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Sacred Places: Sites of Spiritual Pilgrimage from Stonehenge to Santiago de Compostela

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Journeys to sacred places or shrines undertaken as acts of religious veneration or penance have been a feature of religious observance from the earliest times. Ancient religions had holy sites, temples and groves, such as Delphi and Dodona in Greece. On the other side of the Eurasian landmass, the Buddha specifically recommended four sacred sites for his followers to visit ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 9th 2009 by Quercus (first published December 31st 2008)
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Deborah
Mar 02, 2015 Deborah rated it liked it
Interesting - covers a lot of ground and provides snippets of insight along with photographs of many places that deserve deeper study. I am not sure how accurately researched the book is (take it with a grain of salt, verify elsewhere). The one religion I knew quite a lot about was misrepresented - not terribly harmful, but a small and relatively unimportant idea to the faithful was presented as a central theme of the faith.
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Mar 09, 2010 Elaine rated it really liked it
This was a picture book I received for Christmas, and I found my self fascinated by the places on earth that hold wisdom for the ages. There were descriptions of 45 places, and I was pleased to know I had visited9 of them. After reading this book, I am ready to set out another pilgrimage to sacred sights-if Only .
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Philip Carr-Gomm was born in London, raised in Notting Hill Gate, and educated at Westminster School and University College London.

He met his first spiritual teacher, Ross Nichols, the founder of The Order of Bards Ovates & Druids, when he was 11. He began studying with him when a teenager, and joined the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids at 18. He studied meditation with Olivia Robertson in Ir
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