Join award-winning author Phil Cousineau for a sacred journey around the globe.
First published in 1998 and updated with a new preface by the author, "The Art of Pilgrimage" is a sacred travel guide in book form that is full of inspiration for the spiritual traveler.
Award-winning writer and filmmaker and host of the acclaimed Global Spirits series seen on PBS and Link TV, Phil Cousineau weaves stories, myths, parables, and quotes from famous travelers with practical suggestions and accounts of modern-day pilgrims to show that there is something sacred waiting to be discovered in virtually every journey. Connecting these voices is a series of meditations that suggest different ways to practice what pilgrims and poets have done for centuries, to see with the "eyes of the heart." With over 70 illustrations, this book is for the traveler who longs for something more than diversion and escape.
"The Art of Pilgrimage" shows that every journey can be sacred, soulful, and transformative if it is undertaken with a desire for spiritual risk and renewal. Whether traveling to Mecca or Memphis, Stonehenge or Cooperstown, one's journey becomes meaningful when the traveler's heart and imagination are open to experiencing the sacred.
About the Author
Phil Cousineau is a writer, teacher, editor, documentary filmmaker, travel leader and storyteller. An expert in mythology, travel and creativity, he has published more than 25 books, including the bestselling The Art of Pilgrimage and Stoking the Creative Fires. He has 15 documentary screenwriting credits to his name, including The Hero's Journey and the Academy Award-nominated Forever Activists. Currently, he is host of the national television series Global Spirit on Link TV and lives in San Francisco, California. Scott Chamberlin Hoyt is a filmmaker, photographer, painter, budding tea connoisseur and director of The Meaning of Tea project. His longtime interest in tea increased when he began studying various alternatives to orthodox modern medicine and learned that tea, and the enjoyment of tea, is one of the cornerstones of living life well. Scott lives in New York City and is on the board for Global Learning Across Borders, is a member of the Directors Circle for the American Botanical Council, and is President of the Tibetan Classics Translators Guild of New York.
Huston Smith is regarded as one of the most prominent authorities on religions of the world. His classic text, "The World s Religions", has seen multiple editions and has sold in excess of three million copies. He has been the subject of a Bill Moyers PBS series called "The Wisdom of Faith" and is the author of numerous books, including "Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief, The Way Things Are: Conversations with Huston Smith on the Spiritual Life", and "The Soul of Christianity: Restoring the Great Tradition". Jeffery Paine is the author of "Father India, Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West", and "Adventures with the Buddha".