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Mysticism in Catastrophic Times

On æversion

Æversion symbolises the interiorisation of reality; it is a subversive initiation into the realms of Mystery and sanity in insane, catastrophic times. It has been dreamed up to provide a temporal space without judgement or taboo wherein two people can share in their soul journeys together through the mediums of, but not limited to, dialogue and independent study. As co-conspirators of the imaginal we commit to the reading and integration of MAPPs (Maya Altering Poetry and Prose) from all true spiritual paths. I will assist you in cultivating insight into the soil of your psyche as it presents to landscapes of place and consequence: to help in consciously (re-)aligning your self with your spiritual purpose in life. As we explore this terrain, both above and below, within and without, we will learn how to create a container by which to hold our expanding awareness in a spirit of embodied, communitarian service.

We awaken in this time with a sob.

Stephen Jenkinson, Come of Age


Fee: By Personal Circumstance.

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Trying to make sense of a world facing catastrophic collapse is deeply challenging, more so in isolation. Awakening to the enormity of our ecological, societal, and inter-/ intra-personal predicaments can be an overwhelming experience, yet the simple presence of being in conversation with a person who does not fit into categories of friend or family can be powerful medicine.


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Twenty years ago, as an undergraduate of philosophy in my native Scotland, I experienced a soul encounter that utterly changed my life. An ongoing study of psychology, world mystical traditions, and daily spiritual practice has since manifested as  I hold a Diploma in Counselling through the Pathways Psychology Institute, NSW, Australia (which emphasises the Process-Oriented Psychology of Arnold Mindell).  Please note, however, that I do not offer my services as a professional counsellor, but as a fellow wayfarer and spiritual companion. Rather than engage in a client/therapist or teacher/student relationship it is better perhaps to consider our sessions as a living expression of what John O'Donohue described as the 'conversational nature of reality'.


I live in sight of kanamaluka on palawa Country in lutruwita (Tasmania) with my wife, two tabby cats, and an ever revolving door of foster felines.

What myth do you live?

What myth lives you?

Do you suffer the labour pains

of a world seeking

to be reborn?

John Moriarty, Dreamtime

Acknowledgement of Country

I acknowledge, with deep respect the traditional owners of this land, the palawa people.

The palawa people belong to the oldest continuing culture in the world. They cared and protected Country for thousands of years. They knew this land, they lived on the land and they died on these lands. I honour them.

I pay my respects to elders past and present and to the many Aboriginal people that did not make elder status and to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community that continue to care for Country.

Suggested readings ...


Peter Kingsley

The Return of the Feminine

and the World Soul

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

The Dream of the Cosmos

Anne Baring

The Matter with Things

Iain McGilchrist

Come of Age

Stephen Jenkinson

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