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Review of “East or West” in The PhotoBook Review

This is a very nice little review of “East or West” in The PhotoBook Review. Read it here: https://thephotobook.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/alexandra-huddleston-east-or-west-a-walking-journey-along-shikokus-88-temple-pilgrimage/ Advertisements

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A book of the pilgrimage…A pilgrimage for a book

My last book was on Islamic scholarship in West Africa. East or West is about a Buddhist pilgrimage in Japan. However, despite their apparent differences, the very same thing lies at the heart of both traditions. This ‘thing’ is the … Continue reading

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Victor Turner on pilgrimage:

“If mysticism is an interior pilgrimage, pilgrimage is an externalized mysticism.” -Turner is one of the best academics to write on pilgrimage. More to come in another post…

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Here bygynneth the Book of the Tales of Caunterbury

“Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote And bathed every veyne in swich licour, Of which vertu engendred is the flour; Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth Inspired hath in … Continue reading

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‘Rules of the Poet Wanderer’ from Oliver Statler’s ‘Japanese Inn’

-The American scholar Oliver Statler (1915-2002) still stands at the center of Western studies on the Shikoku pilgrimage. More to come in the future post… “Be prepared to die at anytime. Don’t think of tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of … Continue reading

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Jean-Christophe Rufin from “Immortelle randonnee: Compostelle malgre moi”

« C’est ainsi que les humains d’aujourd’hui, après le long détour des monothéismes, en reviennent parfois a des éblouissements spirituels qui leur font incarner le divin dans les objets de la nature : les nuages, la montagne, les chevaux. Le … Continue reading

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Lord Byron, from “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” LXSV.

“Are not the mountains, waves, and skies a part of me and of my soul, as I of them? Is not the love of these deep in my heart With a pure passion? should I not contemn All objects, if … Continue reading

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East or West

The Kyoudai Press has just launched a Kickstarter to raise the funds needed to publish its next book: East or West: A Walking Journey Along Shikoku’s 88 Temple Pilgrimage http://kck.st/QB8XPQ We have 32 days to meet our fundraising goals. I’m hoping that … Continue reading

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