Experiencing the sacred
Keywords:sacredness, shona time, sacred places, spirituality, religion
The primary concern of this research is to investigate sacred places utilized for moments of silence by Shona people when they seek mystical experience with the ancestors. Emphasis will be placed on the traditional wisdom of mysticism. It is no exaggeration that knowing and appreciating the beauty of nature (aesthetics) can draw one closer to God. Essentially the aspect of silence is involvement of God in peopleâ€™s daily life. In this presentation, we seek to analyze mystical experiences among the Shona.Â The fundamental cultural changes in Shona society are forcing us to consider the position of sacred places and moments of communion with ancestors. These are a privilege of studying cultural dynamics
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