January 4, 2009
INNIS MOR: THE LARGEST OF THE ARAN ISLANDS
48 TROJAN HERRINGS & TRIPIDIUM,
Foreword John Stezaker
Introduction Andrew Rawlinson
Waterloo Press, 2009
SOPHIA WELLBELOVED was born in Dublin, the flap photo on the cover of her 48 Trojan herrings &Tripidium shows her with her mother on Innis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland, where they went to live when her father went to join the navy at the start of WW2. They lived in the cottage used in filming Robert J. Flaherty’s 1934 film Man of Aran.
She was a member of the Gurdjieff Society in London for about fourteen years, and her academic interest in western esotericism led her to explore Gurdjieff’s writing at London University. She has published Gurdjieff, Astrology & Beelzebub’s Tales, (Solar Bound, 2002) and Gurdjieff: the Key Concepts (Routledge, 2003), she is director of Lighthouse Editions, a small independent publishing company, a director of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Western Esotericism and lives in Cambridge, UK.