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‘When I thought about the soul, I imagined a flimsy thing, floaty and airborne, that quits the body upon death, then drifts skywards.’

January 2020

A Letter from Marina Benjamin

Marina Benjamin is a writer and editor with a background in arts journalism. Her latest memoirs are The Middlepause (2016) and Insomnia (2018). You can find her on Twitter as @marinab52.

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Edition 27

Aeon on states of sleep, dreams and wakefulness. A selection of favourite Essays from senior editor Marina Benjamin.


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Letters from the Editors

‘When I thought about the soul, I imagined a flimsy thing, floaty and airborne, that quits the body upon death, then drifts skywards.’

January 2020

A Letter from Marina Benjamin

Marina Benjamin is a writer and editor with a background in arts journalism. Her latest memoirs are The Middlepause (2016) and Insomnia (2018). You can find her on Twitter as @marinab52.

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‘To what extent can the anxious learn to be calm, the apathetic discover purpose? Can new habits help us live more meaningful lives?’

December 2019

A Letter from Christian Jarrett

Christian is a cognitive neuroscientist turned science writer and editor. His most recent book is Great Myths of The Brain (2014). He can be found on Twitter as @Psych_Writer

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‘Language is evolutionary, but if the words we use can be changed with a few keystrokes, the thoughts behind them take their time.’

November 2019

A Letter from Elena Seymenliyska

Elena graduated in English from Queen’s University, Belfast. She worked as an academic book publisher before training as a journalist and has worked for The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.

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Aeon Editions

Edition 27

Aeon on states of sleep, dreams and wakefulness. A selection of favourite Essays from senior editor Marina Benjamin.

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Edition 26

Aeon on the complexities and controversies of mental health treatment. A selection of favourite Essays from senior editor Christian Jarrett.

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Edition 25

Aeon on changing wisely, from personal ethics to linguistic evolution. A selection of favourite Essays from sub-editor Elena Seymenliyska.

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