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LOCAL>> Edwin Bernbaum – Sacred Mountains of the World

Presented by Commonwealth Club at Streaming Arts

Jun 28 2022
LOCAL>> Edwin Bernbaum – Sacred Mountains of the World

Scholar and climber discusses his book about the spiritual dimensions of mountaineering

In Conversation with George Hammond

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.

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5:30 - 6:30 pm

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