Welcome to El Camino that
leads from the foothills of the Pyrenees in France to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia – a
distance of 791 km (490 miles). During the past ten years the Camino
has witnessed an amazing revival to regain its place as the most
popular Christian pilgrim route in the world – but this is
no modern fad for this ancient path has been transforming lives
for more than ten centuries. In recognition of, “The testimony
to the power of faith and the 1,800 buildings of great historic
interest that lie along its path” it was proclaimed the first
European Cultural Itinerary in 1987 and inscribed as a World Heritage
Site by UNESCO in 1993.
St. Jean Pied de Port
to Santiago de Compostela
by John Brierley
288 pages paperback in full colour including *Overview route planner *33 daily stage
maps showing optional routes *33 Contour
guides *List of pilgrim hostels and alternative accommodation *14 Town plans *Practical notes on preparation including *Equipment and clothing checklist *Dictionary with basic pilgrim phrases *Historical notes and places of
special interest. In addition to the physical route there
are pointers to the *Mystical path with *Inspirational
quotations space for *Personal reflections and a *Self-assessment questionnaire to help
prepare for the inner journey. All this designed to fit easily
into your pocket. The guide is now smaller than previous editions and designed to fit easily into your pocket measuring only 12 cm x 19 cm and weighing a mere 287 grams.
First published as A Pilgrim's Guide to Camino de Santiago in 2003 these popular guides are regularly updated. Order the latest edition from publisher Findhorn
Press (Online orders benefit from a 20% discount.) or from your local bookshop.
See sample page and photo gallery
Walked by millions over the millennia the Camino de Santiago represents
a major force for spiritual renewal and transformation. In the spaciousness
of the Landscape Temple we walk through we become open and receptive
to the wisdom that is in us and around us. When we step beyond the
habitual judgments and expectations that confine us, we become ready
to expand, to change and to grow. With an appreciation for what
the path shows us, the growing becomes joyful adventure.
There are thousands of long distance pathways we can walk but only
the Camino has achieved world recognition for its historical and
spiritual significance and, inevitably, such accolades bring greater
numbers wishing to experience its healing potential. Although numbers
have increased tenfold during the past ten years, this is still
less than half the estimated pilgrims that walked the Camino each
year during the medieval period. Perhaps now is your time?
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