Sacred Places Around the World: 108 Destinations

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Consortium of Collective Consciousness, 2004 - Religion - 280 pages
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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. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions. This replaces 1888729023.

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For the traveler in search of sacred mountains and caves, pyramids, holy places, temples and shrines, lost cities, and natural wonders, this work serves up 108 destinations. Pilgrimage has a long ... Read full review

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Brad Olsen is the editor of In Search of Adventure and the author of World Stompers, Extreme Adventure Hawaii, and Extreme Adventure Northern California. He lives in San Francisco.

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Brad Olsen’s critically acclaimed “Sacred Places: 108 Destinations” series added author Karen Tate in 2005 with her Sacred Places of Goddess title. The first book in the series Sacred Places: North America was released as a second edition in April, 2008 to rave reviews and a gold award for “Best Travel Book of the Year.” Sacred Places Around the World” was reissued as a second edition in February, 2004, and his newest book is Sacred Places Europe: 108 Destinations, released March, 2007. Both titles were nominated as “Travel Guide of the Year” by Foreword Magazine. CCC Publishing is distributed by Independent Publishers Group.

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