There is no country, no civilization where religion hasn’t left its visible and beautiful traces. It's Egyptian pyramids and sphinxes storing the former grandeur, Gothic cathedrals of Europe, Armenian monasteries and cross-stones, many kilometers of stunning Indian “images” of American deserts, dainty Chinese painting, amazing Japanese art of ikebana and the shapes of rock gardens and, finally, the significant part of world literature, music, dance, art. Plunging into sacred traditions and legends, strange rituals and customs, you can, together with the Radio Vem, penetrate the arches of the majestic temples, be in the ancient shrines of different nations and under the shadows of sacred trees, find out what religion they practice, what kind of life they live, how they perceive the world and themselves, what and how they
In order to attract the attention of the gods, members of the Mayan tribe long fasted, sometimes for three years, and did not consume meat, salt, pepper, and the hot spice Mexican chili. Sexual abstinence was also encouraged. However, most of these prohibitions concerned the priests. Other members of the tribe had much freedom, but under the influence of the priests, they also sought to follow the methods that caused the mercy of the gods.