Brian Bates (psychologist)

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Brian Bates (born 1944) is former chairman of Psychology[clarification needed] at the University of Sussex.[1] He is currently the Director of the Medical Psychology Project at the Department of Psychology at University of Sussex in England.[2] He is a visiting professor at the University of Brighton.[1] He is known as the author of books on the shamanic wisdom of Anglo-Saxon England, and for his related course on "Shamanic Consciousness". He has also taught and directed at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.[3]


Anglo-Saxon Shamanism[edit]

  • The Way of Wyrd: Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer (London: Century, 1983, ISBN 978-0-7126-0277-8)
  • The Wisdom of the Wyrd: Teachings for Today from Our Ancient Past (London: Rider & Co., 1996, ISBN 978-0-7126-7277-1)
  • The Real Middle-Earth: Magic and Mystery in the Dark Ages (London: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 2002, ISBN 978-0-283-07353-3)



  1. ^ a b "Brian Bates". Pan Macmillan. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Brian Bates". Penguin Random House Canada. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  3. ^ Publisher's profile

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