Paths to Pachamama : A Traveler's Guide to Spirituality
This is a story of travel, love and loss unlike any other. Written independently, two stories of self-discovery gracefully intertwine and poetically prove no matter our unique journeys, we all travel the same path. Joseph De La Cruz from Boulder, Colorado and Simon Vandekerckhove from Bruges, Belgium meet on the road and now combine forces, offering a backpacker's perspective of the inward and outward scope of their experiences. A tale suitable for any traveler on the adventure known as life, in 'Paths to Pachamama, A Traveler's Guide to Spirituality' you'll understand there's more to this world than meets the eye if you're only willing to look hard enough.
- Paperback | 454 pages
- 140 x 216 x 23mm | 522g
- 22 Nov 2017
- Pachamama Press
About Simon Vandekerckhove
Simon Vandekerckhove is a historian who spent his young life growing up in the city of Bruges. As soon as he was old enough to leave the nest he spent a few years abroad studying in Cádiz, Spain, teaching English in Chiang Mai, Thailand, working on farms around Australia and backpacking through South America. Throughout his extensive journeys, the sym- bolism and coincidences he's experienced have been too com- pelling to relegate to chance and have widened his perspective, not only to the physical world but also - and more importantly - to the spiritual world. As a quieter life has now settled around him and time has granted him over thirty years, he feels it's both his duty and obligation to share the lessons bestowed upon him during his years of travel and provide some guidance to others who are ready to cross the threshold of their comfort zone in search of exploration and adventure. Joseph De La Cruz grew up in Boulder, Colorado, a graduate of a K-12 bilingual Spanish education program and the University of Colorado, Boulder with a bachelors in International Relations and Italian. He is a traveler of worlds, constantly asking big picture questions as he seeks meaningful answers to better understand the universe in which he lives. Forced on the road following the death of his mother in search of answers to life's greatest mysteries this book represents the wisdom and experience gained throughout his year long adventure in South America. Embracing new perspectives on life after fulfilling his mission, Joey shares what he learned with the hope his words will inspire others to live and create the life of their dreams. To book Joey as a speaker please visit the book website and inquire via a contact form.