Every Step Is Home: A Spiritual Geography from Appalachia to Alaska (Paperback)
"In this book, Erickson's steps don't lead to grand cathedrals but to the transformative, powerful elements supporting
life itself. " - Foreword Reviews
"Travel writer Erickson has written a travelogue about areas of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, that have sacred and spiritual meaning to people now and throughout history . . . Ideal for fans of Erickson's work, curious readers, armchair travelers, and those who are compelled to take a spiritual pilgrimage." - Library Journal
Globetrotting travel writer Lori Erickson has long searched for the sacred in locations and cultures far from home as well as in her beloved Iowa. But when the pandemic put both air travel and in-person worship off-limits, Lori and her husband hit the road with a camper in tow to discover spiritual sites and experiences in their own home country.
From the Serpent Mound of Ohio to the Redwoods of California--and, ultimately, by air to see natural wonders in Alaska and Hawaii--Erickson uncovers deep connections both to the lands that now make up the United States and to the elements that have had sacred meaning to people throughout history and across the globe. Through her profound, informative, and witty reflections on the power of stone, water, light, fire, and more, readers will discover new destinations in North America while deepening their own connection to spirit. Whether exploring national parks or visiting holy sites, this book makes for the perfect spiritual companion and guide.
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