I am James Nichol and I live in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.  This blog, started in August 2012, includes personal sharing, discursive writing, poetry and book reviews.

My contemplative inquiry began as a formal project in November 2011 with a focus on modern Druidry, though always with an eye to the wisdom of other traditions. Some of my inquiry was solitary. Some was shared in an ongoing group in Stroud, and  at Druid contemplative events in other locations. In October 2014, I published Contemplative Druidry: People, Practice and Potential. It includes a foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm entitled Deep Peace of the Quiet Earth: The Nature Mysticism of Druidry, with contributions from 14 other Druids in the main text.

I ended my formal inquiry on 25 October 2016 after five years. However, I have decided to keep up this blog, though I am now entering a fallow period likely to last throughout the coming winter months.