The Spiritual Tourist: A Personal Odyssey Through the Outer Reaches of Belief
On a pilgrimage to see the Dalai Lama in the foothills of the Himalayas; blissed out in Germany with a beautiful Indian girl, believed to be "the Divine Mother"; witnessing miracles in the ashram of Sai Baba; and searching for the Messiah in the back streets of London- the spiritual tourist is the Candide of the age, on a voyage of inner search and illumination. The spiritual quest- a yearning for a sense of the sacred - has become a leitmotif of 20th- century life as we head for the Millennium. In his vivid, interrogative and highly entertaining book, Mick Brown joins the holy, the lost, the wise and the foolish on the highways and backroads of spiritual tourism.
In India he encounters the miracle-working Sai Baba, and discusses reincarnation with the world's most revered spiritual figure, the Dalai Lama. In a tiny backwoods church in Tennessee he examines the "crosses of light" which are held as evidence of Christ's imminent return to earth. Mick brown, a writer of passionate engagement, reports with candor, wit and clarity.
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Review: The Spiritual Tourist: A Personal Odyssey Through the Outer Reaches of BeliefUser Review - Stevedutch - Goodreads
Beautifully written account of one pilgrim's progress. This is a wonderful book beautifully written as might be expected by a professional journalist but with the humility and integrity of an earnest ... Read full review
Review: The Spiritual Tourist: A Personal Odyssey Through the Outer Reaches of BeliefUser Review - Vicky - Goodreads
It is part of being human to try to understand, to find an explanation for the mystery of life. The 20th century brought us numerous gurus, masters and prophets. For some cultures the ideas were an ... Read full review