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A 'One Word' Why?

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RennieArchibald

New Member
I'm in my 5th class of teaching a university course on "Walking Pilgrimage: El Camino de Santiago" and I'm having a blast! We are full at 24 students and deeply entrenched. I broke down my course into 1) introductions/ me/ them/ university and brief overview on how course would unfold 2) the What : defining pilgrimage, in many faiths, many countries, many ways...and narrowing to Christian pilgrimage in Spain ( but not limited to that ) 3) the Where : covering many of the major routes and beyond, leading to Santiago de Compostela, 4) the Who: Santiago, Knights of Templar, Famous benefactors in history, Celebrity walkers, non-celebrity walkers ( a one line characterization of a few of the pilgrims that left a dent on my heart/sparkle on my soul ) ...and a guest speaker pilgrim. 5) this week I cover the How: from guidebooks, to accommodations, gear, travel, food, etc... resources. Every class had powerpoint slides, lecture, and short videos...

And next week is the "Why" . Aside from my personal insights, and some gathered from others in interviews, I'd like to compile a list of single words to match up with a photo in a slide presentation. I've had lovely responses in the past from this forum in my request for photos, shown in my video " Camino Faces, Hearts & Souls " ...Every one of those students were smiling back at you!

Our final class will include wine, Santiago cake, cheeses, breakfast tortilla... we have a shell for each, a hemp bracelet with shell, and a viewing of "The Way"... ( I know, but they requested it )

So, one word of WHY...
Thank you one and all for the help throughout...
Simplicity
 

Galuh

Member
Camino(s) past & future
mei 2016
It reveals when you at the camino, for me is not why but WHEN. I'm still at home waiting the final push since 2015. I'm going everywhere since , climbing the Rinjani (Lombok), Ibiza and other countries, but not the Camino.
 

Tony Murray

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Cycled from León to Santiago (2017)
Interesting idea would love to see the presentation
My one word(s) are:
Absence (the absence of choice--one road/black or white coffee--is a great freedom)
Questions (there are not answers on the Camino only questions)
Time (time to mentally detox, reflect and appreciate)
Ego (the Camino is a great leveller of the ego )
Purpose (walking every day gives your life a purpose)
Fun (despite all the lofty ideals the Camino is great fun)
Fellowship (the people you meet--amazing)
Listening (to the silence in the early morning and the crunch crunch of your feet as you walk)
Blisters (a great topic of conversation and ice-breaker)
Nationality (it does not matter on the Camino--we are all one)
History (you are walking the path of over 1000 years of history, makes you feel insignificant)
Metaphor (the Camino is a great metaphor for life)
Gratitude ( for the fact of having health in my mid-60s to be able to do it for the 4th time)
 

Stivandrer

Perambulating & Curious. Rep stravaiging offender
Camino(s) past & future
I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
Fulfilment

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Walking the whole day, old pals joining up, the perfect meal prepared by a loving cook (Mama).
7+ Nations, all munching..


Food:

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Camino(s) past & future
First one 1977 (by train)... Many since then (by foot)... Next one soon!
I'm in my 5th class of teaching a university course on "Walking Pilgrimage: El Camino de Santiago" .... I broke down my course into .... Celebrity walkers, non-celebrity walkers ( a one line characterization of a few of the pilgrims that left a dent on my heart/sparkle on my soul ) ...and a guest speaker pilgrim.
Can't help myself: just who is it that rates inclusion on your list of "celebrity walkers"?
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF
Can't help myself: just who is it that rates inclusion on your list of "celebrity walkers"?
The term "celebrity" meaning people others would recognize outside of a camino context... Kings, Queens, Writers, Saints, Screen Stars, Political leaders....Not exactly any 'rating' for inclusion, just interesting...a broad view of 'people' on the camino.
 

Anthony18

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
I'm in my 5th class of teaching a university course on "Walking Pilgrimage: El Camino de Santiago" and I'm having a blast! We are full at 24 students and deeply entrenched. I broke down my course into 1) introductions/ me/ them/ university and brief overview on how course would unfold 2) the What : defining pilgrimage, in many faiths, many countries, many ways...and narrowing to Christian pilgrimage in Spain ( but not limited to that ) 3) the Where : covering many of the major routes and beyond, leading to Santiago de Compostela, 4) the Who: Santiago, Knights of Templar, Famous benefactors in history, Celebrity walkers, non-celebrity walkers ( a one line characterization of a few of the pilgrims that left a dent on my heart/sparkle on my soul ) ...and a guest speaker pilgrim. 5) this week I cover the How: from guidebooks, to accommodations, gear, travel, food, etc... resources. Every class had powerpoint slides, lecture, and short videos...

And next week is the "Why" . Aside from my personal insights, and some gathered from others in interviews, I'd like to compile a list of single words to match up with a photo in a slide presentation. I've had lovely responses in the past from this forum in my request for photos, shown in my video " Camino Faces, Hearts & Souls " ...Every one of those students were smiling back at you!

Our final class will include wine, Santiago cake, cheeses, breakfast tortilla... we have a shell for each, a hemp bracelet with shell, and a viewing of "The Way"... ( I know, but they requested it )

So, one word of WHY...
Thank you one and all for the help throughout...
My one word of "WHY"...healing. praying cruz de ferro.jpg
Sounds like an amazing class. Wish I could be a part of it!! Feel free to share my videos with your students. My channel is not monetized. I just enjoy recording my travels. Buen camino!
My Way - Camino de Santiago
El Camino de Santiago: A mi manera
Camino de Santiago-(more highlights) No. 3
Camino de Santiago No. 4
 

KJFSophie

My Way, With Joy !
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco(2017) Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(2019) CF
Yes - where is this course?
My course was offered at the local university. It was a 6 week ( 2 hours per week ) introduction to the Camino offered as a non-credit course. It was a huge success! I was blessed with a wonderfully full class of 25, very interested and interesting older adults who attended every single class and lingered afterwards for more questions. In that class were committee members from the university auditing my class for content and merit with hopes it will be approved for a full-time, full credit humanities class to college students. I have since been invited back to present the full course again in the fall and will also plan a one day workshop on the Camino Ingles & Portuguese for those who have previously attended the last course.
We were so fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to attend every class before any threat of virus closed down the world. Many have written since stating they have been keeping busy with researching and planning a camino dream for the future!
Fingers crossed that the curriculum committee resumes at some point and approves my course ( looking forward to expanding it further and developing a grade requirement )
 

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