I am James Nichol and I live in the city of Gloucester, England, having recently moved there from Stroud in the same county. My contemplative inquiry began in 2012, grounded in modern Druidry. My book, Contemplative Druidry: People, Practice and Potential, was published in 2014. It includes a foreword, Deep Peace of the Quiet Earth, by Philip Carr-Gomm, at that time Chosen Chief of OBOD (https://www.druidry.org). There are major contributions in the main text from 14 other Druids offering diverse perspectives on the topic: https://www.amazon.co.uk/contemplative-druidry-people-practice-potential/dp/1500807206/

In this blog, I include personal sharing, photographs, discursive writing, poetry and book reviews. I have reached beyond Druidry and drawn on the enduring wisdom of many times and places. Over the years, I have found an underlying peace and at-homeness at the heart of experience. Independent of belief and circumstance, they underpin a commitment to the sacred earth and web of life.

Looking in, it feels as if I am resourced by a timeless, unboundaried dimension from which I am not separate. Looking out, I find that my peace and at-homeness support a spirit of openness, an ethic of interdependence and a life of abundant simplicity.


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