Sacred Earth - new book by Martin Gray
- The Most Definitive Work on Sacred Sites Ever Compiled
25 Years in the Making...Over 80 Countries and 1,000 Sacred Sites
"Stunningly beautiful and deeply rewarding"
Author of The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, and Heaven's
"The images are arresting and inspiring... 'Sacred Earth: Places of
Peace and Power' is bound for glory."
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
"I have been up every night to 3 AM reading Martin's newest book!... You
all know I'm very selective as to what I send out on my email list to
from his most recent newsletter
Fenshui Seminars <http://www.fengshuiseminars.com/>
Acclaimed photographer and anthropologist Martin Gray has spent the last
twenty years on a pilgrimage photographing and exploring more than a
thousand sacred sites in eighty countries. Now, this stunning beautiful
and deeply rewarding book conveys the essence of this remarkable journey
to locations and sites imbued with the power to awaken feelings of
transcendence, awe, and peace.
Imbued with Historical Luster and Spiritual Magnetism
In these pages we not only visit, but find ourselves deeply immersed in
our worlds most venerated and visited sites, including the ruins of
Delphi, the supreme oracle site of the ancient Mediterranean; the Ka'ba
at the Great Mosque at Mecca, birthplace of the prophet Mohammed; the
great temple complex of Angkor in Cambodia, one of humankind's most
astonishing architectural achievements; Machu Picchu, the secret
ceremonial city of he Incas located high in the Andes; and New Mexico's
White Sands, a place of shimmering beauty that was once a fabled site
for the vision questions of Native Americans, to name but a few.
Accompanying each photograph is an insightful commentary that takes us
deep into the history, mythology, and spiritual magnetism of the
particular place. We come to realize that these stone rings, pyramids,
shrines, and temples are often situated in locations that were
discovered to possess special powers and energies by pre-industrial
peoples who recognized the earth as a living and sacred being worthy of
-- excerpted from the foreword, by Graham Hancock
About the Author...
Martin Gray is a photographer and anthropologist whose work has been
published by the National Geographic Society.
During the past fifteen years, he has presented slide shows on the
extraordinary beauty and precarious situation of the world's sacred
sites to more than one hundred thousand people on four continents.
His award winning website, www.sacredsites.com
<http://www.sacredsites.com> has received over twenty million visitors
since 1998. Sacred Earth is featured in a major Feng Shui journal.
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276 illustrated pages of shimmering beauty
Adopt a Leader Foundation
During the past twenty years of travel, research and photography to
prepare this book I have often thought about giving thousands of copies
away for absolutely free. I feel that the book Sacred Earth needs to be
put in the hands of a large number of influential people around the
world. I intend to do this yet I need significant financial assistance
to do so. Please help me with this noble project.
Al Gore just received the Nobel Prize for his work with global warming
and this is a strong indication that environmental matters are of great
relevance to every person on the planet. While it may certainly be said
that I am biased towards my own project, it can also, and more so, be
said that my approach to environmental awareness - through art, history,
and religious pluralism - has a tremendous capacity to influence and
inspire many people.
That is what I am clearly focused on and what I have been using my work
for these past two decades. I am not doing this project for my own
personal benefit. Rather I am doing it for the planet and for the people
and animals that inhabit the planet with me. The more that problems
increase on the planet and the more that people become aware of the
increasing severity of these problems, the more intently will they look
for solutions to the problems. At the present time in the so-called
'developed' world almost everyone is more concerned with their own life
than with the environment (though many people do pay lip service to the
matter of environmental degradation). What the world desperately needs
are more people like Al Gore; people who do more than simply talk,
people who put their own personal concerns in second place to the far
greater work of serving the planet. I am one of those people; I am
someone who will give everything to the service of spreading peace and
environmental awareness around the Earth. That is why I am committed to
giving away so many copies of Sacred Earth: the book accomplishes both
of these things: it teaches peace and environmental awareness in a most
During the coming months I will strongly turn my attention to raising
the necessary money to fund this Adopt a Leader Foundation. I need your
help to do so. With monetary assistance we can purchase thousands of
copies of Sacred Earth so that I may present them as gifts to people in
positions of high sociopolitical influence. This action will surely
stimulate media attention, which will in turn further support the work I
am doing. At the current time we are seeking $50,000 to help fund the
Adopt a Leader Foundation and produce the materials described below. For
those of you in the United States who will help I have a legally
incorporated 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit organization called Geomancy
Foundation at http://geofound.org/. For those of you outside the United
States you may still use the Geomancy Foundation to make donations to
the Adopt a Leader Foundation.
Production of a Sacred Earth DVD, Documentary Series, Calendars, etc.
With the book finally out, we are now embarking on creating several
multimedia "companions" that will help spread the word about this labor
of love that has consumed the past twenty-five years of my life, and
whose impact has been profound on so many, myself included. In
particular, we are seeking philanthropists who can assist with the
development of the "Sacred Earth" lecture DVD, a calendar (with all the
pictures I have, there could easily be a series here), as well as a
television documentary series.
A business and marketing plan is currently in development. If you are
interested, or may know a person or philanthropic organization that
would love to get behind the "Sacred Sites" message, please email