Retreat ; Places and Traditions of Silence & Solitude
Thorsons, London, 1995. First Edition, Hardcover, Illustrated by: Photographic. Very Good Condition/Very Good. 9781855384903 Bibliography, index and acknowledgements. Bottle green coloured end pages. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white photographs, with the occasional illustration also present. White coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with yellow and gold coloured titles to the front panel and blue and purple coloured titles to the back strip. In this book the author looks at the philosophy and practice of spiritual retreat, its history, and of the diverse and rich practices that have throughout history " ... have taught the spiritual value of solitude and contemplation. He shows us how, with cultivation of silence and awareness, we can each find relief from the hectic and chaotic pace of the world and come alive to ourselves again." – from the front fold over panel blurb. He then goes in to the various forms of mindfulness practice by various religions, indigenous cultures and many others. Rubbing of the back strip edges and of the book corners. Age toning of the textblock edges and a little to the pages. Gift inscription to the page following the three front end page. Little creasing of the top dustwrapper edge with rubbing of the panels and some sunning of the back strip. Full Number Line. Size: Square Octavo . , 217,  pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1.
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Keywords: BZDB2 Retreats, religions, philosophy, spiritual retreat, survey Religion & Theology; Philosophy. Retreat Places and Traditions of Silence Solitude Philosophy