Defining The Sacred

A Non-Denominational Place of Reflection






Additional Readings

* Sacred Architecture Explore and Understand Sacred Spaces

Caroline Humphrey & Piers Vitebsky

Thorsons Publishing, 2003

* Patterns in Comparative Religion

Mircea Eliade

Sheed and Ward, 1958

Religion and Culture

Michel Foucault

Routledge, 1999

The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation, As Taught By S.N. Goenka

William Hart

Harper San Francisco, 1987


Web Reference

The following may be used as reference in exploring the details of specific rituals, symbols and dogma. Whereas these details may be useful as supplement to the fundamentals discussed in this course, students should be wary not to get caught up in them:

United Religions Initiative: Religions and Traditions




Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance


The Pluralism Project


The Religious Movements Page