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Atlas of Holy Places & Sacred Sites
by Colin Wilson Details
This book explores the bond between the Earth and the world's various religious and belief systems. Double-page treatments replete with full-color photos and sidebars are devoted to topics such as Stonehenge, Easter Island, and the Druids. Sacred sites in second- and third-world countries also appear.
Sacred Places Around the World : 108 Destinations
by Brad Olsen Details
World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment.
The Hangman's Hymn : The Carpenter's Tale of Mystery and Murder as He Goes on a Pilgrimage from London to Canterbury
by Paul Doherty Details
Doherty continues his series starring the characters from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," telling the stories Chaucer didn't collect. This time, the carpenter entertains his fellow pilgrims with a frightening story of deception and intrigue involving corrupt hangmen and witches.
The New Christian Traveler's Guide to the Holy Land
by Charles H. Dyer Details
Charles Dyer, a Bible scholar and licensed tour guide for Israel, and Greg Hatteberg, graduate of the Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem, created this reference guide for pilgrims who want to deepen the spiritual impact of their trip to Israel, as well as other travelers who just want to know more: Where did Jesus walk? Where is King David buried? Where is Mt. Sinai? You'll find detailed information about five key Bible lands: Israel, Egypt, Greece, Jordan, and Turkey.
Where the Lightning Strikes : The Lives of American Indian Sacred Places
by Peter Nabokov Details
Nabokov presents 16 "biographies of place," each of a habitat illustrating the bond between North American Indian cultures and their environment perpetuated by myths, legends, and rituals. He maps out some of the thousands of mounds in the Midwest thought to express cosmological beliefs and recounts multiple visits by an anthropologist in the 1930s to a Canadian Ojibwa enclave "caught in a time capsule" manifested by its all-consuming ties to the natural world.
Updated 12/29/2011
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