The Pilgrim Star Podcast

The Pilgrim Star Podcast

By L.H. Gracy
A podcast for anyone with an ear to hear what philosophy, theology, science, religion and spirituality have to teach about the pilgrim life.
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A Pattern of the Stars
In this episode, we base our discussion of the pilgrim star by reading about what Neo-Confucian metaphysics and ethics has to say about the five metaphysical agents of "the star" as a pattern for the moral life. These five agents include: fire, water, wood, earth, and metal, which are sometimes thought of in terms of moral principles. We then attribute to them some adjusted moral principles/terms, which include: fire (affection for divine justice); water (recognition of charity); wood (the ethic of almsgiving); earth (gratitude for creation); and metal (evangelical poverty).
23:27
April 14, 2020
The Ghost Dog of El Camino de Santiago
In this episode, I discuss some of what I experienced on my pilgrimage to El Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as "The Way of St. James." After providing a bit of background about the history of the pilgrimage and why I decided to do it, I share a few personal stories about "the ghost dog." In addition, I give an explanation as to what such an odd phrase means to me and why it's important for the pilgrim life. 
28:08
April 13, 2020
Introductions: The Pilgrim, Power & Plague
In this episode, we introduce the meaning of the pilgrim and share a little about one of the chief exemplars of the pilgrim life: St. Roch. In addition, we provide insight as to how the pilgrim interprets the world by making use of the peri-phenomenological method that Edward Casey describes in his recent book, The World on Edge.
24:51
April 13, 2020