Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling through the Dark

Entering the Stone: On Caves and Feeling through the Dark

by Barbara Hurd
     
 


In this exhilarating work, Barbara Hurd explores some of the most extraordinary places on earth, from sacred caves in India to secret caves in Arizona. With passionately informed prose, Hurd makes these strange dark spaces come to light, illuminating the natural history and spiritual territory of caves as powerfully as Kathleen Norris portrayed the Dakotas.… See more details below

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In this exhilarating work, Barbara Hurd explores some of the most extraordinary places on earth, from sacred caves in India to secret caves in Arizona. With passionately informed prose, Hurd makes these strange dark spaces come to light, illuminating the natural history and spiritual territory of caves as powerfully as Kathleen Norris portrayed the Dakotas. Entering the Stone provides an awe-inducing tour through a fragile and beautiful subterranean world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820331539
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1The Squeeze1
2Begin Here21
3The Twilight Zone35
4Impurities49
5Moonmilk63
6The Solace of Beauty77
7Elephanta Cave and the Eros of Mystery89
8Desert Cave103
9Derichment115
10Rescue131
11Dark Wings to Zero145
12In the Hollow That Remains155

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