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Posts Tagged ‘modern pilgrimmages’

May
2011
8
On the

On the “30th anniversary of AIDS”

7 nights in tents, 3,000 cyclists + 500 miles. The 10th annual AIDS ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles made octagon-fighters look like wimps DAVID RICKEY — As we marked the “30th anniversary of AIDS,” we acknowledged that many people on this cycling marathon at one time were fighting for their lives. I suddenly ...
Feb
2011
9
Serenity in a blizzard

Serenity in a blizzard

How I survived a near-death road trip with my hillbilly Zen Master BY AUGUST TURAK – I was 21 years old. And for the first and only time in my life, I was sure I was about to die. I was in the passenger seat of my 1963 day-glo green Ford Econoline van with a ...
Jan
2011
10
Peak experience: Empty and loving it

Peak experience: Empty and loving it

After years of yoga, meditation and an exhaustive soul search, “I” turned out to be the void  left when the rest of me was chiseled away BY LAURA KATLEMAN-PRUE – As far back as I can remember, I wanted my life to mean something important. I intuited that life was a precious gift, but I ...
Oct
2010
1
Can a whole country be a spiritual guide?

Can a whole country be a spiritual guide?

An Australian tour operator in her adopted homeland of Egypt discovers how ‘place’ is the driving force of her life purpose GUEST COLUMN BY KERRIE GUY — We all have experienced mystical places and spaces. For some, it’s a pilgrimage across northern Spain. For others, it might be Cabo or other tropical escapes. For me, ...
Apr
2010
9
Name the most spiritual city in America

Name the most spiritual city in America

Most of the gurus and guides on Soul’s Code would answer that spirituality is an unmeasurable quality. But  a regional economist would answer the above question with two words: Ojai, California BY PAUL KAIHLA — Ojai, CA is to spirituality what Silicon Valley is to technology. Due east and a 40-minute hop inland from Santa ...
Feb
2010
11

If this is Saturday, it must be St. Patrick’s Day

The sacred day of the Irish Saint Patrick is actually on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 but Americans of Irish and non-Celtic origin are already going holy-roller BY BRIAN CAULFIELD — In the United States many of us will get quite drunk as St. Patrick’s day rolls around once more. But on the last Sunday in ...
Nov
2009
24
When in Rome: My Thanksgiving Pilgrimage

When in Rome: My Thanksgiving Pilgrimage

“At that moment, language, distance and time were transcended. Where the sacred brings the past and present together is the point at which each experienced traveler knows that any one of us is open to meeting the next person.” BY KOHL GLAU — When traveling abroad, I strive not to be just another tourist, either ...
Sep
2007
16

Camino de Santiago pilgrimmage

The trail had lots of hikers but few pilgrims PhyllistheAuthor — Two friends have asked my Baptist husband if after the pilgrimage, he is going to become a Roman Catholic. How much these people missed the point of the Camino. It was not a religious exercise like kissing the hem of the Pope’s robe. It ...
Sep
2007
9

Camino Reflection #11

In response to our pilgrimage, one person asked how could anyone believe in a God who let babies die. Implicit in the question is the belief that death is bad. And it does seem so to those who are left bereft. Yet it may be the greatest good for those who die. For the innocents ...
Sep
2007
6

Parataxic distortion

PhyllistheAuthor— Have you ever noticed how when you buy something like a new car you suddenly see that make of car everywhere? Psychologists call the phenomenon parataxic distortion. Since our journey along the Camino de Santiago to Compostela, Spain, we see scallop shells—traditional symbol of the pilgrimage—everywhere. Even Coquilles St....