Sacred Mountains of the World
From the Andes to the Himalayas, mountains have an extraordinary power to evoke a sense of the sacred. In the overwhelming wonder and awe that these dramatic features of the landscape awaken, people experience something of deeper significance that imbues their lives with meaning and vitality.
Drawing on his extensive research and personal experience as a scholar and climber, Edwin Bernbaum takes us on a fascinating journey exploring the role of mountains in the mythologies, religions, history, literature and art of cultures around the world. He delves deeply into the spiritual dimensions of mountaineering and the implications of sacred mountains for environmental and cultural preservation; he also shows how the contemplation of sacred mountains can transform everyday life, even in cities far from the peaks themselves.
Join us for an online talk with Edwin Bernbaum.
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The Commonwealth Club of California
Mountaineer; Scholar of Comparative Religion and Mythology; Author, Sacred Mountains of the World
In Conversation with George Hammond
Author, Conversations With Socrates
5:30–6:30 p.m. program
(all times PDT)
Free for members
$30 members or nonmembers with book