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The Camino

A Journey of the Spirit

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Publisher Description

It has been nearly three decades since Shirley MacLaine commenced her brave and public commitment to chronicling her personal quest for spiritual understanding. In testament to the endurance and vitality of her message, each of her eight legendary bestsellers -- from Don't Fall Off the Mountain to My Lucky Stars -- continues today to attract, dazzle, and transform countless new readers. Now Shirley is back -- with her most breathtakingly powerful and unique book yet.
This is the story of a journey. It is the eagerly anticipated and altogether startling culmination of Shirley MacLaine's extraordinary -- and ultimately rewarding -- road through life. The riveting odyssey began with a pair of anonymous handwritten letters imploring Shirley to make a difficult pilgrimage along the Santiago de Compostela Camino in Spain. Throughout history, countless illustrious pilgrims from all over Europe have taken up the trail. It is an ancient -- and allegedly enchanted -- pilgrimage. People from St. Francis of Assisi and Charlemagne to Ferdinand and Isabella to Dante and Chaucer have taken the journey, which comprises a nearly 500-mile trek across highways, mountains and valleys, cities and towns, and fields. Now it would be Shirley's turn.
For Shirley, the Camino was both an intense spiritual and physical challenge. A woman in her sixth decade completing such a grueling trip on foot in thirty days at twenty miles per day was nothing short of remarkable. But even more astounding was the route she took spiritually: back thousands of years, through past lives to the very origin of the universe. Immensely gifted with intelligence, curiosity, warmth, and a profound openness to people and places outside her own experience, Shirley MacLaine is truly an American treasure. And once again, she brings her inimitable qualities of mind and heart to her writing. Balancing and negotiating the revelations inspired by the mysterious energy of the Camino, she endured her exhausting journey to Compostela until it gradually gave way to a far more universal voyage: that of the soul. Through a range of astonishing and liberating visions and revelations, Shirley saw into the meaning of the cosmos, including the secrets of the ancient civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria, insights into human genesis, the essence of gender and sexuality, and the true path to higher love.
With rich insight, humility, and her trademark grace, Shirley MacLaine gently leads us on a sacred adventure toward an inexpressibly transcendent climax. The Camino promises readers the journey of a thousand lifetimes.

Religion & Spirituality
May 16
Atria Books
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC

Customer Reviews

SanDGirl12 ,


If you are the type who enjoys learning more of spiritual awareness and your soul connection to the earth then this book is a must read. It's an eye opening experience and opens your mind to further natural curiosity about humankind's past. Shirley pushes to inspire an open mind and heart. I learned so much along the way while reading and I had my own personal experiences that crossed my path at opportune times. Thanks for sharing this with your readers...l hope to continue to grow and embrace my given gifts.

Trish Rocks Design ,


This book held me captive from the Introduction to the Epilogue. This is the second book I've read about "walking the Camino". Intuitive nudges whisper my time to walk is approaching. It's for that reason that material about making the trek keep finding its way to me! I never knew Shirley MacLaine wrote a book on the subject until I (just happened?) to find it last week. A minute after download, I was enthralled. Unexpected content with vivid details recalling her experiences there made it come to life. When I finished it, I longed to have conversations with her, asking questions, discussing insights and new awareness. Her story opens the door to a reality we scarcely dare enter. But what an amazing journey if we did! Thank you, Ms. MacLaine for sharing this intimate journey of self.

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