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Sacred Places North America
Sacred Places North America

Sacred Places North America

108 Destinations

Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series


408 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: March 2008

ISBN 9781888729139

Rights: WOR

CCC Publishing (Mar 2008)


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An epic collection of the places that shape the spiritual foundation of the continent

This revised and updated comprehensive travel guide examines North America’s most sacred sites for spiritually attuned explorers. Important archaeological, geological, and historical destinations from coast to coast are exhaustively examined, from the weathered pueblos of the American Southwest and the medicine wheels of western Canada to Graceland and the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. Histories and cultural contexts are objectively surveyed, along with the latest academic theories and insightful metaphysical ruminations. Detailed maps, drawings, and travel directions are also included.


"[These] 108 places . . . stir the soul. Many of the destinations mentioned come as no surprise in a collection of the hallowed: Ohio’s Serpent Mound, Wyoming’s Yellowstone, Colorado’s Mesa Verde, for instance. But other entries serve as a delightful reminder that there is room in our hearts to expand the definition of sacred: Massachusetts’ Walden Pond, Michigan’s House of David, and Tennessee’s (and Elvis’) Graceland." —Chicago Tribune

"An awe-inspiring collection of North American locations, noted for their connection to the spiritual, the mystical, and the anthropological. From lava beds, to caves, mounds, mountain retreats and temples, Olsen has covered it, with effectively shot black and white photos and maps of his own creation." —Entertainment Weekly

"Olsen provides hand-drawn maps and detailed driving directions to help guide readers to each strange attraction. He offers information on each site, juxtaposing local folklore and Native American legend with scientific theories or physical evidence to provide context. Look for the paperback in bookstores." —Orlando Sentinel

Author Biography

Brad Olsen is an editor for World Explorer and writes a bimonthly column for Heartland Healing Magazine. He is the author of In Search of Adventure, Sacred Places Around the World, Sacred Places Europe, and World Stompers. He lives in San Francisco.