Blessed Land of Batken and Folk Knowledge
Касиеттүү Баткен аймагы жана эл билими (original)
Aigine CRC has been publishing books on sacred sites since 2007. The beginning of 2012 was marked by our 5th publication on sacred sites of Batken province. The book is published in the Kyrgyz language. The publication was financed by The Christensen Fund, USA
The book is based on the findings of a one-year research study carried out in the Batken province. The first part of the book contains description, oral history and a list of sacred sites. The book also includes articles closely related to the phenomenon of sacred sites and kyrgyzchylyk such as sacred sites secrets, connection between people and the land, healing capacities of animals and plants, genealogy, etc.
Authors of the articles are poets, writers, scholars, Manas narrators, and sacred site guardians, as well ordinary pilgrims who share their stories and for whom pilgrimage is a significant spiritual act.
The second part of the book contains academic papers by local and international scholars.
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