Russell Square: A Crucible of ConsciousnesswithJames Tunney

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Aleister Crowley Bedford House Bertrand Russell Blake Bloomsbury Group British Museum Charles Fort David Bomberg Eckhart Tolle Edgar Allan Poe Eveleen Tennant F. W. H. Myers Frances Yates Gerald Gardner Great Ormond Street Harry Potter Jacob Bronowsky Leo Szilard Magic Finger Sir WIlliam Crookes spiritualism Swedenborg Sylvia Plath Ted Hughes Ted Owens Theosophy University of London Vanessa Bell Virginia Woolf W. B. Yeats Warburg Institute

James Tunney, LLM, is an Irish barrister who has lectured on legal matters throughout the world. He is a poet, a scholar, and author of The Mystery of the Trapped Light: Mystical Thoughts in the Dark Age of Scientism plus The Mystical Accord: Sutras to Suit Our Times, Lines for Spiritual Evolution. His website is

Here he describes the many threads woven into the intense cultural neighborhood near the British Museum in London. The discussion centers on the literary and artistic endeavors of the Bloomsbury Group, the spiritualist movement and psychical research, publishing, esoteric and occult groups, and the scientistic effort to suppress the realm of spirit. The interview concludes with James’ poem about Russell Square.

(Recorded on February 15, 2021)


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Published on March 12, 2021