I was introduced to meditation by an inspirational teacher in 1975 when I was engaged in post-graduate work at Oxford. From then until now I have worked with others to develop and perpetuate an approach to Knowledge, and received a systematic training in the esoteric (ie. hidden) side of inner work.
Symbolic Encounters is a combination of this training with a modern technique suitable for an internet age, and enabling contact via the Web.
Knowledge is not the same as information. Knowledge involves transformation of Being. I do what I can to facilitate this in any one who comes my way.
Diploma & D.Phil research: University of Oxford :- the nature of sacred symbolism.
Author of The Meditator's Guidebook, Inner Traditions, Destiny USA, 1996
Writer & Speaker: Classic Meditation technique, mythological, metaphysical subjects
Teacher of English Language and Literature.
Tutor of French, EFL, Business English, Basic Skills
Extensive experiential and philosophical training in the language of traditional mythology and Symbolism.
Teacher & practitioner of Meditation derived from western oral tradition.
Founding member of Saros Foundation for the Perpetuation of Knowledge, and High Peak Meditation.
*** My new book Tessellations: Patterns of Life and Death in the Company of a Master will be released March 2020. There you can read my intimate insider's view of working with a powerful charismatic teacher for 40 years in London. ***
The Meditator's Guidebook (Destiny Books, Inner Traditions1991
This valuable guide explains the basic process that is initiated when someone seriously begins to learn meditation in any tradition or with any technique.Whether the objective is relaxation, enlightenment, or union with the Divine, the three most obvious results of meditation can be summarized as calmness, power, and insight; together, they represent the refinement and development of our physical, emotional and intellectual levels of being.
The author describes with precision the benefits and pitfalls of meditation....She clarifies the basic techniques and principles involved in the skill of meditation and shows how sustained practice can unlock our innate creativity. Just as nourishment is assimilated by the body and transformed in the process of pyhsical growth, meditation is a catalyst for transforming the substance of life in our consciousness and deepening our contact with the creative dimension of existence.