By Adrian J. Ivakhiv
Claiming Sacred GroundPilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and SedonaAdrian J. IvakhivA research of individuals and politics at New Age non secular sites.In this richly textured account, Adrian Ivakhiv specializes in the actions of pilgrim-migrants to Glastonbury, England and Sedona, Arizona. He discusses their efforts to come across and adventure the spirit or strength of the land and to mark out its value via making an investment it with sacred meanings. Their endeavors are awarded opposed to a extensive canvas of cultural and environmental struggles linked to the incorporation of such geographically marginal areas into an increasing international cultural economic climate. Ivakhiv sees those contested and "heterotopic" landscapes because the nexus of a posh net of interestes and longings: from millennial anxieties and nostalgic re-imaginings of heritage and prehistory; to real-estate energy grabs; contending non secular visions; and the loose play of rules from technology, pseudo-science, and pop culture. Looming over all this is often the nonhuman lifetime of those landscapes, an"otherness" that alternately unearths and conceals itself at the back of a pagenant of ideals, photographs, and place-myths.A major contribution to scholarship on substitute spirituality, sacred area, and the politics of common landscapes, Claiming Sacred floor will curiosity students and scholars of environmental and cultural reviews, and the sociology of non secular events and pilgrimage. Non-specialist readers could be inspired by way of the cultural, ecological, and non secular dimensions of outstanding average landscapes. Adrian Ivakhiv teaches within the school of Environmental experiences at York college in Toronto, and is President of the Environmental stories organization of Canada.April 2001384 pages, 24 b&w photographs, 2 figs., nine maps, 6 1/8 x nine 1/4, index, append.cloth 0-253-33899-9 $37.40 s / ?28.50 ContentsI DEPARTURES 1 strength and hope in Earth's Tangled net 2 Reimagining Earth three Orchestrating Sacred SpaceII Glastonbury four level, Props, and gamers of Avalon five Many Glastonburys: Place-Myths and Contested SpacesIII SEDONA 6 crimson Rocks to genuine property 7 New Agers, Vortexes, and the Sacred LandscapeIV ARRIVALS eight Practices of position: Nature and Heterotopia past the hot Age
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