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Weekly review of the activities of Aigine CRC
Climate Change and Apricot and Rice Farming Experiences in Batken: Aigine CRC is launching a study on the impact of climate change on apricot and…
Weekly review of Aigine's CRC activities
Online event for the International Day of Indigenous Peoples: On August 9, Aigine CRC team participated in the online event of the Pawanka Foundation. The…
Weekly overview of Aigine CRC activities
Internal discussion: On June 28, the Aigine CRC team held a discussion on the coordination of texts and visualization of the publication on the traditional…
Closing meetings
Dr. Apela Colorado, founder and head of the World Indigenous Science Network, concluded her regular visit to Kyrgyzstan to meet with representatives of Kyrgyz cultural…

Sacred Geography of Kyrgyzstan

The Sacred Geography of Kyrgyzstan is a representation of both natural and cultural phenomena. This is a network of sacred sites – springs, caves, mountains, mausoleums, lakes, tombs and trees – that people visit as pilgrims. An essential part of any pilgrimage practice is performance of rituals and ceremonies, which turns territories covered by sacred sites into a ritualized land.

Our mission

Aigine Cultural Research Center (CRC) (which means “lucid”, “definite”) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in May 2004 at the initiative of Gulnara Aitpaeva, Doctor of Philology, with the participation of Aida Alymbaeva and Mukaram Toktogulova, Candidate of Philology.

Aigine CRC works in the field of traditional knowledge, education and social science. The center conducts spiritual, educational and scientific activities based on external grants and self-financing. These activities are directed at preserving, developing and integrating traditional wisdom with contemporary life. Aigine CRC aims to incorporate the positive potential of traditional wisdom in decision-making at all levels of public and political life.

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