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May 6, 2016 / peoplesbookprize

The People’s Book Prize – Spring Collection – Non-Fiction – “Re-enchanting the Forest: Meaningful Ritual in a Secular World” by William Ayot

i1389-fsRe-enchanting the Forest: Meaningful Ritual in a Secular World By William Ayot

Published by Vala Publishing Cooperative Ltd
ISBN 9781908363145
Spring 2016


A compelling exploration of the lost yet crucial role of ritual in our increasingly secular lives. It is written for the part of us that yearns for living ritual. With a foreword by Mark Rylance.

Author’s Biography

William Ayot was born in rural Hertfordshire.Having worked in London’s casino industry, he underwent a personal transformation, rejoining the world as a poet, teacher and ritualist. He has worked in rehab, prisons, and men’s groups, led rites of passage and taught in boardrooms and business schools around the world.He lives in a restored Monmouthshire gentry-house with his wife, psychotherapist Juliet Grayson.


“William Ayot is an explorer. This marvellous book is a testament to his expeditions into the unknown.” From the foreword by Mark Rylance.

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