Martin Gray

National Geographic photographer and cultural anthropologist Martin Gray has photographed hundreds of sacred sites and pilgrimage shrines in more than 145 countries. His books include The Geography of Religion, published by National Geographic, and Sacred Earth, published by Barnes & Noble. Martin Gray’s photographs are used in books, magazines and museums around the world, and may be seen on his web site Places of Peace and Power at

The Sacred Sites slide show with Martin Gray

Since ancient times, sacred sites have had a mysterious allure for billions of people around the world. Legends and contemporary reports tell of extraordinary experiences people have had while visiting these places. Different sacred sites have the power to heal the body, enlighten the mind and inspire the heart. What is the key to the mystery of the sacred sites and how are we to explain their power?

Anthropologist and National Geographic photographer Martin Gray has spent thirty years studying and photographing hundreds of sacred sites in more than one hundred and forty countries. In a beautiful slide show at the Eagle Quetzal Condor Wisdom Keepers conference he will discuss the mythology and history of sacred sites and present a fascinating explanation of the miraculous phenomena that occur at them. For more information, consult his web site Places of Peace and Power, at