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Claiming Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona

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Claiming Sacred Ground

Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona

Adrian J. Ivakhiv

A study of people and politics at two New Age spiritual sites.

In this richly textured account, Adrian Ivakhiv focuses on the activities of pilgrim-migrants to Glastonbury, England and Sedona, Arizona. He discusses their efforts to encounter and experience the spirit or energy of the land and to mark out its significance by investing it with sacred meanings. Their endeavors are presented against a broad canvas of cultural and environmental struggles associated with the incorporation of such geographically marginal places into an expanding global cultural economy.

Ivakhiv sees these contested and "heterotopic" landscapes as the nexus of a complex web of interestes and longings: from millennial anxieties and nostalgic re-imaginings of history and prehistory; to real-estate power grabs; contending religious visions; and the free play of ideas from science, pseudo-science, and popular culture. Looming over all this is the nonhuman life of these landscapes, an"otherness" that alternately reveals and conceals itself behind a pagenant of beliefs, images, and place-myths.

A significant contribution to scholarship on alternative spirituality, sacred space, and the politics of natural landscapes, Claiming Sacred Ground will interest scholars and students of environmental and cultural studies, and the sociology of religious movements and pilgrimage. Non-specialist readers will be stimulated by the cultural, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of extraordinary natural landscapes.

Adrian Ivakhiv teaches in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, and is President of the Environmental Studies Association of Canada.

April 2001

384 pages, 24 b&w photos, 2 figs., 9 maps, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4, index, append.

cloth 0-253-33899-9 $37.40 s / £28.50

Contents

I DEPARTURES

1 Power and Desire in Earth's

Tangled Web

2 Reimagining Earth

3 Orchestrating Sacred Space

II Glastonbury

4 Stage, Props, and Players of Avalon

5 Many Glastonburys: Place-Myths

and Contested Spaces

III SEDONA

6 Red Rocks to Real Estate

7 New Agers, Vortexes, and the

Sacred Landscape

IV ARRIVALS

8 Practices of Place: Nature and

Heterotopia Beyond the New Age

About the Author

Adrian Ivakhiv teaches in the Department of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

ONE: DEPARTURES

One. Power and Desire in Earth's Tangled Web

Two. Reimagining Earth

Three. Orchestrating Sacred Space

TWO: GLASTONBURY

Four. Stage, Props, and Players of Avalon

Five. Many Glastonburys: Place-Myths and Contested Spaces

THREE: SEDONA

Six. Red Rocks to Real Estate

Seven. Vortexes and Crossed Currents: Sedona's Multichannel Wilderness

FOUR. ARRIVALS

Eight. Practices of Place: Nature, Heterotopia, and the Postmodern Sacred

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253338990
Author:
Ivakhiv, Adrian J.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
New age movement
Subject:
Sacred space
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Glastonbury
Subject:
Sedona
Subject:
Sacred space - England - Glastonbury
Subject:
New Age movement - England - Glastonbury
Subject:
Religion Western-Mysticism
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
American Studies; New Religious Movements; Religion
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
SP-185
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 bandw photos, 1 figures, 9 maps, 1 in
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.54 x 6.51 x 0.98 in

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