England, Scotland, Wales by Martin Palmer
The Guide to Sacred Sites and Pilgrim Routes in Britain (Spiritual Traveler)

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Includes Tips for Overnight Lodging in Monasteries, Abbeys and Spiritual Centers

THE SPIRITUAL TRAVELER: ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES is a unique guide book. It takes us on a journey across the rural and urban landscapes of Britain, and helps us to discover and explore a multitude of sacred sites: ancient stone circles and tombs, Christian and pre-Christian shrines, medieval synagogues, small country churches and soaring cathedrals, Eastern temples, abbey ruins, sacred cities, holy wells and rivers, ancient yew trees and monastery gardens. The Spiritual Traveler reveals the stories behind these extraordinary places of spiritual power, and offers thirteen pilgrim routes by car, bike or foot, including: the Path of the from Iona to Lindisfarne the ancient Saints’ Way in North Wales a multi-faith pilgrimage to Muslim mosques, Jewish synagogues, Quaker meeting houses, Hindu temples and Buddhist shrines the Pilgrims’ Way from London to Canterbury the powerful route of women mystics from Ely to Walsingham in search of King Arthur from Glastonbury to Tintagel the Road of Stones from Stonehenge to Avebury


About Martin Palmer

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Martin Palmer is the director of the International Consultancy on Religion, Education, and Culture (ICOREC), which specializes in religious, environmental, educational, and developmental projects and works with a variety of international organizations, such as the World Wide Fund for Nature, UNESCO, and the World Bank. He is the author of many books on religious topics and one of the foremost translators of ancient Chinese texts, having published translations of the Tao Te Ching, I Ching, Chuang Tzu, and Kuan Yin. A regular broadcaster on BBC TV and radio, Palmer records for them on his frequent visits to China. A leading expert on Taoist ritual, Palmer studied theology at Cambridge, with a special emphasis on Chinese and Japanese studies.
Published November 1, 2004 by HiddenSpring. 317 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Such editorializing is unusual in a travel guide, but is not out of place here, since the guide seeks not only to introduce sacred sites but to cultivate a sacred way of seeing.

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