Bulgaria is probably not your idea of a place where New Ageism proliferates. Wrong. Esoteric beliefs, faiths and even churches have existed since the dawn of Christianity in these lands, amalgamating – sometimes overwhelmingly – The Bible, The Quran and various pagan rites and passages. Common sense has never been held in very high esteem here, so belief in the transcendental, the bizarre and the occult has become a natural outlet for people's problems, woes and visions.
There are many locations in Bulgaria that are associated with the esoteric and its practices, but this picture of a shrine in northeastern Bulgaria shows some of the strangest symbols used for religious purposes in this country.
Where in Bulgaria are you?