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The Sword of Heaven: A Five Continent Odyssey to Save the World

The Sword of Heaven: A Five Continent Odyssey to Save the World

by Mikkel Aaland
     
 

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“Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,” discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest’s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland

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“Any attempt at peace must be attended by a knowledge of self,” discovers writer and photographer Mikkel Aaland, who grew up with a bomb shelter for a bedroom, in terror of nuclear war. At the height of the Cold War, Aaland finds himself drawn into a mysterious Shinto priest’s plan to save the world. Traveling from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland to South Africa, he places pieces of a sacred Shinto sword in key power spots around the world. Along the way, he comes face to face with his deepest childhood fears of war and destruction, encounters the compelling and mysterious Shinto religion, struggles with the uncertainties of love, and learns to face life with an open heart.

The Sword of Heaven tells the extraordinary true story of a journey in which all boundaries are pushed—geographical, cultural, and personal—and in which the healing of the world and the healing of one man appear to be inextricably linked.

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Aaland, a photographer and author whose work has appeared in and , tells of his journey through Norway, the Philippines, Iceland, South Africa, and the Amazon Basin, to place pieces of a sacred Shinto sword in key power spots around the world. This journey, instigated by a Shinto priest with the hope of saving the world, ultimately compels Aaland to face his own fears and brings him a newly discovered personal peace. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609520076
Publisher:
Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/31/2010
Series:
Travelers' Tales Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
733 KB

Meet the Author

Mikkel Aaland is an award-winning photographer and author of 15 books including Sweat, County Fair Portraits, Sword of Heaven, Digital Photography and Photoshop Lighroom Adventure. He is currently finishing a book titled, A Year on a River in Norway. Aaland's documentary photographs have been exhibited in major institutions around the world, including the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France, and the former Lenin Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. He and his wife and two daughters split their time between San Francisco and the family home in Telemark, Norway.

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