Santa Barbara Sacred Spaces was born from a simple idea: to celebrate in words and pictures an intriguing and disarming quality of Santa Barbara, namely, that it is good for the soul. Our quiet community is gradually developing a reputation as a pilgrimage site: a place of harmony, diversity, beauty and tranquility that lifts the hearts of virtually all who pass this way as spiritual seekers. Over the centuries people from every culture and religious persuasion have been drawn to the central coast of California in search of a better life. They have discovered Santa Barbara to be more than just another sunny spot. Dramatically framed by the mountains and the sea, this region’s unique blend of light, air, water, and environment is conducive to the spiritual awakening and renewal of all whose hearts are open and spirits are receptive.