The Wicklow Way And Other Irishman’s Tales

The Wicklow Way and other Irishman’s tales was an afterthought. For it came to him at the finish of his Camino on the final kilometre to what is known historically as “ the end of the Earth.” High on the hill a faded mural on an old ruin stands. It is that of a Spaniard dressed in traditional garb standing proudly playing the Irish Uillean pipes. it was enough to raise the Irish blood and curiosity of the Pilgrim.

And so it came to pass that he made his way to Ireland and to a new adventure in the land of his ancestors. 


by Doug McPhillips

James K. Baxter was a major English language poet and playwright of the 20th century. He is arguably New Zealand’s foremost creative poet, writer and playwright. It did not take me long to delve into the man’s poetic genius and complexities of the character that he once was. Baxter the man of many talents who had been a gloomy youth of dysfunctional behaviour, a sex maniac, academic drop out, odd jobs man, teacher of young children, family man, once divorced, an uncontrollable alcoholic who ultimately became a most gifted counsellor of alcoholics, drug addicts and the founder and pioneer of a community for lost souls of the street and seekers of a new wave of communal life that lingers to this very day. Baxter was a searcher of self perception, an extreme pacifist with an eye towards truth and personal distinction, religiosity, and death. My own life seemed to parallel his in so many ways. So it was after a great deal of soul searching of his life that I concluded to use his life experience to draw from it a template to write my own life’s experience in his shadow. James K. Baxter died in 1972. He was only forth six years old. When he died the whole country mourned. And whilst his gift lives on in the books he wrote and memory of the man’s spiritual essence still lingers over the Maori community at Jerusalem, his bones have long since turned to ashes. It is hoped that this little story gives you the reader insight of an eternal life as it did for James K Baxter. As for me in my dotage, it further enhances my reason for being, as I tramp in the valley of the shadow of death always in search of the light.

Paperback ISBN 978-1-63649-005-2  /  eBook ISBN 978-1-63072-3881.


by Doug McPhillips

Masters At My Table is based on the author’s research of the Laws of the Universe and the distilled wisdom of science, theology, physiotherapy, physiology, mysticism, magic and biblical text granted from the sages of old.

It demonstrates the soundness of spiritual coaching which brings about a conscious constructiveness to those who practiced these principles in all their affairs throughout the ages.

This book will serve as a guide for you to discover secrets- those of great men who walked this earth before you. It serves as a guide to a better way of life for the willing.

Paperback ISBN 978-0-6452645-2-4  /  eBook ISBN 978-0-642645-3-1


by Doug McPhillips

“I WAS BORN IN 1944. A momentous event happened that yearD Day, which precipitated the end of war in Europe and the subsequent defeat of Japan in 1945. It also heralded the onset of the Atomic Age after the decimation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I knew nothing of this at the time.I was to busy sucking on a surrogate mother’s boobs. I have been doing that for most of my life.”

This is a memoir of a bush boy’s recall of his life. It speaks to the plurality of all of us, the “We”,through the eyes of the individual, the “Me”. Its a rollicking tale of childhood of adventure raiding bird’s nests, dodging bullets & snakes, circus acts, rugby league matches & boxing tent exhibitions shaped by a regimented Christian education and mentored by a classic Australian bushman grandfather. It traverses the halcyon days of the 1950’s when life was simple, mischief built character and even the dark side of life was, if not condoned, at least tolerated.

The autobiography takes the reader through events that lead to Doug’s getting of wisdom through work and play in the 60s & 70s, a period when jobs were plentiful and sex, drugs and rock n roll were the norm, at least for some. The journey tells how a young man found through travel and adventure, a way of life that proved, after much experience of heartfelt sorrow not to be his true calling. The getting of wisdom came at a price-it always does, and he sums it all up in this novel of the merit of it all. For the curious of mind, it is a worthwhile read for insight into a way of life once well lived but long since passed into the annals of time.

Paperback ISBN 978-0-6452645-0-0  /  eBook ISBN 978-0-6452645-1-7


By Doug McPhillips

Read this book and your world will never again seem the same to you. It is possibly the most controversial story of insight for our times.

I, Prophet: A vision for future generations follows the theme of living by the natural law of the Golden Rule verses mans’ folly in pursuit of worldly values.

The thread running through the pages of this book tracks the secret ways of a One World Order from the time of Napoleons’ rise to power to a modern day One World Government vision.

The book suggests ways to survive a future Armageddon with tell tale signs that beset the world and its pending woes.

A must read for those who are seeking answers to our current dilemma of living in the now.

Paperback ISBN 978-164764268-6 /  eBook ISBN 978-164516119-6

New edition:

Santiago Traveller:

My Pilgrimage to a Hidden Treasure.

By Doug McPhillips

This is a story of physical endurance, spiritual aspiration, historic myth and startling truth that beams a guiding light to the struggles of modern man. It is the story of myth, legend and folklore that the writer encounters as he walks his third Camino de Santiago, looking back on his first and second pilgrimages.

The Way of pilgrimage uncovers outward signs and symbols that lead through the myth of the finite world to an infinite spiritual completeness. The lessons herein set a template for living that to a great degree is lacking in our modern hedonistic lifestyle.The story uncovers myths of the Camino, lessons of romantic lust, false belief in medical treatment for mental abnormalities and unreal desire to fulfill symbolic needs that can only be satisfied through the language of the heart.

Whilst tramping his happy path of destiny, the writer happens upon critical evidence that helps solve a present day murder and is enlightened to re-discover the third secret of Fatima, which proves to be a catalyst to saving the world from a 21st Century Armageddon.

This book is a must read for anyone seeking a vision for the future, inward spiritual guidance and healing. It is also an engaging read for “Atlas eaters” wishing to learn more about the Camino Way.

Book worms will enjoy this journey as a “good yarn.”

Paperback ISBN 978-1647-64251-8  /  eBook ISBN 978-16476-4822-0


By Doug McPhillips

This little book is an insight into an awakening from tragedy to a new dawning of creativity and souls searching. It involves the feeling that the pathway to freedom comes at a price of suffering, a journey of insight and ultimately enlightenment which often takes a toll on body, mind and spirit before the sacredness is complete.

The story is divided into three parts of The dark night of the soul, The Camino of songs and Enlightenment, with a brief introduction to the understanding of each. The story is told mainly in poetic form.

Paperback ISBN 978-1647-86775-1 / eBook ISBN 978-1647-86594-8

THE SWORD OF DISCERNMENT-Volume 11-The new revised version with an additional chapter.

By Doug McPhillips

The work is both fact and fiction of myth and legends, symbols and signs Doug encounters on a spiritual awakening as he comes to terms with his inner demons, creative imagination and search for an outward symbol of his inner decision to live by an ancient rite, a sword of discernment.

It is also a realistic insight into the Camino Way and trudging this happy path of destiny.

See Synopsis on the About Us page.

Paperback ISBN 978-0-646-93186-9  /  eBook ISBN 978-781639-0299-9

From Darkness to Light

By Doug McPhillips

This book of myth, songs and poetry was inspired by Doug as he tramped his Camino Way from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago,Spain.

Paperback ISBN 9-780646-027282

Camino Guide Book and Journal

St. Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago.

By Doug McPhillips

The French Way, Napoleon route is the most famous and historic route of the Camino de Santiago.

This guide book contains a brief history of The Way, a section by section guide of the 800 km journey,tips for walkers, what to pack and accommodation contacts, topographic maps and a host of other features linked to my website via your iPhone! It includes simple languages references in English, French and Spanish too. This guide book include blank pages for daily journal or drawing.

5 books + 1 CD for $40 plus delivery anywhere within Australia!

Books included:

    –    Sword of Discernment

    –    Santiago Traveller

    –    I Prophet

    –    Awake to My gutted dream

    –    We is me Upside Down

CD included:

–    The Camino Way

Only. $55 ($40 + $15 postage) within Australia

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