I have written four books that, if you live in Australia or NZ, can be bought right now cheaper on this website than anywhere else. If you live elsewhere I’ll let you know how to get them.


The four available now are:

In the Light of a Child


Seasons of the Soul


Thirty-three Meditations


Song of a Washing Machine



Plus there’s a new one just written: Towards Writing and Performing a New Mystery Drama

They can be ordered by emailing my wife Kathy at

Prices for books and for postage are below.

The text of the new mystery drama, The Working of the Spirit, has been ready for over a year, typeset by SteinerBooks, but has been held up through Lemniscate Arts, who wanted to perform it, wanting to hold it back until they can mount a production. They are actually a long way away from that, and I’ve decided I am now going to go self-publish it myself. Unfortunately with the work of producing and acting This War is Not Inevitable, there is no time to do this. But stay tuned – I hope in a few months it can be available.

Here is some information about each book:


Last updated 8/7/17


(b) Books available from elsewhere:

Fourth Mystery Drama translation (The Soul’s Awakening) – from SteinerBooks,


Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily play – available from Amazon,


(c) Plays and poetry never published

Contact the author if you would like access to a play that has not been published for performance. The following titles can be sent as a pdf to people genuinely interested in performing them:

1. In Peace with Darkness – a life of Rembrandt. A play for one actor, accompanied by slides of the paintings of Rembrandt
2. Being Beethoven. A play for one actor, set on the night of the opening performance of the Ninth Symphony
3. What’s Wrong, Victoria?
4. The Place of the Lion. Based on the novel by Charles Williams
5.  Choose Your Poison
6. Naked Against the Night, a Portrait of Dag Hammarskjold
7. Collapsing Creation or The Sex Life of Barnacles. A play about Charles Darwin


It is Not Permitted to Hope. A play for two female actors about Russian poet, Osip Mandelstam
Gunner Inglorious. A one-man-play based on the novel by Jim Henderson
We Will Not Cease. A documentary drama written for the Auckland Museum, 2006
Time Traveller from the Renaissance. A roving, documentary drama, written for the Auckland Museum, to accompany their exhibition of the work of Leonardo da Vinci
Die for your Dream. A short New Zealand romantic comedy
Ask Not What You Can Do for your Country. A historical farce set in New Zealand, 1942

Plays written for Waldorf High School performances:

King Oedipus had a Daughter
Flor and Blanchefleur

(d) Books to come:

The Working of the Spirit. See under Mystery Drama

Working with the Word. A book that will appear firstly in Chinese but will later be published in English. It is about the Word, the Logos, and how forming a personal relationship to it can change our culture in many areas of life. One of its features is that I have invited fourteen different people, each one a master of their own field, to write about how the Word is changing the world in their kind of professional activity. This book may be self-published as I have done with Thirty-three Meditations and Seasons of the Soul or I may go to an overseas publisher, Floris or Steinerbooks.

(e) Books now out of print:

Six plays for Waldorf Schools, Classes 1-4, published by Studio Editions

In Celebration of Being Human, Adonis Press