Road of Stars to Santiago by Edward F. StantonRoad of Stars to Santiago by Edward F. Stanton

Road of Stars to Santiago

byEdward F. Stanton

Hardcover | May 1, 1994

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Stanton's (Spanish, U. of Kentucky) account of his 30-day pilgrimage by foot across northern Spain, following the route of the ancient Camino de Santiago, apparently in the late 1980s or early 1990s, and the spiritual journey that paralleled it. Lightly illustrated. No index. Annotation copyright Bo
Title:Road of Stars to SantiagoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.36 × 6.41 × 0.95 inPublished:May 1, 1994Publisher:UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KENTUCKY

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ISBN - 10:0813118719

ISBN - 13:9780813118710

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His life was a shambles, he felt exhausted by work, his marriage was foundering. So he prepared a backpack, found a walking staff and departed on a 30-day, 500-mile journey along the Camino de Santiago, the route across northern Spain that has been followed by pilgrims for at least a thousand years. He knew what he was fleeing from, not what he was seeking. The Camino would teach him that and many other things. Walking by day, he slept in pilgrims' hospices at night, in boarding houses, in abandoned schools and churches or under the stars. As he moved forward in space, he seemed to be going backwards into time. He went through country where villages and people have barely changed since the Middle Ages, landscapes that James Michener has called the best in Spain and some of the finest in the world. Although he began his trip alone, Edward F. Stanton soon discovered that pilgrimage means fellowship as well as solitude: his journey coincided with the modern revival of the Camino de Santiago. Along the way he met a Spanish astrologer who taught him to find his own rhy