I will hopefully keep this entry a bit shorter than last week, that one was long! But I found I had even more to say about the Hero’s Journey on Pilgrimage.
And if you are wondering why the picture of the flowers, you will have to listen to the podcast, link below!
One of the ways I have been staying connected with the Camino is by listening to podcasts, especially when I walk. One of my favourites is by Bradley Chermside. Bradley even wrote a book after he walked his first pilrimage. It is titled ‘The Only Way is West’ and can be found on Amazon.
The more I listen to his interviews, the more I realize that he is drawing the Hero’s Journey story from each guest. He asks about their Call to Adventure, how and when they decided to walk the Camino. He asks about their Challenges and Temptations, and how they overcame them. He always gets a story of Supernatural Aid or Camino Magic.
He asks about their best experience, their tips for other pilgrims, and often speaks of the Helpers and Mentors, also known as one’s Camino Family. And that also includes the hospitaleras and hospitaleros (the albergue staff).
And he frequently talks about their Transformation and Return to the World of the Known, and gets the guest to share how he or she dealt with that.
Well, a few weeks ago, I sent a message to Bradley. He was looking for guests for his podcast. I love to talk about my Camino experience and thought perhaps I had at least a few nuggets of wisdom to offer. And he interviewed me! It was a really cool experience, Bradley lives in the UK. (Almost as cool as being interviewed by Adam and Jackson, see my earlier blog: MKE Round 2 – Global Heroes.) This was my second international interview this year!
Below is a link to that interview, and Bradley’s podcast information. You don’t even have to listen to my story, just check some of the many amazing guests and amazing podcasts. And be sure to listen for the Hero’s Journey Story within each interview.
El Camino de Santiago Pilgrims’ Podcast Episode #68
You can also like the Podcast on Facebook here.
Buen Camino, fellow pilgrims!
Aloha, Arlene! Without week numbers, I didn’t realize you have been blogging all along. Oh dear! 🙂 I wonder if this is the reason your blog has not received the number of comments from other members it deserves. Of course, dates should be enough. I will be…scratch that… I am more vigilant now! 🙂
Arlene, good for you for being on the podcast. You have so much to share. From your blog rover friend John
No problem, your comments are always welcome.
Thanks John, you are so sweet, as always.