Mistercliff's Blog Posts Tagged 'pilgrimage' (3)

Route reconsideration

For my upcoming atheist pilgrimage I've been thinking more and more about walking the camino instead of biking it. I don't have a singular reason for this, but it just seems more in the spirit of a pilgrimage if it is by foot. I think that walking the road will give me a greater relationship with the elements around me as opposed to the contraption I would be riding.

Of course changing my mode also requires other considerations. I was looking at doing the Arles route in southern…

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Added by mistercliff on September 27, 2011 at 11:42pm — 1 Comment

Introducing the Camino



So I’ve already announced my decision to take a pilgrimage in Spain and France, but what exactly is the

trail? Expect heavy plagiarism from Wikipedia...


The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of Saint James, is an ancient trail from various

starting points around Europe to Northwestern Spain. Like most of

Christianity, the trail began pagan and…
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Added by mistercliff on September 6, 2011 at 1:46am — No Comments

A short post on recommended books

I have not read it yet, but fellow freethinking pilgrim Sam Harris has recommended a book on Buddhism, saying:

"Buddhist doctrines about meditation, compassion, and well-being have begun to greatly enrich the scientific study of the human mind--but we have long needed a careful analysis of the philosophical merits of these ideas. In The Bodhisattva's Brain, Flanagan has delivered it in fine style. This is an unusually wise and useful book." --Sam…
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Added by mistercliff on September 1, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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