Thursday, 24 December 2015

William Dalrymple - From the Holy Mountain

Subtitled 'A journey in the shadow of Byzantium', makes for interesting travel/adventure reading, and there are excellent photos. Given the subject matter, I'm surprised there is little about the psychology of religion, since the tales of misery that William unearths are all about the psychological experience of the 'divine' (broadly speaking) and the appalling mess that institutionalised belief concocts from it.

William Dalrymple - From the Holy Mountain

William's initial aim was to follow the route that John Moschos took through the monasteries of the Roman Empire in the seventh century; a journey recorded in the book 'The spiritual Meadow'.

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