PATRICK HARPUR          
               
 

Photo: Caroline Forbes
Books
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...
 
● Courses
The Mythic Imagination
 
Contact
Email:  pat
rick[at]harpur.org
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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. 

 

www.skylightpress.co.uk
ISBN 978-1-908011-65-7
Price £9.99
$15.99


 
   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
with Patrick Harpur

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 October 2015.. More...