Author

Naturopath, specialising in aromatherapy, Reiki and Bach Flower Remedies. He also teaches English at Malaga University.

He was born and brought up in Plymouth, then moved to London to do a degree in Economics and Geography. He spent his summers working in temporary jobs and travelling around Europe. Periods spent at the ecumenical Monastery of Taizé in France and on a workcamp for Peace in Germany sparked a spiritual change of direction and when he finished his degree he sought to work closely with the homeless on various projects and in hostals and night shelters.
After a brief spell teaching in Barcelona, he spent 9 months travelling in India and Nepal where he studied Yoga and Buddhism as well as helping out at Mother Theresa’s centres in Calcutta. He later returned to Plymouth and began training as a therapist at an ITEC school of holistic therapy in Exeter, thus recognising his preference for a hands-on approach to healing.
He followed this up with teaching and practice in the field. He has a special interest in pilgrimage to sacred sites which he readily combines with his love of hiking. He moved to Spain in 1994.

About the book:

“This book came about as a result of my Camino in the summer of 2003. I had previously read a lot about it and everyone I met who had done it also told me how it had changed their lives in someway. As I work in healing I was interested in finding out how we could get the most from of the pilgrimage, thus combining a therapeutic journey with a fulfilling one on a personal level.

As I did more research I began to understand how many spiritual and mystical traditions fused on the route and how the route itself had an extraordinary magical and powerful energy. The problem I faced was how to uncover and make sense of the wealth of hidden messages and material on the Camino and to use this to unlock the energy within ourselves.

My own Camino was the culmination and solution to my dilemma and I hope my findings will be of use to you on your journey to your own essence and to Santiago de Compostela.”