Saturday, January 17, 2009

Asian Geographic Spirituality Edition

Spend an enjoyable few hours reading this Spiritual Edition of Asian Geographic No.60. Issue 10/2008. The magazine contains articles about many religions

The Sacred City of Stone: Jerusalem, Israel
Abode of the Gods, Mount Kailesh, Tibet
Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Curious Devotion (The Philippines' fascinating relationship with God)
Saving Angkor, Cambodia

Also an article on Caodism. Founded in 1926 by Ngo Van Chieu, Cao Dai is the third largest religion in Vietnam after Buddhism and Roman Catholicism. The religion draws on the teachings of Confucianism, Buddhism and Catholicism. Its patron saints includes Sun Yat-sen, Vietnamese prophet Nguyen Binh Khiem, Joan of Arc, William Shakespeare and Valdimir Ilyich Lenin.

Another article on The Golden Rock or Kyaiktiyo, one of the holiest site in Myanmar. Legend has it that the rock is balanced by a single strand of Buddha's hair.


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