Picture of author.
42+ Works 1,289 Membros 7 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

Phil Cousineau, author of seventeen books, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who lectures worldwide on topics such as mythology and creativity. He now lives in San Francisco, but still roots for his Detroit hometown teams
Image credit: photo by Gregg Chadwick

Séries

Obras por Phil Cousineau

UFOs: A Manual for the Millennium (1995) 47 exemplares
A World Treasury of Riddles 2 Ed (1999) 21 exemplares
The book of roads (2000) 16 exemplares
The Heroes Journey (1994) 5 exemplares
The Blue Museum (2021) 5 exemplares
The Oldest Story in the World (2010) 4 exemplares
Night train : new poems (2007) 3 exemplares
Art and the Creative Spirit [video recording] (2010) — Host — 1 exemplar
El arte de la peregrinación (2000) 1 exemplar
The Art of Living & Dying [video recording] (2013) — Host — 1 exemplar
The Soul & Spirit of Tea (2013) 1 exemplar
The Journey Towards Oneness [2010 TV] (2010) — Host — 1 exemplar
The spiritual quest [2009 TV] (2009) — Host — 1 exemplar
Music, Sound and the Sacred [video recording] (2010) — Host — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Membros

Críticas

In general, this is a good book. The first part is actually quite powerful, and I used some of the lines as a quote in one of my blog posts.

The power of story telling is something we often fail to recognise, and this is something he brings out very clearly. The myths and old stories are generally Western ones that he has quoted, and this is a small quibble from my side. The essential message is clear and loud.

He writes well. However, from the second half of the book - the sections on sports, cities etc - which are indeed quite powerful themes, I think, the book tends to waver. While he does indeed draw the connection between his own experiences and that of ancient/modern myths, the link is weak.

However, he does do us yeoman service, especially in this modern age when mobile phone and electronic technology is threatening to take us away from our roots.
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
RajivC | Jul 5, 2016 |
Don't take a trip. Take a journey with meaning and purpose beyond the mundane.
 
Assinalado
cfk | 3 outras críticas | Jun 25, 2015 |
Very good book, offering stories and suggestions on how to make all travel--even everyday travel--sacred.
1 vote
Assinalado
kvrfan | 3 outras críticas | Apr 25, 2015 |
A World Treasury of Riddles
by
Phil Cousineau

I have always loved riddles, word puzzlers, brain teasers and ponders so this well done collection was right up my alley. When my kids were younger I would love to give them riddles as a way to put their mind on other things beside dinner time or their siblings new present, it helped to keep them quiet on family trips too.

I had a grand time looking at the riddle in the front of the book, trying to figure it out, and then going to the back of the book finding the corresponding number for the answer. Some of them I could figure out most of them I couldn't, but they all made sense and filled my inner kid with joy and wonderment, something that I can lose easily at times. I would recommend this merry book of riddles from all over the world to anyone who enjoys brain candy like I do.

Love & Light,

Riki Frahmann
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
biunicorn | Mar 21, 2012 |

Prémios

You May Also Like

Associated Authors

John Cleese Series Host, Producer, Host
Huston Smith Foreword, Contributor
Paul Jordan Smith Contributor
Valerie Andrews Contributor
Thomas Aquinas Contributor
J. Donald Hughes Contributor
John Nance Contributor
Fernand Pouillon Contributor
Christopher Bird Contributor
Raymond van Over Contributor
Taliesin Contributor
Al Young Contributor
James Joyce Contributor
Robert Sardello Contributor
Keith Thompson Contributor
Juan Bosch Contributor
Kabir Contributor
Keith Critchlow Contributor
David Ritz Contributor
Ray Charles Contributor
Paul Zweig Contributor
Paracelsus Contributor
James King Contributor
Aldous Huxley Contributor
Marsilio Ficino Contributor
Christine Downing Contributor
Black Elk Contributor
Sheila Ferguson Contributor
Carl Gustav Carus Contributor
Heber D. Curtis Contributor
H. B. Blavatsky Contributor
Ptolemy Thomkins Contributor
Eliezer Shore Contributor
Bayazid of Bistun Contributor
Orpingalik Contributor
Barbara Kirksey Contributor
Heloise Contributor
Cicero Contributor
Sri Ramakrishna Contributor
Åke Hultkrantz Contributor
Jalaluddin Rumi Contributor
francis a yates Contributor
Carl Jung Contributor
Tomas Transtromer Contributor
Alexander Eliot Contributor
René Descartes Contributor
R. H. Codrington Contributor
Alan Jones Contributor
Gabriela Mistral Contributor
Isabelle Eberhardt Contributor
Emily Dickinson Contributor
Fernando Pessoa Contributor
Greil Marcus Contributor
Robert Bly Contributor
Samuel Johnson Contributor
Maya Deren Contributor
Gary Zukav Contributor
Thomas Moore Contributor
May Sarton Contributor
Nikos Kazantzakis Contributor
John Keats Contributor
Mircéa Eliade Contributor
Tracy Kidder Contributor
William Blake Contributor
Pablo Neruda Contributor
Bruno Bettelheim Contributor
Raymond Carver Contributor
Walt Whitman Contributor
Willa Cather Contributor
Aristotle Contributor
Alice Walker Contributor
Joseph Campbell Contributor
D. H. Lawrence Contributor
Herman Melville Contributor
Plato Contributor
Milan Kundera Contributor
Jack Kerouac Contributor
Viktor Frankl Contributor
Robert Coles Contributor
Eldridge Cleaver Contributor
Rudolf Otto Contributor
Antonio Machado Contributor
Robert Lawlor Contributor
Stuart Piggott Contributor
June Singer Contributor
Alan Brennert Contributor
Meister Eckhart Contributor
Jacob Needleman Contributor
James Hillman Contributor
Herbert Read Contributor
Peter Tompkins Contributor
Diane Wolkstein Contributor
Sam Keen Contributor
Wassily Kandinsky Contributor
Peter Guralnick Contributor
Gaston Bachelard Contributor
Rudolf Steiner Contributor
George Santayana Contributor
Albert Schweitzer Contributor
Evelyn Underhill Contributor
William Barrett Contributor
Susan Griffin Contributor
Chet Raymo Contributor
Plotinus Contributor
Gregg Chadwick Illustrator
Peter Coyote Narrator
Joanne Shenandoah Performance
Fujio Nakahashi Cover photographer
Annie Kook Designer
Bob Albert Cover designer

Estatísticas

Obras
42
Also by
5
Membros
1,289
Popularidade
#19,897
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
7
ISBN
79
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
2

Tabelas & Gráficos