Via Podiensis, Path of Power

A Walk from le Puy, France, to San Juan de la Peña, Spain

Marie-Laure Valandro

Out of print

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  • Marie-Laure Valandro's experiences of her pilgramage along the French section of the Via Podiensis
  • Reflects on historical figures (including Rudolf Steiner) and events connected to that area

Tells the inspiring story of the author's self-transformating journey along the French section of the Via Podensis.

234 x 156 mm
Lindisfarne Books
Mind, Body, Spirit
242 pages
Publication date:
23 Jul 2015


In a kind of sequel to her book Camino Walk: Where Inner & Outer Paths Meet, the following year, Marie-Laure Valandro walked and wrote about her experiences on the French section of the Via Podiensis, or Le Puy Route, one of four routes through France on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain and the tomb of St James.

She again encountered a steadfast though fleeting international community on the route through southern France, while connecting her personal experiences with the many significant historical events of that area. In this book, she especially reflects on those of the ninth century in connection with key political and spiritual figures, the Grail mysteries, and the struggles of women of that time and region.

The book brings to life the words of Rudolf Steiner and other writers, as well as the memoirs of historical personalities. In this day-by-day, step-by-step account, the author reveals her struggles along the way and considers the true purpose of such a journey -- or, indeed, any journey -- which is self-transformation. As with her book Camino Walk, the reader will be inspired -- if not to walk the physical Camino, then to find their own path to the inner challenge of change.


Marie-Laure Valandro was born in Tunisia and has lived in France, Morocco, Algeria, the United States and Iran. She founded the Liane Collot D'Herbois Therapeutic Painting School in Wisconsin. She now lives in British Columbia. She is the author of Camino Walk, Deliverance of the Spellbound God, Nutrition for Enlightened Parenting, and Touched (all Lindisfarne Books).


This book is available in the US from Steiner Books.

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