The Travelers Key to Ancient Greece

 

 A Guide to Sacred Places 

RICHARD GELDARD

QUEST BOOKS - 2001

This book has British, Italian and Czech Editions

 

This spiritual guide to the glorious temples and palaces, the hallowed mountains and springs, and the great frescoes, sculptures and mosaics of ancient Greece is perfect for both the armchair and real traveler. Full of photography, poetry, historical tidbits, time charts and tours to three major museums, this handbook to Greece's sacred sites takes us on the pilgrim's journey to rediscover the living mythology that still has the power to transform lives.

Richard Geldard, author of The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece and Remembering Heraclitus, has traveled throughout the Mediterranean in search of the ancient pagan spirit still living in the brilliant light, powerful land and seascapes, and ancient sanctuaries of the gods. His evocation of the Earth Mother Goddess and the psychic forces that swirl around her sacred places, combined with a retelling of the Christian legends surrounding Mary Magdalen in Ephesus, remind us that forces greater than our own limited perception still have power to move and mold the human spirit in deep and unfathomable ways.

Midwest Book Review

The Traveler's Key to Ancient Greece: A Guide To Sacred Places is the ideal guidebook for exploring sacred locations that once were home to the secret mysteries at Eleusis, the oracle at Delphi, the Labyrinths of Knossos, the vast theater and healing center at Epidauros, the perfect symmetry of the Parthenon, and more! This unique and very special travel guide offers informative and expert commentary on the Hellenic world's palace and temple cultures and sites; Greek drama, philosophy, art, and sculpture; sacred geometry and architecture; and gallery collections in three major museums. Whether you are an armchair explorer or plan to be an on-site visitor, The Traveler's Key To Ancient Greece is a compelling, informative, superbly written and flawlessly produced introduction to understanding as well as visiting these sacred sites of antiquity.

Indispensable for traveling with a spiritual intent. - Normandi Ellis, author of Feasts of Light

Other guide books furnish facts; The Traveler's Key provides understanding. Ancient Greece seen without this book is another and lesser Greece altogether. - John Anthony West, author of The Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt

 

PRAISE FOR THE TRAVELER'S KEY TO ANCIENT GREECE

"If your intention in Greece is to explore the wonders of the ancients, this is the best book to take. Of the several books I had with me, it was the most complete, detailed, informative and enjoyable--it was the one I came to trust and refer to the most often. Small enough to stuff into a pocket, it allows you to sit at the sites and read while looking at the ruins. The facts and suppositions were generally supported by other sources, so being able to rely on its accuracy is another plus." - Nina H. Ward, MD, New Bern NC USA

The Travelers Key To Ancient Greece: A Guide To Sacred Places is the ideal guidebook for exploring sacred locations that once were home to the secret mysteries at Eleusis, the oracle at Delphi, the Labyrinths of Knossos, the vast theater and healing center at Epidauros, the perfect symmetry of the Parthenon, and more! This unique and very special travel guide offers informative and expert commentary on the Hellenic worlds palace and temple cultures and sites; Greek drama, philosophy, art, and sculpture; sacred geometry and architecture; and gallery collections in three major museums. Whether you are an armchair explorer or plan to be an on-site visitor, The Travelers Key To Ancient Greece is a compelling, informative, superbly written and flawlessly produced introduction to understanding as well as visiting these sacred sites of antiquity. - From Travel-Sage.com

 

ELEUSIS: THE SECRET MEANING OF THE MYSTERIES BY RICHARD G. GELDARD

ROSICRUCIAN DIGEST, No. 2, 2009 - Reproduced by permission of Quest Books