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Where Every Breath is a Prayer....: Photographic Pilgrimage into the Spiritual Heart of Asia Hardcover – 25 Oct 1996
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I MOST HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!
IT WILL REALLY TRANSPORT YOU INTO A DIFFERENT WORLD: COME AND TAKE A LOOK......! THE PHOTOGRAPHS WILL TOUCH YOU, AND YOU MAY NOT BE THE SAME.
-spiritual Asia and the ancient lands of the Himalayas. Following the footsteps of holy men and shamans, Ortner has trekked thousands of miles-
many remote and dangerous-through Nepal, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Java, and Bali, to
rediscover and record sacred topography, archeological and architectural marvels, and people whose lives are focused on enlightenment
Witness the world's highest peaks and deepest gorges of the Himalayas; the world oldest
city, Varanasi, on the holy Ganges River; the once forbidden temples of Myanmar and Cambodia; the
Grand Palace of Bangkok, and the magical landscape of Java.
Accompanying these evocative images are compelling factual and mythological narratives that trace the evolution and diffusion of Hindu and Buddhist religions. From the prmitive beginnings of animism, to the Hindu Creation Myth, to the birth of the Hindu ruler, Siddharta Gautama, and his legacy of Buddhist enlightenment, ORTNER leads us
down a path unbroken for thousands of years.
An unprecedented tribute to the wonders of the East, WHERE EVERY BREATH IS A PRAYER is destined to change Western conception of the natural World.
This is a lavish (300 stunning full-colour
photographs), large scale book, leavened by an exceptional collection of portraits of men and women in the midst of ordinary worship.
In this marvelous book, JON ORTNER has shown us the path he traveled, a path readers might follow, if only in their longings.
I recommend this book for its text and for its 300 stunning full-color photographs; it is in perfect harmony with the motto of its publishers
"The Heart and Soul of Illustrated Books"