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Pilgrims

Consider Johnsons thesis “The Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage: Identity construction and spiritual experience at Ireland’s holy mountain” (2012). Get clear on the connection between the belief systems of diverse groups of pilgrims, their practices, and their identity formation through the course of the pilgrimage. Then watch thevideo by anthropologist Chelsea Shields Read more…

Animism

Consider Hornborgs reading “Animism, fetishism, and objectivism as strategies for knowing (or not knowing) the world” (2006). Then watch thevideo by researcher John Reid (The power of animism: John Reid at TEDxQueenstown)(2014) on the importance of animism. Explain the examples provided by Reid about how animism is actually communicating experience Read more…