Cherry Gilchrist is an award-winning author whose themes include mythology, alchemy, life stories, esoteric traditions, and Russian culture.
Her broad range of titles covers books both for adults and children, such as the popular Stories from the Silk Road, the well-known Alchemy, the Great Work, and the ground-breaking Circle of Nine, about feminine archetypes and the everyday lives of women. Russian Magic is an insider's look at Russian myths and folklore, based on Cherry's many visits to Russia, and her book Tarot Triumphs explores the rich symbolism of traditional Tarot cards.
She is a graduate of Cambridge University, and holds a post-graduate diploma from the University of Bath Spa. Cherry is also an experienced lecturer and writing tutor.
She lives in the old town of Topsham on the River Exe, with her husband, artist Robert Lee-Wade, with her two granddaughters nearby.
'Your Life, Your Story' and 'Growing Your Family Tree' and Russian Magic have now been re-published by Lume Books (formerly Endeavour) as Kindle e-books, available on Amazon. These are practical guides on how to write up your life story and research your family history.
'Kabbalah: The Tree of Life Oracle' is in the process of being republished, as a set of cards, book, and layout sheet. Due to a reshuffle of publishing imprints, this was postponed, but should be available shortly. I've had many requests from would-be purchasers, after it went out of print a few years ago, so I'm delighted.
New blog site!
Visit www.cherrycache.org where ‘Cherry Gilchrist author shares her stories, treasures and travels with you’.
I’m taking blogging to the next level, as a way of sharing my trove of writings and photos. Weekly posts will keep you guessing as to what’s coming next!
In particular, take a look at my 'Writer's Life' series - there are two posts published, one on 'The Perils of Publishing' addressing the question of what happens to all those books on the back list. The other is about how I and two friends started writing for Jackie magazine as teenagers at school, to be published Oct 4th.
Soho Tree of Life
I’ve also been writing elsewhere - with a colleague, Rod Thorn, we’ve set up a website to celebrate and investigate the early days of an esoteric group meeting in Soho in the 1950s to study Kabbalah, astrology and meditation. This is the line of teaching that I eventually joined in the 1970s, and have been associated with ever since. Coffee bars, skiffle, homeless poets, midnight meetings – it’s all there! Take a look at www.soho-tree.com.