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Phil Cousineau ~ The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred
November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PDT
Phil Cousineau (author of The Art of Pilgrimage) explores why travelers plan trips and then, upon arriving, have a sense of unfulfilled expectation.
Join Phil Cousineau for a conversation about his newly updated bestselling classic The Art of Pilgrimage.
Whether travelling to Mecca or Memphis, Stonehenge or Cooperstown, one’s journey becomes meaningful when the traveller’s heart and imagination are open to experiencing the sacred. Austin American Statesman writes, “If Joseph Campbell, the Dalai Lama, and Bill Moyers were to have collaborated on a book about journeys, I suspect it would look very much like The Art of Pilgrimage.”
Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, teacher and editor, lecturer, world traveller, storyteller and TV host. With more than 35 books translated into more than 10 languages and 15 scriptwriting credits to his name, Cousineau has also appeared alongside mentors Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith. His screenwriting credits in films have won more than 35 international awards. He is co-writer and host of Global Spirit and has also appeared on CNN, The Discovery Channel, and more. He has been featured in Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times.
The Seeker’s Guide to Making Travel Sacred
Not just for pilgrims. We are descendants of nomads. And although we no longer partake in this nomadic life, the instinct to travel remains. Whether we’re planning a trip or buying a secondhand copy of Siddhartha, we’re always searching for a journey, a pilgrimage. With remarkable stories from famous travelers, poets, and modern-day pilgrims, The Art of Pilgrimage is for the mindful traveler who longs for something more than diversion and escape.
Rick Steves with a literary twist. Through literary travel stories and meditations, award-winning writer, filmmaker and host of the acclaimed Global Spirit PBS series, Phil Cousineau, shows readers that travel is worthy of mindfulness and spiritual examination. Learn to approach travel with a desire for risk and renewal, practicing intentionality and being present.
Spiritual travel for the soul. If you’re looking for reasons to travel, this is it. Whether traveling to Mecca or Memphis, Stonehenge or Cooperstown, one’s journey becomes meaningful when the traveler’s heart and imagination are open to experiencing the sacred. The Art of Pilgrimage shows that there is something sacred waiting to be discovered around us.