Photo: Caroline Forbes
The Secret Tradition of the Soul
Daimonic Reality: a Field Guide to the Otherworld
The Philosophers' Secret Fire: a history of the  Imagination
Mercurius: or, the Marriage of Heaven and Earth
Out of print: The Serpent's Circle,
The Rapture
Current work
The Stormy Petrel, a fictional biography of  Søren Kirkegaard. Read the first chapter...
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Completely different from my most recent and more esoteric books, Skylight Press has published my historical and comic (in a blackish way) novel, The Savoy Truffle, which draws on my intimate knowledge of family life back in the early 1960s.
ISBN 978-1-908011-65-7
Price £9.99

   Set among the mansions and tennis clubs of Surrey’s richest suburb, The Savoy Truffle is a darkly comic drama that evokes an era when Mod gear was fab, the Shorty Nightie shocking, the coffee frothy, and a new Beatles’ single brought hysteria to the classroom.
   The grey post-war years are trembling on the verge of Technicolour, and the Blyte children are struggling to cope with the transition in their own idiosyncratic ways: Hugh’s novel is held up by yearning for the Irish au pair; Janey moons over the mystery of men and the enigmatic Black Mini; George wages savage war on his Enemy; and the Moo takes refuge in his exclusive Sloppy Club.
   A crisis in their parents’ lives brings madness and death, a supernatural visitor and an all-too-real tiger… The children have to confront – and conquer – the follies of their elders with wit and invention.
Read a sample chapter of The Savoy Truffle...


The Mythic Imagination
Talks, Trails and Mysteries

Weekend courses
by Patrick Harpur
and Jules Cashford

Subjects include daimonic reality, the philosophers' secret fire, the mythic imagination, Soul-making, the Anima Mundi, the Golden Chain, Neoplatonic philosophy, the Eleusinian Mysteries and more...

Next course is scheduled for Spring 2014.. More...