camera, water/food, incense/smudge… my pilgrimage would be in the Boreal forest…
If i were to go on a spiritual pilgrimage, I would take a note book, pen, and camera.
Couple changes of clean clothes, a copy of the Quran and some food and water.
I actually did go on the Spanish Camino pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, believed to be the burial site of St. James. But it was my 5000-kilometre, 13-country, 13-month pilgrimage for peace with my husband that changed our lives. We had no sponsors, or any religious, political or social affiliations…merely two people who believed (and still do) that to change the world, we must first change ourselves. The pilgrimage physically started in Rome and ended in Jerusalem; but it was more an inner journey, one that invited us to look at the barriers (fears, judgments, beliefs) that prevent peace from taking root in one’s heart. I believe that is the ultimate purpose of any pilgrimage, independent of the sacred site you choose: to bring each pilgrim closer to their own sacred selves and into communion with whatever God or Divinity means to that pilgrim.
Yes, I have always wanted to go to the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, especially around Easter.