Philip Carr-Gomm lives in Sussex, England, with his wife Stephanie. From an early age Philip studied with Ross Nichols, the founder of The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids. He has a degree in psychology from University College London, and trained in psychotherapy for adults at The Institute of Psychosynthesis, and in play therapy for children with Dr Rachel Pinney. He also trained in Montessori education with the London Montessori Centre, and founded the Lewes Montessori School. In 1988 he was asked to lead The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids, and he combines his role in the Order with writing, and giving talks and workshops. He is the author – among other books – of “Sacred Places”, “Druid Mysteries”, “The Druid Way”, “The Book of English Magic”, and is co-author with Stephanie of “The Druidcraft Tarot”.
Philip speaks with Joanna about: his initiation into Druidry; the contemporary connection to ancient roots; ecstatic community; the double rhythm of a spiritual path; cultivating the flow of creativity; the journey to wholeness; in relationship with the changeless and the changing; the pure joy of the universal life force; balance gender and beyond; three different kinds of magic.
”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik