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  • Title: Altars and Icons: Sacred Spaces in Everyday Life
  • Author: Jean Mcmann
  • ISBN: 9780811818162
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Don t we all crave a refuge from daily life, a haven of tranquility, regardless of our creed Altars and Icons draws together 40 eclectic personal shrines in the first photographic celebration of its kind Here are altars formal and casual, secular and religious, heartfelt and whimsical created to evoke contemplation, inspire creativity, amuse, encourage, or honor thDon t we all crave a refuge from daily life, a haven of tranquility, regardless of our creed Altars and Icons draws together 40 eclectic personal shrines in the first photographic celebration of its kind Here are altars formal and casual, secular and religious, heartfelt and whimsical created to evoke contemplation, inspire creativity, amuse, encourage, or honor the memory of a loved one Amalia and Carlos Vasquez celebrate the Day of the Dead in a bright hued altar of roses Harrod Blank makes his car an emotional sounding board, adding a new element bottle cap, figurine, birthday cake each time he feels the urge to express himself Eleanor Coppola offers a sunny spot for family memories, while in other homes a kitchen table commemorates Kwanza and a living room altar showers praise on a beloved cow Including interviews with the people who fashion these remarkable shrines, as well as plenty of how to tips, Altars and Icons is inspiration for creating your own sacred place.
    Altars and Icons Sacred Spaces in Everyday Life Don t we all crave a refuge from daily life a haven of tranquility regardless of our creed Altars and Icons draws together eclectic personal shrines in the first photographic celebration of its k

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    1. This was a facinating look at how everyone creates little shrines or altars that aren t necessarily religous in nature Do you have a row of jars on the window sill A set of pictures from your wedding For everyone it is different, some have religous tones, some have memories attached and some just feel right and the person wouldn t consider them Altars or Shrines at all This book examines an array of such things, with each person explaining the meaning of the small or large collection or display [...]

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