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TRAVEL PROGRAMS with PHIL COUSINEAU

April 9 - 18, 2019

GREECE:
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 info@sacredearthjourneys.ca or call 604-874-7922 (toll free 1-877-874-7922) Sacred Earth Journeys.

September 29 - October 6, 2019

IRELAND:
The Connemara Writer’s Retreat with Phil Cousineau

Over the last thirty years, Phil Cousineau has guided hundreds of writers to publish their books, articles, screenplays and thesis papers. Writers of every level and genre are welcome to our weeklong gathering in the Renvyle Peninsula, along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, to gather with kindred spirits looking to spark new material or burnish current work. Led by bestselling author, documentary filmmaker, radio and television scriptwriter Phil Cousineau, our gathering will combine the spirit of an encouraging writer’s workshop with the soulfulness of a contemplative retreat.

Learn more about The Connemara Writer’s Retreat with Phil Cousineau: on the Sacred Earth Journeys website. Here's the link to the trip's Facebook page. For more information, please email info@sacredearthjourneys.ca or call 604-874-7922 (toll free 1-877-874-7922) Sacred Earth Journeys.

Telling stories on "Mystery Centers of Ancient Greece," 2005. Since 1984, Phil Cousineau has led small group journeys to sacred and culturally rich places in the world.

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.