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Description - In Praise Of Retreat: Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World by Kirsteen MacLeod

An utterly engaging dive into our modern ways of retreat - where we go, why we're drawn, and how it's urgent

From pilgrim paths to forest cabins, and from rented hermitages to arts temples and quiet havens for yoga and meditation, In Praise of Retreat explores the pleasures and powers of this ancient practice for modern people. Kirsteen MacLeod draws on the history of retreat and personal experiences to reveal the many ways readers can step back from society to reconnect with their deepest selves - and to their loftiest aspirations in life.

In the 21st century, disengaging, even briefly, is seen by many as self-indulgent, unproductive, and antisocial. Yet to retreat is as basic a human need as being social, and everyone can benefit, whether it's for a weekend, a month, or a lifetime. Retreat is an uncertain adventure with as many peaks and valleys as any mountain expedition, except we head inward to recharge and find fresh energy and brave new ideas to bring back into our everyday lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781770414730
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: ECW Press,Canada
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
Publish Date: 20-May-2021
Country of Publication: Canada

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