This determined human pattern of pilgrimage points, as we have come to believe, to the basic human need to make a connection with something outside themselves, some holiness or value which helps ground the pilgrim in a new being, in a new lease on life, in something which gives meaning and direction and which is frequently experienced as healing.

Jean Dalby, Wallace Clift, The Archetype of Pilgrimage by Jean Dalby Clift, Wallace B. Clift