eBook Encyclopedia Of Sacred Places, 2nd Edition

  • Norbert Brockman
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  • ISBN-10: 1598846558
  • ISBN-13: 9781598846553
  • DDC: 203.503
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 680 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SACRED PLACES provides information on site-specific religious practice and spiritually significant locations around the globe. This book describe specific places like the Erawan Shrine and the Rock of Cashel, and examines types of sacred sites, pilgrimages, and practices. It reveals the diversity and cultural significance of religious practice worldwide.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Maps.
1: Aachen Cathedral, Germany.
2: Abu Mena, Egypt.
3: Acropolis, Greece.
4: Adam's Peak (Sri Pada), Sri Lanka.
5: African Shrines.
6: Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Kazakhistan.
7: Ajanta, India.
8: Alamo, Texas, USA.
9: Ancestor Shrines.
10: Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
11: Anne Frank House, The Netherlands.
12: Anurhadhpura, Sri Lanka.
13: Assisi, Italy.
14: Attukal Pongala, India.
15: Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland.
16: Avebury, Great Britain.
17: Ávila, Spain.
18: Axum, Ethiopia.
19: Baalbek, Lebanon.
20: Baba Sali, Israel.
21: Babi Yar, Ukraine.
22: Bagan, Myanmar/Burma.
23: Baha'i World Centre, Israel.
24: Bamiyan, Afghanistan.
25: Batu Caves, Malaysia.
26: Bayside, New York.
27: Begijnhof, The Netherlands.
28: Bethlehem, Palestinian Authority.
29: Bighorn Medicine Wheel, Wyoming, USA.
30: Black Hills, South Dakota/Wyoming, USA.
31: Bodhnath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal.
32: Bom Jesus, Goa, India.
33: Bom Jesus da Lapa, Brazil.
34: Bom Jesus do Monte, Portugal.
35: Borobudur, Indonesia.
36: Breton Pardons, France.
37: Buchenwald, Weimar, Germany.
38: Buddhist Pilgrimages.
39: Bukhara, Uzbekistan.
40: Cahokia Mounds, Illinois, USA.
41: Camp and Brush Arbor Meetings, USA.
42: Canterbury Cathedral, England.
43: Canterbury Tales, England.
44: Cao Dai Temple, Vietnam.
45: Carnac, France.
46: Cartago, Costa Rica.
47: Catacombs, Rome, Italy.
48: Cathar Sites, France.
49: Caves.
50: Cemeteries.
51: Chaco, New Mexico, USA.
52: Chalma, Mexico.
53: Changu Narayan Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.
54: Chao Tuptim (Penis Shrine), Bangkok, Thailand.
55: Char Dham, India.
56: Chartres Cathedral, France.
57: Chichen Itza, Mexico.
58: Chimayo, New Mexico, USA.
59: Chogyesa Temple, Seoul, South Korea.
60: Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.
61: Cluny Abbey, France.
62: El Cobre, Cuba.
63: Colosseum, Rome, Italy.
64: Conques, Aveyron, France.
65: Consolatrice, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.
66: Coptic Cairo, Egypt.
67: Croagh Patrick, Ireland.
68: Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California, USA.
69: Cuzco, Peru.
70: Cyber Pilgrimage.
71: Dachau, Germany.
72: Damascus, Syria.
73: Damien of Moloka'i, Hawai'i, USA.
74: Day of the Dead.
75: Debra Libanos, Ethiopia.
76: Deir Mar Antonios, Egypt.
77: Delos, Greece.
78: Delphi, Greece.
79: Devil's Tower, Wyoming, USA.
80: Dharamsala, India.
81: Didyma, Turkey.
82: Dilwara, Mount Abu, India.
83: Divina Providencia, Puerto Rico, USA.
84: Divine Mercy Shrine, Kraków, Poland.
85: Djenné, Mali.
86: Dodona, Epirus, Greece.
87: Dogon Cliffs, Mali.
88: Eighty-Eight Temples Pilgrimage, Shikoku, Japan.
89: Einsiedeln, Switzerland.
90: Eisenach, Germany.
91: Ekuphakameni, South Africa.
92: Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, India.
93: Eleusis, Greece.
94: Ellora Caves, India.
95: Emei Shan, China.
96: Emerald Buddha, Thailand.
97: Ephesus, Turkey.
98: Erawan Shrine, Thailand.
99: Esquipulas, Guatemala.
100: Externsteine, Germany.
101: Ex-Votos.
102: Eyup Camii, Istanbul, Turkey.
103: Ezekiel's Tomb, Hillah, Iraq.
104: Fatima, Portugal.
105: Fertility Shrines.
106: Fire, Sacred.
107: Flight into Egypt, Egypt.
108: Four Sacred Mountains, China.
109: Gadhimai Festival, Nepal.
110: Garden Tomb, Israel.
111: The Gargano Massif, Italy.
112: Geneva, Switzerland.
113: Ggantija, Gozo, Malta.
114: Ghost Festival, Asia.
115: Glastonbury, United Kingdom.
116: Glendalough, Ireland.
117: Golden Temple, Amritsar, India.
118: Gorée Island, Dakar, Senegal.
119: Goreme Caves, Turkey.
120: Got Kwer, Migori, Kenya.
121: Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe.
122: Groves.
123: Guadalupe, Mexico City, Mexico.
124: Guadalupe, Spain.
125: Gunung Agung, Bali, Indonesia.
126: Gypsy Pilgrimages, Stes-Marie-de-la-Mer, France.
127: Hacibektas, Turkey.
128: Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, Malta.
129: Hagia Sophia, Turkey.
130: Hajj, Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
131: Hasedera Temple, Japan.
132: Hearth of Buddhism, India/Nepal.
133: Hebron, Palestinian Authority.
134: The Hiding Place, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
135: Hill Cumorah, Palmyra, NY, USA.
136: Hill of Crosses, Silauliai, Lithuania.
137: Hindu Temples.
138: Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Japan.
139: Holocaust Sites.
140: Holy Blood, Brugge/Bruges, Belgium.
141: Icons.
142: Infant Jesus of Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.
143: Iona, Argyll, Scotland.
144: Ise, Japan.
145: Isis Temple, Philae, Egypt.
146: Israelite Sanctuaries.
147: Istanbul Mosques.
148: Izumo Taisha Shrine, Japan.
149: Janakpur, Nepal.
150: Japanese Pilgrimages.
151: Jasna Gora, Poland.
152: Jerusalem, Christian Sites.
153: Jerusalem, Islamic Sites.
154: Jerusalem, Jewish Sites.
155: Jethro's Tomb, Tiberias, Israel.
156: Jewish Pilgrimages.
157: Jim Morrison Grave, Paris, France.
158: Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet, China.
159: Julian of Norwich, Norwich, United Kingdom.
160: Kairouan, Tunisia.
161: Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.
162: Karbala, Iraq.
163: Kasubi Tombs, Kampala, Uganda.
164: Kata Tjuta, Australia.
165: Kek Lok Si, Air Itam, Malaysia.
166: Kibeho, Rwanda.
167: Kilauea, Hawai'i.
168: Konya, Turkey.
169: Korean Martyrs' Shrines.
170: Kumbh Mela Sites, India.
171: Kyoto, Japan.
172: Labyrinths.
173: Lakmuang Shrine, Bangkok, Thailand.
174: Lalibela, Ethiopia.
175: La Vang, Quang Tri, Vietnam.
176: Le Puy-en-Velay, France.
177: Lindisfarne, England.
178: Lisieux, France.
179: Loboc, Vizcaya, Philippines.
180: Loppiano, Italy.
181: Loreto, Italy.
182: Lough Derg, Ireland.
183: Lourdes, France.
184: Luther Circle, Germany.
185: Ly Bat De, Dinh Bang, Vietnam.
186: Machu Picchu, Peru.
187: Maria Lionza, Sorte, Venezuela.
188: Marian Apparitions.
189: Mariapocs, Hungary.
190: Mariazell, Austria.
191: Martyrs' Hill, Nagasaki, Japan.
192: Masada, Israel.
193: Masjid al-Badawi, Tanta, Egypt.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
1: Nachman of Breslov, Uman, Ukraine.
2: Najaf, Iraq.
3: Nankana Sahib, Pakistan.
4: Nan Madol, Pohnpei.
5: Nara, Japan.
6: Native American Sacred Places.
7: Nazareth, Israel.
8: Nazca Lines, Peru.
9: New Age.
10: Newgrange, Ireland.
11: Nidaros, Trondheim, Norway.
12: Nikko, Japan.
13: North American Martyrs, New York/Ontario.
14: Nui Ba Den, Tay Ninh, Vietnam.
15: Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany.
16: Old-New Synagogue, Prague, Czech Republic.
17: Olympia, Greece.
18: Orissa Triangle, India.
19: Oscar Wilde Grave, Paris, France.
20: Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, Nigeria.
21: Our Lord in the Attic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
22: Pac Ou Caves, Laos.
23: Padre Cicero Shrine, Juazeiro, Brazil.
24: Padre Pio Shrine, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.
25: Painted Monasteries, Romania.
26: Paray-le-Monial, France.
27: Paris, France.
28: Pashupatinath, Deopatan, Nepal.
29: Patmos, Dodecanese, Greece.
30: Pedro Betancourt Shrine, Antigua, Guatemala.
31: Perchersk Lavra, Kiev, Ukraine.
32: Pere Lachaise Cemetery, France.
33: Petra, Jordan.
34: El Pilar, Spain.
35: Pilgrimage.
36: Pilgrim's Progress, England.
37: Plaine du Nord, Haïti.
38: Plotzensee Memorial, Berlin, Germany.
39: Pochayiv Lavra, Pochayiv, Ukraine.
40: Po Lin, Hong Kong, China.
41: Potala Palace, Tibet, China.
42: Prambanan, Candi Prambanan, Indonesia.
43: Pyramids of Giza, Cairo, Egypt.
44: Qalandar Shrine, Sehwan, Pakistan.
45: Qom, Iran.
46: Qufu, China.
47: Quinming Festival, Taiwan/China.
48: Rachel's Tomb, Bethlehem, Palestine.
49: Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile.
50: Relics.
51: Religious Tourism.
52: Rey, Iran.
53: Al-Reza Shrine, Mashhad, Iran.
54: Rila Monastery, Bulgaria.
55: El Rincon, Santiago de Las Vegas, Cuba.
56: Rocamadour, France.
57: Rock of Cashel, Ireland.
58: Rome, Italy.
59: Sabarimala, Kerala, India.
60: Sabbathday Lake, Maine.
61: Sacre Coeur, Paris, France.
62: Sacrimonte, Italy.
63: Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain.
64: Saint Anthony of Padua, Italy.
65: Sainte-Anne De Beaupré, Québec, Canada.
66: Sainte-Croix, Port Louis, Mauritius.
67: Saint Gobnait, Ballyvourney, Cork, Ireland.
68: Saint Januarius, Naples, Italy.
69: Saint-Jean-du-Doigt, France.
70: Saint Joseph's Oratory, Montréal, Canada.
71: Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy.
72: Saint Willibrord's Shrine, Echternach, Luxembourg.
73: Saint Winifred's Well, Holywell, Wales, UK.
74: San Antonio Mission Trail, Texas, USA.
75: San Juan de Los Lagos, Jalisco, Mexico.
76: San Juan Del Valle, San Juan, Texas, USA.
77: Santa Muerte (Holy Death), Mexico City, Mexico.
78: Santiago De Compostela, Spain.
79: Santo Nino De Cebu, Philippines.
80: San Xavier Del Bac, Arizona, USA.
81: Saut d'Eau, Ville Bonheur, Haïti.
82: Sayyida Zeinab Shrine, Damascus, Syria.
83: Scete, Wâdî el Natrûn, Egypt.
84: Sea of Galilee, Israel.
85: Secular Shrines.
86: Sedona, Arizona, USA.
87: Sergiev Posad, Russia.
88: Serpent Mound, Ohio, USA.
89: Seven Sleepers, Caves of, Ephesus, Turkey; Damascus, Syria; Petra, Jordan.
90: Shiloh, Ancient Israel.
91: Shinto Shrines, Japan.
92: Shrines.
93: Shroud of Turin, Italy.
94: Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar/Burma.
95: Simeon the Stylite, Aleppo, Syria.
96: Skellig Michael, Ireland.
97: Slave Depots.
98: Snake Temple, Penang, Malaysia.
99: Solomon's Temple, Jerusalem, Ancient Israel.
100: Songkran, Thailand.
101: Spirit Houses.
102: Stonehenge, England.
103: Stupa.
104: Sun Dance, USA/Canada.
105: Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal.
106: Sweat Lodge, USA.
107: T'ai Shan, Tai'an, China.
108: Taizé, France.
109: Taj Mahal, India.
110: Taoist Sacred Mountains, China.
111: Taputapuatea, Opoa, Fiji.
112: Tarxien and the Hypogeum, Gozo, Malta.
113: Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China.
114: Teotihuacan, Mexico City, Mexico.
115: Thebes and Luxor, Egypt.
116: Theotokos of Vladimir, Moscow, Russia.
117: Thousand Buddhas Caves, Dunhuang, China.
118: Tinos, Greece.
119: Titicaca, Copacabana, Bolivia.
120: Tiwanaku, Bolivia.
121: Tokyo, Japan.
122: Tooth Temple, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
123: Touba, Senegal.
124: Trier, Germany.
125: Tsechu Festival, Bhutan.
126: Tula, Tula de Allende, Mexico.
127: Twelve-Year Cycle Pilgrimage, Thailand.
128: Ubirr, Kakadu, Australia.
129: Udvada Fire Temple, India.
130: Ugandan Martyrs' Shrines, Uganda.
131: Uluru, Australia.
132: United States' Holocaust Memorial, Washington, DC, USA.
133: Uppsala Temple, Gamla Uppsala, Sweden.
134: Urkupina Festival, Qillacollo, Bolivia.
135: Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico.
136: Varanasi, India.
137: Verden, Germany.
138: Vestal Temple, Rome, Italy.
139: Vézelay, France.
140: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC, USA.
141: Vision Quest, USA/Canada.
142: Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, South Africa.
143: The Vrindavan Krishna Shrines, Mathura, India.
144: Walsingham, England.
145: War Memorials.
146: Wat Arun, Bangkok, Thailand.
147: Wat Phra Phutthabat, Saraburi, Thailand.
148: Wat Po, Bangkok, Thailand.
149: Wells and Springs.
150: Wenwu Temple, Taiwan.
151: Wesley's Chapel, London, UK.
152: Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel.
153: Westminster Abbey, England.
154: White Buffalo, USA/Canada.
155: Wieliczka Salt Mine, Kraków, Poland.
156: Wondugan Altar, Seoul, South Korea.
157: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel.
158: Yasukuni Jinja, Tokyo, Japan.
159: Yazilikaya, Bogazkale, Turkey.
160: York Minster, England.
161: Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico.
162: Zebrzydowska Chapel, Kraków, Poland.
163: Zoroastrian Fire Temples.
Sacred Sites Listed by Religious Tradition.
Entries Listed by Country.
Entries on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Glossary.
Further Reference Works.
Illustration Credits.
Index.
About the Author.