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"Centuries of travel lore suggest that when we no longer know where to turn our real journey has begun," writes author Phil Cousineau. "At that crossroads moment, a voice calls to our pilgrim soul." Many have embarked upon a pilgrimage, but few have understood its mysteries and possibilities as well as Phil Cousineau does (author of Soul Moments and The Hero's Journey). On one level this is a highly useful guidebook packed with great ideas for enlightened traveling--tape recording local voices, music, and sounds; asking contemplative questions to waitresses and bookstore owners; lighting a traveling candle every morning; making an offering to the local deity. But most compelling is Cousineau's ability to expertly map the interior landscape of a pilgrimage--the sights that lead to insights and the borders that lead to breakthroughs as we trek the exterior landscape of our planet. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Thinking of those who intend to embark on a journey with a deep purpose, Cousineau (ed., Soul Moments, Conari, 1997) explores why travelers plan trips and then, upon getting to their destination, have a sense of unfulfilled expectation. Cousineau suggests that this disappointment results from the way travelers engage with the place, not the site itself. Stories, anecdotes, quotes, vignettes, and practical suggestions from travelers and pilgrims throughout history create a guide to building a personal journey by learning to slow down and linger, savor, and absorb each stage?from the first strands of desire to travel through the journey to the return. To help the reader get involved, Cousineau includes a series of meditations and imagination exercises. Librarians aiming to reach both active and armchair travelers will find that this title circulates well.?Leroy Hommerding, Citrus Cty. Lib. System, Inverness, FL
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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 2 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 3 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 6 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 7 months ago by Raymond A. LeMay
Cousineau's book on traveling is generally interesting and well written. It suffers from two main defects: it is unfocused and it quotes widely from other writers without really... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing book. I got one as a gift and bough two more to give as gifts. It totally changed my perspective on travel.Published 8 months ago by Jimmianne
Ordered from Kindle for my iPad. Unable to access after 2 sessions. What happened to my full length book??? Is my question.... So frustrating. Amazon please call me ASAP. Read morePublished 9 months ago by madeleine long