So much has been going on since the last newsletter that I hardly know where to begin. I’m preparing for a European tour with two workshops in England (Stroud on Nov 18/20, and Forest Row on Nov 26/27) and one in the Netherlands (Dec 3/4). And yesterday I just returned from a month in Australia with … [Read more...] about Radical Wholeness – the book!
Excerpt from Philip's upcoming book Radical Wholeness, coming Fall 2017. I was blessed as a teenager to be able to travel on a bicycle through Europe, the Middle East, India and Japan. I learned radical lessons through the experiences of that trip – and unlearned a few things as well. By the … [Read more...] about The Personal Revolution
There’s a funny dilemma I face when asked, “What’s your book about?” or “What do you teach?” My work has grown out of a lifelong passion for identifying the patterns and assumptions that have seeped from my culture into my body. As with everyone, most of those patterns were already seeded in my … [Read more...] about About the work I do
In his classic book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell presents not just the hero, but also the tyrant with a thousand faces – and shows him to be an equal force at work within the stories of world myth. As those stories bring the tyrant to life for us, we witness his desperate … [Read more...] about The Tyrant’s Confusion
You can’t do it alone. Not because you haven’t got what it takes, but because that’s not how things are. We are told the contrary, of course – “Stand on your own two feet! Make something of yourself! Be independent!” But reality whispers another message through every twig and scurrying ant and … [Read more...] about Allies and Apprenticeships
The last day of 2015 now belongs to history, and 2016 stretches before us unformed and unknown but already being created. The sense of new beginnings makes this the time of year when we traditionally frame our personal resolutions. Everyone has a desire to live well, and such resolutions express … [Read more...] about The Resolution Question