Since 2004, I've published thirteen books, in fiction, non-fiction, and strategy gaming.
I've taught philosophy at six different institutions in Canada and in Europe, and provided policy research for government agencies, labour unions, game design studios, and various private clients.
I've run a successful Kickstarter campaign, and recorded an album of original folk songs.
My work has been featured by the Pacific Business & Law Institute, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids, as well as numerous environmental groups, interfaith groups, and humanist societies around the world.
"Myers’ analysis confronts our very raison d’être against our uncertain times. He asks the questions that most prefer not to ask."
- Michael York, Professor of Theology, Bath Spa University.
"Brendan "Cathbad" Myers is a dangerous man. Not only can he think clearly and creatively about some of the most important issues of our time, but he argues passionately and poetically about the need to challenge the dominant paradigms that rule our world -- religious tyranny, corporate plundering, and financial mismanagement of our dwindling resources..."
- Isaac Bonewits, Author of "Real Magic", founder of Arn Draoicht Fein.
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Born in 1974, in Guelph Ontario Canada.
Raised in Elora, Ontario, a village north of Guelph, which I still consider my hometown.
Attended the University of Guelph for undergraduate studies in Drama, starting in January of 1992.
Attended Memorial University of Newfoundland, to study folklore, 1994.
Began Masters studies at Guelph in philosophy, 1998. My thesis, "Animism, Spirit, and Environmental Activism", was completed two years later.
Became president of a labour union (CUPE local 3913) for two years.
Began doctoral studies in philosophy at the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 2001. Frequently visted other European countries as well, especially England and Germany, during this time.
Completed doctoral studies in 2005. My dissertation was entitled "Time and the Land: Four Approaches to Environmental Ethics, Climate Change, and Future Generations."
Returned to Canada in late 2005, and taught philosophy at several universities and colleges in Ontario and Quebec. In 2007, I worked as a contract researcher for the federal government, in which I studied Aboriginal people's values in relation to police work and peacekeeping.
Winner of the Mount Haemus Award for research in Druidry, 2008, which is awardedby OBOD in association with Salisbury Cathedral, England.
Currently living in Gatineau, Quebec, and serving as a professor of philosophy and humanities at CEGEP Heritage College. As far as he is aware, Brendan is the only openly-pagan philosophy professor in the world.
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