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Around the World in 80 Spiritual Places

Discover the wonder of sacred and meaningful destinations

Published by CICO Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Discover some of the world’s most awe-inspiring and holy places, from Stonehenge to Uluru, and Walden Pond to Angkor Wat.

Humans have always searched for and created meaning in the world around them, whether in breathtakingly stunning natural features and phenomena, acknowledging the ancient home of a particular faith or movement, or honoring the location of a significant event. In this beautifully illustrated guide, Alice Peck discusses what makes a place spiritual—whether reaches of time, geography, the provision of sustenance or inspiration, or mystery and magic—and then explores 80 such locations around the globe. Rather than a comprehensive travel guide, the description of each one includes a detail or tip—something beautiful, strange, relatively unknown or unfamiliar—to allow readers to deepen their focus and perhaps experience the place in a different way than they might expect. If you are unable to travel at this time, this book will help you plan your next adventure. And if you are trying to limit your carbon footprint, each destination is accompanied by a related meditation, prayer, practice, or quotation to help you connect to the spirit of it from your own home.

About The Author

Drawn to finding the sacred in everyday things, Alice Peck is the author of The Green Cure, Be More Tree, Mindful Walking, and The Secret Language of Herbs, all published by CICO Books. With Chris Grosso she co-wrote Dead Set on Living—Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up. Her writing has appeared in Center for Humans & Nature, Spirituality & Health, Daily Good, and The Mountain Record. As an editor, she focuses on creativity, mind, and spirit, collaborating with Zen teachers, Tibetan Buddhist psychotherapists, meditation instructors, novelists, and more. She lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York with her family. Find out more at www.facebook.com/alice.peck.1

Product Details

  • Publisher: CICO Books (August 16, 2022)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781800651067

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Raves and Reviews

Lets seekers immerse themselves in awe - Publishers Weekly

The ultimate armchair guide for the spiritual seeker - Spirituality & Health magazine

“Peck’s book will surely make people slow down and contemplate the intangibles that make certain places feel so powerful - Inhabitat.com

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