The Atlas Of Sacred Places:Meeting Points Of Heaven And Earth
The Atlas of Sacred Places visits more than 30 sites around the globe, from Mexico to China, Norway to India, taking in hallowed halls of temples and shrines, mystical mountains, and places of pilgrimage. Evocative essays describe the sites and explain the spiritual significance of each as well as its connections with religious leaders and holy figures. Color photographs,...more
(first published January 1st 1994)
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Aug 24, 2009 Diane rated it 5 of 5 stars
For the adventure-hearted, this book lists the histories of real places on Earth that aren't commonly discussed. It proves to me again that the more I know, the less I know. Wonderful enough for me to purchase the book for future reference. The language is collegiate, but with explanation would be just fine for smart elementary students as well.
James Harpur has had four poetry collections published by Anvil Press: A Vision of Comets (1993), The Monk’s Dream (1996), Oracle Bones (2001) and The Dark Age (2007). Anvil have also published his Fortune’s Prisoner, a translation of the poems of Boethius. In addition, he has published a sequence of religious poems called The Gospel of Joseph of Arimathea (Wild Goose, 2008). His prose publication...moreMore about James Harpur...