Pilgrimage--The Sacred Art: Journey to the Center of the Heart

Pilgrimage--The Sacred Art: Journey to the Center of the Heart

by Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594735400
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/10/2013
Series: Art of Spiritual Living
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 832 KB

About the Author

Dr. Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, an Episcopal priest, is a popular teacher, speaker and retreat leader on topics related to Christian spirituality, mysticism, social activism and interreligious encounter. A professor of practical theology at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Lincoln University, and professor of Anglican studies at Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, she is author of Hildegard of Bingen: Essential Writings and Chants of a Christian Mystic—Annotated&Explained and Pilgrimage—The Sacred Art: Journey to the Center of the Heart, among other books.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Journeys Across Traditions and Cultures 1
Pilgrimage Across Cultures and Religions 7
The Hindu Tradition 9
The Buddhist Tradition 11
The Greek and Roman Traditions 12
The Abrahamic Traditions 14
Secular Pilgrimage 33
Virtual Pilgrimage 37

Chapter 2

The Way of the Heart 40
Pilgrim Narratives 45
Jung and Images of Pilgrimage 53
The Stages of Pilgrimage 58
Spirituality of the Heart 64

Chapter 3

Holy Places, Sacred Spaces 75
Sacred Landscapes 78
Memory Places 84
Quiet Places 90
Divine Activity Places 95
Commercialization and Environmental Impact 99

Chapter 4

Walking the Labyrinth 106
A Single Path 111
Origins of the Labyrinth 115
The Labyrinth of Chartres Cathedral 119
Walking as Spiritual Practice 125

Chapter 5

The Journey Home 135
The Need to Belong 142
Home and Pilgrimage 149
Stories of the Journey Home 156

Chapter 6

Preparing to Practice 168
Beginning Spiritual Practice 169
The Practice of Prayer and Meditation 175
Spiritual Practices in Preparing for Pilgrimage 184
Practical Advice for Planning a Pilgrimage 185
Guidelines for Visiting Holy Places
and Sacred Spaces 188
The Benefits of Group Pilgrimages 193
Keeping a Record of Your Pilgrimage 196
Walking the Labyrinth 198
Returning Home 201

Acknowledgments 204
Notes 205
Suggestions for Further Reading 217

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Pilgrimage--The Sacred Art: Journey to the Center of the Heart 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PanglossMystic More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for anyone planning a pilgrimage of any kind. The history and traditions of pilgrimages are discussed in a crisp, readable style. Information on labyrinths is also included.