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GREEN MEN OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 6
Nearby places: Osiera, Lugo

 


THE OTHER SANTIAGO

Next surprise: the Cloister. (Entry Museum). The sculptures are very much neglected. Together with the sharp light alternating with shadow made it difficult to schoot good pictures. Again images that one hardly call Christian. Santiago, a Christianized city? Obvious. But also Christian?

In the Summer of 2004 we have been treating pilgrims on the Camino for five months, free of charge. With a unique Chinese therapy: Guasha. Every day 20-30 people passed by. Altogether we have treated and talked to.....a few thousand pilgrims. LINK: Camino interview

  www.meihan-guasha.nl

Our impression is, that more than 80% of the pilgrims don't have a religious, i.e. Catholic conviction. Most are open to all traditions and beliefs. That justifies, indeed, makes it necessary that on the Camino also non-catholic beliefs have to become official recognized. Actually, quite self-evident

LINK: PilgerHilfe 2004
A DVD has been made as well

Cauldron of Abundance (the Grail!)

Again on the street. Right a women's head on the fountain opposite to the University building. Through the open "Mother Scallop" (with the inner part at the frontside, unlike the scallop of St.James) behind her head she embodies the Eternal-Feminine (J.W.Goethe)

A fundamental difference: while the Church emphasizes "Thy Kingdom Come" thus projecting fulfillment into the future (through which one is prevented from realizing it!) the Original Tradition confirms the Here and Now. Like Jesus himself has said: "The Kingdom of God is IN you". That's why you see again and again images of people who are enjoying the abundance of (inner) paradise...

A man embraces a Green Dragon, a very much archetypical image

GREEN MEN OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA 7

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