|IAN MOWLL - Editor and Co-Layout
Ian Mowll is an editor, does the layout/art work for some of the magazines and is GreenSpirit's Adminsitrator. His career started with computing in the financial markets, followed by charity/social enterprise work and now he is more and more involved in spiritual development. Some of the things he loves to do are: playing his bass guitar, cooking, storytelling, 5 rhythms dancing and having mad ideas. He lives in Stratford, East London.
Ian has been involved in GreenSpirit since 1999 and sees it as his spiritual home. He says: “Finding GreenSpirit was the first time I found somewhere where I truly felt I could be spiritually ‘me’ without having to pretend. When joining GreenSpirit, occasionally people use the phrase ‘welcome home’ – a phrase that feels good to me.” He is also involved with the Interfaith Foundation and is an independent celebrant.
|KATIE HILL - Copy-Editor and Proof-Reader
Katie Hill has lived in India and writes on consumer affairs and all things green. She is passionate about the environment, Hindu philosophy and finding new ways for younger generations to connect with Nature.
|JUNE RAYMOND - Editor
June is a Notre Dame sister who spent most of her life as an English teacher. Then she spent two years on the Isle of Erraid, a Findhorn community in the Hebrides, where she lived Green Spirituality and learnt about it from the inside. Now she lives near Liverpool and works as a healer and therapist using Bach Flower remedies and teaching them to new practitioners. She also runs workshops and gives talks on various subjects. June has been involved with GreenSpirit for many years and a member of the Council since the mid 90s and she was elected as its Chairperson in 2013. She has been particularly inspired by the writings of Thomas Berry and has compiled and published a book of meditations based on quotations from his writings as well as being one of the editors of GreenSpirit and a regular contributor to past issues.
WOLLASTON - House Style Designer and Co-layout Artist
Stephen currently works as a university lecturer in the Middle East. He was born in the east end of London and was given the name Santoshan (contentment) by a swami of the Bihar School of Yoga. He has a creative background as a spiritual writer, graphic designer, artist and musician, and was the principal bass guitarist of one of London’s first punk rock bands, The Wasps. He is the author and coauthor of several books, including Spirituality Unveiled: Awakening to Creative Life (Earth Books, 2011), The House of Wisdom: Yoga Spirituality of the East and West (Mantra Books, 2007) and Realms of Wondrous Gifts: Psychic, Mediumistic and Miraculous Powers in the Great Mystical and Wisdom Traditions (Smashwords/ebook edition, 2012).
Stephen holds a degree in religious studies and a post graduate certificate in religious education from King’s College London. He also holds a diploma in typographic design from the London College of Printing and a certificate in advanced psychosynthesis psychology. He has a deep interest in creative, yogic and Earth centred spiritualities and has recently been drawn to looking into the historical beginnings of early Christianity. He prefers to have no labels, unless it be ‘integral non-dualist’ or ‘creation centred universalist’.
|MARIAN VAN EYK McCAIN - Editor
Formerly a transpersonal psychotherapist/workshop leader/health educator with an MA in East-West Psychology, Marian officially 'retired' in 1996 to concentrate on her writing. She is the author of two books on women and ageing, two on downshifting/simple living, one on self-theapy and two works of fiction. In 2010 she edited the anthology GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness and currently she is overseeing the production of a series of ebooks on 'applied green spirituality.' As well as writing essays and articles on a wide range of subjects, Marian is also a blogger, a columnist for ‘Crone’ Magazine and Editor of the ‘Elderwoman Newsletter’ as well as some issues of GreenSpirit. She started an online social network for elderwomen and enjoys interacting with network members from around the world. Her other interests are Permaculture, hiking, reading, word games and travel. Marian lives in rural North Devon with her American partner Sky and spends part of each year in Europe and the USA. They have four children and eight grandchildren. She has been a member of GreenSpirit for many years. www.marianvaneykmccain.com