October 7 - 14, 2018
The Hydra Writer's Retreat with Phil Cousineau: An All-New Mythopoetic Approach to Crafting Your Story: A Seven-Day Writing Retreat in the Greek Islands
Writers of every level and genre are welcome to our week-long gathering on stunning Hydra to spark new material, deepen your craft, or know when to release your work into the world. As Socrates put it, “Wisdom begins in wonder”, and what better place than the beautiful Greek island of Hydra to journey into wisdom. Led by bestselling author, documentary filmmaker, radio and television scriptwriter Phil Cousineau, our gathering will combine the spirit of a workshop with the contemplativeness of a writing retreat. You will be encouraged to spend time developing your manuscript rather than critiquing others’ work, and there will be opportunities for one-on-one consultations with Phil, as well as inspiring excursions.
Learn more about this unique workshop and travel program on the Sacred Earth Journeys website. Visit the trip's Facebook page. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-874-7922 (toll free 1-877-874-7922) Sacred Earth Journeys.
April 9 - 18, 2019
Mythic Crete with Phil Cousineau and Georgios Spiradakis: A Ten-Day Tour to the Legendary Island of Light
Join bestselling author and filmmaker Phil Cousineau and veteran local guide and organic olive farmer Georgios Spiradakis on an exploration of the mythological magic of Crete. Phil and Georgios will lead you on an adventure through a mythological and spiritual culture that still thrives much as it did 4,000 years ago. Enjoy ancient Cretan cuisine, hike to a mountain top to pay your respects to the Gaian Goddess, ponder archaeological mysteries and discoveries, and immerse yourself in the work of local artists and performers. In daily discussions of the myths, art, literature, and crafts of Greece’s largest island you will become a cultural time traveler on a rare sacred journey.
Learn more about Mythic Crete with Phil Cousineau and Georgios Spiradakis, on the Sacred Earth Journeys website. Here's the link to the trip's Facebook page For more information, please email email@example.com or call 604-874-7922 (toll free 1-877-874-7922) Sacred Earth Journeys.
Phil Cousineau: Small group travel journey leader since 1984
Phil Cousineau led his first travel program to Ireland in 1984 with poet Robert Bly. The story of the group's visit to a local pub with poet Seamus Heaney, who regaled the group by reciting Yeats to them by heart, is legendary. Phil Cousineau's next trip, in 1985, was an exploration of Arthurian England with Marion Zimmer Bradley (her first trip to England) and Geoffrey Ashe. The high standard for Phil's travel journeys with unique itineraries and soulful storytelling at sacred sites was cast.
Other past travel programs include "Bohemian Paris," "Myth and Mystery in the Mediterranean," "The Soul of Ireland" and "A Pilgrimage to the Mystery Centers of Ancient Greece," to name a few. Phil has led tours for Cross Cultural Journeys, Timeless Travels, The Joseph Campbell Foundation, the Institute of Imaginal Studies, Book Passage, and for the last several years, for Sacred Earth Journeys.
Check out this interview with Phil Cousineau on the difference between a pilgrimage and a vacation.