Circumambulation


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Circumambulation

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

To circumambulate is to move clockwise around a ritual circle. Normally the casting of the circle (see Circle) is always done deosil, first with the sword or athamé,

then with salted water and finally with the censer. In many Wiccan traditions, the coven members may only move clockwise (deosil), never counterclockwise (widdershins). In other covens, there is freedom of movement in both directions.

Circumambulation is also known as the "holy round" and the "sunwise turn" and is not exclusive to Witchcraft. Such movement is recognized by various groups as magical, bringing good luck, protection, and protracted life.

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The center of "Circumambulation" was another staged reflection on the mediation of violent imagery: a seventy-two-minute high-definition video projection titled Sugar Water, 2006--its title a reference to Henri Bergson's example of sugar dissolving, which the philosopher used to illustrate his categorical division between space and duration.
Pilgrims come from all over Tibet to take part in the annual koro--a 12-day, 200-kilometre circumambulation of the sacred peak.
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The Minister commended, after his meeting with Chairman of the Board of Directors of Circumambulation Foundation for Pilgrims of the Arabian Countries Eng.
This sped-up video footage, that has been shared on social media, shows how teams of cleaners enter the Mataf (the circumambulation area around the Kaaba), while a line of security stop the pilgrims entering the area which is being cleaned with a long line of rope.
Manama: In the second suicide case in one week at the Grand Mosque (Haram Mosque) in Makkah, a Bangladeshi man threw himself to death from the first floor into the Kaaba circumambulation area where worshippers were circling the sacred edifice or waiting for prayers.
ISLAMABAD -- The Carpet Cleaning and Sterilization Administration (CCSA) at the Grand Mosque has achieved a new record time of 9 minutes and 47 seconds in cleaning the Mataf (circumambulation area around the Holy Kaabah) after Maghrib prayer of the 27th night of Ramadan.
ISLAMABAD:The Mataf (the circumambulation area around the Kaaba) area will be reserved for Umrah pilgrims during the holy month of Ramadan, according to the directives of Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who is also the Chairman of the Central Haj Committee and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
ISLAMABAD -- The Mataf (the circumambulation area around the Kaaba) area will be reserved for Umrah pilgrims during the holy month of Ramadan, according to the directives of Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, who is also the Chairman of the Central Haj Committee and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
Makkah's Grand Mosque expansion project is on schedule, with final touches being applied to the bottom floor of the "mataf" (area for circumambulation around the Kba), according to local media reports.
After the stoning, pilgrims performed the final tawaf, or circumambulation, of the Kba in the middle of the Grand Mosque, Islam s most important shrine, in the Holy City of Mecca.
FAREWELL CIRCUMAMBULATION/MECCA: As Hajj, the holy journey of Muslims ends, pilgrims in Mecca set to perform farewell circumambulation following Satan stoning rite.