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The sacred mountains of Asia

Author: John Einarsen
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The sacred mountain is a symbol revered by people in every ethnic and religious tradition of Asia, from India to Japan whether seen as the abode of the ancestors, a destination of pilgrimage, a pillar holding up the sky, a personification of the god Shiva, or a model of the entire cosmos. The twenty-nine pieces presented here celebrate the sacred peaks through prose, poetry, travelogue, historical and spiritual  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Einarsen
ISBN: 1570620881 9781570620881
OCLC Number: 31434072
Notes: Originally published as: Kyoto journal, no. 25, ©1993.
Description: 150 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Other Titles: Kyoto journal.
Responsibility: edited by John Einarsen.

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The sacred mountain is a symbol revered by people in every ethnic and religious tradition of Asia, from India to Japan whether seen as the abode of the ancestors, a destination of pilgrimage, a pillar holding up the sky, a personification of the god Shiva, or a model of the entire cosmos. The twenty-nine pieces presented here celebrate the sacred peaks through prose, poetry, travelogue, historical and spiritual texts, art, and photographs.

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