On/File: A Continuing Record of People, Groups, Movements, and Events Impacting Contemporary Religion

The Bosnian Pyramids in the village of Voskia in Bosnia have become a prominent New Age pilgrimage site. The formation is part of a series of pyramid-shaped mountains and tunnels in central Bosnia and Herzegovina that have long been a center of nationalist pride. Under the administration of Semir Osmanagic, a Bosnian-American businessman, what he calls the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon was increasingly portrayed as mystical structures that were created by an ancient civilization. In opposition to mainstream archeologists, who see the pyramids and tunnels as being a natural formation and part of mineshaft from the Middle Ages, Osmanagic holds to an alternative science that sees the pyramids as emanating electromagnetic energy that have healing powers. The pyramids have become increasingly popular with spiritual tourists as sites of meditation and healing, something that Osmanagic has commodified in the form of tours, lectures, media, books, and other merchandise. (Source: Nova Religio, May 2020)