Inspired by the ancient spiritual practices of lectio divina and walking meditation, camino divina helps you explore whole new worlds inside yourself as well as re-view the natural world around you by combining mindful walking with inspiring phrases and spiritual exercises. Includes introductions to twelve spiritual luminaries and their work.
Gina Marie Mammano
5 x 7¼, 224 pp | 978-1-59473-616-2
Learn to walk again—into your inner and outer landscapes—attuned to the divine delights, insights and challenges awaiting you with every step.
“[Practicing] camino divina … there is a deep and focused listening going on…. You are given the opportunity to discern for yourself what meaning-making can be sculpted out of the clay of place, physical movement and meditation, incorporating the surprise gifts opening up all around and within you, both praiseworthy and puzzling.”
—from the Introduction
Inspired by the ancient spiritual practices of lectio divina and walking meditation, camino divina helps you explore whole new worlds inside yourself as well as re-view the natural world around you by combining mindful walking, inspiring phrases and spiritual exercises. Your ancient and contemporary companions are spiritual luminaries such as Wendell Berry, Mary Oliver, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Hildegard of Bingen, John O’Donohue and more, whose wise words provide nourishment for all kinds of journeys into your soul.
“For one who teaches walking meditation, I wish I could make this lovely book required reading for all my students. Although it is equally good for anybody—walking or not—on how to see, how to sense, and how to savor. Walk with the saints—and become one, it might just be saying!”
—Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
“Delightful…. Guides us to open the ears of our heart, our eyes and imagination to dive deeper into … encountering ourselves, others and the Divine mystery. Recommended to all who are seeking practices that can be taken with us wherever we go.”
—Ravi Verma, program director, Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality
“Luminous … hooks us up with a passage of sacred poetry from an array of wisdom beings to light our way home to our true self, even as we walk with intense awareness on this earth.”
—Mirabai Starr, author, God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam
“Draws on the holy interplay between our internal and external landscapes to create a compelling spiritual practice…. I will use [this book] often in spiritual direction and as a personal trail guide through Mystery.”
—Hope Lyda, spiritual director; author, One-Minute Prayers for Comfort and Healing
“[A] beautifully crafted, insightful and spiritually challenging book. My life was enriched through walking this spiritual pathway.”
—Terry Glaspey, author, 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know: The Fascinating Stories Behind Great Art, Music, Literature, and Film; blogs at terryglaspey.com
“Strikes the rarely found balance between sharing the fruit of [the author’s] own deep work and leaving generous spaciousness for each pilgrim to discover … his or her own path. Delightfully fresh…. What a gift!”
—Rev. Jan Gough, spiritual director, supervisor, and retreat leader, Medanales, New Mexico
“Wildly imaginative, well-integrated spiritual practices for embarking upon any pathway. A must-read for all those who seek to learn how to traverse familiar paths in fresh ways as well as better navigate uncharted territory.”
—Diane M. Millis, PhD, director, Journey Conversations Project; author, Deepening Engagement: Essential Wisdom for Listening and Leading with Purpose, Meaning and Joy