Mark Vernon


I am a psychotherapist and writer, with a keen interest in spirituality and inner life. I have a PhD in ancient philosophy, as well as degrees in physics and in theology. My latest book, A Secret History of Christianity, is out now. Cont’d

The healing chair


Many of life’s troubles are rooted in parts of ourselves of that are largely unconscious. Like an iceberg, we are aware of difficulties only insofar as they break the surface, which is why it’s possible to struggle with problems for years. Cont’d

Evolution of Consciousness

The genius ideas of Inkling Owen Barfield, and details of my book, A Secret History of Christianity.

Podcasts and Talks

My Dante podcast, discussions with Rupert Sheldrake, YouTube talks, online courses and more.

Dante 2021

Join me through the Divine Comedy and read about my new book for the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death.

Philosophy & Spirituality

A series of talks on Ancient Greek philosophy and how to see spiritually.


Upcoming Events

Wilderness Festival
5th August, 2021 - 8th August, 2021 Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

The Big Festival
27th August, 2021 - 29th August, 2021 Alex James’ Farm, Oxfordshire

The Good Life Festival
17th September, 2021 - 19th September, 2021 Hawarden Estate Farm, Wales

The Idler Philosophy Retreat
9th October, 2021 - 16th October, 2021 Villa Pia, Umbria

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