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Sacred Britain: A Guide to the Sacred Sites and Pilgrim Routes of England, Scotland and Wales by Martin Palmer and Nigel Palmer, with foreword by David Bellamy
Piatkus, London 1997
A beautifully illustrated guide to sacred sites and pilgrim routes, including shrines, medieval synagogues, churches, cathedrals, holy wells and places that hold special meaning to people of many faiths. Written as part of the Sacred Land Project.
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St Winifred's Well by John Shaffer
Cold Tree Press
A beautifully designed and conceived book about the holy well of St Winifred, once known to everyone as "the Lourdes of Wales". Shaffer's search began in 2004 in a riverside park in Hudson, NY when he found a postcard showing a statue of a saint, "gazing laconically upriver, in the general direction of Albany". It took him to Wales, to discover the story of how in 1904 a family spent much of their fortune trying to protect the well from new drainage plans, and ultimately it took him into the heart of the Halkyn mountain, to a seemingly bottomless lake, from which the well springs. For anyone who loves sacred places, and wants to know the stories behind and beneath them.
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The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the lost religion of Taoist Christianity by Martin Palmer
Ballantine in New York and Piatkus in London, 2001
This book tells three extraordinary stories. The first tells of the discovery (using maps drawn by Japanese spies in the 1930s) of the first church site in China – built in the seventh century. The second is a history of the Church of the East: an ancient and largely unknown branch of Christian belief that evolved in Asia. And the third is a new and moving translation of the “Jesus sutras” themselves: the beautiful liturgies and meditations of the Church of the East.
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The Sacred History of Britain: Landscape, Myth and Power by Martin Palmer
Piatkus, London 2002
A journey of exploration to discover the unique features making up the spiritual character of Britain. This fascinating insight into the evolution of spiritual traditions reveals how myths, legends, beliefs and faith in a sacred landscapes have been as significant in our history as wars, kings and treaties.
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