Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Today we are going further on our pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela together with Paulo Coelho and his guide Petrus, but first I will tell something else. As you know my dad is in hospital today he has left the IC and was replaced to a normal unit. It turns out that he had a septic infection started in his blatter and has been very ill of that, but 'praise the Lord' he is recovering great and now it's just a matter of time until he can leave the hospital. So thank you all for your kind words and offered prayers they are a blessing to my dad and us.
Today we visit Roncesvalles, a wonderful monastery along the Road to Santiago. Paulo and his guide Petrus are visiting this monastery and Paulo will learn an important lesson.
Father Jordi performs a kind of ritual and tells Paulo that the Road to Santiago is just one of the four roads who will lead to Enlightenment. He, Father Jordi, calls this the Road of Spades and tells Paulo about the other three roads. The second Road is the Road to Jerusalem, or the Road of Hearts. The third Road is the Road to Rome, or the Road of Clubs. And finally he reveals to Paulo the fourth road. That last Road is the Road of Diamonds and that's The Secret Road. Here we see the four decks of the Tarot, not the ''Major Arcana", but the "Minor Arcana''. It's very common in The Tradition to use the Tarot.
|The Virgin of Roncesvalles|
After his encounter with Father Jordi, Paulo and Petrus are going on with their pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela gratefully accepting lodging at several places along the Road to Santiago.
in a magical and mysterious way -
the sound of babbling water
brings the mind into ecstasy