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 follow a path which I call the Way of Sophia, and I am writing this Revised ‘About’ entry to mark a change in direction.

This blog was originally linked to a contemplative inquiry within modern Druidry. Some of this inquiry was solitary. Some was shared in a long-running group in Stroud and at other events. My related book, Contemplative Druidry: People, Practice and Potential, was published in 2014 with a foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm, who leads the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids (OBOD).

I continue to stand by this work, which always involved learning from diverse traditions. A Sophian thread is already part of the blog. The shift is that Way of Sophia, still a contemplative inquiry, now defines my spiritual life and practice. I expect strong elements of continuity, so I am keeping the same blog under the same name.