Havens in a Hectic World: Finding Sacred Places by Star WeissHavens in a Hectic World: Finding Sacred Places by Star Weiss

Havens in a Hectic World: Finding Sacred Places

byStar Weiss

Paperback | April 18, 2008

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The frantic pace of our world leaves little time for reflection, and even less time to nurture our spirits. In Havens in a Hectic World, Star Weiss explores the spiritual geography of the West Coast with individuals from a wide variety of faiths and cultural traditions. In visiting their sacred places, and hearing them share their stories, Weiss raises questions about our contemporary sources of spiritual growth, our evolving ideas of the divine, and the power of place. From mountains to ancient forests to labyrinths, she takes readers on a journey of awe and wonder through both the geographic destinations, and the experiences they make possible.

Star Weiss moved to British Columbia from New York State in 1972. "Once displaced, I, like the early white settlers to B.C., felt free to start over, discard old notions and come up with a new way of seeing the world and the big questions that come with it," she says. Some 36 years later, after living on Quadra Island and at Maple Bay ...
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Title:Havens in a Hectic World: Finding Sacred PlacesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:9.5 × 6.5 × 0.25 inPublished:April 18, 2008Publisher:TouchWood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894898699

ISBN - 13:9781894898690

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The frantic pace of our world leaves little time for reflection, and even less time to nurture our spirits. In Havens in a Hectic World, Star Weiss explores the spiritual geography of the West Coast with individuals from a wide variety of faiths and cultural traditions. In visiting their sacred places, and hearing them share their stories, Weiss raises questions about our contemporary sources of spiritual growth, our evolving ideas of the divine, and the power of place. From mountains to ancient forests to labyrinths, she takes readers on a journey of awe and wonder through both the geographic destinations, and the experiences they make possible.