Reading A Sense of Direction, Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful by Gideon Lewis-Kraus, led me to Victor Turner, a Scottish anthropologist, and liminality.

“…Turner’s idea was that pilgrimage was possibly the one place in modern life where one had the opportunity to tear oneself away from one’s familiar environments and its tribal divisions. The pilgrim could step outside of all roles and just be a person, someone without responsibilities or expectations or any constraint besides continuous forward movement to a distant goal.” -from the A Sense of Direction by Gideon Lewis-Kraus.Image

I have read a third of the book and hope to finish it in 2 weeks.


photos: Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to or from the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem taken in 2010.