Authors: Christine Slavik
Which aspects of pilgrimage are associated with potential therapeutic effects? And how this can inform pedagogy and practice? Long distance walking and pilgrimage is an an-cient activity practiced across cultures for many reasons (Mau, Aaby, Klausen & Roess-ler, 2021). The existing literature on pilgrimage addresses the transformational nature of the journey on the pilgrim (Warfield, 2012). This transformational quality can be de-fined in terms of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual nature of pilgrimage. This heartfelt arti-cle endeavors to discover what we know about the significance of whether one walks, treks, hikes or tramps for a short, long or unspecified period of time in an urban, rural or remote landscape, alone or with others.