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AnonymousCamille Flammarion, L'Atmosphere: Météorologie Populaire (Paris, 1888), pp. 163

A great image, often used to suggest exploration, discovery, or insight.  The traveler carries a pilgrim's staff.


Catacomb of the Via Latina (4th cent). Jacob's ladder

Jacob's ladder is a Biblical motif associated with visions, heavenly journeys, and contact between the two realms

pro itu et

Rome, Capitoline Museum, 2nd century

Pro itu et reditu (for there and back).  A Roman votive plaque to ensure a good outward journey and safe return.


Got this image off the internet, it appears in a few places. 

The path has signposts of learning.

Road and brush

Another internet image — as we travel, we create the path.  The road rises to greet us.


Walking self "It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you."
Caterpillar_tenniel Lewis Carroll's picaresque books about Alice show her encountering many surprising things and people as she travels.
pilgrim's view (from a website of the movie "The Way")
Not everyone has the time or the resources to walk El Camino in Spain. A pilgrimage on a camino is deeply personal and can take many forms. It can be walk around your neighborhood, through a park or in your local mountains. For those with disabilities, a camino could simply be a trip to the mailbox at the end of the driveway.
So, here's a pic from my daily meditation and camino! What about yours?
Buen Camino to you – whatever path you are on!  Emilio


Lao Tzu beyond

The Chinese sage

Lao Tzu (author of Dao de Ching)

embarks on his famous "pilgrimage to the Dao"


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