Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations

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CCC Publishing, 2005 - Religion - 425 pages
Uncovering the past through the lens of sacred travel, this travel book includes both academic and popular religious perspectives, and is filled with photographs of both famous and lesser-known locales from every corner of the world. Each site-specific explanation of the significance of Goddess today and in centuries past deftly combines current trends, academic theories, and historical insights. From the Middle East, to Europe, Africa, and the Americas, the images of feminine divinity presented in this work are as uniform in their beauty as they are diverse in cultural tradition. For each location-be it the shrines in Kyoto and Kamakura or the sites worshipping the Virgin Mary in Bolivia, France, Trinidad, and the Saut D'Eau Waterfalls of Haiti-this book provides a history of each site in conjunction with the photography.
 

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I love this book. My only complaint is that the text layout is cramped and the binding was weak. Other than that the book is very well researched and illustrated. I find it insparational, and fantasize about a retirement trip that involves traveling the world to visit these amazing places. Read full review

Contents

Goddess Focus Power of the Pen
244
Arnhem Land
250
Goddess FocusThe Putari Miwi Sacred Stones
256
Rainbow Falls
263
SOUTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES
279
Basilica of Guadalupe
305
Chalcatzingo
312
Goddess Focus Women Play Ulama
318

Ggantija
85
Catal Hüyük
92
AFRICA
111
THE MIDDLE EAST
141
THE ASIAN SUBCONTINENT
171
Temples of Angkor
211
Kangjiashimenzi Petroglyphs
218
Mount Batur at Lake Batur
224
Goddess Focus Ainu and the Fire Goddess
231
Goddess Focus The Shamaness and Anime
237
Cozumel
325
NORTH AMERICA
329
Vieux Carre
351
Huerfano Mesa
358
Nashville Parthenon
365
Conclusion
373
Authors Favorite Museums
384
Travel Related 391 Bibliography
393
Author Biography
406
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Karen Tate is an independent scholar, a seasoned traveler, a researcher, an author, a sacred tour organizer, and a prolific lecturer on the subject of Goddess worship.

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