Pilgrimage as Metaphor

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The Camino

Caroline Myss posted a video on Facebook this morning. In it she discussed her observations about the Camino de Santiago. The salient point she made was that stepping off the path, you returned to the ordinary world, and when you stepped back on it, everyone knew where they were headed and helped each other achieve their goal.

It’s not the first time I’ve seen something of the Way: Shirley MacLaine wrote about her journey in her book The Camino; Paulo Coelho wrote a novel called The Pilgrimage. Two different stories, one destination. That’s the metaphor.

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In truth, we are each on our own pilgrimage. Our way isn’t the only way, but that doesn’t matter because the exercise is to follow where others have trod, and experience it for ourselves. It’s the same for Muslims doing the Hajj to Mecca: they are meant to experience the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.

The Fool

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Is this where we have seen the Pilgrim before? I would say so…

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About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to cdsmiller17@gmail.com
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