Sacred mountains seem to pop up everywhere.
We find them across cultures, from Japan’s Three Holy Mountains to high altitude Inca sacrifices in Peru, and the pilgrim circuit around Tibet’s Mount Kailash.
These geographical features feel closer to the gods. Physical border zones between the sacred and profane.
That’s what we’re talking about today.
I’m joined by Jeremy Bassetti, host of the popular Travel Writing World podcast and author of the upcoming photo book The Hill of the Skull, about a strange religious pilgrimage in an off-the-track corner of Bolivia.
We spoke about sacred mountains, liminal spaces, and suffering as the root cause of hope.