By Adrian J. Ivakhiv
Claiming Sacred GroundPilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and SedonaAdrian J. IvakhivA examine 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 event the spirit or power of the land and to mark out its value by way of making an investment it with sacred meanings. Their endeavors are awarded opposed to a huge canvas of cultural and environmental struggles linked to the incorporation of such geographically marginal areas into an increasing international cultural economic system. Ivakhiv sees those contested and "heterotopic" landscapes because the nexus of a fancy net of interestes and longings: from millennial anxieties and nostalgic re-imaginings of historical past and prehistory; to real-estate strength grabs; contending spiritual visions; and the unfastened play of principles from technology, pseudo-science, and pop culture. Looming over all this can be the nonhuman lifetime of those landscapes, an"otherness" that alternately unearths and conceals itself in the back of a pagenant of ideals, pictures, and place-myths.A major contribution to scholarship on replacement spirituality, sacred house, and the politics of average landscapes, Claiming Sacred floor will curiosity students and scholars of environmental and cultural reports, and the sociology of non secular events and pilgrimage. Non-specialist readers might be influenced by means of the cultural, ecological, and non secular dimensions of striking common landscapes. Adrian Ivakhiv teaches within the school of Environmental stories at York collage in Toronto, and is President of the Environmental reports 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 energy and wish in Earth's Tangled internet 2 Reimagining Earth three Orchestrating Sacred SpaceII Glastonbury four level, Props, and avid gamers of Avalon five Many Glastonburys: Place-Myths and Contested SpacesIII SEDONA 6 pink 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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Claiming Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona by Adrian J. Ivakhiv