Seven Sacred Spaces

Seven Sacred Spaces
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-18
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0857469347

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Asks how and where we meet together, and what impact spaces have on spiritual life Redefines a Christian community and develops a new view on what Church is Thorough research, rich thinking and coherent theology Spaces discussed include kitchens, gardens and corridors Addresses key questions about the discipleship of church members Accessible book for personal devotion or small group use, including questions for discussion

Sacred Sites Rituals and Performances

Sacred Sites  Rituals  and Performances
Author: Kiran Shinde
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2021-09-09
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783036518671

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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.

Seven Sacred Sites

Seven Sacred Sites
Author: Serene Conneeley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-01-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0987050508

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Take a journey to the most sacred places on earth, and awaken the magic of your own heart, with this book that is part spiritual adventure story, part history, part travel guide. Follow the author as she awakens to the divine in Machu Picchu and the jungles of the Amazon, goes beyond the mists in Glastonbury, the magical Isle of Avalon, to reconnect with her own enchanted self, witnesses the masculine and feminine face of the divine in Ancient Egypt's mystical pyramids and temples, walks the pilgrimage path of the Camino in Spain on a journey towards her inner self, experiences the pure joy of the dolphins, rainbows and goddesses in the powerful earth energies of Hawaii, feels the magic and wisdom of the ancient megaliths of Stonehenge, and finds a sense of place at Uluru, the spiritual heart of Australia. Discover what makes these places sacred, when to go and how to get there, the history of each site, the rituals that were performed there, their cultural and magical significance, and the way they inspire, touch and initiate growth and learning in all visitors. Just as importantly, find out how to attain the state of grace and sacredness inspired by each place without leaving home. Including postcards from authors and teachers Shirley MacLaine, Doreen Virtue, Cassandra Eason, Lucy Cavendish, Elisabeth Jensen, Colette Baron-Reid, Jude Currivan and Alberto Villoldo, this book will send you on a journey to the most beautiful places on the planet as well as the deepest, most sacred places within your self, and open you up to the magic of the universe, within and without. "Seven Sacred Sites is a must-read. This spiritual, historical and geographical journey will help you discover not only about our wondrous surroundings but, more importantly, yourself as well." Andrea Black, New Idea magazine Machu Picchu and the Amazon jungle, Peru, South America The sacred Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury, England The monuments of the pharaohs, Ancient Egypt, Africa The healing isles of the Aloha State, Hawaii, USA The magical circle of Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England A pilgrimage along the Camino, northern Spain Uluru and the Red Centre, Australia

The Naked Hermit

The Naked Hermit
Author: Nick Mayhew-Smith
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-05-16
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780281077359

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Descending into the darkness of a long-abandoned hermit's cave, wading naked into an icy sea to pray, spending the night on a sacred mountain, Nick Mayhew-Smith recounts an extraordinary one-man mission to revive the ancient devotions of Britain's most enigmatic holy places. Based on ground-breaking research into the transition from Paganism to Christianity, this book invites the reader on a journey into the heart of the Celtic wilderness, exploring the deep-seated impulse to mark natural places as holy. It ends with a vision of how we can recover our harmony with the rest of creation: with the landscape, the weather and the wildlife, and ultimately with the body itself. Follow the footsteps of holy men and women such as Columba, Patrick, Cuthbert, Gildas, Aidan, Bede, Ninian, Etheldreda, Samson and others into enchanting Celtic landscapes, and learn the unvarnished truth behind the stories that shape our spiritual and natural heritage.

Sacred Sites Sacred Places

Sacred Sites  Sacred Places
Author: David L. Carmichael,Jane Hubert,Brian Reeves,Audhild Schanche
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2013-04-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781135633202

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Sacred Sites, Sacred Places explores the concept of 'sacred' and what it means and implies to people in differing cultures. It looks at why people regard some parts of the land as special and why this ascription remains constant in some cultures and changes in others. Archaeologists, legislators and those involved in heritage management sometimes encounter conflict with local populations over sacred sites. With the aid of over 70 illustrations the book examines the extreme importance of such sacred places in all cultures and the necessity of accommodating those intimate beliefs which are such a vital part of ongoing cultural identity. Sacred Sites, Sacred Places therefore will be of help to those who wish to be non-destructive in their conservation and excavation practices. This book is unique in attempting to describe the belief systems surrounding the existence of sacred sites, and at the same time bringing such beliefs and practices into relationship with the practical problems of everyday heritage management. The geographical coverage of the book is exceptionally wide and its variety of contributors, including indigenous peoples, archaeologists and heritage professionals, is unrivalled in any other publication.

A Historical Atlas of Tibet

A Historical Atlas of Tibet
Author: Karl E. Ryavec
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2015-05-08
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780226732442

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"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."--Book jacket.

Sacred Sites Oracle Cards

Sacred Sites Oracle Cards
Author: Barbara Meiklejohn-Free
Publsiher: Watkins Publishing
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2015-06-16
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1780288425

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Featuring 52 sacred sites from around the world, this unique oracle, beautifully illustrated by Yuri Leitch, allows you to work with the sacred earth energies and covers the three dimensions of your life: past, present and future. Have you ever felt drawn to visit certain sacred sites? Are you specially moved by pictures of some spiritual places? This new deck by Barbara Meicklejohn-Free connects you with the energy of 53 of the world's most sacred sites, uniquely covering in each card your past, your present and your future. Each card features a beautiful illustration by Yuri Leitch and the sites range from Big Horn Medicine Wheel and Devils Mountain in the US to Giza in Egypt and Die Externsteine in Germany to Newgrange in Ireland and Stonehenge in England. A helpful guidebook accompanies the cards and includes an introduction explaining Barbara's personal experience of interacting with sacred sites and how the energy of these places will help you to heal your past, understand your present and shape your future. It also explains the relevance of the Four Directions (north, east, south and west) and the Three Worlds (Lower, Middle and Upper), as well as the process of interpretation (a one-card reading). Also featured is an in-depth profile of each card, with an Energy Focus that summarizes the essence of the card, a mystical symbol to decipher, and information on the Lower World (your past), the Middle World (your present) and the Upper World (your future or potential). Each card profile also includes a meditation, exercise or ceremony through which you can directly engage with the site's sacred power. This deck has a broad appeal that reaches far beyond traditional Tarot and other divination cards, tapping into our curiosity for all things sacred and mystical, for travel and inner journeys, and for connecting with our ancestors.

The Concise Dictionary of World Place Names

The Concise Dictionary of World Place Names
Author: John Everett-Heath
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2018-09-13
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780192562432

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There is no populated place without a name, and every name is chosen for a reason. This fascinating dictionary unveils the etymological roots and history of thousands of locations and landmarks from around the world. It contains over 11,000 entries, and covers an enormous range of country, region, island, city, town, mountain and river names from across the world, as well as the name in the local language. Place names are continually changing, and new names are adopted for many different reasons such as invasion, revolution, and decolonization. The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names includes selected former names, and, where appropriate, some historical detail to explain the transition. The names of places often offer a real insight into the places themselves, revealing religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments and topography. Superstition and legend can also play a part. This new edition has been updated to include over 750 new names, including Azincourt, Kropyvnyts'kyy , and Tlaxcala. It has also been edited to reflect socio-political and geographical shifts, notably the reorganisation of the French regions, and their consequent name alterations, as well as the decommunization of Ukrainian place-names. In addition to the entries themselves, the dictionary includes two appendices: a glossary of foreign word elements which appear in place-names and their meanings, and a list of personalities and leaders from all over the world who have influenced the naming of places.