Call of the Camino : Myths, Legends and Pilgrim Stories on the Way to Santiago de Compostela Paperback
The experiences of an ordinary man on the pilgrim's path are charted in this narrative that walks along the Camino Frances to the shrine of Saint James at Santiago de Compostela and then on to Finisterre, the westernmost point of Spain.
The history of the Camino is recounted, as well as several of the myths, legends, and miracle stories that have become attached-and given special meaning-to this itinerary.
Emphasizing that personal myths are an essential part of this lore, this chronicle also includes stories from the confraternity of the pilgrims, people from all corners of the world who visit this walk for a great diversity of reasons, but all of whom leave having experienced the same miracle-that this pilgrimage will play a defining role in their lives.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, 1 black & white line drawings
- Publisher: Findhorn Press Ltd.
- Publication Date: 23/09/2010
- Category: Mysticism
- ISBN: 9781844095100
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Review by TonyMilner
Part story of his walking the Camino, part recounting of the myths and legends of the Camino, part meditation on the meaning and function of myth, this is a wonderful evocation of the character (and the characters) of the Camino. Anybody who has done the Camino will connect with it rapidly, and for anyone who is planning to do the Camino - or just wants to know more about it, this is the best 'travelogue' I have read on the subject. My only complaint (if it can be called that) is it is too short!