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The Book Sacred Sites of Burma
The Author Donald Martin Stadtner
The Publisher River Books Press Dist A C
Release Date2011
Genre Architecture
Pages 348
ISBN 9749863607
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The sacred sites of Burma are amongst the most beautiful and spectacular in all of Asia. However, the fame and sacredness of these holy places rests almost solely on the myths and legends that surround their founding and the origins of their relics. These Buddhist tales can arise and evolve with astounding speed and creativity drawing on a variety of sources ranging from local folklore to Sri Lankan chronicles. This book uncovers the evidence for and traces the development of these intricate myths across a wide spectrum of sacred sites ranging from Yangon and the Mon State in Lower Burma to Pagan and Mandalay in Upper Burma as well as considering the areas of Shan influence around Inle lake. The author illustrates how sacred sites can emerge with remarkable frequency even in our own time with only those that possess myths catching the imagination of the Buddhist faithful having any chance of long term survival. This book represents an essential read for anyone interested in the development of Buddhism in its many aspects, be they its art, archaeology, history or belief.

The Book Hard Travel to Sacred Places
The Author Rudolph Wurlitzer
The Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release Date1995-09-11
Genre Travel
Pages 161
ISBN 1570621179
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Hard Travel to Sacred Places is the record of a personal odyssey through Southeast Asia, an external and internal journey through grief and the painful realities of a decadent age. Wurlitzer—novelist, screenwriter, and Buddhist practitioner—travels with his wife, photographer Lynn Davis, on a photo assignment to the sacred sites of Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. Heavy Westernization, sex clubs, aging hippies and expatriates, and political dissidents provide a vivid contrast to the peace that Wurlitzer and Davis seek, still reeling from the death of their son in a car accident. As Davis with her camera searches for a thread of meaning among the artifacts and relics of a more enlightened age, Wurlitzer grasps at the wisdom of the Buddhist teachings in an effort to assuage his grief. His journal chronicles the survival of age-old truths in a world gone mad.

The Book Sacred Places
The Author Brad Olsen
The Publisher CCC Publishing
Release Date2000
Genre Sacred space
Pages 238
ISBN 1888729023
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.

The Book Encyclopedia of Sacred Places
The Author Norbert Brockman
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2011-09-13
Genre Religion
Pages 681
ISBN 9781598846546
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This thoroughly revised and updated encyclopedia documents the diversity of shrines, temples, holy places, and pilgrimage sites sacred to the world's major religious traditions, and illustrates their elemental place in human culture.

The Book Directory of Sacred Places
The Author Timothy Whittaker
The Publisher Timothy Whittaker
Release Date2006-01-01
Genre Reference
ISBN 9780977044016
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book contains a comprehensive list of Sacred Places from around the world.

The Book The Sacred Place of Exile
The Author Carla Brewington
The Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date2013-02-01
Genre Religion
Pages 170
ISBN 9781621895824
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The person of exile may be considered a wanderer, a nomad, a refugee, or a rebel. People of exile can be the marginalized, the disenfranchised, the outcast, the left out, and the pushed away. Different terms are used, but what defines them all is separation. Exile is a dangerous and dominant theme that runs through Scripture, through the lives of the people of Israel, and through the universal church. Women who have known the sacred place of exile are uniquely qualified to form a women's mission. The case is made for a momentum shift in missiological thinking. There is a desperate and aching need for a women's mission, which could lead the way to a women's missionary movement. The emergence of such a mission/movement is indeed fraught with skepticism and suspicion from many of those inside the church and leaders in the missionary world. But the radical, disruptive, costly following of Jesus to those "outside the camp" is our calling.

The Book Asian American Religious Cultures 2 volumes
The Author Jonathan H. X. Lee
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2015-09-01
Genre Religion
Pages 1060
ISBN 9781598843316
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A resource ideal for students as well as general readers, this two-volume encyclopedia examines the diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander spiritual experience. • Covers both common motifs in Asian American religious culture, such as Chinese New Year festivals and mortuary rituals, as well as many newly established faith traditions • Contains entries on rarely addressed topics within Asian American religion, such as Hezhen Shamanism

The Book Burma At The Turn Of The Twenty first Century
The Author Monique Skidmore
The Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release Date2005
Genre History
Pages 304
ISBN 0824828577
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is the first study in a half century of one of the least known societies in the contemporary world. Burma at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century provides insight into the everyday lives, concerns, and values of the people of this reclusive nation. Prominent anthropologists and religion scholars with in-depth, long-term knowledge of central Burma offer detailed analyses of the ways in which Burmese actively manage and create lives for themselves in the shadow of a military dictatorship. Their research crosses the domains of religious, political, and social life, examining public festivals and performance, local-state relations, literary life, lottery frenzies, mass meditators, political rumors and black humor, the value of children, changing male identities, and more in this impressive, wide-ranging collection.

The Book
The Author Томас Кенилли
The Publisher Litres
Release Date2018-03-19
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9785040040452
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: «Тот, кто спас единственную жизнь, спас весь мир» – эти слова из Талмуда написали заключенные на кольце, которое подарили своему спасителю – Оскару Шиндлеру. Человеку, который избавил от мученической смерти больше тысячи людей. «Немецкий бонвиван, ловкий делец, обаятельная личность, полная противоречий» – так пишет о своем герое Кенилли. Да, Оскар Шиндлер не был святым, но стал – Праведником Мира. О нем помнят не только те, кто обязан ему жизнью, не только их дети и внуки – нет в мире человека, который не слышал бы это имя и не преклонялся перед скромным мужеством Шиндлера. В 1993 году Стивен Спилберг снял по роману Томаса Кенилли фильм, который стал одним из самых значительных произведений мирового кинематографа и удостоен семи премий «Оскар».

The Book Asian Sacred Natural Sites
The Author Bas Verschuuren
The Publisher
Release Date2016
Genre Historic sites
Pages 318
ISBN 1138936294
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Introduction : re-awakening the power of place : ancient philosophy and practice with current relevance for protected areas and conservation in Asia / Bas Verschuuren -- The Asian philosophy of protected areas / Amran Hamzah -- Sacred mountains in Asia : themes and implications for protected areas / Edwin Bernbaum -- Can world heritage status help protect sacred sites in Asia? / Alison Ormsby, Wendy Jackson and Shonil Bhagwat -- The sacred geography of Kyrgyzstan : an unrecognized network of community-conserved areas and traditional practices / Aitpaeva Gulnara -- Sacred mandala : protecting Bhutan's sacred natural sites / Liza Zogib, Khenpo Phuntshok Tashi, Tshewang Gyalpo, Sangay Dendhup, Riamsara Kuyakanon, Kelzang Wangchuk, Lopen Namgay Tenzin and Ngawang Gyeltshen -- Indian sacred natural sites : ancient traditions of reverence and conservation explained from a Hindu perspective / Rana P.B. Singh and Pravin S. Rana -- Interface between sacred natural sites and formal protected areas for biodiversity conservation in Nepal / Jailab Kumar Rai and Sudeep Jana -- Customary laws governing the sacred natural sites of the Xe Champhone Ramsar site in Lao PDR : implications for site management / Raphaël Glémet, Patricia Moore, Ketsana Phommachanh and Minavanh Pholsena -- Sacred natural sites in a legal context : a focus on the legal interpretation of the sacred/cultural heritage of the Dongaria Kondhs in India / Radhika Borde -- Forum Pekaseh in the management of Subak landscape of Catur Angga Batukaru, Unesco world heritage sites in Bali / Antoinette Royo, Wiwik Dharmiasih and Yunus Arbi -- The pa'oh's governance system and Kakku : implications for heritage conservation from Burma/Myanmar / Jonathan Liljeblad -- Kailash sacred landscape : bridging cultural heritage, conservation and development through a transboundary landscape approach / Abhimanyu Pandey, Rajan Kotru and Nawraj Pradhan -- Mount Fuji's history as a spiritual realm and means for its preservation / Toshihiko Ono, Tetsuro Hongo and Kiyotatsu Yamamoto -- Animism and traditional knowledge disappear in Virachey National Park, Cambodia / Gregory McCann and Yi-Chung Hsu -- Holy hills : sanctuaries of biodiversity in Xishuangbanna, south west China / Lily Zeng and Gaëtan Reuse -- Lakes of the gods : sacred high altitude lakes of Uttarakhand, India / Jatinder Kaur and Khima Nand Balodi -- Issyk Kul Lake, the planet's third eye : sacred sites in Issyk Kul Biosphere Reserve / Aibek Samakov and Fikret Berkes -- Tsum sacred conservation area in Gorkha, Nepal / Jailab Rai and Nima Lama -- Past and present biocultural significance of sea turtles for local communities on the Arabian Peninsula in western Asia / Vanda Mendonca, Boutros Abi-Aoun and Mohamed El Baradey -- Lua people : traditions, beliefs and sacred natural sites in northern Thailand / Narong Pongpandecha and Ken Taylor -- Creating new discursive terrain for the custodians of the Tibetan spiritscape in north west Yunnan / John Studley and Awang Jikmed -- Where culture and nature meet : recreating spiritual and religious practices for site management and governance in Takht-e Soleyman Lake, Iran / Minoo Hassani Esfehani -- The role of Tuvan people's scared natural sites in nature conservation in China / Yuxin Hou -- Conclusions : the way forward for sacred natural sites and conservation in Asia / Bas Verschuuren

The Book
The Author Редьярд Киплинг
The Publisher Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого
Release Date2018-02-10
Genre Fiction
ISBN PKEY:SMP2200000039668
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: «Ким» — самый популярный роман великого английского писателя и поэта Джозефа Редьярда Киплинга (англ. Joseph Rudyard Kipling, 1865 – 1936).*** Конец 19 века, Индия находится под господством Британской империи. Ким — сын ирландского солдата, оставшийся сиротой после смерти обоих родителей. Чтобы как-то прожить, он попрошайничает и выполняет мелкие поручения Махбуба Али — торговца лошадьми и, как выясняется вскоре, агента британских спецслужб... Мировую известность Джозефу Киплингу принесли его произведения «Маугли», «Стихотворения», «Сказки и легенды», «Три солдата», «В горной Индии», «Рикша-призрак», «Труды дня», «Рассказы», «История Гедсбая». Джозеф Редьярд Киплинг стал первым среди англичан лауреатом Нобелевской премии по литературе — «за наблюдательность, яркую фантазию, зрелость идей и выдающийся талант повествователя». Писатель много путешествовал и этот опыт отображен в его удивительных приключенческих произведениях, которыми восхищаются читатели во всем мире.

The Book The Atlas of Holy Places Sacred Sites
The Author Colin Wilson
The Publisher
Release Date1996
Genre Atlases, British
Pages 192
ISBN 0751303372
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This account of holy sites and mysterious ruins aims to capture the spirit of the places themselves. It explains their myths and legends and shows their continuing importance down the ages. Part One examines over 100 key sites and shows how they came to be regarded as sacred and their subsequent history. The sites are divided geographically into sections, such as Africa and the Middle East, Europe and Australia, and the Pacific. Each of these areas is introduced by a hand-drawn map showing all of the sites described and other areas of interest, such as ancient burial grounds, temples and natural sites. Part Two is a map-based gazetteer of over 1000 sacred sites. The sites are plotted over 20 maps, which are then followed by listings giving information about each holy place. The maps show the location of each site and the period in which it was built or used.

The Book The Birman Cat Worldwide
The Author Vivienne Smith
The Publisher
Release Date1991
Genre Burmese cat
Pages 752
ISBN 0951879901
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The History of Sacred Places in India As Reflected in Traditional Literature
The Author Hans Bakker
The Publisher BRILL
Release Date1990
Genre Foreign Language Study
Pages 221
ISBN 9004093184
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Where China Meets India
The Author Thant Myint-U
The Publisher Faber & Faber
Release Date2011-08-18
Genre History
Pages 384
ISBN 9780571277780
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: China and India have always been seperated not only by the Himalayas, but also by the impenetrable jungle and remote areas that once stretched across Burma. Now this last great frontier will likely vanish - forests cut down, dirt roads replaced by superhighways, insurgencies ended - leaving China and India exposed to each other as never before. This basic shift in geography is as profound as the opening of the Suez Canal and is taking place just as the centre of the world's economy moves to the East. Thant Myint-U has travelled extensively across this vast territory, where high-speed trains and gleaming shopping malls now sit alongside the last remaining forests and impoverished mountain communities. In Where China Meets India he explores the new strategic centrality of Burma, the country of his ancestry, where Asia's two rising giant powers - China and India - appear to be vying for supremacy. Part travelogue, part history, part investigation, Where China Meets India takes us across the fast-changing Asian frontier, giving us a masterful account of the region's long and rich history and its sudden significance for the rest of the world. Thant Myint-U is the author of The River of Lost Footsteps and has written articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the New Statesman. He has worked alongside Kofi Annan at the UN's Department of Political Affairs and currently works as a special consultant to the Burmese government.

The Book Religious sites in America
The Author Mary Ellen Snodgrass
The Publisher Abc-Clio Inc
Release Date2000-10-01
Genre Reference
Pages 508
ISBN STANFORD:36105028656697
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Lists religious centers and holy places throughout the United States, giving location, origin, history, size, accessibility, purpose, and influence, and covers beliefs ranging from Native American religions to modern evangelism.

The Book The Secrets of the Sacred Cat of Burma
The Author Alwyn Hill
The Publisher Trafford
Release Date2006-01-01
Pages 156
ISBN 1412093511
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book SRI KSETRA Modern Pyay
The Author Andrea Pistolesi
The Publisher PadPlaces
Release Date2014-11-17
Genre Photography
ISBN 9788898437160
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The images captured by Andrea Pistolesi, of an unusual landscape of the precious archaeological and monumental heritage of Myanmar, suggested the initiative. To present to a wider public a little known aspect of the history of urbanisation in Southeast Asia: the cities of the Pyu culture. An extensive photo gallery and a precise archaeological presentation are a pleasant introduction to one of the best preserved areas of Burma, the modern Myanmar.

The Book The Maritime Frontier of Burma
The Author Jos J. L. Gommans
The Publisher Brill Academic Pub
Release Date2002-01-01
Genre History
Pages 248
ISBN STANFORD:36105111363334
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Situated at the periphery of both South and Southeast Asia, the maritime frontier of Burma (Arakan, Lower Burma and Tenasserim) has long been neglected area of study. In spite of its location at the outskirts of powerful Asian polities such as Taungngu Burma, Ayutthaya and Mughal India, it served as an important cultural and commercial crossroads connecting all the regions surrounding the Bay of Bengal. For the first time in Burmese studies, this volume explores the interactive elements of Coastal Burma's civilization by bringing together a unique array of scholars, both historians and art historians, both anglophones and francophones, both South Asianists and Southeast Asianists. The result is a creative and colorful pastiche that pays tribute to Burma's distinctive political, cultural and commercial place in the Indian Ocean world.

The Book The Marshall Travel Atlas of Sacred Places
The Author James Harpur
The Publisher
Release Date1998
Genre Sacred space
Pages 240
ISBN UVA:X006020213
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Sacred Places visits more than 30 sites around the globe, from Mexico to China, Norway to India, taking in hallowed halls of temples and shrines, mystical mountains and places of pilgrimage. Location maps place each site in context.