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. My new book is Dante’s Divine Comedy: A Guide for the Spiritual Journey. Cont’d

The healing chair


Many of life’s troubles are rooted in parts of ourselves of which we’re largely unaware. Like an iceberg, we are alert to 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 based on them, A Secret History of Christianity.

Podcasts and Talks

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

Philosophy & Spirituality

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


Upcoming Events

Exploring Spirituality and Psychotherapy - online QnA
1st February, 2022 Mark Vernon online, Online

The Way of Love - Plato and Participation
6th February, 2022 The Pari Centre, Online

The Way Up and the Way Down - Dante's Path
13th February, 2022 The Pari Centre, Online

Contraries and Human Existence - Blake and Perception
20th February, 2022 The Pari Centre, Online

The Master And The Emissary - Dualities in Iain McGilchrist
27th February, 2022 The Pari Centre, Online

Dante and the Experience of Paradise
15th March, 2022 St Alban’s Cathedral, Online

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