Sacred Journeys: An Illustrated Guide to Pilgrimages around the World

Sacred Journeys: An Illustrated Guide to Pilgrimages around the World

by Jennifer Westwood, Ann Savage, James Mealing

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YAReligious expeditions of all faiths can be explored by reading this wonderfully illustrated work. Arranged as a pilgrimage, the chapters begin with "Longing" and "Getting Ready." Later they include "Doubt and Hope," and conclude with "Reflection and Redirection" and "Coming Home." Inserted into the narrative are double-page, first-person accounts and maps of modern pilgrimages. Usually, the featured sites are from religions that permit nonbelievers to participate. Creative page layouts draw readers into the text. Sometimes the print encircles a quote or meaningful symbol; often it surrounds a photo or map. Concise descriptions of each site and information about visiting it such as route, rules, dates, etc., are included. The resource list goes beyond the traditional bibliography as it includes names, addresses, and phone numbers of religious organizations throughout the world, which could provide a wealth of additional information for students of comparative religions.Claudia Moore, W. T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Readers won't find this information in the AAA travel book. A stunning guide to the experience of spiritual pilgrimages complemented by beautiful color photographs, quotations, meditations, and writings from travelers. Westwood describes the 12 stages common to pilgrimages from the beginning to homecoming and provides guides to the essential routes, sites, temples, landscapes and shrines to which the spiritually inclined are inclined to go, including Tibet, Santiago Compostela, the Ganges, Croagh Patrick in Ireland, and, closer to home, Arizona's Painted Desert. As the introduction states, this volume "is the essential reference guide to transformational travel." Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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