Traherne Articles & Poems

Articles dealing with the significance and consequences of awakening to Capacitie plus Traherne works and life. 

Jeremy Maule Memorial Lectures

THE FIRST ANNUAL TRAHERNE LECTURE October 10th 2003 Solitude & Communion: Readings in Thomas Traherne and R.S.Thomas. Christopher Armstrong

THE SECOND TRAHERNE ANNUAL LECTURE. Sunday October 10th 2004  Traherne's Cosmic Consciousness – John Powell Ward

THE THIRD TRAHERNE ANNUAL LECTURE – Monday October 10th  2005 – Traherne Then and Now Denis Parry   (Note that this lecture takes up to a minute to load as the inclusion of musical notation uses a lot of memory)

THE OPENING LECTURE OF THE TRAHERNE FESTIVAL, 2009  Thomas Traherne and the Affections of the Sublime BY JACOB BLEVINS, PH.D MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY, U.S.A.

Other Articles and Talks

TRAHERNE FESTIVAL 2003, Thomas Traherne's Language as Loss of Innocence – Martin Corless-Smith

QUADRANT MAGAZINE March 2008      The Poet of Sudden Cloudbreak —A Commentary on Thomas Traherne - Alan Gould

You are the Light of the World by Eric Best. A contemporary sermon, which Traherne himself might well have written or with which he would have enthusiastically concurred. In addition to throwing light on the New Testament text it unveils the meaning of Traherne's claim: Till we see our nothing, we cannot understand the value of our Being. You are the Light of the World  This is an htm format version of the above.

The Experience and the Meaning This essay by Douglas Harding is included as a commentary on and explanation of Traherne's statement that "Till we see our nothing we cannot understand the value of our Being" (Select Meditations 4/66)

Awake in the Heartland - The Ecstasy of What Is - A review of Joan Tollifson's book in which she describes what her life has revealed to be necessary to 'enjoy the world aright'.

Poems. The poems are from Centuries, Poems and Thanksgivings Edited by H. M. Margoliouth - Volume II Poems and Thanksgivings © Oxford University Press 1958

The Works of Thomas Traherne. A major new edition from Boydell & Brewer containing previously unpublished material. Edited by JAN ROSS and now available from Boydell and Brewer Ltd., PO Box 9 Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3DF, UK

30 November 2019