In Episode 206 Pro – Space, Place and Sacred Paradox, we explore the paradox of sacred space and our relationship with holiness through the places that we set aside for reverence and usefulness. Drawing on parallels with art and the philosophy of aesthetics, we delve into the process of “framing” as a way of highlighting the spiritual aspects of the ordinary world around us. What does it mean to say that “everything is sacred”? How does our relationship change when we transform space into place? We look at the profound ways that our pattern-seeking brains shape our understanding of sacred space in religious and secular ritual.
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- The Religiosity of the Fracking Debate
- Dr. Brendan Myers on Standing Stone, Garden Gate Podcast, Episodes Four and Five
- “Unsacred,” by Ian Corrigan
- “Aesthetics and the Sacred,” by Alison Leigh Lilly
- Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience, by Yi-Fu Tuan
- “How To Be a Poet,” by Wendell Berry
Tags: aesthetics, art, Brendan Myers, Ian Corrigan, place, ritual, sacred space, Wendell Berry