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The Way Is a River of Stars 2013-08-18

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Helen Burns

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Helen Burns submitted a new resource:

The Way Is a River of Stars - A Buddhist's Journey Through Northern Spain on the Camino Pilgrim Route

In a memoir of saints, sages, and swollen ankles, Helen walks across the Catholic heartland of Northern Spain. Her chosen route is the Camino Frances, from Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela .

Memories and miles intertwine, spanning not only the countryside but also her Christian upbringing and later life as a Buddhist. What is it that compels her into the cathedrals and rustic churches she finds during her month-long journey?

‘Just as I walked from Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela...

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Helen Burns

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Helen Burns updated The Way Is a River of Stars with a new update entry:

eBook or hard copy?

The Way is a River of Stars is currently available as an eBook from Amazon for $4.99. Plans are afoot for a hard copy soon. For those who don't have a kindle but would love to read now, a Kindle app is an easy download from Amazon and it's free - for mac, pc and androids. You can also go to Amazon, click on the book's cover and take a peek inside and read the first one and a half chapters. Buen Camino!

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pilgrim b

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Hi Helen ,
I have just tried to purchase your book on Kindle through Amazon here in the UK it appears not to be available here is that correct? The book looks great and my wife and me can't wait to get hold of a copy!
 

julie

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Hi Helen, Somehow I missed the first mention of your book so I'm pleased that it popped up in today's digest. The goose bumps appeared as soon as I started to read the preview.

Hope nobody expects me to do anything else today - I'm settling down to a good read.
 
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pilgrim b

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Hi Helen, Sorry I missed your reply, I logged onto Amazon again and found it straight away,downloaded it! We are both reading it on kindle and love sharing your experiences ,we like 'The Way is a River of Stars.' Thank you so much from us both.
 

Helen Burns

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Hi Helen, Somehow I missed the first mention of your book so I'm pleased that it popped up in today's digest. The goose bumps appeared as soon as I started to read the preview.

Hope nobody expects me to do anything else today - I'm settling down to a good read.

Hi Julie,
I see you live in Sydney! I'm up in Byron. I hope the goosebumps have proved to be right as you read The Way is a River of Stars. My approach in writing the book is quite niche so I'm thrilled to hear that this delving into two faiths along the Way holds some appeal. Do let me know how it goes.

Kind Regards,

Helen
 

Helen Burns

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Hi Helen, Sorry I missed your reply, I logged onto Amazon again and found it straight away,downloaded it! We are both reading it on kindle and love sharing your experiences ,we like 'The Way is a River of Stars.' Thank you so much from us both.
Hullo again,
Am glad you found it and thrilled that you are enjoying. Muchos Gracias for letting me know.
 

jmcorrigan

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Hello Helen, I want you to know that I am enjoying your writing very much. You write beautifully. Merci!
 

julie

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2019
Hi Helen,
Though I meditate and am drawn to some of the philosophies, I'm not Buddhist but then, I'm drawn to the Camino but am not Catholic either. It is always refreshing to read a Camino book with a difference and yours has led me to ponder many things. Thank you, not only for an enjoyable read, but also for allowing us to share your journey.
 
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Helen Burns

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Hello Helen, I want you to know that I am enjoying your writing very much. You write beautifully. Merci!
Merci JM. It's strange taking years to write a book and then it's public. Knowing that it is appreciated is a wonderful feeling. Kindred spirits, community, pilgrims for life, taking the time - these truly do make for a better world.
 

Helen Burns

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Hi Helen,
Though I meditate and am drawn to some of the philosophies, I'm not Buddhist but then, I'm drawn to the Camino but am not Catholic either. It is always refreshing to read a Camino book with a difference and yours has led me to ponder many things. Thank you, not only for an enjoyable read, but also for allowing us to share your journey.
And the journey continues ... it's true isn't it what they say, "The real Camino begins at home." I never intended writing a book about the pilgrimage. A few poems and some photos with an old fashioned camera were the only additions to my backpack along the Way. Deciding to write about it became, well, another pilgrimage in and of itself. I was absolutely amazed too at the miracle of memory. A photo or a line from a poem triggered the return of often the smallest detail - someone's smile, the smell of an unwashed sock(!), a particular flower by the wayside. Your comment about the way the book led you to ponder is exactly what happened to me in the process of writing it. I will always be grateful for that. And grateful too, for you sharing your thoughts.
 

jmcorrigan

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Thank you for the Facebook link, Helen, I had already 'Like' that page, so I'll be getting any postings you make in the future. :)
 
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