Looking for Wonder – Caspar Henderson

At the beginning of Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, the explorers cross an ocean guided by a chart that is entirely blank.Wonder is probably less elusive than the Snark, whether Boojum or no. Virtually all of us report experiences of it.  But what is it, and where is it? Martyn Evans, author of Read the full article…

Losing it: the variety of ecstatic experiences – Jules Evans (Public Lecture, Durham, 20 November 2013)

Losing it: the variety of ecstatic experiences Jules Evans Wednesday 20 November, 5-7pm Senior Common Room, Trevelyan College, Durham University In our rational, self-controlled, and industrious society, have we forgotten the art of losing control? Jules Evans considers ecstatic experiences, how they were pathologised during the Enlightenment, and how people found new avenues to ecstasy, Read the full article…