Pilgrims’ Steps

A Search for Spain’s Santiago and an Examination of his Way

by Robert Hodum



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/13/2012

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781475940145
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781475940121
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781475940138

About the Book

The Way embodies the fulfillment of a pilgrimage route tied to sacred terrain shared by prehistoric man, ancient Bronze Age peoples, early Christians, pilgrims of the Middle Ages, and today’s faithful.

To do pilgrimage to Compostela is to be part of all of this. The Way’s valleys and hills, tree enshrouded paths and streams continue to connect humanity with the celestial divide and return us to ourselves as we find place in the fulfillment here on Earth.

Santiago’s sacred route takes humanity to a threshold veiled by a mosaic of lore and myth. It invites us to a more intimate solidarity with our past, and with ourselves. The waters of his mountain streams and verdant hillocks dispel the disquiet of our world, whispering to us that we are finally home.

About the Author

Robert Hodum attended Stony Brook University in New York and University of Bolivariana and the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Columbia. He completed his graduate work at Stony Brook University, specializing in Latin American history and Ibero-American culture and civilization. The author walked St. James’ pilgrimage route in 2007. He is the author of Conversations on La Playa: A Gringo’s Tales of Medellin. Hodum lives in Port Jefferson, New York.