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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New for 2013!
Philosophy was invented by pagans. Yet this fact is almost always ignored by those who write the history of ideas. This book tells the history of the pagan philosophers, and the surprising places where their ideas appeared, from ancient times to the 21st century.
The Pagan philosophers are a surprisingly diverse group: from kings of great empires to exiled lonely wanderers, from devout religious teachers to con artists, drug addicts, and social radicals. Three traditions of thought emerge from their work: Pantheism, NeoPlatonism, and Humanism, corresponding to the immensities of the Earth, the Gods, and the Soul. From ancient schools like the Stoics and the Druids, to modern feminists and deep ecologists, the pagan philosophers examined these three immensities with systematic critical reason, and sometimes with poetry and mystical vision. This book tells their story for the first time one volume, and invites you to examine the immensities with them.
And as a special feature, the book includes summaries of the ideas of leading modern pagan intellectuals, in their own words: Emma Restall Orr, Michael York, John Michael Greer, Vivianne Crowley, and more!
Published by: Moon Books. (Winchester UK, and Washington USA.)
Release day: 29 November, 2013
ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-78099-317-1
ISBN (e-book) 978-1-78099-318-8
When the book is released, it will be available in all the usual places: all major online retailers, your local bookstore (including Chapters, B&N, etc.), and direct from the publisher.
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