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Cousineau, Phil

Works: 116 works in 345 publications in 2 languages and 11,883 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Documentary films  History  Biography  Biographical films  Myths  Dictionaries  Nonfiction films  Autobiographies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Other
Classifications: BL303.6.C35, B
Publication Timeline
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( )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,488 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 th
The way things are : conversations with Huston Smith on the spiritual life by Huston Smith( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,944 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 twenty-three interviews and essays in this volume, edited by cultural historian and filmmaker Phil Cousineau, offer a uniquely personal perspective on Smith's own personal journey, as well as wide-ranging reflection on the nature and importance of the religious quest
The hero's journey : the world of Joseph Campbell : Joseph Campbell on his life and work by Joseph Campbell( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using themes from Joseph Campbell's works, each chapter follows the path of his lifelong investigation into the world of mythology. This is his own personal statement on his life and work
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 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geared toward modern-day pilgrims looking for inspiration and a few spiritual tools for the road, this book combines stories, myths, parables and quotes from famous travelers of the past to help them focus on the purpose and intention at every stage of their journey. Illustrations & photos
Joseph Campbell : the hero's journey : a biographical portrait( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 365 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
Soul : an archaeology : readings from Socrates to Ray Charles( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 347 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
The Olympic odyssey : rekindling the true spirit of the great games by Phil Cousineau( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 330 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."--Jacket
Design outlaws on the ecological frontier by Chris Zelov( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full of the ideas and prototypes of 'Outlaw Design' from the pioneers of ecological architecture, this book comprises interviews with 26 of the mostrecognisable names in the environmental movement, including Buckminster Fuller
Wiping the tears of seven generations( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 290 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
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 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the author's recollections of his time spent traveling the world and meeting spiritual and religious leaders
Wordcatcher : an odyssey into the world of weird and wonderful words by Phil Cousineau( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 229 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
The peyote road : ancient religion in contemporary crisis( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 192 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
Ecological design : inventing the future( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 190 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
Beyond forgiveness : reflections on atonement by Phil Cousineau( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 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"--
Your humble serpent : the wisdom of Reuben Snake( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reuben Snake was a unique and compelling American Indian leader, visionary, and activist. Filled with rich and revealing examples of his storytelling prowess, this inspiring biographical portrait explores his life and philosophy and examines his provocative views on ecology, sacredness, intuitive thinking, and "the rebrowning of America." As Snake grew up, his elders taught him that a leader is a servant to his people. Overcoming adversity and alcoholism in his youth, he lived his life true to that teaching, serving his country as a Green Beret, his tribe as Winnebago Tribal Chairman, and all Indian people as President of the National Conference of American Indians. The film emphasizes Snake's search for spiritual meaning in life, highlighting his influential ideas on the differences between the rational, "linear" thought of Western philosophy and the intuitive, "cyclical" thought of Native peoples. He criticizes Western philosophy for leading us toward the destruction of the earth, and argues that intuitive, cyclical thinkers hold the earth to be sacred and understand how everything is interrelated. The film also focuses on his leadership of the movement to overturn the 1990 Supreme Court decision that forbade the traditional sacramental use of peyote by the 300,000 members of the Native American Church. His efforts resulted in the passage in 1994 -- a year after his death -- of the Amendment to the American Indian Religious Freedom Act that legalized sacramental peyote use for American Indians. "Your Humble Serpent" will stimulate thought and discussion in a variety of courses in Native American studies, religious studies and comparative religion, cultural anthropology, American history and studies, and legal studies. It was produced by Gary Rhine for Kifaru Productions and was co-written and narrated by Hayna Brown, a Winnebago and friend of Snake since childhood
Riddle me this : a world treasury of word puzzles, folk wisdom, and literary conundrums by Phil Cousineau( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

300 of the most fascinating word puzzles, enigmas, conundrums, and verbal jigsaws from around the world and through the ages
Soul moments : marvelous stories of synchronicity--meaningful coincidences from a seemingly random world( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero's journey by Joseph Campbell( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Joseph Campbell explains his lifelong commitment to the study of mythology in this autobiographical, visual essay
The painted word : a treasure chest of remarkable words and their origins by Phil Cousineau( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 119 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 silly, which evolved holy to goofy in a mere thousand years; and words well worthy of revival, such as carrytale, a wandering storyteller. Whether old-fangled or brand new, all the words included in The Painted Word possess an ineffable quality that makes them
UFOs : a manual for the millennium by Phil Cousineau( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A seat at the table : Huston Smith in conversation with native Americans on religious freedom
The way things are : conversations with Huston Smith on the spiritual lifeThe hero's journey : the world of Joseph Campbell : Joseph Campbell on his life and workThe art of pilgrimage : the seeker's guide to making travel sacredJoseph Campbell : the hero's journey : a biographical portraitSoul : an archaeology : readings from Socrates to Ray CharlesThe Olympic odyssey : rekindling the true spirit of the great gamesDesign outlaws on the ecological frontierWordcatcher : an odyssey into the world of weird and wonderful words
Alternative Names
Cousineau Phil

Phil Cousineau American writer, academic and filmmaker

카지노, 필 1952-

쿠지노, 필 1952-



English (190)

Chinese (4)