The Spiritual Traveler

Author: Beebe Bahrami
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9781587680472
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An exploration of Spain's many sacred sites and pilgrim routes, in the context of the land¿s deepest past to its most immediate present.

The Spiritual Traveler

Author: Martin Palmer
Publisher: Hidden Spring
ISBN: 9781587680021
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Here is a unique guide book that takes us on a journey across the rural and urban landscapes of Britain, and helps us to discover and explore a multitude of sacred sites: ancient stone circles and tombs, Christian and pre-Christian shrines, medieval synagogues, small country churches and much more.

Caf Oc

Author: Beebe Bahrami
Publisher: Shanti Arts Publishing
ISBN: 1941830404
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Writer, anthropologist, and self-professing nomad Beebe Bahrami knows that walking and exploring are paramount to her sense of connection to the earth. One of her explorations took her to a small fishing village in northwestern Spain and a much-anticipated chance to walk once again but on new tributaries the pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago. But it was a side trip to Sarlat in southwestern France, a place called "the Frenchman's paradise" by author Henry Miller, that unexpectedly gave Bahrami much to explore and enjoy as the region worked its way into the author's heart. A travel narrative and memoir, Café Oc will delight readers with its tantalizing descriptions of French foods and wines, walks through the countryside, visits to the prehistoric painted and engraved caves, and the warm and welcoming people in the Dordogne region of France. It will also take them along a path of serendipity and magic, and a meditation into how we are pulled by the desire for home. Accompanied by photographs taken by the author, Café Oc is also a pictorial record of places, people, and events. Over time and several lengthy visits, Bahrami found a surprising desire to settle down, to leave her "tent poles anchored in place to that precious earth."

The Camino Made Easy Reflections of a Parador Pilgrim

Author: Olivia Pittet
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480863483
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Camino Made Easy: Reflections of a Parador Pilgrim relates three fascinating, culturally rich journeys on the Way of St. James, or the Camino, through Spain and Portugal to Santiago de Compostela. This personal, practical, and informational story testifies to the advantages of doing the Camino on a walking tour, while offering fresh perspectives on this long-distance medieval pilgrimage route for pilgrims and tourists alike. Olivia Pittet describes stunningly varied landscapes, including the Basque country, the Rioja wine region, and Celtic Galicia, as well as the World Heritage cities of Burgos, León, and Santiago, while gradually unfolding the Camino’s extraordinary cultural legacy and religious history, its present-day relevance, and its enduring appeal. She recalls what it was like to walk over one hundred miles on each journey, interweaving her Chaucer-style interactions with her fellow pilgrims, her love of landscape, and her special interest as a former medievalist in the Camino’s literature and legends. Olivia also interjects her own tale, tracing her unexpected spiritual journey from its initial stumbling blocks to a developing sense of pilgrimage the closer she came to Santiago, where there are as many answers waiting to be found as there are ways of walking the Camino. Beautifully written and deeply felt, this rich fusion of pilgrimage and personal narrative, landscape and cultural legacy, literature and legend vibrantly re-creates the Camino anew.

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2010

Author: Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 193236174X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since publishing the original edition of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been the recognized leader in women's travel literature. The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 is the sixth book in an annual series that presents stimulating, inspiring, and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves. The common threads connecting these stories are a woman's perspective and fresh, compelling storytelling to make the reader laugh, weep, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn't. In The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 readers will discover the hidden magic of Flamenco in Spain, walk the night and its terrors in Benin, have an excellent last day in Costa Rica, poke their way into the psyche of a security agent in Kabul, learn something new about death and Mexico in San Miguel de Allende, travel the darker side of the Hawaiian fantasy, draw a map of Argentinian tango, meet the best people in the world in Zimbabwe...and much more.

Sacred Places

Author: Brad Olsen
Publisher: CCC Publishing
ISBN: 9781888729023
Format: PDF
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A travel guide to the world's most sacred locales offers travel tips and detailed maps to the Great Pyramid, Easter Island, the Himalayas, Ayers Rock, Chaco Canyon, Jericho, Delphi, Stonehenge, and Mayan ruins, among other sites of spiritual importance. Original.

Moon Camino de Santiago

Author: Beebe Bahrami
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 9781640493285
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Over 1,200 years old, 500 miles long, and rich with tradition and sacred history: Embark on the trip of a lifetime with Moon Camino de Santiago. Inside you'll find: Strategic trekking guides for walking the Camino, including where to start to get the compostela certificate, and excursions to gateway cities like Santiago, Léon, and Pamplona Unique ideas for enriching your experience: Admire folkloric art and Romanesque churches, and stroll through the stone archways and winding alleys of medieval cities. Soak up the mountain views as you cross over the Pyrenees and descend into misty green valleys. See the archaeological site where Europe's oldest humans were uncovered, and breathe in the salty ocean air as you finish your journey at the shores of the Atlantic Savor the local flavors: Enjoy authentic jamón Serrano, tapas, and Galician wine, and find out where to grab fresh cheese and bread for a picnic lunch The best detours, festivals, and villages along the way: Linger in Estella, witness the running of the bulls in Pamplona, visit the monastery in Nájera, or sip wine in Cacabelos Essential planning information on when to go, how to get there, where to eat, and where to stay, from pilgrim dorms to private hotels, plus tips on hazards, precautions, and gear Valuable insight on the history and context of the pilgrimage from expert Beebe Bahrami, who has walked the Camino many times since 1995 Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout, plus a handy fold-out map of the entire route Thorough background information on the sacred sites and history of the Camino, as well as the landscape, culture, and local etiquette Handy tools including Spanish and French phrasebooks, visa information, volunteer opportunities, and tips for seniors, women traveling alone, religious and secular travelers, and LGBTQ+ travelers Embark on your transformative journey with Moon Camino de Santiago's expert insight, unique suggestions, and practical advice.

The Pilgrim Journey

Author: James Harpur
Publisher: Bluebridge
ISBN: 9781629190006
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Pilgrim Journey tells the story of pilgrimage in the Western world over the course of two millennia: how pilgrimage was born and grew in antiquity, how it blossomed in the Middle Ages, how it faltered over subsequent centuries only to reemerge stronger than before in modern times. From the legendary journey of the Magi all the way to pilgrimages in the Americas--Chimayó in New Mexico, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Canada--the book describes the pilgrim routes and sacred destinations, the pilgrims, the many hazards of travel, and the spiritual motivations and rewards. At its heart, pilgrimage is a transformative journey through which the traveler is seeking to fulfil a strong spiritual desire, such as a strengthening of faith (e.g. at Rome, Santiago, and Canterbury), a physical cure (e.g. at Lourdes in France and Knock in Ireland), or spiritual and emotional healing (e.g. at Glastonbury, Walsingham, and Iona in Britain). There are other reasons for going on a pilgrimage, but the two crucial elements are the journey itself and the hope to experience a profound transformation--spiritually, emotionally, or bodily. The Pilgrim Journey also puts Western pilgrimage into a global context by outlining the practice of sacred journeys in prehistoric and ancient times--including Greece and Rome--as well as in some of the major religions of the world, namely Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Shinto. In prehistoric Europe, megalithic monuments such as Stonehenge and sacred sites featuring mountains and springs might have been pilgrimage destinations. And in antiquity, the healing sanctuary of Epidaurus and the oracle of Delphi would have been sacred destinations. Pilgrimage in the Western world is more popular now than at any time since the Middle Ages. Paths, tracks, bridleways and roads once again hum to the feet of pilgrims on the move who seek out grand cathedrals, roadside chapels, ruined abbeys, mountain shrines, sacred wells, and holy islands. Some sanctuaries, such as Santiago de Compostela in Spain and Croagh Patrick in Ireland, are frequented as much for the journey they demand of their visitors as for the ancient, spiritual aura they radiate. Some, such as the cathedrals of Canterbury in England, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré in Canada combine inspirational foundation stories with magnificent architecture; while others, such as Lourdes in France and Chimayó in New Mexico, are witnesses to the continuing power of the spirit. Pilgrimage has been a path leading to the spiritual heart of the Western world seemingly forever. The Pilgrim Journey is both the riveting chronicle of innumerable pilgrims past and present traveling across mountains and plains, through thick woods and open fields in the hopes of finding heaven on earth, and a concise guide for today’s spiritual travelers seeking the sacred in the everyday.

Sacred Places Europe

Author: Brad Olsen
Publisher: CCC Publishing
ISBN: 9781888729122
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Combining current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, this travel guide brings both lesser-known and famous European spiritual locales into perspective by explaining the significance of each sacred site. The cultural relevance, history, and spirituality of each site—including Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Mont Saint Michel, Pompeii, and Saint Peter’s Basilica—are explained, creating a moving and artistic travel experience. Each destination—with selections spanning more than 15 countries throughout Europe—is accompanied by easy-to-follow maps and directions.

The Christian Travelers Guide to Italy

Author: David Bershad
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310315751
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Christian Travelers Guides deal directly with what even the best general travel guides only touch on: Christianity’s enormous influence on Europe--and, through its history and culture, Europe’s influence on Christianity. This unique series guides you on a pilgrimage to the heart of our Christian heritage. Saints and secularists, martyrs and kings, castles and cathedrals, public squares and rolling hillsides, great works of art, literature, and architecture: The legacy of the Christian faith takes on immediacy and impact as you see firsthand the places where believers through the centuries lived and died, shaping our world with their faith. In rich detail and depth, The Christian Travelers Guide to Italy describes the history, literature, music, art, and architecture of Italy. Nearly 50 Christian Heritage Sites, with fascinating information on different places to visit List of "Top 10 Christian Sites in Italy" Insights for enjoying your visits to Italian churches and cathedrals Sidebars featuring mini-biographies of key historical figures and short essays on great works of art Glossary of religious terms Access The Christian Travelers Guides Website at http://www.christian-travelers-guides.com