The Seventh Shrine

Meditations on the African Spiritual Journey: From the Middle Passage to the Mountaintop

Orland Bishop

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  • Share the remarkable work done by Orland Bishop with at-risk young people in Los Angeles
  • Reveals the spiritual and philosophical influences behind the man and his work
  • Inspirational ideas and insights for anyone interested in social change

Explores the ideas and influences behind a man who draws on ideas from anthroposophy and other spiritual traditions and applies them in challenging social contexts to remarkable effect.

216 x 140 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Philosophy of Human Life; Religion & Spirituality
230 pages
Publication date:
27 Jul 2017


Orland Bishop is a remarkable man who has combined extensive study of medicine, naturopathy, psychology and indigenous cosmologies with a deep dedication to human rights, Founder of the ShadeTree foundation which works with at-risk young people in Los Angeles, Bishop's primary work is around supporting individuals to be open to the higher purpose of their lives.

In this fascinating book he reveals the influences on his life and work, in particular the spiritual tradition of African Gnosis, and significant individuals from the history of the African experience in America.

Drawing on anthroposophy and other spiritual traditions, he explores the nature of the soul journey, and the quest for community and prosperity.


Orland Bishop is the founder and director of ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation in Los Angeles, USA, where he has pioneered new approaches to creating urban truces and youth mentorship. ShadeTree serves as an intentional community of mentors, elders, teachers, artists, healers and advocates for the healthy development of children and youth


This book is available in the US from Steiner Books.

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