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by Lisa Bitel,Matt Gainer

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0801448549
Author:
Lisa Bitel,Matt Gainer
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English
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Cornell University Press; 1 edition (January 22, 2015)
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200 pages
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Bitel and Gainer also provide vivid portraits of the pilgrims-who they are, where they come from, and how they practice the traditional Christian discernment of spirits and visions.

Bitel and Gainer also provide vivid portraits of the pilgrims-who they are, where they come from, and how they practice the traditional Christian discernment of spirits and visions. Our Lady of the Rock follows three pilgrims as they return home with relics and proofs of visions where, out of Maria Paula's sight, they too have learned to see the Virgin. The book also documents the public response from the Catholic Church and popular news media to Maria Paula and other contemporary visionaries

Bitel, Lisa . 1958-. Gainer, Matt, photographer.

Bitel, Lisa . Looking the wrong way - Déjà vu - The desert is wide - The model visionary - Looking like pilgrims - From witness to visionary - Discernment from a distance - The longue durée of Christian religious vision.

Photographs by matt gainer. Pilgrims have been driving to Our Lady of the Rock since 1995. Every month, on the morning of the thirteenth, Angelenos and other southerners load up cars, trucks, and vans and head north, cutting through the San Gabriel Mountains on Highway 14 to descend into the desert. At the town of Mojave, travelers turn eastward through miles of scrub toward California City, where they pick up the Randsburg Mojave Road, which turns into the old Twenty Mule Team Road.

In Lisa Bitel's remarkable new book, Our Lady of the Rock: Vision . the dusty heart of the Mojave Desert.

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In text and photographs, this book explores the monthly religious visions of Maria Paula Acuña at Our Lady of the Rock in California's Mojave. For more than twenty years, Maria Paula Acuña has claimed to see the Virgin Mary, once a month, at a place called Our Lady of the Rock in the Mojave Desert of California. Our Lady of the Rock, which features text by Lisa M. Bitel and more than sixty photographs by Matt Gainer, shows readers what happens in the Mojave Desert each month and tells us how two thousand years of Christian revelatory tradition prepared Maria Paula and her followers to meet in the desert.

For more than twenty years, Maria Paula Acu a has claimed to see the Virgin Mary, once a month, at a place called Our Lady of the Rock in the Mojave Desert of California. Hundreds of men, women, and children follow her into the desert to watch her see what they cannot.

Our Lady of the Rock: Vision and Pilgrimage in the Mojave Desert. This book disperses the shadows in an obscure but important landscape. Lisa Bitel addresses both the history of women in early Ireland and the history of myth, legend, and superstition which surrounded them. It is a powerful and exact book and an invaluable addition to our expanding sense of Ireland through the eyes of Irish women. ―Eavan Boland, author of In a Time of Violence: Poems. An overview of this kind is not an easy undertaking. Based on six years of observation and interviews, chapters analyze the rituals, iconographies, and physical environment of Our Lady of the Rock.

Publication Name: Our Lady of the Rock: Vision and Pilgrimage in the Mojave Desert. In Land of Women, Lisa M. Bitel systematically recovers the almost-lost society that women and men created together in Ireland

Publication Name: Our Lady of the Rock: Vision and Pilgrimage in the Mojave Desert. Bitel systematically recovers the almost-lost society that women and men created together in Ireland.

In text and photographs, this book explores the monthly religious visions of Maria Paula Acuña at Our Lady of the Rock in California's Mojave Desert. Saved in: Bibliographic Details

In text and photographs, this book explores the monthly religious visions of Maria Paula Acuña at Our Lady of the Rock in California's Mojave Desert. Saved in: Bibliographic Details. Main Author: Bitel, Lisa M. Other Authors: Gainer, Matt.

For more than twenty years, Maria Paula Acuña has claimed to see the Virgin Mary, once a month, at a place called Our Lady of the Rock in the Mojave Desert of California. Hundreds of men, women, and children follow her into the desert to watch her see what they cannot. While she sees and speaks with the Virgin, onlookers search the skies for signs from heaven, snapping photographs of the sun and sky. Not all of them are convinced that Maria Paula can see the Virgin, yet at each vision event they watch for subtle clues to Mary’s presence, such as the unexpected scent of roses or a cloud in the shape of an angel. The visionary depends on her audience to witness and authenticate her visions, while observers rely on Maria Paula and the Virgin to create a sacred space and moment where they, too, can experience firsthand one of the oldest and most fundamental promises of Christianity: direct contact with the divine. Together, visionary and witnesses negotiate and enact their monthly liturgy of revelations.

Our Lady of the Rock, which features text by Lisa M. Bitel and more than sixty photographs by Matt Gainer, shows readers what happens in the Mojave Desert each month and tells us how two thousand years of Christian revelatory tradition prepared Maria Paula and her followers to meet in the desert. Based on six years of observation and interviews, chapters analyze the rituals, iconographies, and physical environment of Our Lady of the Rock. Bitel and Gainer also provide vivid portraits of the pilgrims―who they are, where they come from, and how they practice the traditional Christian discernment of spirits and visions.

Our Lady of the Rock follows three pilgrims as they return home with relics and proofs of visions where, out of Maria Paula’s sight, they too have learned to see the Virgin. The book also documents the public response from the Catholic Church and popular news media to Maria Paula and other contemporary visionaries. Throughout, Our Lady of the Rock locates Maria Paula and her followers in the context of recent demographic and cultural shifts in the American Southwest, the astonishing increase in reported apparitions and miracles from around the world, the latest developments in communications and visual technologies, and the never-ending debate among academics, faith leaders, scientists, and citizen observers about sight, perception, reason, and belief.