The Mystical Turn – The Essay, BBC Radio 3 – Monday 16 to Friday 20 May at 10.45 pm

In this week’s Essay series on BBC Radio 3, Dr Jane Shaw, Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, explores the revival of interest in mysticism at the end of the 19th and in the early 20th century.

Monday 16 May
WR Inge

Tuesday 17 May
William James

Wednesday 18 May
Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism

Thursday 19 May
Adela Curtis

Friday 20 May
Kandinsky and Contemporaries

Producer:  Ian Willox
Executive Producer:  Alan Hall

A Chrome Radio production for BBC Radio 3

The Very Revd Dr Jane Shaw, historian and priest, is Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.  Before moving to San Francisco in 2010, she  was Dean of Divinity and Fellow of New College, Oxford where she taught history and theology.  Her latest book, Octavia, Daughter of God – The Story of a Female Messiah and her Followers, is published in June by Jonathan Cape.  Her previous books include Miracles in Enlightenment England (Yale 2006). She writes on religious matters for press and radio, and speaks and lectures widely in Britain and the USA.

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