The Author’s Journey with Lesley Harman

“A Teacher’s Dream Textbook”

“Over the last 15 years, I have delivered a hundred or so talks and slide shows based on my book, The Art of Pilgrimage. At universities, high schools, and pilgrims’ gatherings alike, I have been asked time and time again if I could recommend a textbook that could introduce students to the phenomenon of sacred and secular pilgrimage. Try as I may, I have not been able to find one or recommend one—until now. ”
— Phil Cousineau, Author of “The Art of Pilgrimage”

Featured Publication

A Sociology of PilgrimageA Sociology of Pilgrimage: Embodiment, Identity, Transformation

Designed as a textbook for use in courses in Pilgrimage Studies, this book includes perspectives from internationally renowned pilgrimage scholars including (in alphabetical order): Arthur Boers, Douglas Challenger, Michelle Courtney, Linda Kay Davidson & David M. Gitlitz, Eunice Gorman, George Greenia, Lesley D. Harman, Elizabeth W. Kiddy, Larry Russell, Wanda Sawicki, Martha E. Stortz, and Helen Will.

Featured Publication

We are never aloneWe Are Never Alone: Healing Lessons from the Camino

In this, her third published book, Lesley D. Harman departs from conventional academic writing to weave a fascinating tale of the interlinkages between themes of embodiment, material attachment, community, fear, family, faith, time, altered states of consciousness, and healing.

Featured Publication

The Many Voices of PilgrimageThe Many Voices of Pilgrimage

CABI Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Series

Now Published!

Edited by I S McIntosh, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA, L D Harman, King’s University College at Western University Canada, Canada\

Reviewing peace and reconciliation, secular pilgrimages, and international perspectives on sacred journeys, this book offers the reader an opportunity to encounter multiple voices and viewpoints on one of the most ancient practices of humankind. With an estimated third of all international travellers now undertaking journeys anticipating an aspect of transformation (the hallmark of pilgrimage), this book includes both spiritual and non-spiritual voyages, such as journeys of self-therapy, mindfulness and personal growth. It also:

– Provides a multidisciplinary perspective, covering themes such as gender, human rights, equality, the environment, peace, history, literature, and politics

– Reflects the rich diversity and multiple meanings of pilgrimage through an international writer team spanning four continents

– Includes case studies of pilgrimage in action from around the world

An innovative and engaging addition to the pilgrimage literature, this book provides an important resource for researchers of religious tourism and related subjects.

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