beneath the stream
16. Pilgrimage

16. Pilgrimage

September 12, 2019

From the North-west passage to Niels Bohr via Bruce Chatwin, Bardsey Island, Joan Baez and Blue Whales, our journey on this podcast explores the physicality, spirituality and ‘otherness’ of pilgrimage. Recorded on location on the Camino de Santiago in Asturias, northern Spain we ponder the meaning of this human act of endurance, faith and meditation.

What do we learn when we feel the earth on our skin and feel, and touch or reconnect to, something more: to meet the crossing points to our ancestors, or the migratory routes of birds, or profound non-human experiences. Accompany us and discover if we are in fact ‘nobody to the hills; just a body, feeling’.

With music by Colin Williams.

THEME MUSIC BY DAVID ROTHENBERG. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY KIND PERMISSION OF THE ARTIST http://www.davidrothenberg.net 

Some of the ideas and references we make in this podcast can be found here:

Asturias 
Biodiverse 
Camino de Santiago 
Oviedo 
Cathedral of San Salvador 
Frédéric Gros: A Philosophy of Walking 
Satish Kumar 
Green lanes 
Croagh, Ireland 
Kumano Kodō, Japan 
Kumano Shan Zan 
Via Francigena, Italy 
Pilgrims Way, North Wales 
Holywell 
Bardsey Island 
Mount Kailash Circuit Tibet 
Matthew Oates 
Migration of birds 
Santa Cristina de Lena 
Swifts 
Shamanism 
John Clare 
Brill Building, Broadway 
Goffin & King 
Elton John 
Cafe Wah?, Greenwich Village 
Ellis Island 
Sicilian 
Black Mountains, Wales 
Bruce Chatwin 
Niels Bohr 
Quantum Physics 
Paleolithic rock art 
John Coltrane 
Joan Baez 
Bob Dylan  
Blue Whale 
Northwest Passage 
John Franklin
Michael Palin: Erebus 
Stan Rodgers  
Michael Meade: Fate and Destiny the Two Agreements of the Soul