strategy

Making pilgrimages

Description:
Travelling to an important or sacred site for the sake of rehearsing mythology; increasing feelings of belonging to a family, nation or cultural group; heightening spiritual sensibility or power; fulfilling vows; or worshipping for the sake of receiving a special blessing. The process of preparing for the journey, the travel to the site, the activities at the site and the return home are all of great importance for the pilgrimage. Pilgrimages also symbolize an internal journey of consciousness.
Counter Claim:
1. There is the danger in a pilgrimage of substituting an external journey for an internal one.

2. It is difficult to maintain the distinction between a pilgrimage and cultural tourism.

Organizations:
Temple of Understanding
Subjects:
Religious Practice Rituals
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies