Galicia GREEN MEN OF SANTIAGO DE
COMPOSTELA 6 Nearby places: Osiera, Lugo
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
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,
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)
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...
man embraces a Green Dragon, a very much archetypical image