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The many voices of pilgrimage and reconciliation.

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This book offers multiple voices and viewpoints on pilgrimage, covering both spiritual and non-spiritual voyages and in particular the theme of reconciliation in all of its many dimensions. The book has 15 chapters presented in three parts with the following headings: (i) peace, human rights and justice; (ii) reconciliation within; and (3) religious and secular perspectives. The book includes case...

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Chapter 10 (Page no: 138)

The social self on pilgrimage: intercession and mediation.

This chapter examines 'intercessory' pilgrimage, or instances when someone undertakes a pilgrimage on behalf of another person, in order to receive a benefit for that person. This sort of pilgrimage suggests an important issue: persons do not exist in isolation or act only for personal gain. The life of the individual is woven into the fabric of their family, friends and community. The chapter uses ancient Greece and Rome as a case study and provides examples of highly developed cases of social networks and social identity in pilgrimage to healing sites.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Pilgrimages and peace-building on the global stage. Author(s): McIntosh, I. S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Pilgrimages of transformation and reconciliation: Māori and Pākehā walking together in Aotearoa New Zealand. Author(s): Hornblow, J. Boyack, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 31) 'Sheaves of corn in an autumn field': the 'hungry' walk to Delphi Lodge. Author(s): Quinn, E. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 47) (Re)walking stories: pilgrimage, pedagogy and peace. Author(s): Terreault, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 66) Pilgrimage, Bhaktı¯ and identity: a study of Maharashtrian Vārı¯. Author(s): Sambhus, V.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 79) Circling centre, finding our way home: circumambulation pilgrimages around Iona, Mount Tamalpais and labyrinths. Author(s): Pavlinac, C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 94) Pilgrimage and reconciliation: crossing boundaries to transcend them. Author(s): Simons, D. J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 108) Sacred journeys on the path of yoga: an exploration of yoga practice and philosophy. Author(s): Sonika Jain
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 124) Pilgrimage walking as green prescription self-therapy? Author(s): Jørgensen, N. N. K. D.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 153) Let us be human: Wittgenstein and philosophical pilgrimage. Author(s): Sayre, P. A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 162) The pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi Shaykh. Author(s): Abbou, T.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 173) Travel and/or pilgrimage - both sacred journeys: an atheist's attempt at inquiry and introspection. Author(s): Chadwick Co Sy Su
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 183) The pilgrim's two economies: Greek convent pilgrimage and economic crisis. Author(s): Rahkala-Simberg, M. J.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 194) 'My heart wouldn't accept the advice': paths to self and community in Alevi poetry. Author(s): Carspecken, L. Özdoğan, Z.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Concordia University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781786393265
  • Record Number
  • 20173323216