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The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred Paperback – August 1, 2012
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BOOKS: Cousineau's books include STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES, ONCE AND FUTURE MYTHS, THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE, THE HERO'S JOURNEY: JOSEPH CAMPBELL ON HIS LIFE AND WORK, SOUL: AN ARCHAEOLOGY, and WORDCATCHER: AN ODYSSEY INTO THE WORLD OF WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORDS. A book of essays and reflections on healing, restitution and atonement titled BEYOND FORGIVENESS published in 2011; a book of colorful words and word stories, THE PAINTED WORD: A TREASURE CHEST OF REMARKABLE WORDS AND THEIR ORIGINS, published in 2012; and BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL: ILLUMINATING WORDS FOR THE LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY released in December 2013. Cousineau's books have been translated into nine languages, and he is a contributor to more than 30 other books.
TALKS & TRAVELS: Phil Cousineau lectures frequently on a wide spectrum of topics that reflect his mythic and scholarly journeys, including mythology, movies, writing, mentorship, beauty, language, travel, sports, and creativity. He has been the keynote speaker at major conferences as diverse as the Ansel Adams Centennial Celebration in Yosemite National Park and the Global View Symposium at Michigan State University. He has been invited to lecture at distinguished venues around the world and has collaborated and appeared with some of the great thinkers and philosophers of our time, including with mentors Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith. Cousineau enjoys collaborating with musicians and artists. An expert in pilgrimage and meaningful travel, Cousineau occasionally leads small group journeys to sacred and culturally rich places; in the Fall of 2014 he will take groups to Greece and Turkey.
FILMS: Phil Cousineau's screenwriting credits in documentary films have won more than 25 international awards and include: A SEAT AT THE TABLE, ECOLOGICAL DESIGN, WAYFINDERS, THE PEYOTE ROAD, WIPING THE TEARS OF SEVEN GENERATIONS, THE HERO'S JOURNEY; and the Academy Award-nominated FOREVER ACTIVISTS.
TV & APPEARANCES: He is currently the co-writer and host of GLOBAL SPIRIT, Link TV's "internal travel" television series broadcasting now on World and Local PBS stations. Cousineau has also appeared on CNN, The Discovery Channel, Fox News, and NFL Films, and been featured on Voice of America, PRI's The World, CBC's Tapestry, Deepak Chopra's Wellness Radio, and NPR's Weekend Edition. He has been interviewed for stories in TIME and NEWSWEEK as well as the NEW YORK TIMES. He has been a judge for the Emmys, the San Francisco Film Festival, and the PEN-WEST literary awards. Look for his expert commentary and mythic take on film among the special features on several Warner Brothers DVDs--from THE NATURAL and CONSTANTINE to BATMAN and SUPERMAN.
CONSULTING: An expert on mythology and film and the "hero journey" structure of screenplays, Cousineau consults on all types of writing projects.
Cousineau lives with his family in North Beach in San Francisco, California. He has just finished writing an ambitious book on beauty. Learn more about his work at http://www.philcousineau.net.
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In "The Art of Pilgrimage" Phil Cousineau says travel can take on a larger role. He proposes a "seeker's guide to making travel sacred." The book explores the steps of the sacred pilgrimage: "The Longing", "The Call", "Departure", "The Pilgrim's Way", The Labyrinth" and "The Arrival."
Cousineau has set down in print an idea that has been floating around my head for some time. I don't seek out the traditional holy places, but I have wandered from one artist's home to another--Nohant or Bath or Rye or Waldon or Bloomsbury or Salisbury. In doing so, I have felt connected to the spirit of the artist who once lived and worked in that space. Perhaps they are my lost saints.
To put it simply, Cousineau loves to travel, and has written a book that will speak to the traveler in all of us. We are descended from nomads; the instinct is in all of us, but we get bogged down in Mundania. Cousineau mixes great quotes along with observations from his own quests and adventures. The results will most certainly help you to make your own journey a transformative event.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wish I had read this book before my last pilgrimage, but then every day is a pilgrimage.Published 2 months ago by Jane
Very well done book, and not from a sectarian point of view. Very rich in quoted, and applicable to a journey or to your whole life.Published 7 months ago by Rock
If you are thinking of going on a trip, any kind of trip, I encourage you to read this book before you begin your journey. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Catherine Anderson
Enjoyed this book! Gave me a better idea what myself and other people review as a Pilgrim. I have been loaning it out to other walkers.Published 11 months ago by Bruce CARPENTER
It was a great book. Sometimes I find a few gems in a book and I write the passages down. In this book, I have many pages filled with gems that touched me. It is a great book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Raymond A. LeMay