Valerie Andrews, Mary Reynolds Thompson and Phil Cousineau - Sanctuary (Corte Madera Store)

Valerie Andrews, Mary Reynolds Thompson and Phil Cousineau

The Inner Life of Home

Corte Madera Store
Sat., June 29th, 2024 • 1:00pm PT

This event is free to attend and will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's Corte Madera Store. Please contact with questions regarding events.



If you want to get to know someone, listen to their story of home. Intimacy builds as we ask: Where do you come from? What did you leave behind? Where do you feel safe?

In Sanctuary, these questions are explored by Jungian analysts, architects and historians, scientists, and storytellers. Contributors also consider how climate change, Black Lives Matter, and an unprecedented wave of global refugees are impacting our notions of home and hospitality. 

"This anthology explores our longing for sanctuary and the mythology of home from many viewpoints--a treasure trove of storytelling." –Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. 

"Sanctuary considers our modern challenges of rootlessness, lack of time, loss of place. A timely meditation on our sense of longing and belonging--and our search for home wherever we can find it." –Phil Cousineau



Valerie Andrews is a writer, editor, and seminar leader specializing in Jungian psychology and the inner life of home.  A graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, she is the author of A Passion for this Earth, praised by Marion Woodman as “a courageous book about our sacred marriage to the natural world,” the founder of Sacred Words: A Center for Healing Stories, and editor of the digital magazine, Reinventing Home: Culture Creativity Character.   Andrews has contributed to Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, Anima and The Sun, and Dream Time magazine, edited several books by Jungian analysts, and interviewed Thomas Moore for the PBS documentary, Care of the Soul

Valerie is the editor of Sanctuary and creator of the digital magazine, Reinventing Home, where these essays first appeared.





Mary Reynolds Thompson, Founder of Live Your Wild Soul Story, is an award-winning author, internationally recognized speaker, and a facilitator of poetry and journal therapy. A pioneer in the spiritual ecology movement, her focus is on the transformative power of landscape archetypes and nature metaphors to reveal our true purpose and right relationship with the planet. Author of The Way of the Wild Soul Woman and Reclaiming the Wild Soul, a 2015 Nautilus Award-winner, Mary’s writings have also appeared in numerous other publications and anthologies. Through her books, courses, and talks, she reaches creatives, change-makers, and seekers who long to awaken to their most courageous and Earth-connected selves and have the impact they desire.






 PHIL COUSINEAU is a freelance writer, documentary filmmaker, independent scholar, worldwide lecturer, storyteller, and creativity consultant.  His life-long fascination with the art, literature, and the history of culture has taken him on myriad journeys around the world from Michigan to Marrakesh. He lectures frequently on a wide range of topics from mythology, film, and writing, to beauty, travel, and creativity. His forty-plus published works include The Art of PilgrimageThe Hero’s Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell, Once and Future MythsBurning the Midnight Oil. which was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, The Lost Notebooks of Sisyphus, and Who Stole the Arms of the Venus de Milo. 

Phil Cousineau has also earned over twenty-five documentary film credits include The Hero’s Journey: The Life and Work of Joseph Campbell, Ecological Design: Inventing the Future, Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey, and Forever Activists: Stories from the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, which was nominated, in 1991, for an Academy Award. Cousineau was the host and cowriter of the much-acclaimed series "Global Spirit" on PBS and Link TV for over ten years, and has been a commentator on mythology in the movies for Warner Brothers, the mythology of baseball for the Smithsonian Channel, and the mythology of football for NFL Films.  Since 1984, he has led Art, Literature, and Myth programs all over the world, with a focus on Greece, Ireland, France, and Italy. Cousineau lives with his wife and son on Telegraph Hill, in San Francisco.




Valerie Andrews photo courtesy of the author; Mary Reynolds Thompson photo courtesy of the author. Phil Cousineau photo courtesy of the author



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