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Mind the Light. The story of a Quaker discipline
Published 2018 by the Experiment with Light Network, 152 pages, 7 photographs

Researched and written over the course of two and a half years, Mind the Light traces the history of Experiment with Light from its beginnings in the 1990s to the present day.

Exploring the National Cycle Network
(First published in the Bradford on Avon Quaker Meeting Newsletter, 2017)

My experiences of testing out a Sustrans cycling map on various routes in Wiltshire. Part of the described 4-day journey has been visually documented in my short film Cycling in Wiltshire.

My Encounter with Experiment with Light before it began
(First published in Quaker Voices, 2015)

In September 1996 Rex Ambler asked me to translate my article Gedanklicher Ausritt nach dem Austritt that had just been published in the German Quaker magazine. With a delay of over 18 years, I finally created an English version of most of it, alongside a brief introduction and postscript. The article deals with some key principles behind Experiment with Light shortly before the Experiment went out into the open.

Quäkerhaus Bad Pyrmont with my car on the right, April 1996

At the Bristol Naked Bike Ride 2012

Feeling comfortable in (only) my skin
(First published in the Redland Quaker Meeting Newsletter, 2012;
also published online on the Naturist Action Group website)

An exploration of the parallels between a naturist lifestyle and the Quaker testimonies.

The Way of Hope
(First published in Young Quaker, 2004)

English version of my fairytale Der Weg der Hoffnung, an allegorical autobiography. The German text was written in 1994 and so full of symbols and imagery that, over the years, I kept coming back to the text many times, trying to figure out what it meant. In 2003 I delivered an English version at a candlelit storytelling night as part of a workshop. People who listened to it encouraged me to write up the English version of the story and to publish it in Young Quaker magazine.

A Ministry of Open Doors. Chelsea Methodist Church since 1903
Published 2003 by Chelsea Methodist Church, 97 pages, 18 illustrations

Leading up to the centenary of Chelsea Methodist Church's premises on the King's Road, I spent about 18 months researching and writing this history of the church. The book was launched at the church's centenary celebration in May 2003.
Distributed by: Chelsea Methodist Church, 155a King's Road, London SW3 5TX, Web site www.chelseamethodist.org.uk

Of fictious characters and roaring tigers – or a testimony of overcoming depression
(First published in Young Quaker, 2002)

One of my most personal articles that explains the significance of my pseudonym Charlie Blackfield.

German articles

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