Over the years I have published a number of books, shown here in reverse order of publication.
Living in Time
and how time passes
To be published by Penwith Press
A completely new and revised edition of
Living in Time (1987 -
Pictures of Palestine
A humanitarian blogging from Bethlehem
Coherent Visions, 2012. Available in print and as an e-
This is the story of my experiences and escapades in Palestine, derived from the blog I wrote during a three-
Focusing particularly on my life and work in Bethlehem and at the Hope Flowers School, it also ranges round the West Bank, covering experiences in Hebron, Ramallah, Jerusalem and other places. The Israel-
But it is primarily an easily-
If you have been aware of Palestine throughout your life, but you've never really understood what the conflict is really about, this book will enlighten you, as well as proving to be an interesting read in its own right.
Healing the Hurts of Nations
The Human Side of Globalisation
Gothic Image, 2003. Available in print or in summarised form here.
Healing the Hurts of Nations I wrote in the aftermath of 9/11 and the buildup to the Iraq war. It concerns the deeper aspect of international relations and the unconscious behaviour of nations and peoples, affected as they are by historical factors and the pain of peoples, sometimes from long in the past. To illustrate this, the book covers the histories of four nations: Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Britain.
The underlying theme of the book is that, in order to resolve global-
These prejudices and judgements often conceal aspects of a nation's or people's own lives and realities which they don't want to look at. So they project outwards on other people and cultures, and here lie the roots of the causes of war, nationalism, racism and the cultural and religious frictions of our time. Yet, to resolve such issues as climate, resource shortage, population and conflict, such social and psychological issues must also be resolved. This also concerns the essential happiness of societies within nations, and conflicts between social subgroups.
The book thus looks at collective identity and the fears, guilt and shame of nations and peoples. It also looks at what needs to be done about them -
I intend to revise or rewrite this book sometime in the future.
The Kingfisher Illustrated
History of the World
Kingfisher Books, 1999. Available secondhand in print
In the late 1990s I was commissioned to write the text of The Kingfisher History of the World. It was a profusely illustrated book for teenagers, in which every major period and culture of world history was covered in a double-
In some respects it is more demanding to summarise a historical period in 600 words than in 3,000: the essentials much be featured, and in as succinct and information-
The Illustrated Guide to the
The definitive road atlas for
navigating a crossroads in time
Written in 1996-
This book was commissioned, mostly written, and never published. A shame, because it was a good book. Richly illustrated and large-
It examined millennarianism -
Available online on this site.
This book was never published -
This in itself requires national self-
Here the proposal is made that conflict and national rivalries on the world stage arise from an emotional insecurity within each nation, which undermines national soul and purpose, leading to irreconcilable differences between nations too, as a result of projection of those insecurities on other nations.
The Only Planet of Choice
Essential Briefings from Deep Space
Phyllis Schlemmer and Palden Jenkins
Gateway Books, 1993. First edition.
Three editions: first (mine) and second secondhand and third currently in print
In 1991 I was approached to compile a book distilled from the transcripts of twenty years of psychic communication work with some non-
The Nine were, you could say, a high-
What I liked about them was that the Nine did not seek followers or converts, and the communications were valuable to intelligent people of any belief-
It was an honour to compile this book, hard work, and it had a big effect on me, helping me understand my own 'spiritual genetics' too. It actually started me off in my current work in the Middle East. It was greatly respected by people interested in this field. It has appeared in two subsequent editions, one compiled by Mary Bennett, and the other more recently derived from both earlier editions. The first edition is now available only through secondhand book sources and the most recent edition is available here.
The Historical Ephemeris
600 BCE to CE 2200
1992. Available free online on this site.
This was the result of many years' research into longterm astrological cycles. It was published in a limited edition printed format in 1992, then to be re-
It is of limited appeal, partially because historians have an ideological dislike for the idea that there can be evolutionary cycles in history, and partially because astrologers' historical knowledge can be poor and selective. But for those who research these things it has been and remains an important source work.
The Historical Ephemeris tracks the motions and cycles of relationship of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, with those of Jupiter and Saturn added as faster-
The Ephemeris contains notes on groundrules for the study of astro-
The Historical Ephemeris is available online here.
Living in Time
and how time passes
Gateway Books, 1987.
Available secondhand in print.
My first published book (I wrote three more beforehand which were never published), this book covered astrological cycles and the understanding of the nature of Time. It was of particular value to nature-
The book explained all of these and the workings of the signs, planets and aspects as they evolve through time, giving examples from the period of the 1970s and 1980s. It has remained a classic work, still very relevant today.