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Cousineau, Phil

Works: 108 works in 245 publications in 1 language and 10,612 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Biography  Dictionaries  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay
Classifications: E98.R3, 200.92
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Most widely held works by Phil Cousineau
A seat at the table : Huston Smith in conversation with native Americans on religious freedom by Huston Smith ( )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this collection of illuminating conversations, renowned historian of world religions Huston Smith invites ten influential American Indian spiritual and political leaders to talk about their five-hundred-year struggle for religious freedom. Their intimate, impassioned dialogues yield profound insights into one of the most striking cases of tragic irony in history: the country that prides itself on religious freedom has resolutely denied those same rights to its own indigenous people. With remarkable erudition and curiosity--and respectfully framing his questions in light of the revelation that his discovery of Native American religion helped him round out his views of the world's religions--Smith skillfully helps reveal the depth of the speakers' knowledge and experience. American Indian leaders Vine Deloria, Jr. (Lakota), Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Walter Echo-Hawk (Pawnee), Frank Dayish, Jr. (Navajo), Charlotte Black Elk (Lakota), Douglas George-Kanentiio (Mohawk), Lenny Foster (Dine), Tonya Gonnella Frichner (Onondaga), Anthony Guy Lopez (Lakota), and Oren Lyons (Onondaga) provide an impressive overview of the critical issues facing the Native American community today. Their ideas about spirituality, politics, relations with the U.S. government, their place in American society, and the continuing vitality of their communities give voice to a population that is all too often ignored in contemporary discourse. The culture they describe is not a relic of the past, nor a historical curiosity, but a living tradition that continues to shape Native American lives
The hero's journey : the world of Joseph Campbell : Joseph Campbell on his life and work by Joseph Campbell ( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of conversations, interviews, speeches, and book quotes that provide insight into the thinking of philosopher and writer Joseph Campbell
The way things are conversations with Huston Smith on the spiritual life by Huston Smith ( )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Where can we find what is ultimately meaningful? How can we discover what is truly worth knowing? In one form or another Huston Smith has been posing these questions to himself--and the world--all his life. In the course of seeking answers, he has become one of the most interesting, enlightening, and celebrated voices on the subject of religion and spirituality throughout the world
The art of pilgrimage : the seeker's guide to making travel sacred by Phil Cousineau ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1998 and updated with a new preface by the author, -- The Art of PilgrimageBill Moyers
Wiping the tears of seven generations ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In December of 1990, 300 Lakota Sioux horseback riders rode 250 miles, in two weeks, through bitter sub-zero winter weather, to commemorate the lives lost at the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890. This program relates the story of how the Lakota Nation mourned the loss of their loved ones for 100 years. They also mourned the loss of some of their people's sacred knowledge which died with the elders that day. Then, inspired by dreams and visions of unity and spiritual awakening, a group of Lakota decided to bring their people out of mourning through a traditional Lakota ceremony which they call Washigila: Wiping the tears. The Bigfoot Memorial Ride was that ceremony
Soul : an archaeology : readings from Socrates to Ray Charles ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What does soul mean? Is it, as in Aristotle's classic definition, the "life-giving principle"? Is it the shiver up your spine when Aretha Franklin sings the blues? Or is it the simple, breathtaking beauty of a Pablo Neruda poem? Soul defies definition, yet it surrounds us, permeating every aspect of our lives and culture--from art, music, and literature to religion, society, and identity. Long fascinated by the conundrum of the soul, author Phil Cousineau set out to follow its elusive trail by collecting the voices of those who have, since ancient times, sought their own understanding of the "inner universe." Scanning "history's long bookshelf," Cousineau harvested a rich collection of writings that trace the evolving definition of soul, from an ancient Sufi master's eternal question to a reflection on soul food, which somehow makes you feel "that all's right with the world." A captivating "soul reader," Soul offers a spectacular range of stories, essays, poems, myths, and songs that sample the ways in which soul has been expressed through the ages and explores its myriad dimensions--philosophical, spiritual, theological, and even alchemical
Joseph Campbell the hero's journey : a biographical portrait ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of how Campbell discovered his own bliss and followed it, becoming one of the most influential thinkers of our time
Design outlaws on the ecological frontier by Chris Zelov ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
And live rejoicing : chapters from a charmed life : personal encounters with spiritual mavericks, remarkable seekers, and the world's great religious leaders by Huston Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the author's recollections of his time spent traveling the world and meeting spiritual and religious leaders
The Olympic odyssey : rekindling the true spirit of the great games by Phil Cousineau ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Olympic Odyssey takes the reader on a mythic journey from the ancient to the modern Games, telling tales of gods, athletes, and coaches in all their splendid pageantry. But their fabled gold medals are only half the story. Author and life-long athlete Phil Cousineau's real fascination is for what Olympian Jesse Owens called the athlete's "inner life," the mysterious source of the drive, deeper than the one to win, to excel for an ideal beyond the self - transcending gender, race, nationality, and perhaps even the line between the human and the divine." "To explore this territory, Cousineau interweaves mythology, religion, and sports history, quoting from Homer to Whitman, Jim Thorpe to Babe Didrikson, and Yeats to Yogi Berra. His exuberant call to revive the ancient Greek ideal of integrating body, mind, and spirit reminds us that the Games provide marvelous metaphors for how to go about any venture: with passion and compassion, focus and fairness, and a sense for the sacred play at the heart of life." --Book Jacket
Ecological design inventing the future ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning in the 1920's with the work of R. Buckminster Fuller, moving through the 1960's and the Counter Culture and ending on the doorstep of the 21st century, this program follows the evolution of ecological design from the visions of a few independent thinkers to the powerful movement it is becoming
The peyote road ancient religion in contemporary crisis ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on the religious use of peyote by Native Americans and of efforts to establish protective legislation for practicing peyotism. Includes a 1994 legislative update discussing the passage of protective legislation
Wordcatcher : an odyssey into the world of weird and wonderful words by Phil Cousineau ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who knew that the great country of Canada is named for a mistake? How about bedswerver, the best Elizabethan insult to hurl at a cheating boyfriend? By exploring the delightful back stories of the 250 words in Wordcatcher, readers are lured by language and entangled in etymologies. Author Phil Cousineau takes us on a tour into the obscure territory of word origins with great erudition and endearing curiosity. The English poet W. H. Auden was once asked to teach a poetry class, and when 200 students applied to study with him, he only had room for 20 of them. When asked how he chose his students, he said he picked the ones who actually loved words. So too, with this book -- it takes a special wordcatcher to create a treasure chest of remarkable words and their origins, and any word lover will relish the stories that Cousineau has discovered
Soul moments : marvelous stories of synchronicity--meaningful coincidences from a seemingly random world ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Riddle me this : a world treasury of word puzzles, folk wisdom, and literary conundrums by Phil Cousineau ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
300 of the most fascinating word puzzles, enigmas, conundrums, and verbal jigsaws from around the world and through the ages
The hero's journey : Joseph Campbell on his life and work ; collected works of Joseph Campbell by Joseph Campbell ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond forgiveness : reflections on atonement by Phil Cousineau ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Profound wisdom from noted writers on following forgiveness with making amends As indispensable as forgiveness has been to the healing process throughout history, there is another equally profound action that is needed for reconciliation, which Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, calls "the other side of the coin." Turning over the coin of forgiveness, we discover atonement, the half-hidden, much-overlooked other half of the reconciliation process Includes 15 essays and interviews by high-profile thinkers and activist including: Huston Smith, Jacob Needleman, Arun Gandhi, and Azim Khamisa Discussed atonement as a process that can enable us to become unstuck from the past and live in the present This rich and powerful book shows how acts of atonement can relieve us of the pain of the past and give us a hopeful future"--
UFOs : a manual for the millennium by Phil Cousineau ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hero's journey by Joseph Campbell ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the development of Joseph Campbell's thought on the mythical hero as influenced by his own life and career
The painted word : a treasure chest of remarkable words and their origins by Phil Cousineau ( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. He then fills it in with a tint of etymology and a smattering of quotes that show how the word is used, ending with a list of companion words. The words themselves range from commonplace? like biscuit, a twice-baked cake for Roman soldiers? to loanwords including chaparral, from the Basque shepherds who came to the American West; words from myths, such as hector; metamorphosis words, like
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