Waymarkers: Collected Prayers, Poems & Reflections for the preparation and Pilgrimage to Iona
Waymarkers thoughtfully aids the pilgrim in preparing a sacred time where both a journey and a place will guide the traveler to greater connectivity with self, others and the sacred. By engaging the ancient discipline of pilgrimage, the journey will require the traveler to practice listening for the quiet voice of Creator within creation.
Waymarkers was written to guide and engage this sacred act of listening while on the journey of a lifetime. Comprised of two sections, Waymarkers provides both comprehensive information on the general practices and stages of the archetypal pilgrimage, as well as reflections specific to the pilgrimage to Iona.
Waymarkers engages this pilgrimage to Iona from the perspective of the "universal round" of the sacred journey; through reflective writings and questions, it explores the spiritual dimensions of the archetypal stages that take us from home, to journey, to arrival, to back home again. Like the centuries-old knot work of the ancient Celts, the journey is likened to the thread that wanders far from the center, and then spins back in again. What results from this design is not only beautiful art, but a profound way to see life's journey as a single, unbroken thread weaving in and over itself, returning and going out from the center, creating an overall image of guided, inspired living.