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The Way of the Traveler: Making Every Trip a Journey of Self-Discovery  by Joseph Dispenza,  ©1999, John Muir Publications.

Joseph Dispenza begins this book with these words, “All travel is inner travel.”  The rest of this wise book is simply an exploration of those words. In ways practical, mystical and inspirational the author challenges our modern notions of vacation time and gives us thoughtful alternatives. Joseph Dispenza has studied spirituality firsthand, living eight years as a monk---one of those years in total silence. He is the author of eleven other books and numerous articles on spirituality.

The Archetype of Pilgrimage: Outer Action With Inner Meaning by Jean Dalby Clift and Wallace B. Clift, ©1992, Paulist Press.

Well-respected theologians and counselors, Jean and Wallace Clift bring a wealth of personal pilgrimage experience to their writing. Infused with the insights of Carl Jung, each chapter begins with a personal vignette followed by an exploration of an aspect of  pilgrimage. Their topics include: the longing for a pilgrimage, religious and secular expressions of the archetype of pilgrimage, the misuse of pilgrimage, common motifs in dreams, secular and patriotic pilgrimages and the quest for meaning.  If you’re interested in learning how pilgrimage can be understood as “a universal pattern in human experience” and would like to explore the implications of that pattern in your own life, this is the book for you.

Heaven Begins Within You: Wisdom From the Desert Fathers by Anselm Gruen,  ©1999, The Crossroad Publishing Company.

An Illuminated Journeys pilgrimage is designed to help participants discover and respect the longings of their own souls. This little book explores a similar theme. Anselm Gruen, a Benedictine monk, traces early Christian monastic traditions and describes the Desert Fathers and Mothers as true doctors of the soul, making real life experience the basis of their spiritual understanding. Each chapter presents an aspect of this ancient spiritual wisdom and makes it astonishingly relevant for our time. If you are interested in learning more about the foundations of the “inner tradition” of the Christian Faith, this is the book you’ve been looking for.

The Art of Pilgrimage by Phil Cousineau ©1998, Conari Press. 

This is an easy to read, inspirational book. it nurtures the premise that the outer journey reflects the inner journey. The examples range from a prilgrimage to the oldest baseball park in America, to walking the labyrinth, to the art of hiking. If you have an interest in understanding how pilgrimage could reshape your view of life, this is the book for you.



Just Visiting: How Travel Has Enlightened Lives and Viewpoints Throughout History by Karen and George Grant  ©1999, Cumberland House Publishing. 

If you want an enlightened look at how travel has affected the course of Western Civilization, Just Visiting is the book you're looking for. Through insightful reflection on several great cities and great leaders and writers from those cities, the authors weave an inspiring tale of modern travel to the places and people that have impacted our world.


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