Everyone experiences their own journey.
Literally speaking, some people choose to do the so-called Camino de Santiago across northern Spain (or La Ruta de Plata, up from Sevilla in the south) . . to find inspiration - improving their outlook on life, bringing them into closer contact with nature and expanding their cultural horizons through contact with other walkers. For many, it can simply be time out from their busy, modern lives. 

Everyone experiences their own journey.

Literally speaking, some people choose to do the so-called Camino de Santiago across northern Spain (or La Ruta de Plata, up from Sevilla in the south) . . to find inspiration - improving their outlook on life, bringing them into closer contact with nature and expanding their cultural horizons through contact with other walkers. For many, it can simply be time out from their busy, modern lives. 

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Campo de estrellas →

Jewellery from the ‘field of stars’ - close to the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St James) in northern Spain
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Campo de estrellas →

Jewellery from the ‘field of stars’ - close to the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St James) in northern Spain

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Gold scallop shells of Santiago - in solid gold

Gold scallop shells of Santiago - in solid gold

me encanta

me encanta

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WE SHOULD BE TOGETHER . . 

Celtic style Yin Yang necklace - a gift of appreciation, friendship - and ‘togetherness’

Celtic style Yin Yang necklace - a gift of appreciation, friendship - and ‘togetherness’

Yin-Yang symbol and Tao
Nowadays Tao (or Dao) is included in Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism because most Chinese people now identify with all three traditions simultaneously - as this 12th Century Song Dynasty painting portrays. The Tao is not God and is not worshipped but Taoism includes many deities that are worshipped in Taoist temples. 
Yin and Yang is normally symbolised by the Taijitu symbol (the universal symbol of Taoism). Yin-Yang (which is sometimes called ‘Yin and Yang’) means ‘shadow and light’, and is used to describe how opposites or seemingly contrary forces are inter-connected and inter-dependent. This concept lies at the heart of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline for traditional Chinese medicine. Many natural dualities such as dark and light, male and female, high and low, hot and cold, water and fire, earth and air - can be viewed as manifestations of Yin and Yang (respectively).  But philosophers say that Yin and Yang are not opposing forces (dualities) per se, but complementary . . interacting to form a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system. Everything has both Yin and Yang aspects . . for light could not be understood without darkness, and shadow could not exist without light.

The Yin-Yang symbol therefore represents the concept of harmony - two aspects in a single reality . . each containing the seed of the other. This concept is frequently used to express mutual feelings between two people such as Friendship or a Romantic Relationship. For this reason, it is often gifted between friends or lovers (or boyfriend and girlfriend) as a present which says ‘I love you’ or ‘I care’ and ”We should be together’  

Yin-Yang symbol and Tao

Nowadays Tao (or Dao) is included in Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism because most Chinese people now identify with all three traditions simultaneously - as this 12th Century Song Dynasty painting portrays. The Tao is not God and is not worshipped but Taoism includes many deities that are worshipped in Taoist temples. 

Yin Yang charm necklaceYin and Yang is normally symbolised by the Taijitu symbol (the universal symbol of Taoism). Yin-Yang (which is sometimes called ‘Yin and Yang’) means ‘shadow and light’, and is used to describe how opposites or seemingly contrary forces are inter-connected and inter-dependent. This concept lies at the heart of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline for traditional Chinese medicine. Many natural dualities such as dark and light, male and female, high and low, hot and cold, water and fire, earth and air - can be viewed as manifestations of Yin and Yang (respectively).  But philosophers say that Yin and Yang are not opposing forces (dualities) per se, but complementary . . interacting to form a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system. Everything has both Yin and Yang aspects . . for light could not be understood without darkness, and shadow could not exist without light.

The Yin-Yang symbol therefore represents the concept of harmony - two aspects in a single reality . . each containing the seed of the other. This concept is frequently used to express mutual feelings between two people such as Friendship or a Romantic Relationship. For this reason, it is often gifted between friends or lovers (or boyfriend and girlfriend) as a present which says ‘I love you’ or ‘I care’ and ”We should be together’