The danger of writing books

The danger of writing books

You have to watch yourself, writing books. They have a tendency to write you. Imagine you’re in control at your peril. For me, it’s worse with nonfiction; every book I am embark upon sets off a heart-searching, a soul-searching. I’m now attempting to...
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...
The land which makes us

The land which makes us

What is psyche, or soul? It’s a question, of course, which sits at the very heart of psychology; it’s one I’ve been studying in one form or another since, at 17 years old (51 years ago) I decided I was going to become a psychologist, and set about...
Mythogeology

Mythogeology

Those of you who’ve ever attended any of my workshops which are focused on place and the mythic imagination will remember that I’m always waxing lyrical about geology. About the need to know, and to understand, the rock on which our feet are planted.  The...
The land which loves us

The land which loves us

All the courses and workshops I offer in the mythic imagination have relationship with place, and with the land on which our feet are planted, at their heart. It couldn’t be otherwise; my ancestry is entirely Irish and Scottish, and these are the two countries...