Staying, when times get tough

Staying, when times get tough

There’s a famous quote from Labour luminary Tony Benn which I love. ‘There is no final victory,’ he said, ‘just as there is no final defeat. Just the same battle to be fought over and over again. So toughen up, bloody toughen up.’...
Animal dreams

Animal dreams

It always takes me a while before I can write about the desert, after I’ve been in it. This time, it’s taken even longer than usual. Yes, I’ve been back in New Mexico again; this time, teaching a workshop focused on place – ‘A Psyche the Size...
Finding our mythic ground

Finding our mythic ground

This article originally appeared on the Garrison Institute blog. We think we make them up, the myths, stories and dreams which so richly define the human imagination. But what if they have an existence that’s independent of us? What if they come to us as psychopomps –...