Ludovico’s Santiago Pilgrimage

Last winter, my young millennial assistant Ludovico Orsini told me that he aspired to gain speedy fluency in the French language, so he could apply for a special graduate program in France. I suggested that he spend a highly-intensive period in a part of France where no one spoke English (or where people didn’t know […]

The Way of Santiago

Pilgrimage is one of the oldest forms of Quest, and is celebrated by religions and cultures all over the world. Since everyone knows that my characters and I are aficionados of Quests of all sorts, it’s no surprise that this is one of my favorites! Some years ago, I was invited to lecture in Spain […]

THE FIRE Book Tour through Spain

The Fire was greeted spectacularly in Spain. Below is a great video that follows the book tour’s progress through Spain, and a few selections from the many photographs taken during the tour. “El Fuego” Book Tour in Spain Click on the video to watch (3:24 minutes)   One of the fabulous window displays and floor displays […]

How I Became a Basque Celtic Sorceress

How I Became a Basque Celtic Sorceress: Protectress of the Sacred Forest of Oma, Spain I was attending a private retreat at a Basque farm, following a conference of the World Congress of Music Therapy in Vittoria-Gasteiz, in northern Spain. The scientists at our retreat  were sitting outside on the farmhouse porch, giving talks on […]

KATHERINE NEVILLE’S Twelfth Night Epiphany Newsletter Jan 6, 2017

KATHERINE NEVILLE’S Twelfth Night – Epiphany Newsletter January 6, 2017   Twelfth Night Epiphany, the twelfth day of Christmas, is one of my favorite holidays: traditionally, the night when the three Magi, bearing gifts from afar, following a star, came to visit a baby born in a manger. But the Magi were not the first powerful […]

Adventures in Spain

The personal love affair between Spain and my books began in 1990, through a series of strange circumstances. I had just returned from a six month research project in Germany, and settled in the small town of Radford, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where Karl Pribram and I had recently moved our household […]

My Secret Spain

This essay was published in Troika Magazine, Fall 1998. My Secret Spain by Katherine Neville My first exposure to Spain took place in the early 1970’s, when I was living in North Africa as a consultant to the Algerian government. This period would later provide fodder for my first book, The Eight, an epic story […]