Sacred Journeys - National Geographic

National Geographic doesn't half have some corkers. This special edition about Sacred Journeys makes especially good reading about the pilgrimages people make to sacred places in order to search for miracles. Despite the lack of physical existence these "miracles" take, they shape people lives and beliefs. Those  travelling great distances to touch a holy rock or brass plate. They are rituals of identity, in every era of human history; people have sought peace and purification, or to exert their spiritual belief. There are shrines all over the world, these legitimate pilgrimage sites are not only for ritualistic purposes, but for the affirmation of identity. People are returning to their cultural and spititual values, even Elvis Fans or Football lovers.