Monday, December 16, 2013

Facebook Page Launched

I've set up a Facebook page for my books:

I will continue to blog here, but posts may end up on FB as well. 

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Tarkovsky and Zen - A Talk in Edinburgh this Saturday

I'll be presenting a paper on Tarkovsky and Eastern Spirituality and Aesthetics this Saturday in Edinburgh. The talk is part of a conference on representations of spirituality in art. All welcome. £3 entry fee,  0930 for 1000, although my talk is on after lunch. More details are on the poster below, and a full running order can be be found below that.

Representing Spiritualities and Cosmologies in Art
Saturday 7 December 2013
From ancient times, ideas and beliefs about spirituality and cosmology have been mediated
through the arts. This one-day conference explores how artists from different cultures working
in various media have approached the problem of how to represent the world of the spirit.

9.30am-10am: Registration
10 Representing the Otherworld
Dr Louise S. Milne

10.30 The supernatural seascape of Orkney and Shetland
Erin Catriona Farley


11.30 Colouring the Divine in Celtic, Insular and Late Anglo-Saxon Art
Dr Heather Pulliam

12 Photographs and death in Athens
Dr Ariadne Xenou

12.35pm: LUNCH

1.30 From Breath to Dance: Music and Movement as Languages of Experience in an American
Dr Neil Douglas-Klotz

2.10 A World in a Drop of Water: Representations of Eastern Spirituality in the work of Andrei
Sean Martin

2.50-3.45pm: The alchemical imagery of dew
& alchemical films
Richard Ashrowan



Celtic and Scottish Studies, the University of Edinburgh, 27 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8
9LD / Registration: 9.30am-10am / Conference: 10am-5.30pm / Cost: £3
Jointly organised by the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, (EICSP,
Scottish Charity, SC038996), and the Traditional Cosmology Society

Booking recommended as there is limited space:
Contact: Neill Walker:
Louise Milne:

The Cathars - New Edition, New Subtitle?

I'm mulling over the possibility of changing the subtitle of The Cathars for its first UK paperback edition, due in March 2014. I've never liked 'The Most Successful Heresy of the Middle Ages' - it's some odd form of success to get wiped out in a crusade.

So I'm wondering if 'The Rise and Fall of the Great Heresy of the Middle Ages' or something like that would be better?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.