Unformatted text preview: MAIN POINTS ABOUT SACRED PLACES 1. Sacred places are sites which have some kind of extraordinary qualities that evoke spiritual or mystical feelings and experiences which may help explain why some attract thousands to millions of pilgrims and visitors annually. 2. Sacred places are ubiquitous temporally, spatially, and culturally, in contrast to secular government protected areas which cover only about 5% of the land surface of planet Earth. 3. Sacred places are not anachronistic, but many have endured for centuries or even millennia, even through a succession of cultures and/or religions, while others are recent, being revitalized, or even newly created, and yet others are temporary or may be sanctified and later desanctified. 4. Some cultures or religions consider the entire earth to be sacred even though they recognize certain places as far more sacred than others, and some consider an entire landscape as sacred or it may include a network of multiple sacred sites which may be connected by a pilgrimage route...
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- Spring '11
- sacred places, Donald Hughes, James Swan