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.
Update: I'm sorry to say that publication has now been delayed because of changes in the company. I'll update this bulletin when there's further news
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! Please subscribe to be updated regularly. The blog on this website will remain in place, but new blog, new start over at Cherry’s Cache.
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.