Sacred Rituals: Connecting with Spirit Through Labyrinths, Sand Paintings & Other Traditional Arts
In "Sacred Rituals," London and Recio invite us to encounter the sacred through fourteen different spiritual traditions. From altar making to zen ... Show synopsis In "Sacred Rituals," London and Recio invite us to encounter the sacred through fourteen different spiritual traditions. From altar making to zen gardens, they show us how even the simplest of acts, such as folding an origami crane, can help us to become fully present in each moment. The authors convince us that when we are truly present in what we are doing, we can experience what ancient Greek philosophers called temenos, a sanctuary in which we feel our connection with spirit. Filled with advice and anecdotes on building and walking a labyrinth, creating a sand painting in the Tibetan tradition, finding inspiration in the Japanese Tea Ceremony, making a mandala, and other sacred arts, "Sacred Rituals" provides useful tools for connecting with our inner selves, each other, and the sacred. This beautifully illustrated book presents traditional arts from faiths both familiar and obscure and describes them in simple, rich prose and beautiful full-color illustrations.