Claiming Sacred Ground

Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona


Author: Adrian J. Ivakhiv

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253108388

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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Claiming Sacred Ground Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona Adrian J. Ivakhiv A study of people and politics at two New Age spiritual sites. In this richly textured account, Adrian Ivakhiv focuses on the activities of pilgrim-migrants to Glastonbury, England and Sedona, Arizona. He discusses their efforts to encounter and experience the spirit or energy of the land and to mark out its significance by investing it with sacred meanings. Their endeavors are presented against a broad canvas of cultural and environmental struggles associated with the incorporation of such geographically marginal places into an expanding global cultural economy. Ivakhiv sees these contested and "heterotopic" landscapes as the nexus of a complex web of interestes and longings: from millennial anxieties and nostalgic re-imaginings of history and prehistory; to real-estate power grabs; contending religious visions; and the free play of ideas from science, pseudo-science, and popular culture. Looming over all this is the nonhuman life of these landscapes, an"otherness" that alternately reveals and conceals itself behind a pagenant of beliefs, images, and place-myths. A significant contribution to scholarship on alternative spirituality, sacred space, and the politics of natural landscapes, Claiming Sacred Ground will interest scholars and students of environmental and cultural studies, and the sociology of religious movements and pilgrimage. Non-specialist readers will be stimulated by the cultural, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of extraordinary natural landscapes. Adrian Ivakhiv teaches in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, and is President of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada. April 2001 384 pages, 24 b&w photos, 2 figs., 9 maps, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4, index, append. cloth 0-253-33899-9 $37.40 s / £28.50 Contents I DEPARTURES 1 Power and Desire in Earth's Tangled Web 2 Reimagining Earth 3 Orchestrating Sacred Space II Glastonbury 4 Stage, Props, and Players of Avalon 5 Many Glastonburys: Place-Myths and Contested Spaces III SEDONA 6 Red Rocks to Real Estate 7 New Agers, Vortexes, and the Sacred Landscape IV ARRIVALS 8 Practices of Place: Nature and Heterotopia Beyond the New Age

Earth Spirit Living

Bringing Heaven and Nature into Your Home


Author: Ann Marie Holmes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451643675

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 1963

Earth Spirit Living is a revolutionary approach to lifestyle design and personal space. Author Ann Marie Holmes, an expert on earth energy systems, reveals that by picking up subtle cues from the natural world, we can create healthy, enjoyable, and sustainable living spaces. She shows how we can effectively incorporate principles of sacred geometry, human intuition, and the power of space, shape, and layout to become aware of -- and collaborate with -- the earth's energies. Perfect for homeowners, renters, business owners, professional designers, and builders, Earth Spirit Living illuminates the benefits of living in cooperation with our environment, including: * a more comfortable home * increased effectiveness in your work * healthier, calmer living conditions * enhanced work and personal relationships * improved prosperity * smoother construction or remodeling process Insightful illustrations, ceremonies, cures, attunements, and visualizations will help you hone your natural instincts and strengthen your connection to your physical space. With client stories and personal anecdotes, Holmes guides you on the journey toward a balanced life and living space that harnesses the energy and wisdom of nature.

Blood Cries Out

Pentecostals, Ecology, and the Groans of Creation


Author: A. J. Swoboda

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877468

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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John McConnell Jr. was the famed founder and visionary of Earth Day. McConnell's vision was one of creating a day of remembrance, solitude, and action to restore the broken human relationship to the land. Little acknowledged are McConnell's religious convictions or background. McConnell grew up in a Pentecostal home. In fact, McConnell's parents were both founding charter members of the Assemblies of God in 1914. His own grandfather had an even greater connection to the origins of Pentecostalism by being a personal participant at the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles in 1906. Earth Day, thus, began with strong religious convictions. McConnell, seeing the ecological demise through his religious background, envisioned a day where Christians could "show the power of prayer, the validity of their charity, and their practical concern for Earth's life and people." In the spirit of McConnell, today's Pentecostal and Charismatic theology has something to say about the earth. Blood Cries Out is a unique contribution by Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and practitioners to the global conversation concerning ecological degradation, climate change, and ecological justice.

Earth Spirit


Author: Jean Elizabeth Ward


ISBN: 1435710355

Category: Poetry

Page: 152

View: 6619

Native American Indian Sayings and Quotes, with illustrations intermingled amidst original pieces of Poetry and Prose by Jean Elizabeth Ward, Poet Laureate. Excerpts from the author's Living Legend Series, with her honoring Dr. Maya Angelo, Chief Wilma Mankiller, and Song Writer and Singer, Ms. Loretta Lynn; the book is alphabetized for an easier read. An enjoyable book for all ages.

A Divine Revelation of the Spirit Realm


Author: Mary K. Baxter,T. L. Lowery

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 1603743340

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Mary Baxter has provided inspiration and revelation to hundreds of thousands through her best-selling books A Divine Revelation of Hell and A Divine Revelation of Heaven. In this volume, Mary enables us to peer beyond the curtain of spiritual warfare, giving us a unique perspective of the worlds of angels and demons. Spiritual warfare is a continuing reality, with battles being waged every day. Through the special revelations in this book, you will better understand… The origin of evil The nature and character of Lucifer The seven realms of spiritual warfare God’s power over evil spirits How to overcome demons of addiction The role of angels in spiritual warfare As you read Mary Baxter’s vividly-detailed descriptions of her encounters with spiritual beings, you will receive anointed insights for conducting spiritual warfare on behalf of yourself and your loved ones.

From the Divine Spirit to You

Deep Messages From the Divine Light From My Heart to Yours


Author: Liset Espiau

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1449092144

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 76

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Find the profound guidance and connections with the spiritual realm, discover what the spirit world wants you to know. Their meanings will guide you, the light will find you, what you are looking for these poems will teach you. Learn to get in touch with your GOD like side. Find other levels of spirituality. Find your Divine within, see your light as it always been, follow your heart today. "That Is Your True Self" Flow With Your Body Grow With Your Soul Listen To Your Spirit Body, Mind and Soul.

The Meaning of Shinto


Author: J. W. T. Mason

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553691393

Category: Religion

Page: 179

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The Meaning of Shinto was first published in 1935, revealing an insightful understanding of spirituality, mythology, and creativity as these concepts specifically relate to Shinto. Mason traces the development of Shinto from its origins to the 20th century, showing how the vibrancy of any spirituality centers on both its intuitive origins as well as on conscious, contemporary understanding.

Divine Warnings


Author: Grace Molefi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479726532

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 5575

I thank God through Jesus Christ, who has called and chosen me to do His special work. The book is devoted to our Master, Jesus Christ, who was there for me during the writing of this book till the end of it. To God alone be all the glory and honour, for it belongs to Him. The purpose of this book is to help people to recognise God as the Almighty God and the one who wants to reconcile men back to Him like it was originally intended to be from the beginning, and if it does not, then it will lose its significance. To Jehovah the Most High God, who is able to do exceedingly, far above what we think and can imagine be majesty for ever and ever. To the people who read this book, my prayer is that the eyes of your understanding may be enlightened for Jesus made this book especially for you so that you may not perish but repent. To Christians all over the world, to those who are ready for the coming of Jesus, rejoice and make sure that you remain standing, and those that are living a double life, put your houses in order. To the body of Christ, let us rejoice for the wedding supper is ready, well prepared by Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Hallelujah!