Recent Published Articles

Brian’s new article came out posthumously in Aug 2018 and is now in a book Aug 2019. 

Book: ‘Greening the Paranormal – exploring the ecology of extra-ordinary experience.’ published by White Crow Books, August 2019.

SEE chapter 13 : Taking Soul Birds Seriously – A Post-secular Animist Perspective on Extra-ordinary Communications

( The book also has a dedication to him at the front, with thanks to Jack Hunter, editor. )


Article: The generosity of birds: Ecopsychology, animism, and intimate encounter with wild others. European Journal of Ecopsychology 6: 1-22.

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Also see: Birds, Liminality, and Human Transformation: An Animist Perspective on New Animism, Pomegranate, The International Journal of Pagan Studies, Vol 14.1, 2012, pp108-127.

Taking Soul Birds Seriously, Paranthropology, Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal, Vol 6, No 2. July 2015. (Scroll down to Vol 6, No2.)

Shaman of the Tribe, Ted Hughes and Contemporary Animism, Ted Hughes Society Journal, Vol 4, issue 1, 2014, pp101-114.

Ted Hughes and Slyvia Plath, An Astrological Reading, part 1,  Visions of Dismemberment, the Shamanic Voice of Ted Hughes, the Astrological Journal, Vol 51, no1, Jan/Feb 2009, pp52-58.

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, An Astrological Reading, part 2, Rites of Mourning, The Life and Work of Sylvia Plath, the Astrological Journal, Vol 51, no 5, Sep/Oct 2009, pp19-26.

Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, An Astrological Reading, part 3, the Composite Chart, The Astrological Journal, March/April 2011 pp25-26.