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Title:
A woman's path : women's best spiritual travel writing
ISBN:
9781885211484
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Travelers' Tales ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2000.
Physical Description:
xvii, 256 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents:
Awakening -- Go beyond (Spain) / Knocking on heaven's door (USA) / Awakening the stone (Ireland) / Mother to the world (India) / Jam bah doo nah? (Cameroon) / Renewing the sun (Greece) / The way back (New York City) / Return to Keta (Ghana) / No shit! there I was (Colorado) / pt. 2. Ways of journeying -- The masseur (Sweden) / Cave temple of the Goddess (India) / Going without at Ramadan (Morocco) / El maestro's magic water (Peru) / Sweat lodge (California) / The way of tea (Japan) / Initiation (Israel) / In Ronda (Spain) / Encounter in the sea (The Bahamas) / Transforming the self -- Train ride to wisdom (New Mexico) / AWOL in Aquitaine (France) / The Sadhu from Texas (India/USA) / enchantment (Washington) / Stag dance (California) / The door to joy (Poland) / The sound of healing (Morocco) / Walking the shadow side -- Prayer for the wounded world (California) / The desert (Niger) / Home for the dying (Jamaica) / Maenid furies (Europe/Wales) / Fire and holy water (India) / A bed like a vessel (Africa) / Emerging into the light -- Trusting the trail (Appalachian Trail)
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Summary

From New Mexico to Niger, India to Chechnya, the stories in this collection take an uncommon look at common themes -- letting go, opening up, finding inner peace. Some of the world's top writers explore the great and subtle ways travel awakens us. While many of these stories occur on the road, others lead the reader on an inward journey, equally ambitious, equally rewarding.


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Library Journal Review

The "Travelers' Tales" series continues to excel in informative and exciting writing, taking readers on adventurous armchair journeys. In addition to focusing on food, humor, countries, etc., the collection contains numerous titles written solely from a female perspective. Joining the shelves with Gutsy Women, A Women's World, and Women in the Wild, to name a few, this book is a sensitive exploration of women's lives that have been unexpectedly and spiritually touched by travel experiences. From over 30 narratives, readers develop a bond with writers who share intimate and moving experiences from their lives. Through such activities as kayaking, trekking, solo journeys, and urban exploration these women discover independence, peace, and better self-understanding. The reader will vicariously journey on a pilgrimage in Spain, observe a sense of enlightenment in India, and be introduced to a wandering yogi. Heavily supported with enjoyable sidebars, a trademark of "Travelers' Tales" books, this work is highly recommended for its significant and unique approach to the sharing of women's travels.--Jo-Anne Mary Benson, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.