Hard Travel to Sacred Places
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ISBN10: 1570621179 ISBN13: 9781570621178 Contributors: Suresha, Ron (Editor) Publisher: Sounds True Published: Oct 1 1995 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 7.50" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Hard Travel to Sacred Places is the record of a personal odyssey through Southeast Asia, an external and internal journey through grief and the painful realities of a decadent age. Wurlitzer--novelist, screenwriter, and Buddhist practitioner--travels with his wife, photographer Lynn Davis, on a photo assignment to the sacred sites of Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. Heavy Westernization, sex clubs, aging hippies and expatriates, and political dissidents provide a vivid contrast to the peace that Wurlitzer and Davis seek, still reeling from the death of their son in a car accident. As Davis with her camera searches for a thread of meaning among the artifacts and relics of a more enlightened age, Wurlitzer grasps at the wisdom of the Buddhist teachings in an effort to assuage his grief. His journal chronicles the survival of age-old truths in a world gone mad.