Book Review: ‘Paganistan’

paganistanMy book review of ‘Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota’s Twin Cities’ is now available to read in issue 127 of the British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR) Bulletin.

Full article (pp 34-35):

Murphy Pizza’s Paganistan is a well-written, insider-but-objective, introductory volume to the Pagan community of Minnesota’s Twin Cities (ie, Minneapolis and St Paul) in the United States. Paganistan is the informal emic term that members use to describe this larger community, despite countless smaller groups and sub-groups within the geographical area. The style of the book is appropriately and predictably narrative and descriptive, but its implications are highly relevant and vast for the study of contemporary religion…

Introduction to the Enneagram Workshop

enneagramEver wonder about your ‘soul nature’?  Interested in understanding yourself, as well as others, more deeply?  This Sunday, I will be co-facilitating a workshop introducing the ancient spiritual typing tool of the Enneagram.

We will also be incorporating ‘the Enneagram according to Winnie the Pooh’ (Milne was an Enneagramist).  Don’t miss it!

No cost.  All are welcome!


SPACE at the Sunderland Minster Yurt
Sunday, 14 September 2014
High Street W
, Sunderland SR1 3ET

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Introduction to Anthroposophy Workshop

christ spirit iHave you ever heard of Rudolf Steiner, Waldorf education, Biodynamic agriculture, Weleda cosmetics, or Triodos Bank?  Ever wondered about the philosophy behind them?  This Sunday, I will be co-facilitating a workshop introducing basic concepts in Anthroposophy and their presence/relevance in contemporary culture.

We will feature award-winning Biodynamic wines donated by the wonderful people of Sedlescombe vineyards, the first and only Biodynamic winery in the UK!

No cost.  All are welcome!


Borough Common,
‘Passion’ Series: Anthroposophy
Sunday, 13 July 2014
Welsh Congregational Chapel, Basement
90 Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 0EX

Youth Mentoring

youth mentor certI’m officially a Youth Mentor for Oxfordshire County!

It essentially works like the Big Brothers Big Sisters programme in the United States, but adopted by Social Services for the disaffected young people of the local area.

If you’re interested in becoming a Youth Mentor in Oxfordshire, go to:

Otherwise, it’s easy to just Google the local youth mentoring programme near you.

So excited to meet my mentee!