"The prose, therefore, works as part of the methodology, that is, as part of the overall aim to illuminate a site (sacredness) where the various calls that solicit subjectivity – the overlapping echoes and the infinite silence – can potentially be heard. The writing aims to help the reader sense the ‘something there’ that cannot be seen; to illustrate what Harrison calls a present non-presence; a presence that presents itself as an absence, a nagging question, a distant calling whose contours remain wholly obscure. Like other experimental approaches to writing in the discipline, the writing is not intended to seem whimsical, fanciful or to be ‘experimental’ for experimentalism’s sake. The central point is to create a space for listening. To give voice to a call that, by definition, must remain silent."
Mitch Rose, “Pilgrims: An Ethnography of Sacredness”