For the last two weeks, I’ve been in California, on holiday. First real holiday I’ve taken in four years, and it was great. I started off in San Diego, trying to learn some surfing at Pacific Beach. I did OK, made some progress, and got some exercise after six months of eating junk food and Read more…

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Here’s an article I wrote on spiritual healing, which is in today’s Times 2 magazine. Spiritual healing looks to go mainstream As the government considers statutory regulation for Chinese complementary medicine, spiritual healing is also looking for a greater role within the NHS, writes Jules Evans. If you see Angie Buxton-King at work in the Read more…

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I’m reading the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor’s epic new work, A Secular Age, which looks at what we mean when we say ours is a secular age, and how it differs from all previous ages, how we came to be ‘disenchanted’ as Max Weber put it. Taylor makes a good contrast between the self in Read more…

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