|THE MYTHIC IMAGINATION|
|SPEAKERS, FACILITATORS and GUIDES|
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|Lindsay Clarke is a novelist, playwright, poet and teacher. He was born in Halifax and educated at King’s College, Cambridge. His writings reflect his extensive knowledge of mythology, and include The Chymical Wedding (which won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction in 1989); Sunday Whiteman (1987), Alice's Masque (1994), Essential Celtic Mythology (1997); Parzival and the Stone from Heaven: A Grail Romance Retold for Our Time (2001); The War at Troy (2004); The Return from Troy (2005); The Water Theatre (2010); The Gist: A Celebration of the Imagination (2012). He has also had four radio plays produced on BBC Radio 4. He works with the Pushkin Trust in Northern Ireland, lectures in creative writing at Cardiff University, and teaches writing workshops in London and Bath.|
English at Cambridge
and is a writer, novelist and Hermetic philosopher. His non-fiction works
Reality: a Field Guide to the Otherworld
Philosophers' Secret Fire: a history of the
most recently A Complete Guide to the
by Rider. He has also published an alchemical tract, Mercurius: or, the Marriage
of Heaven and Earth.
is an explorer, painter and writer. She
has spent 35 years studying the sacred places of Britain and in particular
those of the South West of England, the south Midlands and Wales. She has contributed much
geographic and geomantic
knowledge to the research of such writers as John Michell.
She now lives in West Dorset from where she runs her company Secret
Landscape Tours. Her best-selling books, Secret Places of West Dorset
(2011), and More Secret Places of West Dorset (2015) are
published by Roving Press.
Harpur was born in Buckinghamshire and educated at Headington
School, Oxford, and Trinity College, Dublin where she read English. She is a painter, writer, cartoonist, founder and long-time
Director of the Strokestown International Poetry Festival. She was founder
and Director of the Fox Festival 2013, and librettist of the oratorio
The Fox That Walked On Water first performed in 2013.
She has published five books
Big Cats (Heart of Albion
2006) an examination of the many thousands of sightings of modern daimons,
the panther-like animals seen throughout Britain in the past five decades.
has given talks in England and the USA on
this subject, the daimonic world and animal souls.
James Harpur was
born in Surrey and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has
had five collections of poetry published by Anvil Press. His latest, Angels and
Harvesters (2012), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The Dark Age
(2007) won the 2009 Michael Hartnett Award. Other prizes and bursaries
include the 1995 British National Poetry Competition, two Arts Council of
Ireland Bursaries, a Society of Authors Bursary, an Eric Gregory Award,
and a Hawthornden Fellowship. His poems have been published in The
Guardian and The Independent and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He has been
included in many anthologies, such as The Forward Book of Poetry (Faber
2001), and Staying Alive (Bloodaxe 2008).
Cashford read philosophy at St. Andrews and did
post-graduate research in literature at Cambridge, on a Carnegie
Fellowship, studying for a Ph D on Tragedy in the novels of Joseph Conrad.
She was for some years a Supervisor in Tragedy at Trinity College,
Cambridge. She studied Psychology of Consciousness with Max Cade and
lectured on Mythology at Birkbeck College of Extra-Mural Studies,
University of London. She has also trained as a Jungian Analyst and is a
member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology. She is
author of The Moon: Myth and Image (Cassell Illustrated, 2003), and has
translated The Homeric Hymns for Penguin Classics (2003). She is the
co-author, with Anne Baring, of The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an
Image (Penguin 1993). She writes and lectures on Myth and Literature.
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