About

My name is Duncan Barford and OEITH is my blog, which explores territory demarcated by the terms magick, spirituality, and the paranormal, focusing in particular on how these intersect within personal experience, psychology, and spiritual practice.

OEITH ran originally from 2009 to 2014, serving as an online supplement to my book of the same title published by Aeon 2010. The best articles from this first phase are now available as a book.

I suspended the blog when I began training as a counsellor, concerned that a conspicuous interest in the occult might prove professionally unhelpful. But having now qualified and worked for several years in various therapeutic contexts, I am enjoying openly discussing again my deep and lifelong interest in this field. In any case, since the publication of Jung’s The Red Book in 2009, the connections between the western esoteric tradition and the aims and origins of psychotherapy have now become more visible in the mainstream.

In these current times, public discussion of anything and everything has become very fraught. Podcasts have taken over from blogs, I think, partly because of the horrors of the comments section. Accordingly, comments here are disabled, but please do reach out to me by email (duncan@oeith.co.uk) or on Twitter (@OccultExperime1) if there is anything you would like to discuss. And if you’re hunting for a podcast guest, don’t be shy!