A BIT ABOUT ME
Hello there! I'm a Sydney-based author and freelance writer. My work covers a broad spectrum of spiritual, self-help, philosophical and metaphysical subject matter, with a special focus on ways we can apply the ancient wisdom of Indian spiritual traditions to the challenges of our troubled contemporary world.
My writing career began in the late 1970s and for the next two decades or so I worked as a book editor, copywriter and freelance writer, mainly for Sydney-based publishing companies. During this time I also developed a fascination with astrology, numerology and the tarot, eventually working in - and writing about - this field for many years.
In recent years I've been writing extensively for Australian magazines, focussing particularly on Indian spirituality, yoga, meditation and personal development. I've been involved with this subject matter since my university days, when I majored in Indian studies at the University of Melbourne and started out on my path of yoga and meditation.
My journey into book-writing and self-publishing started in 2014, when I wrote and later self-published my first book, Numerology: A Simple Guide to Your Path in Life. This gave me the opportunity to add new perceptions and levels of understanding to the fascinating field of numerology.
My second book, Intuition: The Art of Using Your Sixth Sense (2017) was written so that I could pass on everything I'd experienced and learned about our amazing faculty of intuition, which had become very important to my work and daily life. The book has a special focus on yoga and meditation, which both have an amazing, natural ability to develop your intuitive faculties.
I've been a yoga practitioner for more than 40 years and a daily meditator for about 10 years. The ancient wisdom of yoga philosophy associated with these practices continues to be a daily source of inspiration for me.
I grew up in Melbourne, gained my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne in 1974 (majoring in Indian Studies and English Literature) and moved to Sydney in 1978. I have a daughter who lives with her family in Queensland and a son who currently lives in Sydney.
Incidentally the head of the Indian Studies Department during my years at Melbourne Uni was Sibnarayan Ray (1921-2008), a respected Indian writer, philosopher, educator and literary critic. This gentle, inspiring man has had an enduring influence on my approach to life and my deep love for Indian spirituality and philosophy.