Waterloo Press

Sophia Wellbeloved
48 Trojan Herrings & Tripidium

ISBN 978-1-906742-01-0

Sophia Wellbeloved was born in Dublin, the cover photograph shows her with her mother on Innis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, where they went to live when her father went to join the navy at the start of WW2. They lived in the cottage used in filming Robert J. Flaherty’s 1934 film Man of Aran.

She was a member of the Gurdjieff Society in London for about fourteen years, and her academic interest in western esotericism led her to explore Gurdjieff’s writing at King’s College, London. She has published Gurdjieff, Astrology & Beelzebub’s Tales, (Solar Bound, 2002) and Gurdjieff: the Key Concepts (Routledge, 2003), she is director of Lighthouse Editions, a small independent publishing company, a coordinator of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Western Esotericism and lives in Cambridge, England.

For more information on Sophia Wellbeloved, visit: http://sophiawellbelovedpoetry.wordpress.com

There is seriousness and mysteriousness as she yearns to read “languages / I have no dictionary for.” Then there is her elusive and evocative side: “I call upon the most high and the most / high comes into being.”
John Robert Colombo

Sometimes the images are skimmed from the everyday; hats, motes of dust, grains of salt or sand, sometimes they rise the arcane, esoteric and disturbing. But either way the images in this poetry are neither random, nor explained but seem to be pressing themselves towards something interior in us.
Malcolm Guite

The poems have a sense of transcendence and of Fall, of the Fall within the language of flight.
John Stezaker, from the Foreword

The single voiced utterance, not unlike Ella Fitzgerald at her finest, deft and effortless.
Andrew Rawlinson from the Introduction


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