by Judith Mann Print book
UNRAVELING MYSTERIES OF VIETNAM   (2012-12-07)
With riveting images and insights, Judith Mann’s ‘Diaries’ takes you on four fascinating trips to Vietnam, unraveling mysteries associated with ancient rituals, sacred sites and spirit stones of the Vietnamese people. Guided by uncanny intuition, Mann is led on hazardous treks to mountain sanctums, sacred caves and wild motorcycle rides to remote shrines and back-street temples. Myths and spiritual traditions foreign to our own are offered as conscious-expanding bridges between the material and spirit worlds. Engrossing diaries, maps hand-drawn nearly a century ago by a French priest-ethnographer, and a multitude of the author’s photos take you on a virtual adventure of your own in Vietnam, connecting you with ancient ways of living that have a timely and practical meaning in our ever-busy society.
"The format, tone and direct clarity of "The Diaries", with the beautiful black and white photos, took me on a joyful journey of discovery. I found it a sensitive, intelligent quest into the spiritual heart and culture of the Vietnamese people, as I experienced the author's trials and triumphs with her humor, openness and insight."
--Marion Kaselle, Artist
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