I am James Nichol and I live in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. The Contemplative Inquiry blog started in August 2012, and includes personal sharing, discursive writing, poetry and book reviews.
I began my contemplative inquiry within modern British Druidry and my book, Contemplative Druidry: People, Practice and Potential, was published in 2014. https://www.amazon.co.uk/contemplative-druidry-people-practice-potential/dp/1500807206/
Over time my inquiry, and with it this blog, has morphed into an open process, no longer tied to any specific tradition. The blog has become a wider celebration of contemplative spirituality, where ‘contemplative’ points to practices that train attentiveness, open spaces for wonder, and provide opportunities to reflect.
At the time of editing I have started to explore what it would be like to take the stance of ‘secular contemplative’, working work within a frame of bio-spirituality. In this version of spirituality without religion, I will continue to be in dialogue with the traditions and perspectives that have informed me up to now. Over time I will introduce new elements as well.
EDITED FRIDAY 4 MAY 2018