On a pilgrimage to see the Dalai Lama in the foothills of the Himalayas; blissed out in Germany with a beautiful Indian girl, believed to be 'the Divine Mother; witnessing miracles in the ashram of Sai Baba, and searching for the Messiah in the back streets of London - the spiritual tourist is the Candide of the age, on a voyage of inner search and illumination. The spiritual quest - a yearning for a sense of the sacred - has become a leitmotif of 20th century life as we head for the Millennium. In his vivid, interrogative and highly entertaining book, Mick Brown joins the holy, the lost, the wise and the foolish on the highways and backroads of spiritual tourism. Whether confronting the mystical, the miraculous or the frankly unbelievable, the book is an 'adventure of the spirit for Mick Brown himself, a writer who researches with a passionate engagement, and reports with candour, wit and clarity. For anyone engaged on the search, perplexed or simply amused by it, there could be no better spiritual tourist guide.