Pilgrimage: An Encyclopedia (2 vol. set) by Linda Kay Davidson, David Gitlitz

By Linda Kay Davidson, David Gitlitz

Pilgrimage is a complete compendium of the fundamental evidence on Pilgrimage from precedent days to the twenty first century. Illustrated with maps and images that improve the reader's trip, this authoritative quantity explores websites, humans, actions, rites, terminology, and different issues with regards to pilgrimage comparable to economics, tourism, and disease.

Encompassing all significant and minor international religions, from historical cults to trendy faiths, this paintings covers either non secular and secular pilgrimage websites. Compiled through specialists who've authored quite a few books on pilgrimage and are pilgrims of their personal correct, the entries will entice scholars, students, and common readers.

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At Muslim saints’ shrines, especially those that women visit to request help in family matters, some petitioners tie cloths on the gratings near the tomb to remind the saint of the favor asked. When the favor is granted, the petitioner often makes a return pilgrimage to remove the cloth. Jewish pilgrims to Jerusalem often write their requests on slips of paper that they insert into the Western Wall in chinks between the stones. Shinto¯ pilgrims in Japan tie their paper requests to trees near the shrine.

Ahmed Yasavi Mausoleum (Turkistan, Kazakhstan) Islam,Twelfth Century Once called Yasy, Turkistan holds the tombshrine of the twelfth-century Muslim saint Ahmed Yasavi (sometimes spelled Akhmed Yasawi; 1103–1166), founder of one of the first Sufi mystical orders. The shrine of this poet, mystic, and teacher is considered the most important pilgrimage site in Central Asia. Ahmed Yasavi studied Sufi philosophy and then was leader of the Sufis in Bukhara (Uzbekistan) for a time before settling in Yasy to preach.

Middlesex, UK: Penguin, 1969. Radimilahy, Chantal. ” In Sacred Sites, Sacred Places, ed. David L. Carmichael, Jane Hubert, Brian Reeves, and Audhild Schanche. London and New York: Routledge, 1994, 82–88. Ray, Benjamin. African Religions: Symbol, Ritual, and Community. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1978. com (accessed June 4, 2002). Ahmed Yasavi Mausoleum (Turkistan, Kazakhstan) Islam,Twelfth Century Once called Yasy, Turkistan holds the tombshrine of the twelfth-century Muslim saint Ahmed Yasavi (sometimes spelled Akhmed Yasawi; 1103–1166), founder of one of the first Sufi mystical orders.

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