11th Mount Haemus: Lecture Druidry & Transpersonal History

Dr. Thomas C. Daffern is a philosopher, historian, and religious studies specialist. He was awarded his PhD from the University of London for a thesis which explores the history of the search for peace, and which proposes a new field of historiography, Transpersonal History. More recently he has developed the Periodic Table of the World’s Religious and Philosophical Traditions as a teaching aid for use in schools and universities. As a member of OBOD and as Peace Officer to the Council of British Druid Orders, he has had a long love-affair with Druidry and an eco-centred spirituality affirming the wisdom of primal peoples of all cultures, epochs and geographical regions. He founded and runs the Druid Peace Order dedicated to peacemaking and mediation, and directs the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory: Transpersonal history, Druidry, and Synchronicity
2. Jung on the Transpersonal and on Druidry
3. Druidry in transpersonal history in general
4. The Druid revival in modern history: looking back through the lens of transpersonal history
5. Druidry and the transpersonal history of philosophy
6. Druidry and Philosophies of history through the lens of transpersonal history
7. Druidry and the history of suppressed narratives
8. Philosophies of history, revolutions, counter-revolutions and Druidry
9. Druid history and biblical history: Druidry and Judaism
10. Druid history and Christianity:
11. Druidry and freemasonic history
12. Druid history and Islamic and Sufi history
13. Druid history and Indian history – Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism
14. Druid history, transpersonal history, the history of religions and religious education
15. Druid history, transpersonal history and the Arts
16. Druidry, transpersonal history, ecology and the history of the sciences
17. Druidry, peace history and the transpersonal: conclusions

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About the Author

Dr. Thomas C. Daffern is a philosopher, historian, poet, author, lecturer, musician, thinker, educator, consultant and religious studies specialist. He was awarded his PhD from the University of London for a thesis which explores the history of the search for peace from 1945-2001 and which proposes a new field of historiography, Transpersonal History, as the best way to establish a rigorous discourse on peace among rival and contending spiritual and intellectual traditions, currently battling for hegemony on the planet. More recently he has developed the Periodic Table of the World’s Religious and Philosophical Traditions as a teaching aid for use in schools and universities (See www.thewisdompages.co.uk). As a member of OBOD and as Peace Officer to the Council of British Druid Orders, he has had a long love-affair with Druidry and an eco-centred spirituality affirming the wisdom of primal peoples of all cultures, epochs and geographical regions. He founded and runs the Druid Peace Order dedicated to peacemaking and mediation. As a religious studies teacher he is committed to sharing scientific approaches to the study of religions with younger minds. He has lectured in all aspects of religious studies, peace studies and global philosophy, and directs the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy (www.educationaid.net).

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