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Looking into the Light: Philip Carr-Gomm in conversation with Father Paul Dupuis

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At the time of this interview, Father Paul Dupuis was a bishop of the Celtic Orthodox Church based at Saint-Dolay, Brittany, France – he has sadly since died. After years of missionary work among the very poor of the Caribbean, he founded and directed Holy Presence Monastery in Toms Brook, Virginia (USA). Because of his deep interest in poetry, he was at the time preparing a book on the mystical poets of the world intended to show that whenever poets enter into the state of ecstasy, regardless of their religious beliefs, they lose all notion of self. They see only God: they and God become one. They return to their state of usual awareness only when they come out of their ecstasy. Some of Bishop Paul’s own poems reflect this theme.

Philip Carr-Gomm is a psychologist and psychotherapist who has trained in both Sophrology and the Silva Method. He is the author of a dozen books, including Empower Your Life with Sophrology. He developed the training programme for the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids, which he led for 32 years. His online school, The Art of Living Well, offers training in Sophrology. See his website:

Duration: 40 mins

Video recorded on 6th October 2020 (Zoom)

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