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  1. Aspi

    Is the camino a ritual for all spanish people?

    . - Until the 90's the pilgrimage was a "lost ritual" for most of european people - spaniards included-. - It's difficult to find a common "ritual" for all the iberian penninsula: the traditional cultures were more local (valleys, provinces and regions). Of course things like Catholicism...
  2. Aspi

    Baptized in Spain

    A good place to be baptizaded, misterious and tranquile: between Irache and Los Arcos, close to Villamayor de Monjardin, in Navarre
  3. Aspi

    Baptized in Spain

    Beautifull idea. This tread of 2014 has some good solutions Baptized on the Camino Thread starterJordan Jones Start dateJan 4, 2014
  4. Aspi

    Resonance

    . Of course, I agree with you about "not buy the materialistic game". I wrote "almost imposible" with my mind on the cacophony and speed of the urban life... For H.Rosa (or for Jung) the speed is specially dangerous, and that's why the slow walking becomes so pertinent: mind, body...
  5. Aspi

    Resonance

    . Two summers ago I walked from Roncesvalles to Rome (well, from LePuy en Velay to St Michel de Maurienne I took the Blablacar service). The pilgrimage was a wonderful box for my interiority to resonate in that open space of the European noon. I remember going through the Aubrac plateau...
  6. Aspi

    The Fifteenth Letter of the Spanish Alphabet

    . The University of Seattle has a very active department of Sephardic culture - a lot of jews from Salonica went to USA around IIWW. The sephardic diaspora was also important in Netherlands (Spinoza...), England (Montefiore, Mendoza...) or Italy (the Bible of Ferrara...). There are beautifull...
  7. Aspi

    Chickpea stew and the Spanish Inquisition

    The complete "cocido madrileño" uses beef, chicken, pork's bacon and chorizo and morcilla ( well, and the bones of all those poor animals)... and all them are called "los sacramentos"
  8. Aspi

    Chickpea stew and the Spanish Inquisition

    As I watch the video it seems that the recipee is very close to the "cocido madrileño", the most popular meal in Madrid until today. In north Spain - I´m from basque country - traditionally the chickpea was less usual and was used as a special "cocido"s of Sunday. Clearly judeo.arabic are the...
  9. Aspi

    The Fifteenth Letter of the Spanish Alphabet

    . Alfonso X´s intelectuals marked the first Spanish standar on grammar and ortography in order to transform this "popular" Latin dialect in a cultivaded language with wich write books, administrative papers, etc. It was the XIII century. (It´s said that the Jewish writers in the court preferred...
  10. Aspi

    The Fifteenth Letter of the Spanish Alphabet

    About the ladino in Thesalonica, Greece, before the II world war
  11. Aspi

    Leon - 2nd Tier Sights

    Probably you'll know that Don Quixote the novel is a complex work with a lot of different tales inside. One of them is "la historia del cautivo" and starts in Chapter XXXIX: the main character says then: "En un lugar de las montañas de Leon tuvo principio mi linaje....". It's a beautifull...
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