The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred

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"Seeking answers to one's own existence? Cousineau guarantees that the pilgrimage approach is the right path for obtaining those answers." ―Booklist

"Phil Cousineau reminds us that we can make all of our journeys more intentional: With the roads to the exalted places we all want to visit more crowded than ever, we look more and more, but see less and less. But we don't need more gimmicks and gadgets; all we need do is reimagine the way we travel. If we truly want to know the secret of soulful travel, we need to believe that there is something sacred waiting to be discovered in virtually every journey." ―U.S. Catholic

"Stories, anecdotes, quotes, vignettes, and practical suggestions from travelers and pilgrims throughout history create a guide to building a personal journey by learning to slow down and linger, savor, and absorb each stage." ―Library Journal

"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

"The quintessential traveling companion." ―Spirituality and Practice

"If Phil Cousineau's fine book were to have the influence it deserves, tourism might cease to be an environmental blight and become an educational blessing." ―San Francisco Chronicle

"Phil Cousineau's The Art of Pilgrimage is a modern classic in the annals of travel writing. His book is a soul-stirring work that reveals the deeper meaning of our adventures on the road. Over the years it has inspired our own personal travel practices and informed our own work in the transformational travel movement. Phil's writing has also been a guiding light the way we mentor travelers in our programs to bring home the boon, the wisdom of every journey, so they might lead better lives when they return home." ―Michael Bennett and Jake Haupert, co-founders of Explorer X and The Transformational Travel Council

"'...a journey without challenge has no meaning; one without purpose has no soul.' Phil Cousineau wrote these words twenty-five years ago, and they ring true even more now. The Art of Pilgrimage has served as a guide to thousands of people seeking meaning in their lives―for a 'time in' in search of a new perspective―so this third edition brings me joy. Enjoy the stories, the insights, and the potential places you may travel whether from your armchair or a niche in an airport. Phil is a consummate traveler; one who shares meaning and his soul." ―Lauren Artress, author of The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers

"Cousineau fires our night with flaming soul-bursts from every age and quarter... If there is such a thing as a world soul―an anima mundi―it would address our times in something like Cousineau's voice." ―Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions

"Phil Cousineau is the finest and most inspiring pilgrimage guide writing today." ―Alexander Eliot, TIME magazine art critic, author of Because It Was Beautiful

"This book made me wish I could retrace my footsteps with Joe [Campbell] when we traveled the world together." ―Jean Erdman Campbell, dancer and choreographer

"Phil Cousineau gets right to it―the human soul's need for meaning. Travel is a quest for meaning and pilgrimage is the answer. Whether your pilgrimage is to the sacred sites in your own neighborhood, to the Taj Mahal in India, or the Shrine of the Black Madonna of Poland, Phil Cousineau is a trustworthy guide. The