Ecology and Spirituality

Sophia Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

In this guest lecture from the MA in Ecology and Spirituality, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Dr. Andy Letcher gives an introduction to the relationship between ecology and spirituality.

Bio: Dr Andy Letcher has doctorates in Ecology (from the University of Oxford) and the Study of Religion (King Alfred’s College, Winchester). He is a Senior Lecturer at Schumacher College, Devon UK, where he is the Programme Lead for the MA Engaged Ecology. His research interests focus on the contemporary use of psychedelics with a particular interest in the discourses by which people frame their experiences and by which those experiences become meaningful. He is currently researching ritual and animistic usage of psychedelics by contemporary British Druids, and the use of the Fly Agaric mushroom by the Plant Medicine community. He is the author of numerous papers on subjects as diverse as environmental protest, animism, fairies, the revival of the Heathen lyre, and the distribution of mammals across continents. He is the author of Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom. He plays English bagpipes, low whistle, and Dark Age lyre.


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