1000 Sacred Places: The World's Most Extraordinary Spiritual Sites
Spanning prehistoric times to the present, 1000 Sacred Places is a richly illustrated guide to the world's most extraordinary spiritual sites. Holy places and spiritual sites are found throughout the world, and all of them have in common a mysterious drawing power that has held humankind in its spell since the beginnings of time. This book contains detailed information about the world's religions and their venerated people and sites. Overview maps and symbols of the religions, alongside each site being listed with GPS coordinates, make orientation easy. Included are the holy sites of the great religions, along with countless spiritual places of indigenous peoples and vanished cultures. Amongst the one thousand special places featured, you will find some of the great Christian cathedrals in Europe; pilgrim paths and places of pilgrimage; Hindu, Buddhist and Shinto temples in Asia; the most important mosques of the Islam; natural sanctuaries in Africa, America and Australia; prehistoric cult sites and modern sanctuaries. This beautiful book is a spiritual journey through history and the cultures of the world.
1000 SACRED PLACES, NOT BORN YESTERDAY - ..".extraordinary sites, stunning photographs and informative and stimulating texts.
Christoph Engels studied theology and philosophy in Bonn and Kiel. He works as the pastor of a Protestant parish in Leverkusen, Germany. Through conversations and cooperation with a team of religion and culture scientists, he gathered a plethora of information and wrote a sophisticated and comprehensive perspective on holy places everywhere in the world.