Jacket for 'All Kinds Of Magic'

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UK - Bloomsbury

All Kinds Of Magic

By Piers Moore Ede

Published May 2011

This is the story of a man who embarked on a quest that many of us have dreamed about. Disillusioned by a world hooked on material wealth and scientific fact, Piers Moore Ede decided to travel across the globe in search of something more meaningful: the magical, the mystical, the numinous.

His journey takes him from snow-blanketed villages in the Himalayas to tiny, covert communities of whirling dervishes in rural Turkey; from the world’s largest religious festival on the banks of the swollen Ganges to a dappled, ancient Sufi quarter in Delhi. Lyrical and clear-sighted, All Kinds of Magic is a fascinating exploration of the hidden world of miracles that is at once deeply personal and universal in its scope.

A wild pilgrimage across the mystic world, taken in order to embark on the shortest and hardest journey of all – the almost impossible one from the head to the heart. Piers Moore Ede is both an elegant and courageous traveller and teller of this rite of passage.>

Justine Hardy