Thursday, 15 September 2011

Cultic centre

© Godric Godricson

In this blog I'll return to the idea of the cemetery as being a site of special significance for the community and also for individuals.  I will also return to the idea of the monuments for the dead as being 'cultic' centres for the living. Such places are where the living and the dead come together and have a sort of communion. We see the integration of a belief in the saints with the memorial of the dead and an association with living communities. The Maltese  have these shrines all over the place in a positive and happy way. Such places are not gloomy and, instead, they are joyous.

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