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L. G. (L) reviewed The Sacred Earth (Living Wisdom) on
From the HC version: Combines accessible and extremely readable scholarship with imaginative design to explore humankind's spiritual relationship with the Earth and its most sacred ancient structures. This is a magnificently illustrated world survey of a broad range of ancient sites and their significance.
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AN INSPIRATIONAL TREASURE TROVE, June 7, 2003
Reviewer: Joburgpete "irridium" (Johannesburg) - See all my reviews
This beautifully illustrated work investigates the earth as a source of spiritual power or energy. It deals with a wide range of diverse topics such as creation myths, sacred journeys and pilgrimages, features of the landscape like stones and meteors, rock formations, caves, crevices, mountains and volcanoes. There are detailed discussions of places like Avebury, Bath, Delphi, Machu Picchu, Newgrange and the Ganges river. Other subjects include minerals, metals, precious stones, trees, groves, standing stones and circles, megalithic cultures, the pyramids (with a separate section on the great pyramid), early cave art and Lascaux in particular. There is even a discussion of Feng Shui! Most of the 250 illustrations are in full colour, all are impressive. Van Gogh's Starry Night is beautifully reproduced, and the book concludes with a glossary, bibliography and index. Sacred earth is a little masterpiece, it provides fascinating reading and serves as a unique reference work to our planet's places of peace and power and also mankind's efforts to reach out to the divine over thousands of years. Those who love symbolist or esoteric art will find it especially valuable, an inspirational treasure trove.