MA (Cantab), ACIL, FRSA
is a writer and commentator on the Pagan (polytheistic, nature-venerating) traditions of Europe and associated spiritual systems. A History of Pagan Europe (Routledge, 1995, 2nd edition in progress), co-written with Nigel Pennick, is a standard textbook in the field. She is currently preparing an account of the formation of the Pagan Federation during the 1960s (for Capall Bann Publishing), and the latest in a series of articles on the origin of the New Age Triple Moon Goddess.
She works as a coach and workshop leader in Cambridge, using an integrative and transpersonal approach, having trained at the Women’s Therapy Centre, the Minster Centre, the Centre for Biosynthesis and the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology among others. She is a member of the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology and the Association of Humanistic Psychotherapy Practitioners.
Prudence chairs the East of England Faiths Agency and is a former trustee of the Inter-Faith Network UK, the National Council for Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education, and the Cambridge Interfaith Group. She is an Honorary Member of the Pagan Federation and of the Doreen Valiente Foundation, and is ordained in the Fellowship of Isis.
Beginning as an academic philsopher specialising in ancient and mediaeval logic, Prudence taught at Cambridge and at the University of Alberta. An interest in other esoteric systems, particularly ancient astrology and archaeoastronomy, led her to a wider interest in symbolism and the imaginal world, and to a series of articles, books and translations, as well as to training as a psychotherapist. She gives lectures and workshops on the history of astrology and archaeoastronomy, plus guided tours exploring the symbolism of architecture and city layout.
She is an Incorporated Linguist and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
For details of events (workshops, lectures, tours) and publications, or to book individual coaching sessions, Prudence can be contacted at nisaba [at] ntlworld.com .