Jeremy Naydler, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in theology and religious studies, and is a philosopher, cultural historian and gardener who lives and works in Oxford, England. He has long been interested in the history of consciousness and sees the study of past cultures – which were more open to the world of spirit than our own predominantly secular culture – as relevant both to understanding our situation today and to finding pathways into the future. His longstanding concern about the impact of electronic technologies on our inner life and on our relationship to nature has found expression in numerous articles contributed to magazines such as New View, Self and Society, and Resurgence. Many of these are published as booklets available from Abzu Press (). His most recent book (published in Spring, 2018) is In the Shadow of the Machine: The Prehistory of the Computer and the Evolution of Consciousness.