People Around the World Share Stories of Their Spiritual Practices
A desire to connect with the Divine is a part of the human experience--and how we make that connection personally is our spiritual practice; how we access something larger than ourselves as a collective creates a culture. The ways in which the world’s faiths and spiritual movements are enacted are often a window into a country or region’s culture and history--as well as a thread that ties together far-flung places. And common to many religions are sacred sites of deep cultural heritage, places that inspire journeys of pilgrimage.
This collection of stories tells of Spiritual Practices from around the world - from Slovenia to New Orleans, to Ireland to India, we follow those who undertake inner and outer Pilgrimages in their quest for learning. These stories are not merely about spiritual tourism or religious tourism, but rather inspirational tales of the journey to enlightenment and connection to a place of profound cultural meaning.
In this series we uncover the secrets of Mayan healing and Energy; take a look at what a Pilgrimage really is; explore Celtic mythology; and examine the universal human longings and principles that unite different faiths of the world...as well as what divides us.
We hope that these stories of transformation inspire you, as much as they have us in the process of sharing them.
A social-cultural system of predetermined morals, beliefs, worldviews, books, holy sites, prophecies, ethics, or organizations that typically connects humans to supernatural, transcendental, and spiritual components is referred to as religion.
The regular performance of actions and activities with the aim of fostering spiritual development and evoking spiritual experiences is known as a spiritual practice.
We present close to twenty interviews and articles that examine the role of religion and spiritual practices in countries Curacao, Cyprus, Estonia, Ireland, India, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Scotland, and Slovenia. PAC also features a collection of broader stories that explore the practice of pilgrimage.
DOCUMENTING INDIAN ART IS CALLING FOR BENOY K. BEHL
New Delhi Photographer and Film Maker Benoy Behl shares his adventures across India in search of history and meaning behind art in India.
THE PURPOSE OF AN ICONOGRAPHER EXPLAINED BY RENOWNED ICON PAINTER
Iconographer Father Kallinkos of Cyprus, himself an icon, reveals his technique & inspiration in this interview held shortly before his death.
GOOD FRIDAY TRADITION IN TRAPANI SICILY HONORS FAITH AND HERITAGE
Sicily’s Good Friday tradition of Misteri di Trapani is one of Europe’s most ancient religious festivals, and honors Trapani’s heritage.
INTERVIEW WITH MAYAN SHAMAN ON SPIRITUAL PRACTICES AND PHILOSOPHY
A Mayan shaman reveals his knowledge about Mayan culture, cosmos, Mayan healing practices and Mayan spiritual beliefs in this interview.
CURACAO SYNAGOGUE IS OLDEST JEWISH CONGREGATION SITE IN NORTH AMERICA
Curacao Synagogue Mikve Israel-Emanuel is the oldest active Jewish congregation in the Western hemisphere.
CULTURE IN MALTA FEATURES FAITH, FAMILY AND PAGEANTRY
The culture of Malta is known for its colorful celebration of the Catholic holiday, Good Friday, with an elaborately-costumed parade.
TAIZE IN FINDHORN ECO VILLAGE SCOTLAND
The Findhorn eco village community was founded fifty years ago by Eileen and Peter Caddy and Dorothy Maclean, each of whom had followed disciplined spiritual paths for many years.
WHAT INSPIRES SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS? EXPLORE THE WORLD’S PILGRIMAGES
Spiritual journeys can be to a sacred place or inner destination. We explore the meaning of pilgrimages and some of the world’s holy sites.
EVA MICHAELSEN ON WALKING MEDITATION AND EL CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
El Camino de Santiago is one of Spain’s greatest walks, but it’s more than that to Eva Michaelsen as she is a teacher in meditation.
WHAT IS PILGRIMAGE? SPIRITUAL SEEKERS SHARE EXPERIENCES
What is pilgrimage? Spiritual seekers share their experiences of El Camino, Hajj, Shraddha, Shikoku temples, Israel birthright, and more.
ICON PAINTER IN CYPRUS HONORS BYZANTINE AND FAMILY TRADITIONS
Icon painter Myrianthi Constantinidou in Cyprus shares insights into Byzantine traditions and her personal process in this intimate interview.