This is a Atlas of the New Age (Hardcover) book by Gerry Maguire Thompson!
Virtually every day the newspapers and television are filled with stories and images of conflicts caused by religious, ethnic and class differences. While the majority of intelligent human beings realizes the absurdity of prejudice and intolerance, wars, terrorism and random acts of violence and vandalism in the name of hate still occur.
Anyone who takes the time to closely look at our differences will find that we are all actually more alike than we think. Vividly illustrating how similar we are while helping people understand the varied mystical traditions, religions and belief systems around the globe is Atlas of the New Age.
No other book so eloquently and succinctly explores the spiritual traditions of the world. Beginning with origins and ancient patterns, this lavish book traces each traditions development using timelines and other helpful devices. A combination of engaging, easy-to-understand text, striking color photographs, vivid illustrations, maps, diagrams, charts and artifacts helps to foster a greater understanding of a particular religion, philosophy or belief system. Explorations and explanations of the traditions, rituals, customs, folklore and mythology of a civilization reveal the ways in which people from different cultures attain wisdom, order or spiritual satisfaction.
This coffee-table book, perfect for gift-giving, is one's passport to the essence of ancient and modern cultures from around the world. It not only takes the reader to the core of a civilization's basic beliefs and principles, but it will assist anyone to fully comprehend how a culture teaches, heals, and nurtures its people.
Organized by continent, Atlas of the New Age traces mystical traditions from the past to the present and reveals how today's new-age philosophies reflects the oldest forms of thought and practices of mind, body and soul.
Beginning with an introduction which includes a map and time line, the book is organized by seven geographical regions, and an overview of some of the key ancient peoples, cultures, symbols and practices of that locale including: