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The Resource Becoming a mountain : Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime, Stephen Alter

Becoming a mountain : Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime, Stephen Alter

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Becoming a mountain : Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime
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Becoming a mountain
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Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime
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Stephen Alter
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  • Seeking happiness in the Himalayas
  • Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime
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eng
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  • "Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife, Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded their house and viciously attacked them, leaving them for dead. The violent assault and the trauma of almost dying left him questioning assumptions he had lived by since childhood. For the first time, he encountered the face of evil and the terror of the unknown. He felt like a foreigner in the land of his birth. This book is his account of a series of treks he took in the high Himalayas following his convalescence-to Bandar Punch (the monkey's tail), Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India, and Mt. Kailash in Tibet. He set himself this goal to prove that he had healed mentally as well as physically and to re-knit his connection to his homeland. Undertaken out of sorrow, the treks become a moving soul journey, a way to rediscover mountains in his inner landscape. Weaving together observations of the natural world, Himalayan history, folklore and mythology, as well as encounters with other pilgrims along the way, Stephen Alter has given us a moving meditation on the solace of high places, and on the hidden meanings and enduring mystery of mountains. "--
  • "Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife, Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded their house and viciously attacked them, leaving them for dead. The violent assault and the trauma left him questioning assumptions he had lived by since childhood. For the first time, he encountered the face of evil and the terror of the unknown. He felt like a foreigner in the land of his birth"--
Summary
Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife, Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded their house and viciously attacked them, leaving them for dead. For the first time, he encountered the face of evil and the terror of the unknown. He felt like a foreigner in the land of his birth. This book is his account of a series of treks he took in the high Himalayas following his convalescence . He set himself this goal to prove that he had healed mentally as well as physically and to re-knit his connection to his homeland
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individual biography
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10406594
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Alter, Stephen
Dewey number
796.522095496
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Alter, Stephen
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineering
  • Victims of violent crimes
  • Victims of violent crimes
  • Psychic trauma
  • Place attachment
  • Himalaya Mountains Region
  • Himalaya Mountains Region
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
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adult
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Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime
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Becoming a mountain : Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime, Stephen Alter
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-266)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn884815042
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
266 pages;
Isbn
9781628725100
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014039121
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)884815042
Label
Becoming a mountain : Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime, Stephen Alter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-266)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884815042
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
266 pages;
Isbn
9781628725100
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014039121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)884815042

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