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Visionary State : A Journey Through California's Spiritual Landscape (Hardcover)

Author: Davis, Erik

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With a rich cultural history and Hollywood stars publicly attesting to a wide range of faiths, it's no surprise that California's spiritual landscape is as diverse as its natural surroundings. "The Visionary State" weaves text and image into a compelling narrative of religion, architecture, and consciousness in California, from neopaganism to televangelism, UFO cults to austere Zen Buddhism. Acclaimed culture critic Erik Davis brings together the immigrant and homegrown religious influences that have been part of the region's character from its earliest days, drawing connections between seemingly unlike traditions and celebrating the diversity of California's spiritual composition. Michael Rauner's evocative photographs depict the sites and structures where these traditions have taken root and flourished. "The Visionary State" is a landmark look at what is likely the most varied locale for religious activity anywhere.


Publisher Chronicle Books Llc
Mfg Part# 9780811848350
SKU 202058708
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0811848353
Release Date 5/11/2006
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0272
Publisher Chronicle Books (CA)
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