Author: Dr. Holly Walters, a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, United States. Her work focuses on religious experience and ritual practice in South Asia. Her current research addresses issues of political practice and ritual mobility in the high Himalayas of Mustang, Nepal among Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims who venerate sacred ammonite fossils, called Shaligrams. Holly is a regular contributor to TFS. Find more about Dr. Walters’ work on Shaligrams and especially her latest book release on her blog, Peregrination.
Letters from Pestilence
The last door-to-door evangelists who appeared on my porch prior to the COVID-19 pandemic were Seventh-Day Adventists. And, as is relatively standard for their mission, I was left with a question-and-answer pamphlet called “Our Day in the Light: Certainty for the Future” that was designed for me to fill out prior to our next meeting,