“Transformation is, in my experience, a word that is overused. In order for an experience to be transformative, it must truly change me at my core and the change must survive the test of time.
My second Camino, I walked with Alexander. It had a qualitative difference from the first. Now I wake up each day with the experience buried deep inside of me. The memories are haunting and vivid. The places we stayed were the best of the best. The connections and friends made were meaningful and lasting. And the lessons learned are now part of me. I am not only grateful but a better person for having walked the Camino with Alexander. Transformative? Yes!”David
Cover art by Marc Heffner, see caminoestrella.com
Spanish language versions for Kindle and Paperback are coming soon!
Whether you are a pilgrim on the Camino, or elsewhere in the world, this is the first guidebook that prepares you to return home.
If you are considering making your pilgrimage as a personal rite of passage, this book's final chapter provides the core elements you need.
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“My only regret when I made 'Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago' was that I hadn't found a way to address what happens when pilgrims finish the Camino.
Thank goodness Alexander is addressing this very needed and vitally important topic. I am sure his book will bring much peace, comfort and reassurance to many a pilgrim upon returning home.
I wish this book had existed when I walked my first Camino in 2008!”Lydia B. Smith
Producer/Director of Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
“I tend to focus on the preparations for the journey, or the journey itself and forget that I have to return home and re-assimilate. I'm still struggling with the return to 'normal.' Thank you, Alexander. This is a valuable book.”David Littleton
“Alexander’s profound insights are wise guidance for any transformational experience, whether on an extended personal retreat, a quest, or the Camino itself. Any pilgrim on the road of living can glean value from the glimmering compass of this book.”Gina Marie Mammano
Author, Retreat Leader, Spiritual Director
“Pilgrimage often leaves you sitting back at home wondering what happened. This book is for anyone returning from pilgrimage, not simply Spain’s Camino. The material ably guides you through the confusions experienced on the road, as well as returning home. Alexander is a wise guide, born of his personal experience on the Camino and years of leading rites of passage. When my pilgrim foot hits the road, this book will be in my bag.”Andrea Lingle
Author, Lay-Theologian, Editor for Missional Wisdom Foundation Journal, Iona Pilgrimage Leader
Gateway to Oneness is far more than the restoration of our ancient and cosmic Easter. Gateway brings together every element of The Four-Gospel Journey to forge a fresh way for us to be Christians and Christians together.
Through prayer with nature, presentation, reflection, sharing, and simple art making (if you wish), participants experience a deep encounter with the sacred and the oneness of all. Led by Alexander and Team.