Cherry Gilchrist is an award-winning author whose themes include mythology, alchemy, life stories, esoteric traditions, and Russian culture. She is a graduate of Cambridge University, and holds a post-graduate diploma from the University of Bath Spa.
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 how they integrate with 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 divination through the rich symbolism of traditional Tarot cards.
The Circle of Nine: An Archetypal Journey to Discover the Divine Feminine Within is published in the USA and UK by Weiser Books in a new, expanded and updated edition.
Cherry is also an experienced lecturer and writing tutor. Venues for her talks have included the Temenos Academy, NADFAS, the British Council, the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, and The Royal Academy. She has recently given talks for the Exeter Literary Festival and the Topsham Museum, Devon.
She lives near Exeter UK, with her husband, artist Robert Lee-Wade, with her daughter and 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' will be republished as a box set (cards, book, layout sheet) by Eddison Books in May 2020. I have had many requests from would-be purchasers, after it went out of print a few years ago, so I'm delighted. There will be a few changes to the physical form of the set, plus the re-jigged title to emphasise the Kabbalistic connection, but the cards and book of interpretation will stay exactly the same.
Do visit my blog! I write about 'all and everything' there, covering present passions and past curiosities. Most can be found through 'categories' and I hope to get all of them listed this way soon. It's somewhat of an occasional activity but over the last few years I've built up a library of posts that I'm proud of. NB - there's now a search facility at the top of this page, which you can use to locate blog subjects too.
Soho Tree of Life I’ve also been blogging 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.