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Title:
Sacred places : how the living earth seeks our friendship
Author:
Swan, James A.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Santa Fe, N.M. : Bear, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780939680665
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Supporting Lovelock's thesis that the Earth is a living being, Swan suggests natural sites such as Serpent Mound, Machu Pichu, and Kilauea Center have the power to move us in ways modern science cannot explain.


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Library Journal Review

Modern psychology, science, and religion have severed people from their relationship with the earth as a living, sacred place. Further, the interrelationship between the sacred earth and the transcendental experience are not as fully understood in our culture as in other cultures or at earlier times. This book explains the nature of places that have the power to move us into a greater spiritual awareness of the world. There are chapters on categories of sites, varieties of Native American places, and the varieties of spiritual experiences. The in-depth analysis and critique of the American Indian Religious Freedom Act and the history of the Gaia hypothesis make this a worthwhile purchase for libraries serving populations interested in alternative spirituality.-- Gail Wood, Montgomery Coll. Lib., German town, Md. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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