'The Camino': A Book Chat with Shirley MacLaine
gogobuey: Shirley, I tuned in because I'm a huge fan of you film work (I don't read as much as I should) could you fill a layman in on your spiritual beliefs?
author_shirley_maclaine: If you're really interested in my journey, start with "Out on a Limb" then read "Dancing in the Light" then "Going Within" then "The Camino".
ojorose: What book or novel are you reading now?
author_shirley_maclaine: I just finished "Original Story" by Arthur Laurents, the great director and screenwriter, and I'm going to read a new book on Edgar Cayce.
anaeccles: i just returned from a weekend in a zen monastery...how does an average american citizen successfully integrate zen into daily life?
author_shirley_maclaine: It's not easy! I think perhaps you should consider what's more important... the average American life you're leading, or what you're getting from Zen. And then balance the two.
lanskin: What about a chat or info page for people interested in doing The Camino?
author_shirley_maclaine: I'm going to have that! I just forgot to tell you. I will have a page on how to prepare, what to take, where to begin. But I think you can get most of it from the book anyway.
beliefnet_ellen: Thank you for being with us, Shirley, and thank all of you for great questions! Want to keep talking about "The Camino"? Go to Beliefnet.com and check out our discussion board: http://www.beliefnet.com/boards/discussion_list.asp?boardID=2400
author_shirley_maclaine: My love and light to you all, on your own Caminos!!
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