Monthly Archives: April 2013

Holy Week Ritual of the Raramuri People

Holy Week or Semana Santa is the most sacred time of the year for the Raramuri; it is very extravagant and the ceremony with the most Christian/Catholic using images, symbols and traditions dating back to the Spanish Jesuit missionaries.  Semana … Continue reading

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Comparison of Pilgrimage vs. Religious Tourism

Pilgrimage vs. Religious Tourism The difference between these two events is so vastly different and it is so obvious that the Muslim pilgrimage is totally devoted to focus on individual submission to Allah whereas, the Holy Land tour geared to … Continue reading

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Buddhism

What is Buddhism?        Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhist practices like meditation are means of changing yourself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage vs Relgious Tourism

Pilgrimage A pilgrimage is a journey taken for religious purposes; “…a physical journey to a special place, but also an inner spiritual journey” (Pilgrims)  and for many, life itself (Pilgrims 2012).  The act of pilgrimage and being a pilgrim is … Continue reading

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Navajo Women Then and Now

The Pueblo People live the Southwestern part of the United States.  There are 21 Pueblos (means towns) today who live around the Four Corners area – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The Navajo Pueblo is the largest, followed by … Continue reading

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Hopi Women: Then and Now

  The Pueblo People live the Southwestern part of the United States.  There are 21 Pueblos (means towns) today who live around the Four Corners area – Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. The Navajo Pueblo is the largest, followed … Continue reading

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More on The origins of Hinduism and the Vedic religion

B1  The Origins of Hinduism – What features of geography might have contributed to Hindu religious sensibilities? What features have enabled Hinduism to develop freely in many directions?             The Dravidian people lived in cities along the banks of … Continue reading

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