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The popularity of meditation & spiritual practices seeking inner peace by Kenneth McIntosh

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Published by Mason Crest Publishers in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Meditation -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Spiritual life -- Juvenile literature.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesPopularity of meditation and spiritual practices
Statementby Kenneth McIntosh and Marsha McIntosh.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesReligion and modern culture
ContributionsMcIntosh, Marsha.
LC ClassificationsBL627 .M3955 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3398170M
ISBN 101590849809
LC Control Number2005011453

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