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Title Dialogues with the living earth : new ideas on the spirit of place from designers, architects, & innovators / compiled by James Swan &d Roberta Swan.
Imprint Wheaton, Ill. : Theosophical Pub. House, 1996.
Edition 1st Quest ed.

Subject Sacred space -- Congresses.
Architecture -- Psychological aspects -- Congresses.
Alt Name Swan, James A.
Swan, Roberta.
Spirit of Place Symposium.
Description xv, 359 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Edition 1st Quest ed.
Note "A publication supported by the Kern Foundation."
"Quest books."
Based on the five-year Spirit of Place Symposium series which took place in the United States and Japan between 1988 and 1993.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0835607283 (pbk.)
OCLC # 34876208
Table of Contents
 Contributing Authors 
 Introduction: Working with the Spirit of Place1
1Shamans, Sacred Places, and the Healing Earth / Stanley Krippner13
2The Spirit of Space and Place Among the Inuit / Nancy C. Zak22
3The Spirit of Sustainability and the Female Principle Among the Southwest Pueblos / Nancy C. Zak38
4Ise Kekere Kan Ati Ase Ayie: The Ifa Concept of Work and the Power of the Earth / Awo Fa'lokun Fatunmbi62
5A World View of Bliss for God and Humankind: The Teachings of Tenrikyo and Its Sacred Place / Akira Kaneko75
6The Ganga River and the Spirit of Sustainability in Hinduism: A Study of Banaras (Varanasi) / Rana P. B. Singh86
7Study Where You Live / Robert Sommer111
8But You, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah: Bethlehem as a Sacred Place / Roger Wharton123
9From Huacas to Mesas: Altars as Mirrors of Ecstatic Experience / Debra D. Carroll136
10Creating a Living Temenos / Roberta Shoemaker-Beal159
11Building with a Soul / Tom Bender167
12Organic Development of Place / Christopher Day184
13House: Symbol of the Soul / Anthony Lawlor192
14The Uses of Plants for Transcendental Functions from the Black Sect Feng Shui Perspective / Linda Juratovac199
15House Reading: A Spiritual Approach to Residential Design in Traditional Japan / Fumio Suda, Colin Carpenter217
16Embodiment of a Sacred Vision: The John E. Fetzer Institute / James B. Beal229
17Interviews by Roberta Swan Architecture and Design Conclusions / Brent Smith, Sim Van der Ryn, James Hubbell, Nader Khalili243
18Facing Up to the Challenge of Translating the "Living Earth" Idea into Policies and Programs / Donald N. Michael283
19Spirit of the Forest: Integrating Spiritual Values into Natural Resource Management and Research / Herbert W. Schroeder294
20Finding Peace in Our Craft: Architecture for Tourism as an Expression of Harmony with Place / David Andersen307
21The World Needs This Mountain / Michelle Berditschevsky, Charles M. Miller326
 Conclusion: Lessons from the Spirit of Place / James Swan, Roberta Swan350