Call of the Camino: Myths, Legends and Pilgrim Stories on the Way to Santiago de Compostela

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Discover the history of the Camino along with the myths, legends and miraculous stories that have, over time, become attached to this most popular of pilgrimages.

Join Robert Mullen as he walks the Camino Francés - the pilgrim's path from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port at the foot of the Pyrenées in France all the way to the shrine of Saint James at Santiago de Compostela and then on to Finisterre ("the end of the earth") at the western most point of ...

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Overview

Discover the history of the Camino along with the myths, legends and miraculous stories that have, over time, become attached to this most popular of pilgrimages.

Join Robert Mullen as he walks the Camino Francés - the pilgrim's path from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port at the foot of the Pyrenées in France all the way to the shrine of Saint James at Santiago de Compostela and then on to Finisterre ("the end of the earth") at the western most point of Spain.

No two pilgrims are likely to experience or to understand the Camino in exactly the same way; but all of those who walk it will experience the same miracle - this pilgrimage will play a defining role in their lives!

Meet the new friends Robert made at various stages on the way - they are remarkably different from each other: home country, background, motivation to walk the Camino. What is common to them all is that they have left behind what is familiar and habitual in order to wake each day to a new vista, to a new stretch of road, to the scents and the flavours of a land other than their own. Buen Camino!

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Editorial Reviews

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"Well-written (nothing is redundant), well-researched, and extremely readable, Robert Mullen has a rare gift for . . . conveying essential information about foreign terms and concepts without being either pedantic or condescending."  —Alison Raju, author, The Way of St. James: Pyrenees-Santiago-Finistere

"Mullen brings a lovely blend of humour that always feels relevant and authentic . . . the Call of the Camino . . . might be the most important wake-up call of your life."  —John Brierley, author, The Camino Guides

"Mullen described his life changing experience on discovering the Camino de Santiago . . .  it’s not a guidebook but a highly personal exploration of the myths, legends and stories associated with the famous trail."  —Walk magazine

"A well-researched pilgrimage combined with the extensively documented personal experience has created a fascinating taster of the life changing adventure so many pilgrims undertake." —Gareth Rowson, Wide World Adventure Magazine

"If you have wanted to know what it would be like to walk the Camino, this book is one you want to read. . . . The book is so well-written that you feel like you are with him . . . an excellent way to get to experience this pilgrimage." —New Spirit Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844095100
  • Publisher: Findhorn Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 391,232
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Robert Mullen is an author and a computer scientist. His short fiction has appeared in literary journals in several countries.
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Table of Contents

Prologue 9

Getting going 13

Learning the ropes 23

Find your own way 37

Ship of fools 55

Heroes of Spain 69

Old stagers 81

Forgive yourself 97

Cosas del Camino 113

Driving out demons 127

Tending the soul 139

Mountain of joy 151

Embracing the saint 167

Embracing the self 181

The end of the world 193

Epilogue 205

Sources and acknowledgments 207

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Good read

    I really enjoyed getting to know the characters as well as learning thhe stories that go along with the camino

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    This is one of the better books I've read on the Camino. The book provided me with enough information that I feel comfortably in going on the Camino solo.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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