Peter travels from the Nepalese Himalayas to the south of India to make sense of the mystery of Indian religions. He finds out about the transmigration of the soul, karma, the pantheon of the gods and the high regard for gurus.
Charismatic vicar Pete Owen Jones takes a year-long journey of epic proportions as he travels the world to explore the shocking, bizarre and often dangerous rituals practised by some of the world's major religions and tribes. Tonight, Jones explores diverse faiths in South Korea, Vietnam, China and Japan.
Pete Owen Jones continues his year-long odyssey with a gruelling journey exploring the spiritual traditions of Africa. His journey begins with the ancient practice of Voodoo in Benin, where he is confronted by ritual practices that contradict his own deeply held religious convictions. Later, he travels to Botswana to meet the San Bushmen, inheritors of the earliest religious faith on earth.
Anglican vicar Peter Owen Jones continues his year-long odyssey with a trip to the Middle East to explore some ancient faiths and unusual rituals. Tonight, Peter attends the Samaritan Passover celebrations on Mount Gerizim, in the West Bank. Later, in Damascus, he visits the grandest mosque in Sunni Islam, the Umayyad Mosque, then heads north to join some whirling dervishes in a house beside a 14th century mosque in Aleppo, Syria.
Peter Owen Jones continues his year-long odyssey with a trip to Latin America. He starts in Mexico at the shrine of Saint Death, a saint much loved by criminals and the down and out. Later in Rio, he visits a nightmarish prison where the prisoners' woes are alleviated by Father Marcos, a charismatic pastor who drives out evil spirits.
In the final episode of the series, Peter Owen Jones embarks on a journey across his home continent, Europe. He finds a series of unexpected and surprising rituals and sects - huge underground New Age temples in Italy, shamans in Norway, and Europe's only Buddhist republic.