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" A good traveller has no fixed plans,

and is not intent on arriving "

Lao Tzu


philip-carr-gomm-photo1 I live in the wide open landscape of the South Downs in Sussex, England, with my wife Stephanie. In my teens, I began studying Druidry as a spiritual path with Ross Nichols, the founder of The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. Later I took a degree in psychology from University College London, and trained in psychotherapy for adults at The Institute of Psychosynthesis, and in play therapy for children with Dr Rachel Pinney. I also trained in Montessori education with the London Montessori Centre, and founded the Lewes Montessori School. In 1988 I was asked to lead The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, and I combine this role in the Order with writing, and giving talks and workshops.

Although my spiritual practice is rooted in Druidry, I believe we have entered an era in which we can move beyond attachments to labels, drawing instead upon the Perennial Tradition, being inspired by the wisdom in all spiritual paths and teachings – following the Way of the Universal Mystic. I am also particularly interested in ways in which we can preserve the natural world for future generations, and have recently qualified as a teacher of Sophrology.

You can read or listen to interviews with me here

Before you leave this page, here’s a piece of music you might like. It’s from the album Shantic Shamanic Trance Music with¬†Tatjana Branoff and Bernd Bechtloff. In this track I read out the Hanes Blodeuwedd translated by Robert Graves, and then Tatjana sings her Calina song.