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On a pilgrimage to see the Dalai Lama in the foothills of the Himalayas; blissed out in Germany with a beautiful Indian girl, believed to be "the Divine Mother"; witnessing miracles in the ashram of Sai Baba; and searching for the Messiah in the back streets of London- the spiritual tourist is the Candide of the age, on a voyage of inner search and illumination. The spiritual quest- a yearning for a sense of the sacred - has become a leitmotif of 20th- century life as we head for the Millennium. In his vivid, interrogative and highly entertaining book, Mick Brown joins the holy, the lost, the wise and the foolish on the highways and backroads of spiritual tourism.

In India he encounters the miracle-working Sai Baba, and discusses reincarnation with the world's most revered spiritual figure, the Dalai Lama. In a tiny backwoods church in Tennessee he examines the "crosses of light" which are held as evidence of Christ's imminent return to earth. Mick brown, a writer of passionate engagement, reports with candor, wit and clarity.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [308]-309).

About the Author

Mick Brown is the author of two previous books: Richard Branson, The Inside Story and American Heartbeat: Travels from Woodstock to San Jose by Song Title, which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Prize for best travel book in 1994. Born in London in 1950, he is a freelance journalist and broadcaster.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582340012
Subtitle:
A Personal Odyssey Through the Outer Reaches of Belief
Author:
Brown, Mick
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religions
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Cults
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Eastern - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990716
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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