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Philip Shepherd – Workshop leader and author of New Self, New World: Recovering our senses in the 21st Century
Philip Shepherd is a writer, actor, director, lecturer and coach. He is perhaps best known as the author of New Self, New World: Recovering Our Senses in the 21st Century, which has been acclaimed a masterpiece here and in the US. As a teenager Philip cycled alone through Europe, the Middle East, Iran and India before going to Japan to study classical Noh theatre there. Since then he has designed and built several houses; co-founded and written for an arts magazine, Onion; co-founded and directed an interdisciplinary theatre company; written two internationally-produced plays and a television documentary; acted in several feature films; and played lead roles in theatre productions in Toronto, New York, Chicago, London and Hong Kong. Philip is currently a faculty member of The Institute for Sacred Activism, which is based in Chicago. His book was recently called, “One of the most important books of the last fifty years” by author, scholar and activist Andrew Harvey.
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