Heart of Oneness: a little book of connection

Our screens and newsfeeds are full of violent images; our world is full of poverty, inequality and injustice. We find it hard to live together, in our families, communities, or in the world at large. At the same time, we are surrounded by the beauty of the natural world, and daily life is full of acts of compassion, kindness, friendship and love. How do we reconcile these differences? What does...
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A Little Book of Unknowing

What if the facts on which we base our lives are shown to be unreliable? What if our expectations are confounded? What if we let go of those assumptions and expectations? What if we let go of our familiar, habitual ways of thinking? What if we let go of the very need to know? Unknowing is at the centre of spiritual life. It is only by creating a space in which anything can happen that we allow...
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The Emancipation of B (fiction)

My first novel! B is not a child of his time.  As an outsider, he hides his secrets well. Freedom is all he dreams of. But when it comes at last, it is in the most unexpected way – and at a considerable cost. Published in February 2015 by Roundfire, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing. Blog interview February 2017:...
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Small Change, Big Deal: Money as if people mattered

John Hunt Publishing (Business Books)    It’s time to re-humanise money. As we consider the plight of our consumer-driven economy , it is easy to forget that money is about relationship: between individuals and between communities. In our current financial mess, it  is worth reminding ourselves of community-based alternatives, and to look closely at microcredit, a model of peer...
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Journey Home

ISBN 978-1-78099-151-1 . UK: £11.99; US: $24.95 O Books, 2012 http://johnhuntpublishing.com/   Originally published in 2010 with the title The O of  Home.  When Jennifer Kavanagh asked people at random, “What does the word home mean to you?” answers included a house, a community, a country, family life or “within me, wherever I am”. Many said that they had never had a home or were still...
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Simplicity Made Easy

 ISBN: 978-1-84694-543-4 UK: £6.99; US: $12.95 Earth Books, 2011 http://www.earth-books.net/books/simplicity-made-easy Romanian rights sold to House of Guides.   In folk history and religion, from the Shakers to Zen, simplicity has generally been considered a good thing. Our own motivation may be to leave a smaller carbon footprint, to express a compassionate solidarity with those who have...
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