The Camino: A Pilgrimage Of Courage Paperback – 2 Jul 2001
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About the Author
Shirley MacLaine is a highly successful, Oscar-winning actress and bestselling writer. As well as starring in a run of top films over the last few decades, including SWEET CHARITY, IRMA LA DOUCE, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT and its sequel, THE EVENING STAR, MacLaine has also written a number of memoirs and spiritual guides. She is presently living in Malibu, California.
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during the early chapters I was in tune with Shirley and here at last I felt I found my soulmate from what she was saying her reasons were for wanting to attempt this pilgrimage. I was excited and wanted to go sooner. Then it all started to go horribly wrong, when she met John the Scot of Irish descent, John the Scot, an apparition and sexual healer came to Shirley at night to enlighten her on the real reasons for her existence, her future, the First Cause, Adam and Eve, the Evil of Dogs and much much more.
Ms MacLaine's imagination is without doubt a force to be reckoned with, but if what she writes is supposed to be some kind of stream of thought, I couldn't buy it. She warns the reader that that might be the case, advising to consider going on at one point.
I did and I was drowned in the pool of fantastical revelations.
Events that I have not seen described since I read R D Laings schizophrenic uttering in The Politics of Experience/Bird of Paradise.
The Pilgrims Walk becomes a non-event in all this, only on occasion does she go back to it to relate where and when she pissed, slept or encountered the press.
The subheading of the book is A Pilgrimage of Courage. Determination is what is required to stick with this journey.
My book will take place on Earth
Like other reviewers, I also found her critical of others, almost everyone, except the glamourous characters she 'meets' in her meditations and dreams. However, she is very brave to write all this and to put herself up for ridicule as well as doubts at her sanity. She is obviously a highly intelligent woman, who has developed to a higher spiritual level than most of us so who am I to critisize or doubt. If she is right, and all this is true and she really did see and hear all this and meet the people she did, then the rest of us lesser mortals are very far behind. Which maybe we are. Would love to be more specific, but I have to admit that I just do not know, I was not there and I did not see it. So, who knows? Maybe Shirley?
MacLaine's book is mumbo-jumbo, self regarding, conceited and unbelievable. I trudged through to the end, but wasted my time. Don't waste yours.
I have read a lot about the Camino and was interested to read all about it from a celebs point of view, just because I thought it would be different and also because, as we know celebs are rather spoilt. So I wanted to see how she got on with some of the tougher points of the Camino. What I didn't expect was that she would have imaginary friends along the way in the form of a monk who seems to talk her through alsorts of hallucinations. MacLaine talks about 7ft people who glide over the Earth and live in a crystal city, who seem to be people before people, some sort of space being. It's just wacky and has nothing what-so-ever to do with the Camino.
When she does stick to the well trodden track and the subject of her book the Camino, MacLaine actually manages to write very well and convey the meaning of the pilgrimage, however she spends far too much time trying to convince everyone that weird beings will inherit the world for me to ever ever pick up one of her books again.
There is too much yoghurt weaving, tofu sandal wearing hocus pocus in this book for it ever to rival the more serious best sellers about the Camino and I suggest you actually stick to those, unless off course like me you have read the more serious books first.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was my inspiration to walk on the El Camino!
Even if it was really different for me (of course) than for the writer. :)
Interesting and personal view, Not for everyone. Includes personsal visions and views of spirituality.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
If you are looking for a travel guide to prepare for the Camino, this isn't going to be your thing. But if you are on a spiritual quest, fascinated by living the wisdom traditions,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jane Hankinson
Just finished this book and feel quite exhausted. I found it hard to put down most of the time and much of what Shirley said authenticated much of what I've read elsewhere which... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mrs. Christine L. Keeling
The greatest lot of rubbish I have ever read. Most disappointing. Nothing much about the actual camino journey. Rather ms. Mc lean s purple wet dreams. Read morePublished 15 months ago by A. White
A worthwhile read of a personal journey of spiritual experiences the author shares with the reader. Highly enjoyable and makes you feel you are walking along side her. Read morePublished 16 months ago by nick vye
This book was recommended to me by a friend. It is a 'can't put it down' book and really inspirational - led me to read a few other books on the subjectPublished 17 months ago by PILLIE