1. Introduction Part I: Finding Spiritual Tourism in the Field 2. India: The Spiritual Marketplace 3. The Camino de Santiago: The Spiritual Workplace Part II: Theories of Travel and Spirituality 4. Tourism in Popular Culture and History 5. Theories of Leisured Travel 6. Contemporary Spirituality Part III: Understanding Spiritual Tourism in Context 7. India in the Mind of the Spiritual Tourist 8. The Camino de Santiago in the Mind of the Spiritual Tourist 9. Reading Spiritual Tourism Conclusions Appendices Glossary Bibliography Index
First volume exploring spiritual tourism as a phenomenon in Western cultures of travel, discussing the relationship between contemporary tourism and secular approaches to religious practices.
Alex Norman is Lecturer, Tutor and Researcher at the Department of Studies in Religion, University of Sydney, Australia. He is also Co-editor of the journal Literature and Aesthetics.