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    Deepening your Camino de Santiago journey through reflective disengagement from media tech
  • I love that technology connects us…., but we have to learn how to use it, and not have it use us. - Levi Felix
    I love that technology connects us…., but we have to learn how to use it, and not have it use us. - Levi Felix
  •  Tech ties us up as it promises to free us up. - Sherry Turkle
    Tech ties us up as it promises to free us up. - Sherry Turkle
  • As we habituate ourselves to it, the technology comes to exert more power over us, not less. - Nicholas Carr
    As we habituate ourselves to it, the technology comes to exert more power over us, not less. - Nicholas Carr
  • Nothing that is vast enters the life of mortals without a curse. -Sophocles
    Nothing that is vast enters the life of mortals without a curse. -Sophocles
  • The creeping substitution of virtual reality for reality is a prominent feature of contemporary life... - Matthew Crawford
    The creeping substitution of virtual reality for reality is a prominent feature of contemporary life... - Matthew Crawford
  • Smartphones help us avoid the normal adversity offered by the Camino thereby diminishing its power as a growth experience.
    Smartphones help us avoid the normal adversity offered by the Camino thereby diminishing its power as a growth experience.
  • Dependence on tech is eroding autonomy and self-confidence under the insidious guise of freedom, convenience and improvement of experience. - Nancy Frey
    Dependence on tech is eroding autonomy and self-confidence under the insidious guise of freedom, convenience and improvement of experience. - Nancy Frey

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Pathway to Connecting More Deeply with the Camino

27 March 2018

15 Tips for Keeping Your Head Out of the Cloud

Here are 15 tips to help you reflect on ways to keep youself “on the road” mentally rather than engage your mind with your mobile tech devices to the detriment of being present on the Camino. Unchecked tech usage limits your capacity to connect deeply with the Camino and yourself.  

14 September 2017

Video: Pilgrimage in the Internet Age

In January 2017, I gave the keynote address at the Confraternity of St James’ Annual General Meeting in London titled The Smart Camino: Pilgrimage in the Internet Age. In the talk I briefly review some general changes I’ve noticed over the last 25 years and then present my research on the incorporation of new media technology into the Camino and how this has impacted being a pilgrim.

14 September 2017

Text: Pilgrimage in the Internet Age

In January 2017, I gave the keynote address at the Confraternity of St James’ Annual General Meeting in London titled The Smart Camino: Pilgrimage in the Internet Age. In the talk I briefly review some general changes I’ve noticed over the last 25 years and then present my research on the incorporation of new media technology into the Camino and how this has impacted being a pilgrim.

25 October 2016

The Camino is Life Affirming

Life affirming. That was how one woman described what the Camino had meant to her. Looking at this photo of our hands held together upon arrival in the Plaza de Obradoiro, I feel that sense of affirmation strongly. Each person comes to the Camino at a different age, stage and place in his or her life and this is clearly shown through how different our hands are. Some are smooth and unblemished. Others appear wise with age and work. Some come adorned and others plain. A week ago most of those hands had little relation to one another.

29 December 2015

Walking with Focused Awareness

In a previous article I reviewed Thom Hartmann’s book Walking your Blues Away and outlined his technique for problem solving when walking. It’s a very useful technique and applies a type of focused thinking while walking which often helps to resolve questions you put forth to yourself and even past trauma. When stumped or blocked mentally, it’s often helpful to get up out of your chair, breathe deeply and go outside ‘to clear your mind’. Many times you return feeling refreshed, renewed and even sometimes with a problem solved or a new perspective.

03 March 2015

Keeping the Camino Flame Alive in your Heart

To those of you who are missing the Camino, here’s one way to keep the Camino fire burning in your heart in your daily life. Remember: the Camino is now within you. The Camino is a literal space you go to but once you are there, it starts to grow and imprint itself upon your inner being. It becomes a landscape within. On your inner Camino there’s a rich storehouse of memories, smells, sensations, hardships, triumphs, disappointments, joys, insights....

Deepening your Camino de Santiago journey with Nancy Frey

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