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From the Holy Mountain

From the Holy Mountain

A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East

  • Author: William Dalrymple
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307948927
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 512
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In the spring of A.D. 587, John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist embarked on a remarkable expedition across the entire Byzantine world, traveling from the shores of Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. Using Moschos’s writings as his guide and inspiration, the acclaimed travel writer William Dalrymple retraces the footsteps of these two monks, providing along the way a moving elegy to the slowly dying civilization of Eastern Christianity and to the people who are struggling to keep its flame alive. The result is Dalrymple’s unsurpassed masterpiece: a beautifully written travelogue, at once rich and scholarly, moving and courageous, overflowing with vivid characters and hugely topical insights into the history, spirituality and the fractured politics of the Middle East.

From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium (Text Only)

From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium (Text Only)

  • Author: William Dalrymple
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007381328
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 512
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A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy familiar to readers of William Dalrymple’s previous work.

From The Holy Mountain : A Jou

From The Holy Mountain : A Jou

  • Author: William Dalrymple
  • Publisher: Penguin Books India
  • ISBN: 9780143031086
  • Category: Christians
  • Page: 504
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In his third book William Dalrymple has dug deep to present the case of the Middle East s downtrodden Christians. More hard-hitting than either of his previous books, From the Holy Mountain is driven by indignation. While leavened with his characteristic jauntiness and humour, it is also profoundly shocking. Time and time again in the details of Dalrymple s discoveries I found myself asking: why do we not know this? The sense of unsung tragedy accumulates throughout the chapters of this book&From the Holy Mountain is the most rewarding sort of travel book, combining flashes of lightly-worn scholarship with a powerful sense of place and the immediacy of the best journalism. But more than that it is a passionate cri de coeur for a forgotten people which few readers will be able to resist Philip Marsden, Spectator

Wo ein Vogel am schönsten singt

Wo ein Vogel am schönsten singt

Roman

  • Author: Alexandro Jodorowsky
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518393420
  • Category: Popular literature
  • Page: 463
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Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain

Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain

A Handbook of Spiritual Counsel

  • Author: Nicodemus (van de Heilige Berg)
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 9780809130382
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 241
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Nicodemos (1749-1809), a monk of Saint Athos dedicated to asceticism and learning, was one of the most influential Orthodox writers of the last two centuries. His Handbook, written during the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, shares an exalted vision of human nature, but a vision that proceeds from the truths of revelation as interpreted by the Greek Fathers, not Descartes.

Athos

Athos

The Holy Mountain

  • Author: Sydney Loch
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1786721937
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 288
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Athos, the Holy Mountain of Greece, is one of the most mysterious places in the world. A rugged pyramid that rises up from the Aegean Sea, the mountain is wreathed in myth, legend and ancient traditions that, to this day, remain largely hidden from view. The heart of Athos started to beat at the dawn of Christianity and its community lays claim to being the oldest democracy in the world. An entirely autonomous region of the Hellenic Republic, it is home to twenty Eastern Orthodox monasteries that cling to its rocky flanks. No women are allowed to set foot upon the peninsula and the monks who inhabit this isolated place still use the Julian calendar, living on ‘Byzantine Time’, where each day starts at sunset. While living in the mountain’s shadow, in Ouranopolis, Sydney Loch spent many years exploring Athos, and here he paints an enthralling portrait of the Holy Mountain.

Things of the Hidden God

Things of the Hidden God

Journey to the Holy Mountain

  • Author: Christopher Merrill
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1498292526
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 300
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"If I had learned anything during the war, it was that our walk in the sun is brief, and so I resolved to wander from monastery to monastery, a sojourner in the world of last things." So poet and journalist Christopher Merrill tells us near the beginning of this gripping account of the transforming pilgrimages he made to Mount Athos, in Greece, in the aftermath of the Balkan wars of the 1990s. "It was time for me to come to terms with the way my life had turned out: the love I had squandered, the misgivings I had about my vocation and my faith, the dread I felt at every turn." In despair and longing to end his spiritual desolation, Merrill became one of a handful of visitors permitted entry to Mount Athos--a mysterious land that for more than a thousand years has been the secret heart of the Eastern Orthodox Church. There, amid the beautiful terrain, the ancient rhythms, and the spiritual rigor of this holy place, he found a haven. As Merrill's story unfolds, we, too, hike the rough trails of Athos, exploring a place and a way of life scarcely altered since medieval times. We share encounters with monks and spiritual seekers; visit Athos's twenty monasteries, where exquisite art treasures are sequestered; make our way to lonely hermitages that clutch the cliffs above the sea. Like Merrill, we come to consider existence in a new and different light. Part journal of personal discovery, part meditation upon the history and traditions of the contemplative life, Things of the Hidden God takes us where the temporal and the eternal intersect, where community and solitude coexist, and where centuries-old practices offer insight for how to live today.

Mount Athos, the Sacred Bridge

Mount Athos, the Sacred Bridge

The Spirituality of the Holy Mountain

  • Author: Dimitri E. Conomos,Graham Speake
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039100644
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 250
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Most of the papers included in this volume were first presented at a conference convened by the Friends of Mount Athos at Madingley Hall, Cambridge, in 2003. Mount Athos is the principal surviving centre of Orthodox monasticism and the spiritual heart of the Orthodox world. The aims of the conference were to draw attention to the historic importance, the spirituality, and the religious legacy of the Holy Mountain and to shed light on the contribution made by Athonite monasticism not only to worldwide Orthodoxy but also to Christianity at large. Many of the papers focus on particular individuals who from the fourteenth century to the twentieth have exemplified the spiritual traditions of Athos and whose memory as spiritual fathers, confessors, and ascetics continues to inspire their successors today.

In the Shadow of the Holy Mountain

In the Shadow of the Holy Mountain

The Genesis of a Rural Greek Community and Its Refugee Heritage

  • Author: Stephen D. Salamone
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 245
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This is a study of Hellenism focused on a rural Greek community of Greek refugees from Asia Minor.

Inherit the Holy Mountain

Inherit the Holy Mountain

Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism

  • Author: Mark Stoll
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 019023086X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 406
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In Inherit the Holy Mountain, historian Mark Stoll introduces us to the religious roots of the American environmental movement. Religion, he shows, provided environmentalists both with deeply-embedded moral and cultural ways of viewing the world and with content, direction, and tone for the causes they espoused. Stoll discovers that specific denominational origins corresponded with characteristic sets of ideas about nature and the environment as well as distinctive aesthetic reactions to nature, as can be seen in key works of art analyzed throughout the book. Stoll also provides insight into the possible future of environmentalism in the United States, concluding with an examination of the current religious scene and what it portends for the future. By debunking the supposed divide between religion and American environmentalism, Inherit the Holy Mountain opens up a fundamentally new narrative in environmental studies.

The Holy Mountain

The Holy Mountain

  • Author: Alessandra Santos
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231851081
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 128
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Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo helped inaugurate the midnight movie phenomenon. Its success spawned The Holy Mountain, through interventions by John Lennon and Allen Klein. After a scandalous release and a 16-month midnight career, The Holy Mountain was relegated to the underground world of fan bootlegs for over thirty years until its limited restored release in 2007. This short study reveals how The Holy Mountain, a poetic, hilarious, and anarchist cult film by an international auteur, anchored in post-1968 critiques, is – at the same time – an archaeological capsule of the counterculture movement, a timely subversion of mystical tenets, and one of the most mysterious films in the history of world cinema.

Climbing the Holy Mountain of Recovery

Climbing the Holy Mountain of Recovery

One Man's Escape from the Hell of Heroin Addiction with the Help of the Sacred Medicine, Ibogaine

  • Author: Adrian Auler
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 149076531X
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 368
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This story is about the development of my heroin addiction and my recovery from it. I struggled to escape from addiction for 17 years, but only succeeded after an ibogaine treatment. It is autobiographical, but I only describe traumatic episodes that contributed to addiction and sketch the highlights and milestones in my recovery. It is a memoir, as it offers a thematic view of my life and is moderate in scope; and a personal essay in which I offer insights about societys role in addiction. My intent is that addicts and their loved ones may better understand the nature of addiction so their approaches to treatment are better informed and more compassionate. At 66, I am a gentleman/hipster/Seeker and scholar, but Im not an armchair academic who wrote this book from a library: I was an addict for 22 years! Now I am blessed to be alive and have 18 years clean. My mission is to help addicts by educating the public and the professional community about addictions complexity and the efficacy of ibogaine for its treatment. I hope my story supports a change in social and medical attitudes so that the unheard voices of addicts will be honored, instead of just seeing them as social problems. Addiction put my life into suspended animation when I had a third of the credits I needed for a bachelors degree. 27 years later I returned to school; now I have bachelors degrees in Anthropology and Psychology and a Masters degree in East-West Psychology (EWP). I am currently a PhD. candidate in EWP at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California.

Counsels from the Holy Mountain

Counsels from the Holy Mountain

Selected from the Letters and Homilies of Elder Ephraim

  • Author: Elder Ephraim
  • Publisher: St Anthonys Greek Orth Monastery
  • ISBN: 9780966700039
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 466
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This treasury of personal counsels and homilies given by Elder Ephraim clearly delineates the Patristic path to sanctification. In "Counsels from the Holy Mountain" he gives advise on every aspect of the spiritual struggle with insight acquired from his experience as a monk for more than fifty years and as the spiritual father of thousands of clergy, monastics, and laymen.

The Station

The Station

Travels to the Holy Mountain of Greece

  • Author: Robert Byron
  • Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 1848855079
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 263
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Originally published in 1928 by Duckworth Publishers under the title: "The station, Athos: treasures and men."

Manna from Athos

Manna from Athos

The Issue of Frequent Communion on the Holy Mountain in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

  • Author: Hieromonk Patapios,Chrysostomos
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039107223
  • Category: History
  • Page: 187
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This book contains the first complete English translation, fully annotated, of the treatise "Concerning Frequent Communion," commonly attributed to Sts. Makarios of Corinth and Nikodemos the Hagiorite, the compilers of the "Philokalia." This pivotal treatise, by two central figures in the "Kollyvades" movement, which originated on Mount Athos in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, addresses a somewhat less well-known corollary issue in Orthodox spirituality, that of frequent Communion. The authors discuss the controversy surrounding a decline in the frequency of Communion in the Christian East, the relationship of that controversy to the "Kollyvades" movement, and the theological arguments in support of frequent Communion advanced by Makarios and Nikodemos, whose joint authorship of the treatise they endeavor to substantiate.

The holy mountain

The holy mountain

studies on Upper Altay Oral poetry

  • Author: Lauri Harvilahti
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 166
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Die Israelis

Die Israelis

Leben in einem außergewöhnlichen Land

  • Author: Donna Rosenthal
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406573842
  • Category:
  • Page: 409
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Der Weg nach Oxiana

Der Weg nach Oxiana

  • Author: Robert Byron
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783847720041
  • Category:
  • Page: 440
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Approaching the Holy Mountain

Approaching the Holy Mountain

Art and Liturgy at St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai

  • Author: Sharon E. J. Gerstel,Robert S. Nelson
  • Publisher: Brepols Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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The first comprehensive study of the monastery of St Catherine at Mt Sinai in its full historical, art historical, and religious dimensions, the nineteen collected essays in Approaching the Holy Mountain provide a unique view of the longest continuously inhabited Christian monastery. As an important pilgrimage site, Sinai enjoyed an international reputation in the Middle Ages. The monastery also benefited from regional connections to Egypt and the Holy Land. The essays in this volume examine the pilgrims, monks, artists, builders, and scholars who came to the mountain and left their marks on the monastery and its holdings, as well as the image of the monastery that was promoted outside of Sinai. Because of its dry, isolated location in the Sinai desert, the monastery possesses the world's greatest collection of Byzantine icons. These icons have been celebrated in highly popular exhibitions in Athens, London, St Petersburg, New York, and Los Angeles, few longer studies of the icons have been attempted. In this volume authors investigate icons from the sixth to the sixteenth centuries and offer new interpretations of their meaning, provenance, and function. Essays also explore celebrated illuminated Byzantine manuscripts in the library of St Catherine's, pilgrim's accounts of the monastery, a recently excavated early church on the summit of Mt Sinai, liturgy at Sinai during the first Christian millennium, the influence of Sinai on later paintings and engravings, and the recent history of Sinai studies. The result is a significant advance in our understanding of one of the most important centres of early Christianity.