By Piers Moore Ede
This can be the tale of a guy who launched into a quest that many folks have dreamed approximately. upset by way of an international addicted to fabric wealth and clinical truth, he determined to trip around the globe looking for anything extra significant: the mystical, the magical. His trip takes him from snow-blanketed villages within the Himalayas to tiny, covert groups of whirling dervishes in rural Turkey; from the world's biggest spiritual competition at the banks of the swollen Ganges to a dappled, old Sufi area in Delhi. Lyrical and clear-sighted, "All different types of Magic" is an engaging exploration of the hidden international of miracles that's immediately deeply own and common in its scope.
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All Kinds of Magic: One Man's Search for Meaning Across the Modern World by Piers Moore Ede