Phil Cousineau is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, host of the Global Spirits series and travel tour leader. An early fascination with the art, literature and history of culture has taken him from Michigan to Marrakesh, Iceland to the Amazon, in a worldwide search for what the ancients called the "soul of the world." With more than 25 books and 15 scriptwriting credits to his name, the "omnipresent influence of myth in modern life" is a thread that runs through all of his work. His books include Stoking the Creative Fires and Once and Future Myths. A protege of the late Joseph Cambell, Cousineau is also the editor of The Hero's Journey.
"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 "A Classic." -Deepak Chopra "Pilgrim, read this book. Whatever your longing, path, or destination, Phil Cousineau gives you the most valuable gear you could pack in your satchel - how to travel outward to the edges of the world while simultaneously journey to the depths of your soul." -Anthony Lawlor, Foundation for Consciousness in Architecture "Ssorely needed in this dispirited and disenchanted world." -Bill Moyers