage and sacred sites, essays in this volume explain contemporary expressions of religious tourism and illustrate the dynamic nature of religious tourism as an ecosystem embedded in religious practices, rituals and performances. The explanations will benefit researchers and practioners alike and they can find numerous examples that show the significance of religious tourism for sustainable development of destinations.

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places
Author: Norbert Brockman
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 681
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN: 159884654X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Sacred Places Book Excerpt:

This thoroughly revised and updated encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture.

Rastafari and the Arts

Rastafari and the Arts
Author: Darren J. N. Middleton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN: 1134624964
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rastafari and the Arts Book Excerpt:

Drawing on literary, musical, and visual representations of and by Rastafari, Darren J. N. Middleton provides an introduction to Rasta through the arts, broadly conceived. The religious underpinnings of the Rasta movement are often overshadowed by Rasta’s association with reggae music, dub, and performance poetry. Rastafari and the Arts: An Introduction takes a fresh view of Rasta, considering the relationship between the artistic and religious dimensions of the movement in depth. Middleton’s analysis complements current introductions to Afro-Caribbean religions and offers an engaging example of the role of popular culture in illuminating the beliefs and practices of emerging religions. Recognizing that outsiders as well as insiders have shaped the Rasta movement since its modest beginnings in Jamaica, Middleton includes interviews with members of both groups, including: Ejay Khan, Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah, Geoffrey Philp, Asante Amen, Reggae Rajahs, Benjamin Zephaniah, Monica Haim, Blakk Rasta, Rocky Dawuni, and Marvin D. Sterling.

A Historical Atlas of Tibet

A Historical Atlas of Tibet
Author: Karl E. Ryavec
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2015-05-08
ISBN: 0226732444
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Historical Atlas of Tibet Book Excerpt:

"The product of twelve years of research and eight more of mapmaking, A Historical Atlas of Tibet documents cultural and religious sites across the Tibetan Plateau and its bordering regions from the Paleolithic and Neolithic times all the way up to today. It ranges through the five main periods in Tibetan history, offering introductory maps of each followed by details of western, central, and eastern regions. It visualizes the history of Tibetan Buddhism, tracing its spread throughout Asia, with thousands of temples mapped, both within Tibet and across North China and Mongolia, all the way to Beijing. There are maps of major polities and their territorial administrations, as well as of the kingdoms of Guge and Purang in western Tibet, and of Derge and Nangchen in Kham. There are town plans of Lhasa and maps that focus on history and language, on population, natural resources, and contemporary politics."--Excerpted from jacket blurb.

A New Formula for Creation

A New Formula for Creation
Author: Judith K. Moore
Publsiher: Light Technology Publishing
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2006-05
ISBN: 9781891824579
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Formula for Creation Book Excerpt:

The most significant events in Earth's history are happening in secret. Despite official denial and tactics of derision, inquiring minds are demanding the truth. This truth is stranger than all the fictions about ETs, alien bases, and the secret government. This courageous book shines the light to expose truths that will change forever how we view our lives on this planet. It asks the reader to join in the investigations, ask the questions, and think the unthinkable. Explore the truth about the controllers of Earth and their alien allies. Discover the updated news about what is happening on the third dimension and what it really means from the higher dimensions' perspective. The revelations are shocking and enlightening. A crashed UFO leads to information on: The secret government's time travel spacecraft Renegade ETs mining on the Moon The U.S. peace-avatar president Ancient Pleiadian warships The prime directive now Underground alien bases and populations And many more startling f

Sacred Places

Sacred Places
Author: Clare Gogerty
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN: 1783254130
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Places Book Excerpt:

'You'll feel utterly transformed' - Sunday Times 'Helps adds a spiritual depth to our wanderings' - The Simple Things Wellness travellers are seeking transformative experiences - wellness is, by nature, a journey and a quest. The concept of transformative travel is about finding experiences through trips that shift perspective and allow digital detoxing, connection with oneself, nature, communities and a sense of the bigger picture in life. Sacred Places is a stunning new coffee table exploration for seekers of unusual and enlightening destinations, for both armchair travelling and as inspiration for future journeys. The book will be particularly focused on experiences, in addition to a full description of the place. For example, plant medicine ceremonies in South America, walking the Camino Way, Stonehenge on the winter solstice, wild swimming in Iceland's sacred hot springs and silent retreats. Entries also introduce the history and geography of the place, significant stories, dates to visit, myths, legends and ceremonies.

Sacred Sites and Sacred Stories Across Cultures

Sacred Sites and Sacred Stories Across Cultures
Author: David W. Kim
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-01-18
ISBN: 303056522X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Sites and Sacred Stories Across Cultures Book Excerpt:

This book offers global perspectives from Mediterranean, Asian, Australian, and American cultures on sacred sites and their related stories in regional history. Contemporary society witnesses many travelers visiting sacred sites (temples, mountains, castles, churches, houses) throughout the world. These visits often involve discovery of new historical facts through the origin stories of the associated tribe, region, or nation. The transmission of oral tradition and myth carries on the significant meaning of those religious sites. This volume unveils multi-angle perspectives of symbolic and mystical places. The contributors describe the religio-political experiences of each regional case, and analyze the religiosity of local people as a lens through which readers can re-examine the concept of iconography, syncretism, and materialism. In addition, contributors interpret the growth of new religions as the alternative perspectives of anti-traditional religions. This new approach offers significant insight into comprehending the practical agony and sorrow of regional people in the context of contemporary history.

The Path of Energy

The Path of Energy
Author: Synthia Andrews
Publsiher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2011-06-15
ISBN: 1601636547
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path of Energy Book Excerpt:

Publisher’s Note: A new edition has replaced this book under the title Subtle Energy Work, ISBN 9781637480083. A unique guide to principles, practices, and exercises that help you access your energy awareness and live a more empowered life. Learning to consciously interact in the domain of subtle energy is the next step in personal and planetary transformation. The Path of Energy is a unique handbook of principles, practices and exercises to help you access your energy awareness and live a more empowered life. In the book are 13 meditations that activate patterns of light within your energy body to awaken specific abilities and levels of awareness. Each meditation includes benefits and purpose, step-by-step written directions augmented with line drawings, and an interpretive illustration of the completed energy pattern. Subtle energy is more than life force; it is the substance of reality and the vehicle of consciousness. Your body is wired to navigate this domain. You are equipped with everything needed to engage the world of energy and creatively change your life. You simply need to remember how. The Path of Energy is a guide to living with expanded consciousness. Included are techniques that build energy awareness and use this skill to deepen your spiritual path, intimacy in relationships, align with earth energy, clear space, create protection, manifest goals, facilitate healing, and more.

Sacred Land

Sacred Land
Author: Martin Palmer
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN: 0748130497
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Land Book Excerpt:

SACRED LAND will enable you to discover the hidden secrets and meaning of the landscape around you, town or country, modern or old, wherever you live in Britain. There has been a dramatic growth in interest in our own history, buildings, landscape, sacred places, beliefs and culture over the last few years and this book will equip you with the tools to unlock the meaning, stories and history that are literally embedded in our landscape. It takes us from street names to churches; from hill forts to burial mounds; from the way a road bends to the shapes of fields in order to understand better the land that lies beneath our feet. In the literal shape of our countryside can be detected the eddies of time, politics, belief, warfare, passion and the durability of the human existence. SACRED LAND is a fascinating, accessible read and the perfect reference guide to have in your home or in your car. It will be of interest to everyone who loves history, sacred places and sacred history, and those who like to explore their ancestry and roots.

Sacred Natural Sites

Sacred Natural Sites
Author: Bas Verschuuren,Jeffrey McNeely,Gonzalo Oviedo,Robert Wild
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN: 1136530746
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Natural Sites Book Excerpt:

Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma (Mt Everest, Nepal, Tibet - and China), the Golden Mountains of Altai (Russia), Holy Island of Lindisfarne (UK) and the sacred lakes of the Niger Delta (Nigeria). The book illustrates that sacred natural sites, although often under threat, exist within and outside formally recognised protected areas, heritage sites. Sacred natural sites may well be some of the last strongholds for building resilient networks of connected landscapes. They also form important nodes for maintaining a dynamic socio-cultural fabric in the face of global change. The diverse authors bridge the gap between approaches to the conservation of cultural and biological diversity by taking into account cultural and spiritual values together with the socio-economic interests of the custodian communities and other relevant stakeholders.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology
Author: John Hart
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 559
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 1118465563
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology Book Excerpt:

In the face of the current environmental crisis—which clearly has moral and spiritual dimensions—members of all the world’s faiths have come to recognize the critical importance of religion’s relationship to ecology. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology offers a comprehensive overview of the history and the latest developments in religious engagement with environmental issues throughout the world. Newly commissioned essays from noted scholars of diverse faiths and scientific traditions present the most cutting-edge thinking on religion’s relationship to the environment. Initial readings explore the ways traditional concepts of nature in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and other religious traditions have been shaped by the environmental crisis. Readings then address the changing nature of theology and religious thought in response to the challenges of protecting the environment. Various conceptual issues and themes that transcend individual traditions—climate change, bio-ethics, social justice, ecofeminism, and more—are then analyzed before a final section examines some of the immediate challenges we face in caring for the Earth while looking to the future of religious environmentalism. Timely and thought-provoking, Companion to Religion and Ecology offers illuminating insights into the role of religion in the ongoing struggle to secure the future well-being of our natural world. With a foreword by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, and an Afterword by John Cobb

Historic Landscapes and Mental Well being

Historic Landscapes and Mental Well being
Author: Timothy Darvill,Kerry Barrass,Laura Drysdale,Vanessa Heaslip,Yvette Staelens
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2019-09-05
ISBN: 1789692695
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historic Landscapes and Mental Well being Book Excerpt:

Using archaeological sites and historic landscapes to promote mental well-being represents one of the most significant advances in archaeological resource management for many years. Prompted by the Human Henge project (Stonehenge/Avebury World Heritage Site), this volume provides an overview of work going on across Britain and the near Continent.

Haunted Spaces Sacred Places

Haunted Spaces  Sacred Places
Author: Brian Haughton
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN: 1442971177
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haunted Spaces Sacred Places Book Excerpt:

Spiritual Ecology

Spiritual Ecology
Author: Chief Oren Lyons,Thomas Berry,Thich Nhat Hanh,Chief Tamale Bwoya,John Stanley,David Robert Loy,Mary Evelyn Tucker,Brian Swimme,Sr. Miriam MacGillis,Wendell Berry,Winona LaDuke,Vandana Shiva,Susan Murphy Roshi,Satish Kumar,Joanna Macy,Geneen Marie Haugen,Eleanor O'Hanlon,Jules Cashford,Bill Plotkin,Sandra Ingerman,Pir Zia Inayat-Khan,Fr. Richard Rohr,Shephali Patel,Lyla June Johnston
Publsiher: The Golden Sufi Center
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 1941394140
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Ecology Book Excerpt:

The Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was asked what we need to do to save our world. "What we most need to do," he replied, "is to hear within us the sound of the earth crying.” Our present ecological crisis is the greatest man-made disaster this planet has ever faced—its accelerating climate change, species depletion, pollution and acidification of the oceans. A central but rarely addressed aspect of this crisis is our forgetfulness of the sacred nature of creation, and how this affects our relationship to the environment. There is a pressing need to articulate a spiritual response to this ecological crisis. This is vital and necessary if we are to help bring the world as a living whole back into balance. The first edition of this book (published in 2013) fostered the emergence of the "Spiritual Ecology Movement," which recognizes the need for a spiritual response to our present ecological crisis. It drew an overwhelmingly positive response from readers, many of whom are asking the simple question, "What can I do?" The 2016 expanded edition offers new chapters, including two from younger authors who are putting the principles of spiritual ecology into action, working with their hands as well as their hearts. It also includes a new preface and revised chapter by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, that reference two major recent events: the publication of Pope Francis's encyclical, "On Care for Our Common Home," which brought into the mainstream the idea that "the ecological crisis is essentially a spiritual problem"; and the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, which saw representatives from nearly 200 countries come together to address global warming, including faith leaders from many traditions. And, in Autumn 2021, we have issued a new edition, with a new updated preface from editor Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, who has also rewritten his chapter, “The Call of the Earth.” Bringing together voices from Buddhism, Sufism, Christianity, and Native American traditions, as well as from physics, deep psychology, and other environmental disciplines, this book calls on us to reassess our underlying attitudes and beliefs about the Earth and wake up to our spiritual as well as physical responsibilities toward the planet. "It's hard to imagine finding a wiser group of humans than the authors represented here, all of them both thinkers and do-ers in the greatest battle humans have ever faced. AN EPIC COLLECTION!" —BILL MCKIBBEN, founder 350.org Spiritual Ecology is a superb collection of thoughtful pieces by people who have gone deep to understand our relations with the Earth. It comes at a crucial time for humanity." —BARRY LOPEZ, landscape photographer and author Arctic Dreams (winner National Book Award), Of Wolves and Men, Crossing Open Ground, About This Life "THIS BOOK PROVIDES FRESH THINKING about the spiritual approaches of consciously and consistently making the right choices, each of us within our respective sphere of influence. As the world works towards a new global climate agreement in 2015, it is in our interest and in the interest of future generations to reflect on how we can individually and collectively contribute to addressing climate change by making our economies and lifestyles more sustainable, because solving climate change can help solve many of the issues the earth currently faces. Climate change is therefore both a challenge and an opportunity. I hope this book inspires and energizes many readers eager to rise to the greatest challenge ever to face humanity by realizing the transformative opportunities we have in front of us." —CHRISTIANA FIGUERES, Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Animal Healing

Animal Healing
Author: Niki J. Senior
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-12-08
ISBN: 0738758477
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Healing Book Excerpt:

Use Powerful Natural Techniques to Heal and Communicate with Your Animals Enhance the health and happiness of your beloved companions with this comprehensive guide to holistic healing and therapy modalities. Animal Healing demystifies vibrational energy and offers detailed information on how you can sense, establish, and attune your awareness to animal energy. You'll learn to activate wellness on all levels and deepen the unbreakable bond with your animal's heart, mind, and soul. Providing in-depth descriptions and case studies that illustrate the healing modalities, Niki J. Senior sheds light on the true nature of animal health and disease. Through ground-breaking methods and exercises, she helps you use gemstones, crystals, flower essences, and other natural remedies to effectively heal your animal. Praise: "As a professional vet, I found this book an enlightening approach to holistic animal health and understand how complementary and veterinary methods can work in synergy."—Bernd Wittorf, MRCVS, veterinarian, Freie Universität Berlin "[Animal Healing includes] a combination of anecdotes, success stories, personal battles, science, therapies, how-to instruction, and self-care . . . by the time you have finished, your love for your animal, yourself, and for all of life will have reached new vibrations, new connections, and higher energies—you will already be healing your animal before you know it!"—Isla Fishburn, PhD, founder of Kachina Canine

The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3 4

The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3 4
Author: Tez Ilyas
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-04-08
ISBN: 0751582174
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 13 3 4 Book Excerpt:

'Essential...A complex blend of overexcited Adrian Mole-like anecdotes mixed with shocking moments of racism and insights into Muslim religious practices' Sunday Times The hilarious and pubescent debut book from your favourite British Muslim comedian (that's Tez Ilyas, by the way) is coming to a shop near you. You may know and love Tez from his stand-up comedy, his role as Eight in Man Like Mobeen, his Radio 4 series TEZ Talks, or panel shows such as Mock the Week and The Last Leg. Where you won't know him from is 1997 when he was 13 3⁄4. (But now you will - because that's what the book is about.) In this suitably dramatic rollercoaster of a teenage memoir, Tez takes us back to where it all began: a working class, insular British Asian Muslim community in his hometown of post-Thatcher Blackburn. Meet Ammi (Mum), Baji Rosey (the older sister), Shibz (the fashionable cousin), Was (the cool cousin), Shiry (the cleverest cousin) and a community with the most creative nicknames this side of Top Gun. Running away from shotgun-wielding farmers, successfully dodging arranged marriages, getting mugged, having front row seats to race riots and achieving formative sexual experiences doing stomach crunches in a gym, you could say life was fairly run of the mill. But with a GCSE pass rate of 30% at his school, his own fair share of family tragedy around the corner and 9/11 on the horizon, Tez's experiences of growing up as a British Muslim wasn't the fun, Jihad-pursuing affair the media wants you to believe. Well ... not always. At times shalwar-wettingly hilarious and at others searingly sad, The Secret Diary of a British Muslim Aged 133⁄4 shows 90s Britain at its best, and its worst.

Engaging with Living Religion

Engaging with Living Religion
Author: Stephen E. Gregg,Lynne Scholefield
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2015-03-27
ISBN: 131750769X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaging with Living Religion Book Excerpt:

Understanding living religion requires students to experience everyday religious practice in diverse environments and communities. This guide provides the ideal introduction to fieldwork and the study of religion outside the lecture theatre. Covering theoretical and practical dimensions of research, the book helps students learn to ‘read’ religious sites and communities, and to develop their understanding of planning, interaction, observation, participation and interviews. Students are encouraged to explore their own expectations and sensitivities, and to develop a good understanding of ethical issues, group-learning and individual research. The chapters contain student testimonies, examples of student work and student-led questions.

Sacred Wells

Sacred Wells
Author: Gary R. Varner
Publsiher: Algora Publishing
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0875867170
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Wells Book Excerpt:

Sacred Wells is an in depth study of springs, wells and waters that have been venerated from California to Cornwall, Russia to Australia. Tales of faeries, black hounds, hauntings and miraculous cures are explored. Many of these sites are still locations for religious festivals and ritual, unchanging for hundreds of years. The book is illustrated with photos taken by the author.

The Seventh Sanctuary

The Seventh Sanctuary
Author: Daniel Easterman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-12-04
ISBN: 1472117654
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seventh Sanctuary Book Excerpt:

Within days of his attempted murder, David Rosen, an American archaeologist, learns that his parents and four of his colleagues have been killed. Convinced that the deaths are linked, Rosen and Leyla, the beautiful Palestinian guide who becomes his lover, are quickly involved in trying to stop a scheme intended to bring about the destruction of Israel and the rebirth of the Nazi Reich.