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

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

Dante’s Divine Comedy - an introduction to the spiritual journey
25th October, 2022 - 20th December, 2022 Beshara Trust, Online

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

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

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