PHIL COUSINEAU is an inspiring speaker who lectures frequently on a wide range of topics—from mythology, film, and writing, to travel, sports, mentorship, beauty, and creativity. He has given keynote presentations at major conferences as diverse as as the Ansel Adams Centennial Celebration in Yosemite National Park and the Global View Symposium at Michigan State University. In addition to hosting Global Spirit, now broadcasting on PBS TV, Cousineau has appeared as an on-camera expert for CNN, BBC, Fox News, NFL Films and Warner Brothers. He has been invited to guest lecture at UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford University, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Syracuse University, The University of Tennessee, Google Zeitgeist, and more. Cousineau was lead presenter at TEDx in San Jose, California in 2011. He has appeared with many of the great thinkers and philosophers of our time, including mentors Joseph Campbell and Huston Smith. Contact Phil Cousineau to invite him to speak to your group or organization.


Your Creative Journey weekend with Phil Cousineau and Gregg Chadwick, Esalen Institute, December 2006.


Huston Smith and Phil Cousineau at Zen Hospice event in 2006.

Phil Cousineau on creativity at the Commonwealth Club in 2009.

The Painted Word workshop at Esalen with Phil Cousineau and Gregg Chadwick.

Phil Cousineau on the Olympic Odyssey at Black Oak Books, Berkeley.

Berkeley Public Library Authors Dinner, February 2011.

EVENTS with PHIL COUSINEAU

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"Phil Cousineau—part historian, part shaman, part raconteur..." ~Gerald Nicosia, author of Memory Babe

2013 Past Public Events with Phil Cousineau
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January 10, 2013
Phil Cousineau on The Painted Word
Mechanics Institute
San Francisco, CA
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January 18-20, 2013
Stoking the Creative Fires Weekend with Phil Cousineau
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Santa Barbara, CA
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June 6, 2013
THE PAINTED WORD booksigning with Phil Cousineau
Chapters
Regina, SK
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June 7, 2013
The Art of Pilgrimage: Making Travel Meaningful with Phil Cousineau
Regina Unitarian Centre
Regina, SK
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June 8, 2013
Stoking the Creative Fires: A Creativity Workshop
Mackenzie Art Gallery
Regina, SK
About the weekend from Buzzcity
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August 14 - 17, 2013
Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference
Schedule of sessions
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September 21 - October 2, 2013
"The Mythic Heart of Ireland"
An exploration of the West of Ireland with Phil Cousineau
Itinerary
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December 6 - 8, 2013
Phil Cousineau and Gregg Chadwick on the "Courage to Create"
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, California
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December 13, 2013
Phil Cousineau with Jeff "The Dude" Dowd on BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL
Book Soup
Los Angeles, California
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December 18, 2013
Phil Cousineau with Jeff "The Dude" Dowd, Willis Barnstone, Joyce Jenkins, Linda McFerrin and more on BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL
Book Passage
Corte Madera, California

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2012 Public Events with Phil Cousineau
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March 1, 2012
Phil Cousineau on THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE, WORDCATCHER and more
Stanford Women's Book Club
Orinda, CA
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March 10, 2012
The Creative Journey: from Joseph Campbell to Twyla Tharp with Phil Cousineau | Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological Roundtable
Sacramento, CA
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March 15, 2012
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Schuler Books
Lansing, MI
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March 16, 2012
Keynote Speaker Phil Cousineau on "Graduate Study Abroad and The Art of Pilgrimage"
Global View Symposium on Graduate Study Abroad
Michigan State University /​ MSU Union
East Lansing, MI
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March 20, 2012
"Conversations on Beauty: The Myths We Tell Ourselves - How The Arts Convey Our Changing Story" with Phil Cousineau, James Hubbell, Richard Lederer, Jo Lauria, and Dirk Sutro
Hosted by Ilan-Laei Foundation
Mingei International Museum
San Diego, CA
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June 12 - 25, 2012
Phil Cousineau's "Sacred Odyssey into the Heart of Ancient Greece: The Myths, Heroes, Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece."
Greece
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August 5, 2012
Phil Cousineau on the "Gift of Making Amends"
Unity First Sunday Forum
USC San Francisco, CA
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August 9-12, 2012
Phil Cousineau and Don George on
Literature that Transports Us
Phil Cousineau & Don George

Phil Cousineau in Conversation with Peter S. Greenberg
Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference
Corte Madera, CA

Plus panel sessions on Interviewing Techniques, Polishing the Travel Article for Submission, Lust in Translation, and more
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September 2, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Painted Word
Bird and Beckett Books
San Francisco, CA
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September 4, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Painted Word
Books Inc.
Berkeley, CA
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September 6, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Painted Word
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore
Berkeley, CA
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September 7, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Painted Word
The Avid Reader
Davis, CA
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September 8, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Painted Word
Readers' Books
Sonoma, CA
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September 11, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Painted Word
Towne Center Books
Pleasanton, CA
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September 12, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Painted Word
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA
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September 13, 2012
Phil Cousineau and Gregg Chadwick on The Painted Word
City Lights Booksellers
San Francisco, CA
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September 19-23, 2012
Phil Cousineau
Fetzer Institute's Global Gathering
Assisi, Italy
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September 25, 2012
Phi Cousineau on Beyond Forgiveness: Reflections on Atonement
Passages Seminar
Skokie, IL
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September 25, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Painted Word
Boswell Books
Milwaukee, WI
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September 30, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Eternal Pursuit of Beauty, Love and Desire and The Long Conversation: A Global Spirit Salon and Discussion
Hektoen Institute of Medicine Nurses and the Humanities and Chicago IONS
The Ethical Humanist Society
Chicago, IL
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October 5-8, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Key to the Realm of the Muses: Clews to the Work of Joseph Campbell; The Hero's Journey; and Myth and the Movies
Celebrating the Mythic Life, a conference on The Legacy of Joseph Campbell
Center for Symbolic Studies
New Paltz, N.Y.
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October 18-21, 2012
Phil Cousineau on Finding Beauty in a Troubled World: The Myth of Beauty: Phil Cousineau with Andrew Harvey on Atonement: The Missing Step
Moving Toward Wholeness
Laurel Ridge Conference & Retreat Center, N.C.
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October 24, 2010
Phil Cousineau and Huston Smith on And Live Rejoicing
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA
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November 7, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Painted Word
The Inside Edge
University Club at the University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
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November 7, 2012
Phil Cousineau and Gregg Chadwick on The Painted Word
Warwick's Books
La Jolla, CA
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November 8, 2012
Phil Cousineau and Gregg Chadwick on The Painted Word
Book Soup
Hollywood, CA
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November 9-11, 2012
Phil Cousineau, Jeff Dowd, and Gregg Chadwick on The Holy Fool: Crazy Wisdom from Van Gogh to Tina Fey and The Big Lebowski
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA
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December 10, 2012
Phil Cousineau on The Painted Word
Book Passage at the Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA
Listen to Phil's interview from this morning on KQED Radio's "Forum with Michael Krasny" here.

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2011 Public Events with Phil Cousineau
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Feb 2, 2011
Phil Cousineau, Huston Smith, Jacob Needleman, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Michael Nagler, Rev. Heng Sure, Stephanie Van Hook, Rich Meyer, Diane Hennacy Powell, Katharine Dever and more contributors
BEYOND FORGIVENESS: Reflections on Atonement book celebration
David Brower Center
Berkeley, CA
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Feb 4, 2011
Phil Cousineau, Diane Hennacy Powell, Rich Meyer and Stephanie Van Hook
celebrate the publication of BEYOND FORGIVENESS
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA
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Feb 12, 2011
Berkeley Public Library Authors' Dinner
Central Library
Berkeley, CA
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March 26, 2010
Phil Cousineau keynote speaker at TEDxSanJoseCA
People, Passion, Possibilities: Making a Difference
San Jose, CA
View Phil's talk here on YouTube.
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April 1 - 4, 2011
Phil Cousineau and the Oikos Ensemble
Missouri Mid-South Conference UCC Artist in Residence program
Eden Theological Seminary
Webster Groves, MO
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April 25, 2011
A celebration of baseball poetry and prose with Phil Cousineau, David Frankel, Dan Liberthson, Al Averbach, Jeff DeMark
Bird and Beckett
San Francisco, CA
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May 4, 2011
Phil Cousineau on BEYOND FORGIVENESS
The Inside Edge
University of California, Irvine
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June 26 - July 4, 2011
"We'll Always Have Paris" with Phil Cousineau and Mort Rosenblum
A Book Passage Culinary & Literary Tour to Paris, France
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Aug 11 - 14, 2011
Book Passage Travel & Food Writing & Photography Conference
Corte Madera, California

Aug 12, 2011
Phil Cousineau & Don George on MONETIZE YOUR PASSION: TOUR LEADING, COPY WRITING AND More

Phil Cousineau & Niko Mayer in conversation on SELF PUBLISHING: BRINGING YOUR TRAVEL OR PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK TO THE TABLE

Evening with Phil Cousineau in conversation with Roger Housden on being "SAVED BY BEAUTY"

Aug 13, 2011
Phil Cousineau, Georgia Hesse, Roger Housden, Andrew McCarthy & David Farley (Moderator) on THE ART OF ATTENTION – TRULY SEEING

Jim Benning, Phil Cousineau & Michael Shapiro on ACTIVE INTERVIEWS: TECHNIQUES FOR LISTENING

Tim Cahill, Roger Housden, Andrew McCarthy, Linda Watanabe McFerrin & Phil Cousineau (Moderator) on EROS AND THE OPEN ROAD
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Sept 12 - 24, 2011
Phil Cousineau with Traveling Matters leads a travel program to "Best of the West of Ireland"
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Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2011
Phil Cousineau and Gregg Chadwick on The Myth of Beauty from Aphrodite to Ansel Adams
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA
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Oct 7, 2011
Phil Cousineau on "Who Stole the Arms of Venus de Milo?: The Myth of Beauty from Aphrodite to Ansel Adams"
San Diego Friends of Jung
San Diego, CA

Oct 8, 2011
Phil Cousineau on "Myth, Dreams, Movies"
San Diego Friends of Jung
San Diego, CA
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Oct 14, 2011
Phil Cousineau on "Who Stole the Arms of Venus de Milo?: The Myth of Beauty"
C.G. Jung Society of Seattle
Seattle, WA
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Oct 15, 2011
Phil Cousineau on "Soulmaking and the Persistence of Beauty"
C.G. Jung Society of Seattle
Seattle, WA
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October 16, 2011
Phil Cousineau speaks on Global Spirit and more @​​
EastWest Bookshop
Seattle, WA
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October 21, 2011
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
The Avid Reader
Davis, CA
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Nov 4, 2011
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Visible Voice Books
Cleveland, OH
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Nov 5, 2011
STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES with Phil Cousineau and Cliff Aerie & Chris Bakriges of the Oikos Ensemble
Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church
Cleveland, OH
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Nov 5, 2011
Phil Cousineau and Oikos Ensemble
Music, storytelling and multimedia performance on "Pilgrimage: Living Life as a Holy Adventure"
Dover Congregational Church UCC
Dover's 200th anniversary celebration
Westlake, OH
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Nov. 6, 2011
Morning worship at Dover Congregational featuring Oikos Ensemble and sermon by Phil Cousineau
Westlake, OH
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Nov 6, 2011
Afternoon "Global Spirit" Salon with Phil Cousineau and Cliff Aerie & Chris Bakriges of the Oikos Ensemble
Faith United Church of Christ
Richmond Heights, OH
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Nov 28, 2011
Phil Cousineau on "April in Paris" tour info night
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA

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2010 Public Events with Phil Cousineau
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March 6, 2010
Sacramento Library Foundation,
"Authors on the Move,"
Sacramento, CA
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April 8, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Mrs. Dalloways
Berkeley, CA
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April 12, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Booksmith
San Francisco, CA
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April 16, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Book Passage Bookstore
Corte Madera, CA
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April 29, 2010
Phil Cousineau on THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
SF Travel Book Club & Lecture Series at Books, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
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May 1, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
East West Books
Mountain View, CA
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May 4, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Warwick's Books
La Jolla, CA
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May 5, 2010
Phil Cousineau at The Inside Edge
University of California (UCI) University Club
Irvine, CA
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May 5, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Book Soup
West Hollywood, California
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Thursday, May 6, 2010 @​ 7:00 p.m. TBC
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER & THE OLDEST STORY IN THE WORLD
with Gregg Chadwick
Santa Monica, CA
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May 11, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Readers' Books
Sonoma, CA
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May 13, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Green Apple Books
San Francisco, CA
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May 16, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
A Great Good Place for Books
Oakland, CA
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May 18, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Mechanics' Institute Library
San Francisco, CA
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May 27, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
The Green Arcade
San Francisco, CA
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June 11, 2010
Phil Cousineau on "Myth, Dream & the Movies" & "Telling Our Stories, Forging Our Souls" @​​ "Jung in Dialogue: Practices of Soul Making" Conference
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Santa Barbara, CA
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June 13, 2010
Phil Cousineau & Norwood Pratt on THE MEANING OF TEA
World Tea Expo Authors' Circle
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
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June 16, 2010
Phil Cousineau moderates LUNCH MATTERS discussion with Robert Thurman on "The Spiritual Quest" after "Global Spirit" screening
The Rubin Museum of Art
New York, NY
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June 23, 2010
Phil Cousineau moderates LUNCH MATTERS discussion with Joanne Shenandoah on "Music, Sound and the Sacred" after Global Spirit screening
The Rubin Museum of Art
New York, NY
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July 16, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Gateways Books
Santa Cruz, CA
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August 13, 2010
Phil Cousineau on "The Song of the Open Road"
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA
August 12-25
on faculty of the 19th Annual Book Passage Travel, Food, & Photography Conference
Corte Madera, CA
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September 5, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Bird & Beckett Books
San Francisco, CA
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September 13 – 24, 2010
Ireland: Land of Myth and Mystery
A small group "Pilgrimage into the Heart of Sacred Ireland"
with Phil Cousineau
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October 16, 2010
Phil Cousineau signs copies of WORDCATCHER
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association
(NCIBA) Trade Show
Oakland, CA
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October 17, 2010
Phil Couisneau and Mort Rosenblum
"WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS" Literary and Culinary Tour Information Night
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA
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October 20, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Books, Inc.
Berkeley, CA
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October 29, 2010
Phil Cousineau on WORDCATCHER
Boswell Book Company
Milwaukee, WI
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November 5, 2010
Phil Cousineau on "Telling Our Stories, Forging Our Souls"
for Vancouver C.G. Jung Society @​​ Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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November 6, 2010
Phil Cousineau on "Myth, Dream & the Movies"
for Vancouver C.G. Jung Society @​​ Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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November 7, 2010
A Sunday Afternoon Salon with Phil Cousineau
Fireside Room @​​ Unitarian Church
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
Phil Cousineau on THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
Unity Spiritual Center
San Francisco, CA
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December 3-5, 2010
Phil Cousineau and Gregg Chadwick on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES: Nine Ways to Rekindle Passion and Imagination
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA

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2009 Public Events with Phil Cousineau
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February 18, 2009
Phil Cousineau hosted a conversation with Karen Armstrong and Robert Thurman
on "The Spiritual Quest" for Link TV's Global Spirit
Sponsored by The Open Center
@​ CUNY Graduate Center
New York, NY
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March 14-16, 2009
Walk in Spirit
American Pilgrims on the Camino
2009 Annual Gathering
Albuquerque, NM
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March 5, 2009
Huston Smith & Phil Cousineau on "Enduring Happiness"
Pleasure is transitory. How can we maximize happiness in our lives?
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA
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April 18, 2009
"Opening Day: The Poetics of Baseball, the Baseball of Poetry" with Phil Cousineau and Dan Liberthson
Bird & Beckett Books
San Francisco, CA
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August 14, 2009
Phil Cousineau on THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
18th Annual Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference
Corte Madera, CA

August 15, 2009
Shaping Your Travels into a Book
Tim Cahill, Henry Shukman & Phil Cousineau (moderator)
18th Annual Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference
Corte Madera, CA
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September 4, 2009
THE MEANING OF TEA celebration
East West Bookstore with Phil Cousineau, Scott Hoyt and James Norwood Pratt
Mountain View, CA
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September 8, 2009
THE MEANING OF TEA book launch party
Book Passage Bookstore with Phil Cousineau, Scott Hoyt and James Norwood Pratt
Corte Madera, CA
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September 9, 2009
THE MEANING OF TEA Tea Salon
Samovar Tea Lounge Yerba Buena Gardens
with Phil Cousineau, Scott Hoyt and James Norwood Pratt
San Francisco, CA
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September 18-20, 2009
The Creative Journey & The Long Conversation:
A Weekend with Phil Cousineau
Cosponsored by Chicago IONS and Hektoen Institute
@​ Unity in Chicago, IL

September 18, 2009
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES

September 19, 2009
Workshop on Creativity and STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES with Phil Cousineau

September 20, 2009
The Long Conversation: Exploring the Global Spirit with Phil Cousineau
Film screenings and discussion
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September 21, 2009
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
Boswell Book Company
Milwaukee, WI
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September 24
Day workshop on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
First Church Oberlin UCC
Oberlin, OH
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September 24, 2009
Evening with Phil Cousineau on THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
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September 26, 2009
Phil Cousineau on THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
sponsored by The Cleveland Ecumenical Institute for Religious Studies
Trinity Cathedral
Cleveland, OH
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October 29, 2009
Phil Cousineau speaking to journalism and film students
University of Detroit
Detroit, MI
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October 6, 2009
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
The Commonwealth Club
San Francisco, CA
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October 17, 2009
Phil Cousineau and Scott Hoyt on THE MEANING OF TEA
East West Living
New York, NY
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November 7, 2009
Phil Cousineau on "Transforming Travel into Pilgrimage"
Gathering of American Pilgrims
Walnut Creek, CA
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December 7, 2009
Phil Cousineau speaks at Left Coast Writers
Book Passage Bookstore
51 Tamal Vista Drive,
Corte Madera, CA
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December 11-13, 2009
Phil Cousineau and Jeff "The Dude" Dowd
"Myth, Magic and Movies"
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA

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2008 Public Events with Phil Cousineau
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March 4, 2008
Phil Cousineau reading from NIGHT TRAIN
San Jose Poetry Center
San Jose, CA
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March 7, 2008
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota
The Unitarian Universalist Church
Sarasota, FL
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March 8, 2008
Phil Cousineau on "The Creative Journey:
From Inspiration to Realization" workshop
C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota
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April 3, 2008
Phil Cousineau on THE ART Of PILGRIMAGE
Pierce Institute for Leadership and Community Engagement
Oxford College of Emory University
Oxford, GA
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April 10, 2008
Phil Cousineau on "The Soul of Place"
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
San Francisco, CA
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April 26, 2008
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
East West Living
New York, NY
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May 28, 2008
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
Bird & Beckett Books
San Francisco, CA
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June 5, 2008
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
Fields Books Store
San Francisco, CA
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July 31, 2008
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
Readers' Books
Sonoma, CA
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August 14-17, 2008
Book Passage 2008 Travel Writers & Photographers Conference
Corte Madera, CA
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August 22-24, 2008
Phil Cousineau, R.B. Morris & Gregg Chadwick
"On the Bus: A Multimedia Performance Workshop: Mythmaking in the Movies, Music, Art, and Poetry"
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA
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August 27, 2008
Phil Cousineau on "9 Ways to Rekindle Passion and Imagination"
The Inside Edge
@​ The Faculty University Club
University of California, Irvine
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Sept. 12-13, 2008
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
Jung Society of Seattle
Seattle, WA
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Oct. 3-4, 2008
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
Jung Society of Maine
Brunswick, ME
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Oct. 11, 2008 Litquake > Litcrawl
"At One With the World: Travel Writers Share Stories of Place, People, and Culture"
Carol J. Arnold, Diana Cohen, Phil Cousineau, Larry Habegger, Barbara Robertson, Christine Sarkis, Tanya Shaffer
Gestalt Haus
San Francisco, CA
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Oct. 12, 2008
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA
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Oct. 16, 2008
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
East West Books
Mountain View, CA
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Nov. 3, 2008
Phil Cousineau presents to Left Coast Writers
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA
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December 6, 2008
Phil Cousineau on STOKING THE CREATIVE FIRES
Moon News Bookstore
Half Moon Bay, CA

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2007 Public Events with Phil Cousineau
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February 9-10, 2007
7:00pm Friday night lecture on THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
10:00-3:00pm Saturday workshop
All Saints' Episcopal Church
Atlanta, GA
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March 1-2, 2007
Phil Cousineau on THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
Interfaith Paths to Peace
Louisville, KY
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March 28-April 2, 2007
Northeastern Illinois University
Phil Cousineau on "Stoking the Creative Fires"
Chicago, IL
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April 16, 2007
Phil Cousineau on THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
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July 13-15, 2007
Friday night with Phil Cousineau on "Stoking the Creative Fires" and Saturday workshop on "Five Excellent Creativity Practices"
Catherine Spalding Center
Louisville, KY
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September 21-22, 2007
Phil Cousineau "Who Stole the Arms of the Venus de Milo?"
Sophia Center, Holy Names College
Oakland, CA
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December 21-23, 2007
Phil Cousineau & Jeff Dowd on "Myth, Magic, and Movies"
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA
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In addition to giving talks and workshops on "Stoking the Creative Fires," Phil Cousineau appeared with Huston Smith at bookstores throughout Fall 2005 in celebration of the publication of A SEAT AT THE TABLE, a book (and companion to the film of the same name) on the continuing struggle for Native American religious freedom.

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2006 Public Events with Phil Cousineau
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January 20, 2006
"The Soul of Mentorship"
Friends of Youth /​ Oracle
Redwood City, CA
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February 22, 2006
"Religion and Sports"
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
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March 19, 2006
"BEST TRAVEL WRITING 2006"
Book Passage
Travelers Tales event w/​ Cousineau, Habegger, Cousineau, Hale, Rogoff, Fink
Corte Madera, CA
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March 19, 2006
Edinburgh Castle
MUSICAL AND POETIC CONCERT
w/​ Cousineau, Doubiago, Morris, Nicosia
San Francisco, CA
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July 6-9, 2006
Phil Cousineau, THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
Catherine Spalding Center
Nazareth, KY
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July 16-17, 2006
Phil Cousineau, THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
Unity Church
Tustin, CA
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September 7-11, 2006
Gandhi/​Merton pilgrimage
Interfaith Paths to Peace
Louisville, KY
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Oct. 14, 2006
Phil Cousineau on "Stoking the Creative Fires"
UCLA Extension
Los Angeles, CA
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Nov. 3-5, 2006
Huston Smith tribute
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA
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Nov. 18, 2006
10:00-4:00 p.m.
"Spiritual Values and Practice for the Second Half of Life: A Day with Huston Smith and Phil Cousineau"
Los Angeles, CA
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Dec. 8-9, 2006
Joseph Campbell Celebration:
"Cousineau on Campbell on Pilgrimage, on Movies"
Seattle Jung Society
Seattle, WA
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Dec. 22-24, 2006
Esalen Institute
"Your Creative Journey"
Phil Cousineau and Gregg Chadwick
Big Sur, CA
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2005 Public Events with Phil Cousineau
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January 20, 2005
"Gifts, Generosity, Creativity"
Fetzer Institute
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January 24, 2005
"Stoking the Creative Fires"
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
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January 25, 2005
THE BLUE MUSEUM
Marketsquare Bookstore
with R.B. Morris
Knoxville, TN
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February 11, 2005
“Stoking the Creative Fires”
Friends of Jung
San Diego, CA
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Friday, February 25, 2005
Huston Smith Celebration
Screening and Panel Discussion of “A Seat At the Table: Struggling for American Indian Religious Freedom”
Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building,
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York
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April 28, 2005
“The Olympic Spirit"
Light Conference
Pasadena, CA
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“THE HERO’S JOURNEY Revisited”
Campbell Circle
Pasadena, CA
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May 21, 2005
Phil Cousineau, THE HERO’S JOURNEY
UCLA Extension
Los Angeles, CA
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June 3-5, 2005
A Seat at the Table/​THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE”
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
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September 23-24, 2005
“Stoking the Creative Fires”
Sophia Center
Holy Names College
Oakland, CA
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October 3-7, 2005
Phil Cousineau, THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
Global New Thought conference
Palm Springs, CA
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October 28-30, 2005
Phil Cousineau, THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
Theosophical Society
Krotona Institute
Ojai, CA
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November 2, 2005
Phil Cousineau, A SEAT AT THE TABLE
The Inside Edge
Costa Mesa, CA
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November 5-6, 2005
Phil Cousineau on "The Power of Mythic Places: Sacred Lands, the Soul of the City, and the Search for Paradise"
UCLA Extension
Los Angeles, CA
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November 7, 2005
Book Passage
A SEAT AT THE TABLE
Phil Cousineau, Huston Smith, and Gary Rhine
Corte Madera, CA
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November 13, 2005
Cody's
A SEAT AT THE TABLE
Phil Cousineau and Huston Smith
Berkeley, CA
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November 17, 2005
"Living the Mythopoetic Life"
Phil Cousineau and Rebecca Armstrong
International Women’s Association
Chicago, IL
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November 18, 2005
A SEAT AT THE TABLE
Transitions Bookplace
Chicago, IL
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November 20, 2005
THE BLUE MUSEUM poetry workshop
St. John’s
Chicago, IL
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November 20, 2005
Stoking the Creative Fires
Institute of Noetic Science, Chicago Chapter
Chicago, IL
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November 29, 2005
A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books
A SEAT AT THE TABLE
Phil Cousineau, Huston Smith, and Gary Rhine
San Francisco, CA
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December 2-4, 2005
"The Painted Word"
Phil Cousineau and Gregg Chadwick
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA
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December 5, 2005
Book Passage
Phil Cousineau and Richard Beban
celebrating THE BLUE MUSEUM
and GIRL EATING A BIRD
Corte Madera, CA
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2004 Public Events with Phil Cousineau
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January 24, 2004
THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
UCLA Extension
Los Angeles, CA
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January 26, 2004
Phil Cousineau & Huston Smith
Earle Lecture, First Congregational Church
Berkeley, CA
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Feb 13, 2004
Phil Cousineau & Huston Smith on THE WAY THINGS ARE
East West Bookshop
Mountain View, CA
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March 21-26, 2004
"Myth and Soul"
Phil Cousineau & Brother David Steindl-Rast
Joseph Campbell Centenary Celebration
@​ Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA 93920
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April 15, 2004
7:00 p.m. Moon News
Phil Cousineau & Huston Smith
THE WAY THINGS ARE talk and booksigning
Half Moon Bay, CA
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April 16-18, 2004
Phil Cousineau on"Joseph Campbell and The Myth of Sports" at the Joseph Campbell Conference
Santa Barbara, CA
Pacifica Graduate Institute
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June 3-6, 2004
Mythic Journeys 2004: Conference and performance festival inspired by the Legacy of Joseph Campbell
The Hyatt Regency Hotel
Atlanta, GA
The Mythic Imagination Institute
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Dec. 4, 2004
9:00-4:40 p.m., Seminar, reception follows from 4:30-5:30pm
THE WAY THINGS ARE with Huston Smith & Phil Cousineau
UCLA Extension
Los Angeles, CA
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Nov. 19-21, 2004
Weekend seminiar "Stoking the Creative Fires"
Phil Cousineau & R.B. Morris
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA
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Nov. 17, 2004
The Inside Edge
"Stoking the Creative Fires"
Phil Cousineau & R.B. Morris
University Club on University of California campus
Irvine, CA
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Nov. 17, 2004
"Stoking the Creative Fires" Phil Cousineau & R.B. Morris
Unity Church of Tustin
Tustin, CA
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Nov 16, 2004
"Stoking the Creative Fires" Phil Cousineau & R.B. Morris
Center for UT
San Juan Capistrano, CA
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Nov 13, 2004
7:00-9:30 p.m.
"Stoking the Creative Fires" Phil Cousineau & R.B. Morris
Institute for Imaginal Studies /​Angela Center
Santa Rosa, CA
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October 22-24, 2004 Weekend seminiar
Phil Cousineau, THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE
Shadybrook Retreat Center
Cleveland, OH
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2003 Public Events with Phil Cousineau
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September 10, 2003
Book Passage Bookstore
Phil Cousineau & Huston Smith
THE WAY THINGS ARE
Corte Madera, CA
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September 17, 2003
Black Oak Books
Phil Cousineau & Huston Smith
THE WAY THINGS ARE
1491 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
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September 18-19, 2003
Phil Cousineau on "Pilgrimage and Myths"
Sophia Center,
Holy Names College
Oakland, CA 94619

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October 13, 2003
Phil Cousineau & Huston Smith
"THE WAY THINGS ARE: Conversations with Phil Cousineau and Huston Smith on the Spiritual Life"
Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
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November 5, 2003
Phil Cousineau on THE OLYMPIC ODYSSEY
Black Oak Books
Berkeley, CA
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October 30, 2003
Phil Cousineau, THE OLYMPIC ODYSSEY
A Clean Well Lighted Place for Books
San Francisco, CA
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November 14-15, 2003
Weekend with Phil Cousineau
"The Sacred Art of Pilgrimage, its Relationship to Turmoil & the Supple Nature of the Human Psyche" sponsored by the C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota

November 14
Evening lecture
The Unitarian Universalist Church
Sarasota, FL

November 15
Workshop
Bayside Behavioral Center
Sarasota, FL
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November 21, 2003
Phil Cousineau, THE OLYMPIC ODYSSEY
Transitions Bookplace
Chicago, IL
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November 23, 2003
Phil Cousineau, THE OLYMPIC ODYSSEY
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Skokie, IL
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November 24, 2003
Phil Cousineau on THE OLYMPIC ODYSSEY
East West Bookshop
Mountain View, CA
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December 2, 2003
Phil Cousineau on THE OLYMPIC ODYSSEY
Book Passage Bookstore
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA
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December 12-14, 2003
with Phil Cousineau & Huston Smith
Esalen Institute
"THE WAY THINGS ARE: Searching for the Deeply Real through Religion, Science, and Art"
Big Sur, CA
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Current appearances and more

Books by Phil Cousineau

Nonfiction
Phil Cousineau grew up in a family where they took the dictionary with them on vacations. In WORDCATCHER, Cousineau writes about these family 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~