The organizers of this event are William
and Barbara Howell who are no strangers to the pilgrim's path.
Below is an article which William
wrote for The Huffington Post
describing some pilgrim's lore and history, as well as his
vision of initiating Crestone
as a town of destiny and destination of inter-faith pilgrimage.
Camino de Crestone
: The World's First Full Interfaith Pilgrimage
Posted on The Huffington Post
, 04/30/2013, by William Howell
(The article in its original form with beautiful pictures of our locale, as well as Blog commentary, can be seen here.)
About William Howell- poet, author, retreat master, meditation teacher - has had the great fortune to have studied immersively with adept teachers in the main spirituo-religious traditions of our planet.
He founded Sanctuary House (an inter-religious-educational non-profit:) in 1992, co-founded Crestone Charter School in 1995, helped bring the Crestone End-of-Life Project into being in 2007, and now is spearheading the Camino de Crestone.
also wrote a nice article for our local monthly newspaper, The Crestone Eagle
, which appeared in this month's May, 2013, edition, which you can see here.
To walk the Camino de Crestone
, pilgrims do not need to have any significant litany of any kind of spiritual or religious practice; nor does one need to be any kind of experienced hiker.
describes the experience as "seven days of mini-intensives…designed to be a grand opportunity that is life- affirming, an education unlike any other.
As a Crestone person, and an Earth citizen, I applaud William
and Barbara Howell's dream and manifestation of the Camino de Crestone