Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler

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Walk on six journeys to sacred shrines, temples, or other holy sites visited annually by hundreds of millions of pilgrims.
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Lourdes
    December 16 2014
    54min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Soldiers from around the world journey to Lourdes seeking healing and unity.
  2. 2. Shikoku
    December 16 2014
    54min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    For hundreds of years, a 750-mile pilgrimage route has circled the mountainous island of Shikoku.
  3. 3. Jerusalem
    December 23 2014
    54min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jewish and Christian pilgrims visit Israel. The Jesus Trail, Sukkot and more are showcased.
  4. 4. Hajj
    December 23 2014
    54min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Millions of pilgrims gather outside the city of Mecca for the annual five-day pilgrimage.
  5. 5. Kumbh Mela
    December 30 2014
    54min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Kumbh Mela, the Hindu festival when pilgrims bathe where two sacred rivers meet, is explored.
  6. 6. Osun-Osogbo
    December 30 2014
    54min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    African-American pilgrims attend an annual festival in honor of the Yoruba goddess Osun in Nigeria.

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Leo Eaton
Season year
2014
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PBS
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JeanneReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2015
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It is possible.
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I found these journeys inspirational, especially the one on Lourdes with the soldiers seeking freedom from pain and post traumatic stress syndrome. This place is sacred and heals on multiple levels. It means so much to mean because a friend who had picked out her funeral dress and coffin, went to visit the shrine of Medujoria in Yugoslavia with her children, planning to die and came back healed from stage 4 cancer. She gave us buttons at the Unity Breast Cancer Support group fully alive and recovered.

Miracles occur in many ways and in many faiths and cultures. I am glad to know of miracles and faith in other religions and how we are knit together by a Divine Loving Energy.
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Karlie LaumerReviewed in the United States on November 2, 2017
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Beautiful series
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This series really was lovely to see. The series showed six different Pilgrimages from around the world, seen through the eyes of American practioners of each faith.

There were moments I cried, laughed, felt completely in tune with the ancients of the Planet. I learned a lot from the series.

History is important. Knowing who you are within that history is far more difficult to realize, but this series certainly made me think. I would love to see more, as there are far more than six sacred pilgrimages across the world.
Robert GibbsReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2015
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their approach is more like a tour guide than
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While trying to be "inclusive" or maybe "apolitical" (I suppose) the Jerusalem segment seems to want to blur the boundaries between faith groups in Jerusalem--like we're all on the same pilgrimage! This is not done in the extreme, because some very authentic testimonies of Jews and Christians are presented, but there are other places where it appears that we're all headed the same direction when we emphatically are not. The photography is sublime! Some of the resource persons on camera are not up to the task; their approach is more like a tour guide than, say, a seminary professor (I've had some amazingly well informed tour guides, but these weren't in their class). As in any show of this type, the burden is really on the host, and Mr. Feiler may be on an epic personal pilgrimage, there are other reasons for taking "sacred journeys" than your own quest. Some go on a pilgrimage to celebrate their faith more than to seek it. The celebrators were under-represented.
C. BaronReviewed in the United States on December 17, 2016
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A Great Intro to My Shikoku Trip
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I watched the segment on the Shikoku Pilgrimage as an introduction to a bicycle tour of the island. The interviews with various pilgrims were interesting, as was the variety of ways and reasons people undertake this journey. See for yourself!
Louise M. LePageReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2015
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Walk in their shoes.
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What a beautiful way to explore the celebration of human kind and their religious traditions. One could "feel" the spirit of love that came with each one.
This mini series expanded my horizons. Thank you. I want to see more of these programs.
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PJReviewed in the United States on August 23, 2015
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Amazing journey for the those involved
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Amazing journey for the those involved. I recommend viewing the Sacred Journeys it will make you look at life differently when you see the faces of the people and understand they are seeking to be healed for every problem imagineable.
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Lynn ChalacheReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2017
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and would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in expanding their awareness ...
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I have watched these many times!. So much thoughtful insight into the different religions. I get something new from them every time, and would highly recommend to anyone who is interested in expanding their awareness on how different people worship their own God. Just a great series.
S. MorrisonReviewed in the United States on September 25, 2015
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The Other Meaning of Lourdes
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The "Wounded Warrier" pilgrimage to Lourdes gave me a new spiritual perspective on the shrine. Previously all I had been able to see was the commercialism and the lavish, but gaudy, church. The site would do well to heed Pope Francis' words!
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