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Video John Brierley

Abigail Kelly

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Santiago/Fis/Muxia 2017
A Coruna/Santiago 2017
Portuguese Coastal/Variante Espiritual 2019
Thanks for this and you know as John B said "The C19 virus is a wake up call" My thoughts exactly. I laughed when I heard him talk about people saying "When this is all over and getting back to normal" I hear this from people every day and think hmmm oh dear lol.
I didn't recognise you either Ivar 😅
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francis SJPDP-SDC (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) , Norte 2018
Pilgrim Office 2018, Hospitalero Acebo 2019
What a wonderful blessing it was to finally see and hear the Famous author John Brierley!!
Thank you so much for making this happen Ivar and you did a wonderful job moderating the video discussion!!

Who is next on your "Camino Conversations?"

Ed

PS I know where the front cover picture was taken and I had a Pilgrim friend from Ireland take a picture of me in the middle of the long way.....
 

Katycamino

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances St Jean to Leon Sept 2013; Leon to Santiago May 2014; Santiago to Muxia and Finisterre Sept 2015; Camino Ingles May 2017
So enjoyed this interview. Quite a treat to see and hear the famous man of the camino! Thank you Ivar, a wonderful thing to do in these difficult times.
 

evanscl

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Oct 2016
Thankyou Ivar, a treat to see the person behind our valued guide ( one kept at home for reference, one with the pages ripped out daily). It was like walking with a respected elder mentoring us and we learned a lot from John’s approach to the camino even before we left. He doesn’t disappoint to see him ‘in person’ on you tube , a very thoughtful and reflective offering. I like the mystery of where the photo was taken, and his thoughts on the internal preparation for walking.
 

Jeff Titelius

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (León to Santiago) 2018
I loved this and really enjoyed hearing about the evolution of the what is probably the most popular Camino resource of which most, if not all pilgrims are familiar. Outstanding job, Ivar!!

Is this going to be a new series? Weekly? Monthly? There are so many pilgrims that you could interview.

Keep up the great work and stay safe!!

Jeff
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
I loved this and really enjoyed hearing about the evolution of the what is probably the most popular Camino resource of which most, if not all pilgrims are familiar. Outstanding job, Ivar!!

Is this going to be a new series? Weekly? Monthly? There are so many pilgrims that you could interview.

Keep up the great work and stay safe!!

Jeff
I want to make it a series.. new ones when they are ready... no stress. I will aim for once a 7-14 days... at least now in these virus times when I am home anyway..
 

Jeff Titelius

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (León to Santiago) 2018
I want to make it a series.. new ones when they are ready... no stress. I will aim for once a 7-14 days... at least now in these virus times when I am home anyway..
Fantastic!! We all need something we can look forward to that will life our pilgrim spirits! Thank you!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Cam Frances SJPDP to Santiago ('17): Finisterre ('17); Muxia ('17): Camino Portuguese ('19)
What a lovely way to start my day...watching you, Ivar, connecting with John Brierley! So much of the excitement with any upcoming trip or camino is the anticipation. Thank you John Brierley for your guidance, options for lodging, historical info and sites worthy of consideration. Your books have helped so many to embark on a journey of self discovery, and for others...a journey to leave “self” on the shelf to begin a journey of focusing on others. May there be many more Caminos for you both to explore and the optimum health to do so!
 

Harlan Sager

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2015
Camino Portugal 2016 and on to Finisterre
Thank you for the video. Really great to see the faces behind the great stories of the Camino. And thank you also for allowing the extended articles about caminos and pilgrimages around the world.
 

Baggiegaz

Camino frances June 2017/sept 18 Camino Portugues
Camino(s) past & future
June2017 sept 2018 Camino Portuguese sept 2019
Thank you for the video. Really great to see the faces behind the great stories of the Camino. And thank you also for allowing the extended articles about caminos and pilgrimages around the world.
Superb interview Ivar..made my day. You both look well.
 

Mike Blackard

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF -Sept.-Oct 2018 , CF Aug- Oct 2019
(CF or VdlP summer/fall 2020)
What a wonderful blessing it was to finally see and hear the Famous author John Brierley!!
Thank you so much for making this happen Ivar and you did a wonderful job moderating the video discussion!!

Who is next on your "Camino Conversations?"

Ed

PS I know where the front cover picture was taken and I had a Pilgrim friend from Ireland take a picture of me in the middle of the long way.....
Well come on man! Tell us where. At 70 my memory is starting to fade! Mike
 

Mike Blackard

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF -Sept.-Oct 2018 , CF Aug- Oct 2019
(CF or VdlP summer/fall 2020)
Ivar, Great interview. Really enjoyed it. Super idea- please do more. BTW, I agree with those that thought you should update your forum picture. I might not recognize you when I get back to Santiago.
And while I appreciate your concern for letting pilgrims not share their own pictures if they choose not to, and have icons, pets, etc., instead of a nice picture, I always appreciated being able to see who my fellow pilgrims are and wish more members would post their picture. Just a thought.
 

Ekelund

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” Rumi
Thank you for doing this interview. Such a treat to see and listen to you and John Brierley. You have done a sterling job!
 

Bodi

For this breath, I am present.
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP to Najera Sept. 2017; Najera to Astorga Oct. 2018; SJPP to Pamplona May 2019
Thank you, Ivar! That was such a good interview! Nice to see John and I particularly enjoyed his response to the question on preparing for the Camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Del Estrecho, Ruta Fray Leopoldo,
Vía Serrana, Camino Francés
Ivar, this was a lovely 20 minutes! How great to watch something online and come away with a smile on one's face. Thank you for carrying through on this idea and allowing us some insights into not just one person, but two people, who have influenced us in positive ways.
 

FooteK

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP to SdC, 2013; Lourdes to SdC, 2015; ??? to SdC (2020)
Just seeing this now. What a wonderful interview! Ivar, you were great, and it was so good to see the famous J Brierley in the flesh!
Some of your discussion reminded me of my getting ready for my first CF. Life was (is) good, no losses to get on track with, no problems that needed time to work out. Just needing some adventure. Excited but a bit anxious - had I bitten off more than I could chew?
Now, anticipating my next Camino makes me feel excitement and happy anticipation. Walking the Camino brings me joy and inner peace, confirms my confidence in humanity, and makes me feel capable. There is a happiness and contentment that I get on the C that I get no other place and, like an addict, I want to get that hit again and again.
Also, I love the idea of a way to avoid the crowds in Sarria (I suspect my next CF will not be solo but with a new pilgrim with whom I'll want to start out traditionally).
Looking forward to your next talk.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés five times, Madrid two days, Ingles once.
What a treat - this video! So well done, Ivar! By coincidence, I had ordered the 2020 version of Brierley's guide to the Francés! It's my 4th one and due any day! I can't wait!! It may become a collectors item ~~~ ;)
Thank you, Ivar, for ALL you do!
 

countycork

Member
Camino(s) past & future
26th May 2013
Enjoyed that interview so much.....thank you Ivar........cant wait to meet you on my next Camino - please God it wont be too long!
 
Camino(s) past & future
First one in 1977 by train. Many since then by foot. Next one ASAP.
Enjoyed the interview very much. Brierley is a giant of modern Camino culture. And I feel a bit sorry for him, btw, because every guidebook he's ever written will be painfully obsolete by the end of the current public health emergency. Half+ of the places he listed in past guidebooks will be gone with the wind -- low-end albergues in particular.

And thank you, Ivar, for putting to him my question about the CF Guidebook cover photo location. He waffled. "Got to keep it mysterious", he said. You know what I think? I think that he probably doesn't know where that cover photo was taken! Which means that it's still up to us, eh?
 

wayfarer

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-Santiago-Finistera-Muxia. April/May 2012
Sarria-Santiago Sept. 2013
SJPP - Almost Orrison April 2014
Enjoyed the interview very much. Brierley is a giant of modern Camino culture. And I feel a bit sorry for him, btw, because every guidebook he's ever written will be painfully obsolete by the end of the current public health emergency. Half+ of the places he listed in past guidebooks will be gone with the wind -- low-end albergues in particular.

And thank you, Ivar, for putting to him my question about the CF Guidebook cover photo location. He waffled. "Got to keep it mysterious", he said. You know what I think? I think that he probably doesn't know where that cover photo was taken! Which means that it's still up to us, eh?
 

Bala

Veteran member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: SJPdP-Burgos, (2015); Burgos-Sarria (2018); Sarria-Santiago (2018).
Frances (2020)
Thanks bringing us for such an informative, cheerful interview, Ivar. I especially liked his recommendations at the end about spending enough prep time, both spiritually and physically, to at least come up with some questions on why we feel called, what has happened on our lives that led us to the Camino. I enjoyed the whole interview very much and I hope you're able to do more with other Camino "notables," as well as those behind the scenes who help make it all possible for the rest of us.
 

ObeeOne

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning stage for 2020
I am not in favor of a global one world effort. Power in the hands of a very few and that is always dangerous to have those elites making decisions for the rest of us. No thanks.
 

Ron Cesvalles

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
C Frances 2012,2013,2015,2015,2016,2016,2017,2018,2018,2019,
Portuguese 2019
D’Assisi 2014,2019
Enjoyed the interview very much. Brierley is a giant of modern Camino culture. And I feel a bit sorry for him, btw, because every guidebook he's ever written will be painfully obsolete by the end of the current public health emergency. Half+ of the places he listed in past guidebooks will be gone with the wind -- low-end albergues in particular.

And thank you, Ivar, for putting to him my question about the CF Guidebook cover photo location. He waffled. "Got to keep it mysterious", he said. You know what I think? I think that he probably doesn't know where that cover photo was taken! Which means that it's still up to us, eh?
Its the great mystery of the modern day camino,on every one of my caminos I have looked and looked but still haven’t found the almost sacred place.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
Its the great mystery of the modern day camino,on every one of my caminos I have looked and looked but still haven’t found the almost sacred place.
It has been discovered. A recent post has a duplicate picture. A link to the thread with the picture was posted above but with no text to explicitly explain why the link should be followed.

So to see the picture taken where Brierley's picture was taken go to the thread at:
 

Ron Cesvalles

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
C Frances 2012,2013,2015,2015,2016,2016,2017,2018,2018,2019,
Portuguese 2019
D’Assisi 2014,2019
Thanks Rick
I cant believe I missed it along with it seems so many others
 

Airfix

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past - Sarria to Santiago May 19;
Future-
Sept 19
May20
Thanks Ivar, great interview.
 

Juno

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino French Way (2012 - 2014)
SJPDP - Sahagun (June 2015)
Sahagun - Muxia (June 2016)
Thank you Ivar, a brilliant chat with J B and it brings back lots of memories of reading J B’s guide books, which I love, especially as someone who hasn’t got a clue about map reading. I too once asked J B about doing other guide books, because even If I didn’t do all the Camino’s and there are as many as the lines on the Camino Shell, they would be enjoyable as a stand alone read. However it’s as the great man says, the difficulty of updating the guides year after year as well as pleasing his publisher. It was lovely to see your face Ivar and many thanks.
 

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