Dr. Simon Wilson – Detailed Biography

From 1993 to 2012 I taught English and Business Skills at the BMW Academy in Munich, where I was responsible for mentoring and coaching top-level executives. At the same time I began to  publish in English and German on Western wisdom traditions. I received invitations to address institutions in Britain, such as the Temenos Academy and the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, on subjects such as the Grail, colour symbolism, theology and aesthetics.

 

Research and knowledge exchange activities
I am currently working on the theology of the Eastern Church, the possibilities and limits of Transformative Learning, and the re-imagining of the East Kent landscape in literature.

 

I am supervising four research students, who are working on the Seven Liberal Arts in Masonic education, esoteric approaches to conflict resolution, the Sacred Marriage and education, and the role of day-dreaming in the classroom.

 

I am also co-developer and deliverer of the well-received Walk Ways project, a series of on-campus walks at Canterbury Christ Church University which aim to stimulate the imagination and creativity as well as exercise the body.

 

I am a member of the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge.

 

Teaching on the MA Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred
I teach primarily on Module 4 of the MA Myth Cosmology and the Sacred, which explores the encounter of the individual psyche with larger conceptions of psyche or spirit, and looks at ways in which this encounter has been understood.

Publications
Together with my colleague Angela Voss I have edited Re-Enchanting the Academy (Rubedo Press, 2017). My other most recent publications include “René Guénon and the Heart of the Grail,” in Temenos Academy Review 18 (2015), “Charles Fort” and “Fortean Phenomena” in Ghosts, Spirits, and Psychics: The Paranormal from Alchemy to Zombies, ed. Matt Cardin (ABC-CLIO, 2015), “A Religion of Black and White,” in Temenos Academy Review 15 (2012), and “The Grail Utopia in Southern Germany,” in Temenos Academy Review 14 (2011).

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