Phil Cousineau

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Has Phil Cousineau's book, The Art of Pilgrimage, changed how you travel? Have you been on a special journey or pilgrimage that you would like to share with Phil? We'd love to know about it. Please send a postcard from your travels to:

Phil Cousineau
Sisyphus Press
P.O. Box 330098
San Francisco, California 94133

Current Appearances and More

Books by Phil Cousineau

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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Poems ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Poems ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A Rhapsody on a Theme of Famous and Infamous Last Words ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Basball Haiku ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


FOR THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT PHIL COUSINEAU, simply send a detailed message using the form below. Please be as specific as possible in your query.

  • Invite him to lecture or lead a workshop for your group or class. For more than 25 years Phil has been speaking and teaching on a wide range of inspiring topics related to his published work -- from creativity and writing, pilgrimage and travel, to beauty and myth -- to audiences of all stripes and sizes.

  • Inquire about writing or film consultations, or consultations on book manuscripts or other creative projects. Contact Phil if you are stuck with your writing, or need to find your creative fire again. An expert on the "hero journey" structure of screenplays, Phil not only gives professional script readings, but is also an accomplished script doctor.

  • Invite him to lead your group on a customized travel program. The author of the bestselling book, The Art of Pilgrimage, Phil has been leading small group tours to sacred and/​or culturally rich places since 1984.

  • Purchase autographed or other copies of his books, films, postcards, broadsides, and more.