Saturday, 20 August 2016

Albion Awakening - a new blog

I have begun a new blog, with John Fitzgerald and William Wildblood as collaborators, on the theme of spiritual Britain, and especially England - potentially awakening from centuries of slumber.

The blog sees itself as working in a lineage of 'Romanticism' which I perceive as including (but not restricted to) the likes of William Blake, ST Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Owen Barfield, William Arkle; and (currently) Jermey Naydler and the fictional worlds of JK Rowling's Harry Potter and Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell...

(John and William will be adding to this list from their distinctive personal experiences.)

That is, English Christians of creativity and intuition who are especially concerned with the transformation of human consciousness. 

We sense a time of stirring, and perhaps an impending moment of decision; and the blog is primarily intended to provide clarification, inspiration and daily encouragement to those who hope for that new and spiritual England we can call Albion.


  1. "...and perhaps an impeding moment of decision..."

    A misprint for 'impending', I take it.

  2. @360 - Thanks! It's the kind of typo which doesn't get spotted by a spell-checker. Let's hope it wasn't a 'Freudian Slip'"

  3. Dr. Charlton,

    Are you familiar with the British painter Samuel Palmer? Palmer was a protégé of Blake during the final years of the great man's life, and his early work bears a deep impress of Blake's visionary scope. The linked article below also reveals how immersion in the theology of the CoE-Palmer, who was raised in a Baptist home, was an avid reader of the 17th-century divine and mathematician, Isaac Barrow-influenced his artistic vision. These influences are clearly manifested in the canvasses from this period, no more so than in his remarkable Night Church painting.

    Wishing you much success in the development of what promises to be a fascinating blog.


  4. @Hygelac - Thanks for the references and good wishes - I have so far only read about Palmer in biographies of Blake; but I shall look-into his work.

  5. Let me say how glad I am that you've decided on "Albion" instead of "Logres"!

  6. @Wm - Once the question is properly framed, it's a no-brainer. The Albions were, after all, one of my favourite Electric Folk bands forty-plus years ago...