Mark Vernon


I am a psychotherapist and writer, interested in spirituality and inner life. I have a PhD in ancient philosophy, as well as degrees in physics and in theology. Cont’d

The healing chair


Many of life’s troubles are rooted in parts of ourselves of which we’re only partially unaware, which is why it’s possible to struggle with problems for years. Cont’d

Spiritual Intelligence

My latest book on the evolution and flourishing of the distinctive capacity that makes us Homo spiritualis.

The Last Inkling

The ideas of Owen Barfield, friend of CS Lewis, and my exploration based on them, A Secret History of Christianity.

Podcasts and Talks

Discussions with Rupert Sheldrake, YouTube talks, online courses with The Idler and more.


Upcoming Events

Idler Retreat
15th April, 2023 - 22nd April, 2023 Villa Pia, Umbria

Dante's Divine Comedy, Gospel 2023
23rd April, 2023 Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Realisation Festival 2023
29th June, 2023 - 2nd July, 2023 St Giles House, Dorset

Idler Festival
7th July, 2023 - 9th July, 2023 Fenton House, London

Do have a browse through my talks and articles online, perhaps via my YouTube channel, Dante podcast and blog.