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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

From the Holy Mountain

A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East

  • Author: William Dalrymple
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780805061772
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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Retraces the journey of two monks who, in 587 A.D., set across the entire Byzantine world to gather the wisdom of Christian ascetics living in the desert before the advent of Islam.

From the Holy Mountain

From the Holy Mountain

A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East

  • Author: William Dalrymple
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780805061772
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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Retraces the journey of two monks who, in 587 A.D., set across the entire Byzantine world to gather the wisdom of Christian ascetics living in the desert before the advent of Islam.

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.

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.

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

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.

Death on the Holy Mountain

Death on the Holy Mountain

  • Author: David Dickinson
  • Publisher: C & R Crime
  • ISBN: 178033415X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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The year is 1905 and Powerscourt is sent to Ireland to investigate a series of art thefts from stately houses. Motive troubles Powerscourt; were these robberies merely for gain? A number of Old Masters had been left untouched and the ones taken were all ancient family portraits of the aristocratic Protestant gentry. Are these thefts political? Then, astonishingly, some of the portraits begin to return - but with altered faces; the aristocrats' being replaced by those from the estates and towns beyond the gates. Truly an elaborate joke, but then real people begin to disappear - and not long after the first body is found in the chapel at the top of Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain on the very day 10,000 people make the great pilgrimage to the summit. More follow, and as Powerscourt makes his way towards the killer his own life comes under threat, while his patriotism, and his devotion to Ireland is called into question on his journey towards the truth.

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.

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.

Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain

Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain

A Handbook of Spiritual Counsel

  • Author: Nicodemus (van de Heilige Berg),Peter A. Chamberas,George S. Bebis
  • 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.

Going Up the Holy Mountain

Going Up the Holy Mountain

A Spiritual Guidebook

  • Author: Garry Hastings
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781782181798
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 272
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A book about Cruach Phadraig, or the Reek, a mountain in the West of Ireland, and its possibilities as a spiritual resource, as well as the mountains we face in our lives.

The Age of Kali: Travels and Encounters in India (Text Only)

The Age of Kali: Travels and Encounters in India (Text Only)

  • Author: William Dalrymple
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007373163
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 352
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William Dalrymple, who wrote so magically about India in ‘City of Djinns’, returns to the country in a series of remarkable essays.

Where the Bird Sings Best

Where the Bird Sings Best

  • Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Publisher: Restless Books
  • ISBN: 1632060078
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 390
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The magnum opus from Alejandro Jodorowsky—director of The Holy Mountain, star of Jodorowsky’s Dune, spiritual guru behind Psychomagic and The Way of Tarot, innovator behind classic comics The Incal and Metabarons, and legend of Latin American literature. There has never been an artist like the polymathic Chilean director, author, and mystic Alejandro Jodorowsky. For eight decades, he has blazed new trails across a dazzling variety of creative fields. While his psychedelic, visionary films have been celebrated by the likes of John Lennon, Marina Abramovic, and Kanye West, his novels—praised throughout Latin America in the same breath as those of Gabriel García Márquez—have remained largely unknown in the English-speaking world. Until now. Where the Bird Sings Best tells the fantastic story of the Jodorowskys’ emigration from Ukraine to Chile amidst the political and cultural upheavals of the 19th and 20th centuries. Like One Hundred Years of Solitude, Jodorowsky’s book transforms family history into heroic legend: incestuous beekeepers hide their crime with a living cloak of bees, a czar fakes his own death to live as a hermit amongst the animals, a devout grandfather confides only in the ghost of a wise rabbi, a transgender ballerina with a voracious sexual appetite holds a would-be saint in thrall. Kaleidoscopic, exhilarating, and erotic, Where the Bird Sings Best expands the classic immigration story to mythic proportions. Praise “This epic family saga, reminiscent of Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude in structure and breadth, reads at a breakneck pace. Though ostensibly a novelization of the author's own family history, it is a raucous carnival of the surreal, mystical, and grotesque.” —Publishers Weekly "A man whose life has been defined by cosmic ambitions." —The New York Times Magazine "A great eccentric original....A legendary man of many trades.” —Roger Ebert For more information on Alejandro Jodorowsky, please visit www.restlessbooks.com/alejandro-jodorowsky

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.

Rome's Holy Mountain

Rome's Holy Mountain

The Capitoline Hill in Late Antiquity

  • Author: Jason Moralee
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190492279
  • Category:
  • Page: 304
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Rome's Capitoline Hill was the smallest of the Seven Hills of Rome. Yet in the long history of the Roman state it was the empire's holy mountain. The hill was the setting of many of Rome's most beloved stories, involving Aeneas, Romulus, Tarpeia, and Manlius. It also held significant monuments, including the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, a location that marked the spot where Jupiter made the hill his earthly home in the age before humanity. This is the first book that follows the history of the Capitoline Hill into late antiquity and the early middle ages, asking what happened to a holy mountain as the empire that deemed it thus became a Christian republic. This is not a history of the hill's tonnage of marble and gold bedecked monuments, but rather an investigation into how the hill was used, imagined, and known from the third to the seventh centuries CE. During this time, the imperial triumph and other processions to the top of the hill were no longer enacted. But the hill persisted as a densely populated urban zone and continued to supply a bridge to fragmented memories of an increasingly remote past through its toponyms. This book is also about a series of Christian engagements with the Capitoline Hill's different registers of memory, the transmission and dissection of anecdotes, and the invention of alternate understandings of the hill's role in Roman history. What lingered long after the state's disintegration in the fifth century were the hill's associations with the raw power of Rome's empire.