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Books by Phil Cousineau

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Phil Cousineau grew up in a family where they took the dictionary with them on vacations. In Wordcatcher, he writes about the origins of his love of words, and describes more than 300 of his favorite words and the fascinating stories behind them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
As indispensable as forgiveness has been to the healing process throughout history, there is another equally profound action that is needed for ultimate reconciliation, which Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, calls “the other side of the coin.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This book is a brooding, daring, exploration of the secret strength of storytelling, in which Phil Cousineau addresses the central theme which runs through all of his work, the transportive power of words. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cousineau writes, "Creativity is as natural as breathing. To create is to grow, which in turn makes us feel vitally alive." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"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." ~Austin American Statesman ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Discover the meaning of tea through the eyes of tea lovers from eight countries around the world. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Huston Smith In Conversation with Native Americans on Religious Freedom ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Rekindling the True Spirit of the Great Games ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Conversations with Huston Smith on the Spiritual Life ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Power of Ancient Stories in Modern Times ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Readings from Socrates to Ray Charles ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Travel Stories ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Stories of Synchronicity That Illuminate Our Lives ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A Modern Book of Hours ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Poetry
Poems ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Poems ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A Rhapsody on a Theme of Famous and Infamous Last Words ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Basball Haiku ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Oldest Story in the World

This book is a brooding, daring, idiosyncratic exploration of the secret strength of storytelling, in which Phil Cousineau addresses the central theme which runs through all of his work, the transportive power of words. Written as a mosaic of meditations, this lyrical book ranges from a twelve-thousand-year-old Aboriginal tale, to a mystical Viking story, a venerable myth from the Seneca, and a modern parable from contemporary world of house painters in San Francisco. Wrapped around the marvels he has collected from around the world are Cousineau's own edgy ruminations, which illuminate the irrepressible impulse for storytelling.

PRAISE FOR THE OLDEST STORY IN THE WORLD:
"Quite simply superb, a soul map to the center of Being, no less than the story of The One and Only Story. Cousineau is a true master of his craft. I think a copy of this book should be given to every young person to help prepare them for their own search for the threads that will lead them to find and then shape their own personal stories of life. It's a magical work."
-P.J. Curtis, author of The Lightening Tree and Notes from the Heart: A Celebration of Irish Traditional Music

PRAISE FOR PHIL COUSINEAU'S WORK:
"It's just marvelous the way you've demonstrated how similar journeys in myth are to those in art, literature, movies, drama. You've done what all artists and writer must do with the great stuff of myth; you've made it your own."
-Joseph Campbell, mythologist and author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces