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" A good traveller has no fixed plans,

and is not intent on arriving "

Lao Tzu

The Naked Hermit

July 13th, 2019

Here is a recording of a conversation I had with the author Nick Mayhew-Smith about his latest book, The Naked Hermit: A Journey to the Heart of Celtic Britain. It’s a fascinating read covering the early Christian rituals he has uncovered that involve naked bathing outdoors. He decided to try out these rituals and found they generated powerful mystical experiences. In the interview I refer to the work of Wim Hof. You can find out more about this here.
And you can find Nick’s book here in the UK and here in the USA.

Hear Mark Vernon and Rupert Sheldrake talking about the book here.

In true Wim Hof style Nick decided to spend a night out in skyclad prayer and meditation on the summit of Mynydd Carngli. He thought it would be a painful endurance test. Instead he found it led him to a truly ecstatic experience he will never forget.