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PBS series can inspire us all to journey on our own pilgrimages

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Blessed the man who finds refuge in you, in their hearts are pilgrim roads. -- Psalm 84:6

This is the sentiment that underlies an ongoing series on PBS called "Sacred Journeys," hosted by New York Times columnist and best-selling author Bruce Feiler. "As long as humans have walked," explains Feiler, "they've walked to get closer to their gods."

Preview: Fellowship bolsters senior's aspiration to bring science to Spanish-language TV

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When Ana Aceves was 12 years old, she sat on her parents' front porch in Merced, Calif., looked up into the night sky and had an "out-of-body experience." She saw herself on her porch, then her city, state, planet and finally the stars.

It was then she knew exactly what she wanted to do, says the now 23-year-old senior at the University of California, Berkeley. "I ran into the house and told my mom I wanted to be an astrologer," she explained with a loud chuckle.

"I think you mean an astronomer," her mother corrected.

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