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Mark Vernon
Psychotherapist and writer, London

Mark Vernon is a psychotherapist and writer, with a PhD in ancient Greek philosophy and other degrees in theology and in physics. His new book using the ideas of Owen Barfield, A Secret History of Christianity: Jesus, the Last Inkling, and the Evolution of Consciousness, is published in spring 2019. He lives in London.

Written by Mark Vernon

Essay/
Language and linguistics
The say of the land

Is language produced by the mind? Romantic theory has it otherwise: words emerge from the cosmos, expressing its soul

Mark Vernon

Essay/
History of ideas
What is love?

Forget the modern romantic notion of ‘the one’. True love means looking beyond the couple and out towards life

Mark Vernon