Scheduled on Sep 25, 2008
Glaciers, rituals and pilgrimage: a solo field season in the Himalayas presented by Adina Racoviteanu - Brought back by special request.
Mountains throughout the world have been worshipped for their inspiring beauty, their sacred significance and their importance as water sources. This slide show, brought back by popular demand, illustrates the symbolism of Himalayan peaks as sacred centers, places of revelation, or places of the divine. Adina Racoviteanu draws from her experiences as a geographer conducting research on glacier changes and ritual practices in the high mountains of the Andes and the Himalayas. This slide show will blend stories from glaciological expeditions to solo exploration of pilgrimage places and mountain culture in the Indian and Nepal Himalayas. Show starts at 8:00 PM.