Santa Barbara Sacred Spaces celebrates in words and pictures an intriguing side of this California city. The moving stories of the people who have settled here, together with their ritual traditions and artistic expressions, possess a timeless meaning for us all. Churches, synagogues, mosques and temples stand as monuments to a universal search for meaning. Along with ashrams, sweat lodges, and dance circles, they are the physical embodiment of our mortal search for answers to life’s deepest questions. In sharing my intimate knowledge of this subject, I hope to inspire you to discover Santa Barbara as the spiritual Mecca by the sea.