A literary and meditative guide to bringing purpose and meaning to every journey you take, now updated with a new preface by the author.
We are descendants of nomads. And although we no longer partake in this nomadic life, the instinct to travel remains. Whether we’re planning a trip or buying a secondhand copy of Siddhartha, we’re always searching for some kind of pilgrimage. With remarkable stories from famous travelers, poets, and modern-day pilgrims, The Art of Pilgrimage is for the mindful traveler who longs for something more than diversion and escape.
Through literary travel stories and meditations, award-winning writer, filmmaker, and host of the acclaimed Global Spirits series Phil Cousineau shows readers that travel is worthy of mindfulness and spiritual examination. 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.
This edition of The Art of Pilgrimage includes a new preface by the author, more than seventy illustrations, and stories, myths, parables, and quotes from many travelers and many faiths.