What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim is one trip neither the author nor the reader will forget.

Author: Jane Christmas

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781926685564

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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To celebrate her 50th birthday and face the challenges of mid-life, Jane Christmas joins 14 women to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Despite a psychic’s warning of catfights, death, and a sexy, fair-haired man, Christmas soldiers on. After a week of squabbles, the group splinters and the real adventure begins. In vivid, witty style, she recounts her battles with loneliness, hallucinations of being joined by Steve Martin, as well as picturesque villages and even the fair-haired man. What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim is one trip neither the author nor the reader will forget.
Categories: Travel

Incontinent on the Continent

Incontinent on the Continent

Psychic. Told. the. Pilgrim. Whoa! what the hell are you doing in May?” Thus spaketh the psychic, definitely not the type who holds her tarot cards close to her vest. She had done a couple of readings for me in the past, and I decided ...

Author: Jane Christmas

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781926812137

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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To smooth over five decades of constant clashing, determined daughter Jane Christmas decides to take her arthritic, incontinent, and domineering mother, Valeria, to Italy. Will being at the epicenter of the Renaissance spark a renaissance in their relationship? As they drag each other from the Amalfi Coast to Tuscany — walkers, shawls, and a mobile pharmacy of medications in tow — they find new ways to bitch and bicker, in the process reassessing who they are and how they might reconcile. Unflinching and often hilarious, this book speaks to all women who have faced that special challenge of making friends with Mom.
Categories: Travel

Spiritual Tourism

Spiritual Tourism

While the back cover of Jane Christmas' (2007, back cover) book What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim notes that, 'it is the detours of life that lead us to our heart's desires'. These sorts of accounts are not only limited to the world of ...

Author: Alex Norman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441123084

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book investigates spiritual tourism - tourism characterised by an intentional search for spiritual benefit - from a contemporary religious studies perspective. Using field research gathered from spiritual tourism locations in Asia and Europe, and utilizing contemporary scholarship on practices concerned with meaning and identity, it explores the phenomena of journeys that are taken for self transformation, tracing the history of transformative ideas in Western cultures of travel, and including the modes in which the travel experience has been communicated. Spiritual Tourism provides an important opportunity to comment on the role of tourism in contemporary conceptions of spirituality and spiritual practice in Western society.
Categories: Social Science

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Essays on Pilgrimage in the Twenty-First Century Tiffany Gagliardi Trotman ... Tim Moore's Travels with My Donkey (2005) and Jane Christmas' What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim (2007) are entertaining travel narratives in the vein of Jack ...

Author: Tiffany Gagliardi Trotman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476642147

Category: Religion

Page: 247

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The Camino de Santiago, the Route of Saint James, the Way--all describe a pilgrimage with multiple routes that pass through Spain and end at the Cathedral of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela. In the 21st century, this medieval tradition is seeing a revival with travelers, both spiritual and secular, who embrace it for different reasons. Offering insight into the personal journeys of contemporary pilgrims, this collection of new essays explores cultural expressions of the Camino from the perspective of literature, film and graphic novels, and looks beyond Spain and the "Caminoisation" of other historical routes.
Categories: Religion

To Each Their Own Camino

To Each Their Own Camino

The first to arrive was What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim, the story of Jane's personal journey on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the same pilgrimage across Spain depicted in The Way. Nudge number two.

Author: Roxey Edwards

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525524509

Category: Travel

Page: 420

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There I was, an average middle-aged woman living and working on Canada’s west coast. How, then, did I come to be walking this ancient path, family and friends left behind, and everything I owned in a pack on my back? Exchanging my office pumps for hiking boots and my purse for a backpack, for forty days I followed the Camino de Santiago, a historic pilgrimage of almost eight hundred kilometres across northern Spain. During my journey to Santiago, I experienced climbs and descents that challenged my endurance, ancient towns and historical landmarks that excited my imagination, and endless plains and stretches of solitude that tested my soul. I bent against blinding snow and pummeling winds, endured drenching rains, and basked in brilliant sunshine. My steps led over rocky trails, through whispering forests, among dancing grasslands, and through bustling cosmopolitan cities and crumbling towns. A colourful, international cast of characters strolled through my days, from an irreverent Irishman, to a Polish political prisoner, to a young German couple packing their new baby, to a Tennessee twosome that was walking the world. Their stories were as varied as the landscapes through which we passed. Some sought spiritual renewal, some walked to exercise grief, and some in hope or gratitude for personal miracles. Others just enjoyed walking, seeing a new country, and meeting new people. Each experienced their own Camino in their own way. Ordinary people living ordinary lives, suddenly stepping out on an extraordinary journey, we shared food, wine, and bunk rooms. Through laughter and tears, we broke down barriers of language, religion, and nationality. Strangers became friends, and friends became family, some just for a day or two . . . and some for a lifetime.
Categories: Travel

Going Places

Going Places

Subjects: Humor; Mothers and Daughters; Women Travelers Places: Italy Now Try: Christmas is also the author of What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Midlife Misadventure on Spain's Camino de Santiago, which describes her decision to hike ...

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598849721

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Incontinent on the Continent

Incontinent on the Continent

What could possibly go wrong? Jane Christmas had always had a difficult relationship with her mother, but thought that a mother and daughter trip to Italy could be the start of a whole new friendship.

Author: Jane Christmas

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745968940

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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To honour a promise to her dying father, Jane takes her ageing incontinent mother to Italy. What could possibly go wrong? Jane Christmas had always had a difficult relationship with her mother, but thought that a mother and daughter trip to Italy could be the start of a whole new friendship. In this hilarious but poignant memoir, she discovers that it will not be that easy. Describing her mother as a cross between 'Queen Victoria and Hyacinth Bucket', Jane struggles to build bridges to a woman she has always found a puzzle, while also trying to cope with her mother's failing health and physical needs.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Open House

Open House

This is a memoir that will appeal to anyone whose pulse quickens at the mere mention of real estate.

Author: Jane Christmas

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9781443458771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Moving house has never flustered author Jane Christmas. She loves houses: viewing them, negotiating their price, dreaming up interior plans, hiring tradespeople to do the work and overseeing renovations. She loves houses so much that she’s moved thirty-two times. There are good reasons for her latest house move, but after viewing sixty homes, Jane and her husband succumb to the emotional fatigue of an overheated English housing market and buy a wreck in the town of Bristol that is overpriced, will require more money to renovate than they have and that neither of them particularly like. As Jane’s nightmare renovation begins, her mind returns to the Canadian homes where she grew up with parents who moved and renovated constantly around the Toronto area. Suddenly, the protective seal is blown off Jane’s memory of a strict and peripatetic childhood and its ancillary damage—lost friends, divorces, suicide attempts—and the past threatens to shake the foundations of her marriage. This latest renovation dredges a deeper current of memory, causing Jane to question whether in renovating a house she is in fact attempting to renovate her past. With humour and irreverence, Open House reveals that what we think we gain by constantly moving house actually obscures the precious and vital parts of our lives that we leave behind. This is a memoir that will appeal to anyone whose pulse quickens at the mere mention of real estate.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Quill Quire

Quill   Quire

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ISBN: NWU:35556038768396

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